(June 1949)

Eastern Color, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Famous Funnies, Inc.
Brand
This Is a Famous Funnies Publication
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Hortense; Glum

Wouldn't you be proud to own ... (Table of Contents: 1)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Advertisement for Harvey Sales

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

Chauncey Chirp and Johnny Jay / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Tendlar (signed) [as "Dave Tendlar"]
Inks
David Tendlar (signed) [as "Dave Tendlar"]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some new people have just moved into that house ...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chauncey Chirp; Johnny Jay; a cat

Indexer Notes

Chauncey and Johnny save a ferocious cat from drowning, thereby winning his friendship

The Yegg and I (Table of Contents: 3)

Bingo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bingo; Glum; Weak-Eyed-Willie; The goose that lays golden eggs

Indexer Notes

High-speed nonsense script. Bingo saves the goose from collector of everything Willie by making Glum dress up as a bird. Willie falls into the fountain of youth and ends up being hatched by the goose.

The Colly-Flowered Walrus and the Woggle-Eyed Carpenter (Table of Contents: 4)

Jingle-Jangle Tales / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Carlson
Pencils
George Carlson
Inks
George Carlson
Colors
?
Letters
George Carlson

Genre
humor
Characters
A colly-flowered walrus; a woggle-eyed carpenter; a late weather report; the king; the king's heavy guard
Synopsis
The carpenter fixes the walrus' three-tune radio, making it into a device that directs the king home from where he is stranded in a flat cart. The walrus and the carpenter get rewarded with jobs in the king's service.

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

The Old Swap Shop / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmmm ... Five O'clock, time to close up and go home.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ambrose; Curly; a spook
Synopsis
Bookworm Curly eats a Mexican jumping bean, thinking it's a jelly bean, and hops into the haunted house.

Your Record Review (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
children

Indexer Notes

Reviews of 13 children's records

Enjoy ice cream in Safe-T cones & cups (Table of Contents: 7)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Safe-T Cone Co.

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

Aunty Spry / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Larz Bourne (signed)
Inks
Larz Bourne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's wrong, Johnny? You look worried!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Aunty Spry; Johnny; Butch
Synopsis
Johnny enters a soap box derby with the help of Spry in order to win a scholarship. Butch sabotages Johnny's car, but ends up driving it.

Jump and Grump (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzleburg / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Carlson
Pencils
George Carlson
Inks
George Carlson
Colors
?
Letters
George Carlson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeah! - This is me! Guess what I found!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dimwitri, the Pie-Face Prince; the Green Witch; Princess Panatella Murphy; Sir Razzo Razzh-Berri
Synopsis
The Green Witch makes Dimwitri's pipe blow soap bubbles that catch him inside.

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

Polly-Anna / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, drat! .. There's that phone again ...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Polly-Anna, a parrot; an unnamed girl [Polly-Anna's owner]
Synopsis
Polly-Anna is not talking on the phone to the kid next door.

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

'Topsy' Turtle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Inks
?
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heigh-ho, Topsy, old pal. -- what's cooking?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Topsy Turtle; another turtle
Synopsis
Turtles have no housing problems.

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

Speedy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Puff puff! That cat just won't give up chasing me!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Speedy, a mouse; a cat; another mouse
Synopsis
Speedy is chased by the cat who simply wants his copy of "Famous Funnies"

Indexer Notes

Comic strip advertisement for "Famous Funnies" #178

A Modern "49"er (Table of Contents: 14)

Snapper / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Snapper
Synopsis
Snapper wins the Savings Bond Soap Derby in a jet-propelled covered wagon

Indexer Notes

Advancing the purchase of U.S. Savings Bonds

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

Hortense / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now who dropped that banana peel on the sidewalk?
Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hortense; Benny Banana; Anna Banana; the man who turns off the light in the refrigerator; Hortense's mother (cameo)
Synopsis
Hortense saves a banana from being kept in the refrigerator, where it'll never ripe.

Girls! It's the wonderful new Beauty Trix Wallet (Table of Contents: 16)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Scope Sales Co.

Give your kiddie his own phonograph (Table of Contents: 17)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Advertisement for Fun Industries

Amazing new Mickey Mouse - Donald Duck weather forecaster (Table of Contents: 18)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck; Pluto; Figaro the cat

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Advertisement for The Weatherman

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Wouldn't you be proud to own ...
  3. 2. ["Some new people have just moved into that house ..."]
    Chauncey Chirp and Johnny Jay
  4. 3. The Yegg and I
    Bingo
  5. 4. The Colly-Flowered Walrus and the Woggle-Eyed Carpenter
    Jingle-Jangle Tales
  6. 5. ["Hmmm ... Five O'clock, time to close up and go home."]
    The Old Swap Shop
  7. 6. Your Record Review
  8. 7. Enjoy ice cream in Safe-T cones & cups
  9. 8. ["What's wrong, Johnny? You look worried!"]
    Aunty Spry
  10. 9. Jump and Grump
  11. 10. ["Yeah! - This is me! Guess what I found!"]
    The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzleburg
  12. 11. ["Oh, drat! .. There's that phone again ..."]
    Polly-Anna
  13. 12. ["Heigh-ho, Topsy, old pal. -- what's cooking?"]
    'Topsy' Turtle
  14. 13. ["Puff puff! That cat just won't give up chasing me!"]
    Speedy
  15. 14. A Modern "49"er
    Snapper
  16. 15. ["Now who dropped that banana peel on the sidewalk?"]
    Hortense
  17. 16. Girls! It's the wonderful new Beauty Trix Wallet
  18. 17. Give your kiddie his own phonograph
  19. 18. Amazing new Mickey Mouse - Donald Duck weather forecaster
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome
  • Josh Blair