Frisky Fables #v3#1 [16]
(April 1947)

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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1947-02-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Novelty Press Division of the Premium Service Co. Inc.
Editing
Robert Wheeler (credited as Robert D. Wheeler) (editor and general manager); Jane Spaulding Nye (credited) (managing editor); Mel Cummin (credited) (art director); Helen Schmid (credited as Helen Doig Schmid) (associate editor); Al Fago (credited as Alfred V. Fago) (art consultant)

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com.
On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1946-1947 Periodicals, page 149.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Fago (signed)
Inks
Al Fago (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Friskytown News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (header)
Inks
? (header)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

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

Neddy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Neddy! What were we sent out to buy?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

[Zany Sticks His Neck Out] (Table of Contents: 3)

Zany Giraffe / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Marks
Pencils
Jim Adams (signed)
Inks
Jim Adams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hurricane is sweeping the forest...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Writing credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2019/05/mickey-klar-markss-zany-giraffe.h…
Title is from Marks's papers, archived at University of Southern Mississippi.

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

Tick, Tack and Toe / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as JCA]
Inks
? [as JCA]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In-tro-ducing the most fearless...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tick; Tack; Toe
Synopsis
The three kittens (Tick, Tack, and Toe) sneak into the circus and wind up becoming part of the show.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

JCA stands for the Jason Comic Art studio.

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

Myrtle and Jocko / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Jocko!! Isn't it dangerous to be that high?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Barnaby Beaver (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Marks
Pencils
E. J. Reeves (header)
Inks
E. J. Reeves (header)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Marks' record book states this was sold to "Novelty" on 12 April 1946.

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

Johnny and Woof / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ouch!!" "What's the matter, Woof!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Reprints

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

Diggy the Derrick / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles W. Winter (signed)
Inks
Charles W. Winter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It looks as if Diggy will have quite a surprise...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

The Hairy Ape! (Table of Contents: 9)

Spunky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara (signed as JCA)
Inks
Phil De Lara (signed as JCA)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spunky puts on a pair of boxing gloves
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spunky; Spunky's mother; Uncle Louie (cameo, photograph); Cousin Archibald (cameo, photograph); Sid Squirrel; Gorilla Gus
Synopsis
Rather than train as a boxer, Spunky uses ventriloquism to trick and defeat Sid Squirrel. He then goes against Gorilla Gus, who happens to be deaf.
Reprints

Hiawatha and the Fire Magician (Table of Contents: 10)

Dopsy Durvy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara (under the JCA brand, short for the Jason Comic Art studio)
Inks
Phil De Lara (under the JCA brand, short for the Jason Comic Art studio)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dopsy Durvy; Hiawatha
Synopsis
Dopsy Durvy, a Fire-Extinguisher selling rabbit, takes a break and falls into a storybook world, where he helps Hiawatha fight the evil Fire Magician.
Reprints

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

Sniffy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Milt Hammer
Pencils
Milt Hammer (signed)
Inks
Milt Hammer (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy -- Am I hungry!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

On the inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Friskytown News
  3. 2. ["Neddy! What were we sent out to buy?"]
    Neddy
  4. 3. [Zany Sticks His Neck Out]
    Zany Giraffe
  5. 4. ["In-tro-ducing the most fearless..."]
    Tick, Tack and Toe
  6. 5. ["Say, Jocko!! Isn't it dangerous to be that high?"]
    Myrtle and Jocko
  7. 6. Barnaby Beaver
  8. 7. ["Ouch!!" "What's the matter, Woof!!"]
    Johnny and Woof
  9. 8. ["It looks as if Diggy will have quite a surprise..."]
    Diggy the Derrick
  10. 9. The Hairy Ape!
    Spunky
  11. 10. Hiawatha and the Fire Magician
    Dopsy Durvy
  12. 11. ["Boy -- Am I hungry!!"]
    Sniffy
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Pat Conolly
  • Tristan Lapoussière
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Steven Rowe
  • Jim Van Dore