Screwball #v8#1
(December 1948)

Prize, 1948 Series
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Volume
8
Price
.20 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Crestwood Publishing Company, Inc.
Editing
Beaven Wilkinson II (editor in chief)

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at https://digitalcomicmuseum.com/

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (credited)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Beaven
Pencils
Frank Beaven
Inks
Frank Beaven
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm ready to go to the costume party - how do I look?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Updike Jr] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Updike Jr] (signed)
Inks
? [as Updike Jr] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It so happens I'm a mind reader - how dare you...
Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're fired, Conklin!!
Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as McDill] (signed)
Pencils
? [as McDill] (signed)
Inks
? [as McDill] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you really noticed my new bathing suit you wouldn't...
Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie
Inks
Moe Abercrambie
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you suppose we should tell him that the election...
Genre
humor

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

Duffynitions / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sam Duffy (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of course, the wind is blowing - I can hear it howling...
Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Gertrude - isn't that Mr. Krochmeyer, our ex-butcher?
Genre
humor

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

Pott Shots / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jackson Pott (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

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

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heart-Throb editor says: chivalry is dead...
Genre
humor

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

Conk Busters / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Frank Beaven (signed as FB)
Pencils
Frank Beaven (signed as FB)
Inks
Frank Beaven (signed as FB)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why not? It's a haunted house!!
Genre
humor

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

Screwballistics / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So that's what I've waited seven hours for!
Genre
humor

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

Moisturized Gags / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, no, stupid!
Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why don't you look in hardware store windows...
Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mercy me!!!
Genre
humor

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

Jeer Jerkers / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just listen to this letter, Miss Optikar - dear sirs...
Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Beaven (signed as Ding Batt)
Pencils
Frank Beaven (signed as Ding Batt)
Inks
Frank Beaven (signed as Ding Batt)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I had a terrible night-mare last night - I dreamed...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Updike Jr] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Updike Jr] (signed)
Inks
? [as Updike Jr] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't jump to conclusions - I have on a bathing suit!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Upsy-Daisies / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Beaven
Pencils
Frank Beaven
Inks
Frank Beaven
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How long did you say you've been cutting timber...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Throckmorton
Synopsis
Mr. Throckmorton is trying to cut down a tree but none of his axe blows hit the same spot.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as R O'Hope] (signed)
Pencils
? [as R O'Hope] (signed)
Inks
? [as R O'Hope] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't go out with strangers - do you have a card?
Genre
humor

Case No. 11576 (Table of Contents: 26)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Franklin (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Beaven (signed as Frank Beaven)
Pencils
Frank Beaven (signed as Frank Beaven)
Inks
Frank Beaven (signed as Frank Beaven)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your wife will get a big kick out of this, Fred!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as McDill] (signed)
Pencils
? [as McDill] (signed)
Inks
? [as McDill] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say it's wonderful swimming with your clothes on!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Button Busters! / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He says first I must sell him on the idea of buying shoes!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as R O'Hope] (signed)
Pencils
? [as R O'Hope] (signed)
Inks
? [as R O'Hope] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry, miss, that's a lamp shade, not a play skirt!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See, saw, Marjorie Daw!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as R O'Hope] (signed)
Pencils
? [as R O'Hope] (signed)
Inks
? [as R O'Hope] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stupid! I'm trimming the window!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How to ski
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Wonder Blunders / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you like my new leaf?
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's the razor?
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Merrill Miller (signed)
Pencils
Merrill Miller (signed)
Inks
Merrill Miller (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When you were ten, I'll bet you could hardly wait...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll say one thing for your husband - he's a good provider!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't break it up - this is being televised!
Genre
humor; sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Screwball Interviews / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop practicing, Elmer!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Updike Jr] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Updike Jr] (signed)
Inks
? [as Updike Jr] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Butterfingers!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Ab.)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Ab.)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Ab.)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now Madam Fifi will tell some of her experiences...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as McDill] (signed)
Pencils
? [as McDill] (signed)
Inks
? [as McDill] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now I'll show you what I mean by a light touch!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

Screwball Scribblings / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Pencils
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Inks
Moe Abercrambie (signed as Moe)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, for pity sakes!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Santa Claus says:
Genre
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody of Pepsi-Cola advertisements.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When they say everything was reduced - they meant it!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Take a gambol!
Genre
humor; satire-parody

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Beaven (signed as Frank Beaven)
Pencils
Frank Beaven (signed as Frank Beaven)
Inks
Frank Beaven (signed as Frank Beaven)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know whether it's fixed, lady, but the static...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Bierman Jr.] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Bierman Jr.] (signed)
Inks
? [as Bierman Jr.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Very well then, I'll be back at low tide to censor...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as P. Podunk] (signed)
Pencils
? [as P. Podunk] (signed)
Inks
? [as P. Podunk] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're awfully clever to have made a lamp - let's see it!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Boody Rajah] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Boody Rajah] (signed)
Inks
? [as Boody Rajah] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something's wrong - my radio heats up and my...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["I'm ready to go to the costume party - how do I look?"]
  3. 2. ["It so happens I'm a mind reader - how dare you..."]
  4. 3. ["You're fired, Conklin!!"]
  5. 4. ["If you really noticed my new bathing suit you wouldn't..."]
  6. 5. ["Do you suppose we should tell him that the election..."]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Duffynitions
  8. 7. ["Of course, the wind is blowing - I can hear it howling..."]
  9. 8. ["Say, Gertrude - isn't that Mr. Krochmeyer, our ex-butcher?"]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Pott Shots
  11. 10. ["Heart-Throb editor says: chivalry is dead..."]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Conk Busters
  13. 12. ["Why not? It's a haunted house!!"]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Screwballistics
  15. 14. ["So that's what I've waited seven hours for!"]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Moisturized Gags
  17. 16. ["No, no, stupid!"]
  18. 17. ["Why don't you look in hardware store windows..."]
  19. 18. ["Mercy me!!!"]
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Jeer Jerkers
  21. 20. ["Just listen to this letter, Miss Optikar - dear sirs..."]
  22. 21. ["I had a terrible night-mare last night - I dreamed..."]
  23. 22. ["Don't jump to conclusions - I have on a bathing suit!"]
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Upsy-Daisies
  25. 24. ["How long did you say you've been cutting timber..."]
  26. 25. ["I don't go out with strangers - do you have a card?"]
  27. 26. Case No. 11576
  28. 27. ["Your wife will get a big kick out of this, Fred!"]
  29. 28. ["They say it's wonderful swimming with your clothes on!"]
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Button Busters!
  31. 30. ["He says first I must sell him on the idea of buying shoes!"]
  32. 31. ["Sorry, miss, that's a lamp shade, not a play skirt!"]
  33. 32. ["See, saw, Marjorie Daw!"]
  34. 33. ["Stupid! I'm trimming the window!"]
  35. 34. ["How to ski"]
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Blunders
  37. 36. ["How do you like my new leaf?"]
  38. 37. ["How's the razor?"]
  39. 38. ["When you were ten, I'll bet you could hardly wait..."]
  40. 39. ["I'll say one thing for your husband - he's a good provider!"]
  41. 40. ["Don't break it up - this is being televised!"]
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Screwball Interviews
  43. 42. ["Stop practicing, Elmer!"]
  44. 43. ["Butterfingers!"]
  45. 44. ["And now Madam Fifi will tell some of her experiences..."]
  46. 45. ["Now I'll show you what I mean by a light touch!"]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Screwball Scribblings
  48. 47. ["Oh, for pity sakes!"]
  49. 48. ["Santa Claus says:"]
  50. 49. ["When they say everything was reduced - they meant it!"]
  51. 50. ["Take a gambol!"]
  52. 51. ["I don't know whether it's fixed, lady, but the static..."]
  53. 52. ["Very well then, I'll be back at low tide to censor..."]
  54. 53. ["You're awfully clever to have made a lamp - let's see it!"]
  55. 54. ["Something's wrong - my radio heats up and my..."]
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