Tip Top Comics #v7#1 (73)
(May 1942)

United Feature, 1936 Series
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Volume
7
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-03-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover: Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Captain and the Kids / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On der valls giffs pranks - on der pants giffs spanks
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Captain; Hans; Fritz

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Captain and the Kids / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Rudolph Dirks
Pencils
Rudolph Dirks (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Mama; Queen; Hans; Fritz; Inspector; King Bongo; Captain

Indexer Notes

The top halves of the first seven pages, starting with the inside front cover.
"The Captain and the Kids" Sunday pages, February 5 through March 19, 1939.

A Fatal Fitting; The Onion Trail; The Poor Fish; The Amusing Episode of the Royal Visitor; Darkest Africa; Trapped; Strange Dental Episode (Table of Contents: 2)

Hawkshaw the Detective / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Gus Mager [as Watso]
Pencils
Gus Mager [as Watso]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Hawkshaw; Watso; Bull Magouchy; Inspector Mullen; Scallion Jack; Twittle; Major Gordon-Gordon; English Toby; Mrs. Dreamer; Wilbur Dreamer; Professor Dreamer

Indexer Notes

The bottom halves of the first seven pages, starting with the inside front cover.
"Hawkshaw the Detective" Sunday pages, February 5 through March 19, 1939.

"The Triple Terror have swapped their crime-fighting costumes for Uncle Sam's war regalia." (Table of Contents: 3)

The Triple Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Methot (credited)
Pencils
Reg Greenwood (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Menta [Bruce Brandon]; Lectra [Richard Brandon]; Chemix [Barton Brandon]
Synopsis
The three brothers are sent out in two planes to find a secret Japanese airplane base on an uncharted island.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jim Hardy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Moores (signed)
Pencils
Dick Moores (signed)
Inks
Dick Moores (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Five of seven. Have to hurry. Don't want to keep Mollie waiting.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jim Hardy; Mollie; Charlie; Uriah Skab; Bill [AKA "Little Masked Marvel"]

Indexer Notes

Edited from "Jim Hardy" dailies, June 24 through July 20, 1939.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Iron Vic / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bernard Dibble
Pencils
Bernard Dibble
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Opening game! A monster crowd greets the Panthers and rival Pumas...
Genre
sports
Characters
Iron Vic; Ben Benson; Mr. Benson; Mac; Betty Boone; Gunner Garvey; Dan Dooin
Synopsis
In the Panthers' opening game of the season, Vic convinces the manager to start Vic's rookie discovery, Ben Benson, in right field. Ben suffers from the jitters and looks to be the goat of the game until he hits a game-winning home run in the ninth inning.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Fritzi Ritz / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Bushmiller (signed)
Pencils
Ernie Bushmiller (signed)
Inks
Ernie Bushmiller (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ernie Bushmiller

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm--it's getting cloudy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fritzi Ritz; Phil Fumble; Nancy; Charlie

Indexer Notes

The top halves of six pages.
"Fritzi Ritz" Sunday pages, July 9 through August 13, 1939.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Nancy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Bushmiller (signed)
Pencils
Ernie Bushmiller (signed)
Inks
Ernie Bushmiller (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ernie Bushmiller

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well--if it isn't my old friend Bobby!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Nancy; Bobby; Chester; Fred; Joe; Fritzi Ritz; Sluggo

Indexer Notes

The bottom halves of six pages.
"Nancy" Sunday pages, July 9 through August 13, 1939.

Peace Treaty (Table of Contents: 8)

Stamp Tips on United States / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Includes many ads from stamp sellers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp (signed)
Pencils
Al Capp (signed)
Inks
Al Capp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Al Capp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The night before Sadie Hawkins' Day--
Genre
humor
Characters
Strange Gal; Daisy Mae; Marryin' Sam; Abner Yokum; Abijah Gooch; Belinda; Ole Widower Cornpone; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Black Rufe

Indexer Notes

Edited from "Li'l Abner" dailies, October 3 through October 28, 1938.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Mirror Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Methot (credited)
Pencils
Reg Greenwood (credited)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At American Intelligence Headquarters in Iceland, Dean Alder, now in Uncle Sam's service...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Mirror Man [Dean Alder]; Slim; Winetka
Synopsis
Dean is sent to Norway to rendezvous with an agent who has important papers the US government needs.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Funny Side Up! / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Dean (signed)
Pencils
Abner Dean (signed)
Inks
Abner Dean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...And people always said I wouldn't be worth two cents!
Genre
humor
Characters
Entwistle; Mulligan; Mrs. Billingsley; Mamie-Liz; Henry

Indexer Notes

Twelve unrelated single-panel gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Looy Dot Dope / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bernard Dibble
Pencils
Bernard Dibble
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looy and his friend, Indian Joe Bono, have been shanghaied with two other men aboard a sinister mystery ship.
Genre
humor
Characters
Looy Feitelbaum; Indian Joe Bono; Captain Karkis; Honest John Bloodby

Indexer Notes

Edited from "Looy Dot Dope" dailies, May 8 through May 28, 1936.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Strange As it Seems / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Hix (credited)
Pencils
John Hix (credited)
Inks
John Hix (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Short - Okla., and Sweet - Idaho, are towns in the U.S.
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

"Ripley's Believe It or Not"-style odd facts in a single panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Tailspin Tommy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Forrest (signed)
Pencils
Hal Forrest (signed)
Inks
Reynold Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tommy, Skeets, Barbara and Tex arrive in Marquie in search of Betty-Lou...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Tommy Tomkins; Skeets Milligan; Betty-Lou Barnes; Baron Von Hapseig; Tex; Colonel Le Compte; Babiste; Francois; Gaston

Indexer Notes

Edited from "Tailspin Tommy" dailies, November 19 through December 11, 1940.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Tip Top's Pen Pals / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Names, ages, addresses, and interests of potential pen pals.

The Slatfields; Doodlebug! (Table of Contents: 16)

Back Home Again / cartoon / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Ed Dodd (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dodd (signed)
Inks
Ed Dodd (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Paw Slatfield; Enos Slatfield; Doodlebug; Boney

Indexer Notes

"Back Home Again" daily panels from May 27 and April 27, 1938.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["On der valls giffs pranks - on der pants giffs spanks"]
    The Captain and the Kids
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Captain and the Kids
  3. 2. A Fatal Fitting; The Onion Trail; The Poor Fish; The Amusing Episode of the Royal Visitor; Darkest Africa; Trapped; Strange Dental Episode
    Hawkshaw the Detective
  4. 3. "The Triple Terror have swapped their crime-fighting costumes for Uncle Sam's war regalia."
    The Triple Terror
  5. 4. ["Five of seven. Have to hurry. Don't want to keep Mollie waiting."]
    Jim Hardy
  6. 5. ["Opening game! A monster crowd greets the Panthers and rival Pumas..."]
    Iron Vic
  7. 6. ["Hm--it's getting cloudy!"]
    Fritzi Ritz
  8. 7. ["Well--if it isn't my old friend Bobby!"]
    Nancy
  9. 8. Peace Treaty
    Stamp Tips on United States
  10. 9. ["The night before Sadie Hawkins' Day--"]
    Li'l Abner
  11. 10. ["At American Intelligence Headquarters in Iceland, Dean Alder, now in Uncle Sam's service..."]
    The Mirror Man
  12. 11. ["...And people always said I wouldn't be worth two cents!"]
    Funny Side Up!
  13. 12. ["Looy and his friend, Indian Joe Bono, have been shanghaied with two other men aboard a sinister mystery ship."]
    Looy Dot Dope
  14. 13. ["Short - Okla., and Sweet - Idaho, are towns in the U.S."]
    Strange As it Seems
  15. 14. ["Tommy, Skeets, Barbara and Tex arrive in Marquie in search of Betty-Lou..."]
    Tailspin Tommy
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tip Top's Pen Pals
  17. 16. The Slatfields; Doodlebug!
    Back Home Again
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