(November 1939)

Western, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Whitman Publishing Co. Inc.
Printer
Printed in U. S. A.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck (editor)

Issue Notes

Editing credit from statement of ownership in issue #20.
Copyright 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939 by Chicago Tribune -- N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy; Gasoline Alley; The Gumps; Little Joe; Little Orphan Annie; Moon Mullins; Smilin' Jack; Smitty; Smokey Stover; Streaky; Sweeney & Son; Terry and the Pirates; Tiny Tim; Winnie Winkle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery; drama; domestic; adventure; children; aviation

Indexer Notes

Keith Chandler : Formerly credited to Bill Holman on pencils, but each image is taken from the various strips represented, and thus by different artists.

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

Dick Tracy / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Chester Gould
Pencils
Chester Gould (signed)
Inks
Chester Gould (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But I tell you Tracy, The fellow had no face!
Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy Sunday (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx – 1937-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (credited, signed)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (credited, signed)
Inks
Zack Mosley (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She musta said NO!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack Martin; Dixie; Dude Duncan; Bonita; Don Pedro; Von Bosch; Count Marcel
Reprints
  • from Smilin' Jack daily (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-02-xx - 1937-02-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt (signed as Berndt) (credited as Berndt)
Pencils
Walter Berndt (signed as Berndt) (credited as Berndt)
Inks
Walter Berndt (signed as Berndt) (credited as Berndt)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The man in question is positively Mr. Smith!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smitty [Augustus Smith]; Roger King; Dolly Flutter
Reprints
  • from Smitty daily (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1936-xx-xx – 1936-xx-xx

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

Streaky / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Loy Byrnes (signed)
Pencils
Loy Byrnes (signed)
Inks
Loy Byrnes (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daylight - time to be on my way again
Genre
humor
Characters
Streaky
Reprints
  • from Streaky Sunday (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx – 1937-xx-xx

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

Bobby & Chip / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I must be getting a cold in the head...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby; Chip

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

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank King (signed as King)
Pencils
Frank King (signed as King)
Inks
Frank King (signed as King)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know! A joy ride with another girl.
Genre
drama
Characters
Skeezix Wallet; Uncle Walt; Gootch; Tops; Trixie; Jessica
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley Sunday (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-02-xx - 1937-02-xx

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

Wyoming Willie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Oskar Lebeck (sourced)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No money old pal!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Wyoming Willie

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Sea Shanties / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Any luck?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Percy Polar; Wal Walrus; Charles Cooling

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

Terry and the Pirates / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Milton Caniff (signed as Milton Caniff)
Pencils
Milton Caniff (signed as Milton Caniff)
Inks
Milton Caniff (signed as Milton Caniff)
Colors
?
Letters
Frank Engli

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The ice is breaking up!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Connie; Normandie Sandhurst; Tony Sandhurst
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily and Sunday (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx - 1937-xx-xx

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

Tiny Tim / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stanley Link (signed)
Pencils
Stanley Link (signed)
Inks
Stanley Link (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold on Dotty!
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Tiny Tim; Dotty; Jed Brown; Ma Brown; Bob
Reprints
  • from Tiny Tim daily (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1934-01-xx – 1934-01-xx

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

Little Joe / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Leffingwell (signed as Leffingwell)
Pencils
Robert Leffingwell (signed as Leffingwell)
Inks
Robert Leffingwell (signed as Leffingwell)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sa a ay Cul- (sniff!) (sniff!) Small that?
Genre
children; western-frontier
Characters
Little Joe; Utah Smirk; Mrs. Oak
Reprints
  • from Little Joe Sunday (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx - 1937-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Keith Chandler : Art was previously credited to Ed Leffingwell, but his brother Bob took over the strip during 1936.

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

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Gray
Pencils
Harold Gray
Inks
Harold Gray
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brittlewit's pal, were you?
Genre
drama; children; adventure
Reprints
  • from Little Orphan Annie Sunday (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx – 1937-xx-xx

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

Moon Mullins / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Willard (credited) (signed as Willard)
Pencils
Frank Willard (credited) (signed as Willard)
Inks
Frank Willard (credited) (signed as Willard)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These two
Genre
humor
Characters
Moon Mullins; Lord Plushbottom; Lady Emmy Plushbottom; Mamie; William P. Mullins; Mushmouth
Reprints
  • from Moon Mullins daily (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx - 1937-xx-xx

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

Smokey Stover / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the cake I baked for the chief's birthday -
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx – 1937-xx-xx

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

Foo-lish Folks / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No wonder it won't play, you've got the window shade in there!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Foo-lish Folks daily (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx, 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two unrelated daily gag panels.

High Diver (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (3 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (3 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (3 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Very cool and green the swimming pool looked...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Phil Brown; Ralph Darrel; Doreen Waters; Sylvia Martin

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Bobby & Chip / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now listen, Chip!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby; Chip

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Harold Teen / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Ed
Pencils
Carl Ed
Inks
Carl Ed
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! She loves me!
Genre
teen
Characters
Harold Teen; Shadow Smart; Lena Lovewell; Pop Jenks; Tuffy
Reprints
  • from Harold Teen daily (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx - 1937-xx- xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Sweeney & Son / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Posen (signed as Posen)
Pencils
Al Posen (signed as Posen)
Inks
Al Posen (signed as Posen)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say That's Bill Carson, the great fancy skater!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pa Sweeney; Ma Sweeney; Son Sweeney; Bill Carlsen
Reprints
  • from Sweeney & Son Sunday (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx - 193x-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Gumps / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gus Edson (signed)
Pencils
Gus Edson (signed)
Inks
Gus Edson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! Such industry!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Andy Gump [Andrew Gump]; Chester Gump; Min Gump
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx - 1937-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Winnie Winkle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Branner (signed as Branner) (credited as Branner)
Pencils
Martin Branner (signed as Branner) (credited as Branner)
Inks
Martin Branner (signed as Branner) (credited as Branner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And besides Mr. Dickers, I'm paying you to carry out orders
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Winnie Winkle; Pa Winkle; Dickers; Preston Price
Reprints
  • from Winnie Winkle daily (The Chicago Tribune - N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx - 1937-xx-xx
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy; Gasoline Alley; The Gumps; Little Joe; Little Orphan Annie; Moon Mullins; Smilin' Jack; Smitty; Smokey Stover; Streaky; Sweeney & Son; Terry and the Pirates; Tiny Tim; Winnie Winkle
  2. 1. ["But I tell you Tracy, The fellow had no face!"]
    Dick Tracy
  3. 2. ["She musta said NO!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["The man in question is positively Mr. Smith!"]
    Smitty
  5. 4. ["Daylight - time to be on my way again"]
    Streaky
  6. 5. ["I must be getting a cold in the head..."]
    Bobby & Chip
  7. 6. ["I know! A joy ride with another girl."]
    Gasoline Alley
  8. 7. ["No money old pal!"]
    Wyoming Willie
  9. 8. ["Any luck?"]
    Sea Shanties
  10. 9. ["The ice is breaking up!"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  11. 10. ["Hold on Dotty!"]
    Tiny Tim
  12. 11. ["Sa a ay Cul- (sniff!) (sniff!) Small that?"]
    Little Joe
  13. 12. ["Brittlewit's pal, were you?"]
    Little Orphan Annie
  14. 13. ["These two"]
    Moon Mullins
  15. 14. ["Here's the cake I baked for the chief's birthday -"]
    Smokey Stover
  16. 15. ["No wonder it won't play, you've got the window shade in there!"]
    Foo-lish Folks
  17. 16. High Diver
  18. 17. ["Now listen, Chip!"]
    Bobby & Chip
  19. 18. ["Ah! She loves me!"]
    Harold Teen
  20. 19. ["Say That's Bill Carson, the great fancy skater!"]
    Sweeney & Son
  21. 20. ["Boy! Such industry!"]
    The Gumps
  22. 21. ["And besides Mr. Dickers, I'm paying you to carry out orders"]
    Winnie Winkle
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Warren Zeigler