(September 1947)

Fox, 1947 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Publication
Editing
Bob Farrell (uncredited)

Issue Notes

Copyright 1946 by Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc. Al Felstein's biography (2013) says that this book was done for Bob Farrell, Fox's business associate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

'Junior' / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Feldstein
Inks
Al Feldstein
Colors
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Junior Hancock; Deena; Gwenny

Down in the Dumps (Table of Contents: 1)

'Junior' / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Pencils
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Inks
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten (leroy lettering) ; Margaret Wroten (leroy lettering)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Junior Hancock (intro); Deena (intro); Goofy Gordon (intro); Tuffy Timpkins (intro)
Synopsis
Junior and Deena convince the Principal's secretary to lend them her typewriter so they can finish the school paper that needs to go to press that night. Junior, Deena, and Goofy are worried about how Tuffy Timpkins will react to the stories they're writing about his poor performance on the sports field. Outside Tuffy threatens them, and then the next morning, the typewriter and printed newspapers are missing.

Indexer Notes

Goofy's last name isn't given until a later story. As was common with Fox comics of this era, the first page of this first story was printed on the inside front cover. In this case, it is in blue and black duo-tone.

A Junk Drive (Table of Contents: 2)

'Junior' / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Pencils
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Inks
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Junior Hancock; Deena; Goofy Gordon; Gwenny (intro); Tuffy Timpkins; Mrs. Hancock (intro)
Synopsis
Junior's mother is excited and nervous because the Women's Club is coming by to ask her to join after she's spent years trying to get in. She wants Junior (and Goofy) out of the way when they arrive. But Junior's running the school's junk drive, and has told everyone to put the junk they collect on his front lawn. He and Goofy try asking Tuffy for some scrap, and he's happy to oblige by punching Junior in the face. He says a fight is the only kind of "scrap" he'll give Junior. Meanwhile, Deena and her friend Gwenny are uncertain about putting junk on Junior's lawn, but go along with it and by the time the Women's Club arrives, the Hancocks' lawn looks awful. The ladies of the club decide to leave without speaking to Mrs. Hancock, but one of them tosses her old compact on the junk pile as they go. A policeman sees them and arrests them for dumping the junk, not believing it was there before. While the ladies are arguing with the judge, Junior runs up trying to find out why the cop hauled away his junk. He explains about the junk drive to benefit the needy children's camp, and the case is dismissed. The needy children's camp turns out to be a "very special project" of the Women's Club, and the impressed ladies head off to once again invite Mrs. Hancock to join the club, leaving Junior perplexed about exactly what just happened.

Hefty Tells a Tale (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
Hefty tells his friends Henry, Dee and Dolly about his dog Bingo, who he always thought was dumb but turned out to be smart enough to know how long the family would be out, and set an alarm clock so he could nap on the nice chair he wasn't supposed to get but be woken up in time to be found somewhere else when the family got back.

Picnic Yarn (Table of Contents: 4)

'Junior' / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Pencils
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Inks
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Junior Hancock; Deena; Goofy Gordon; Gwenny
Synopsis
The school is having a picnic lunch to raise money for charity. The boys each have to bring a lunch basket, and the girls will bid on them, with the resulting couples sharing lunch. Junior says he can't make a basket because his mother is out of town, but Deena volunteers to make one for him. She puts a big red bow on it so she knows which one to bid on. Gwenny stops by to chat with Deena while she does this, and notices the bow. She intercepts Junior on the way to school the next day and swaps the red bow for a yellow one without him noticing. Gwenny then gives Goofy the red bow, saying that she plans to bid on his basket. (Goofy is thrilled). At the picnic, Gwenny forces Deena up to a bid of $1.50, after which Deena is shocked to find she's partnered with Goofy. Gwenny ends up with Junior's basket for $0.25. Deena figures things out quickly enough, and tries to run Gwenny off. First she buys a dead snake off of a passing younger boy in the park, but this just scares Gwenny straight into Junior's arms. Then she manages to grab a loose thread from Gwenny's skirt, causing it to unravel. Deena then gets her money back by selling Gwenny a barrel to cover herself so she can go home. Junior's left with Deena, and left wondering what happened to Gwenny's skirt.

The Run Around (Table of Contents: 5)

Deena and Gwenny / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Pencils
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Inks
Al Feldstein [as Bill Brown]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Deena; Gwenny; Junior Hancock; Mrs. Hancock
Synopsis
Since Junior hasn't asked either of them to the dance yet, Gwenny proposes to Deena that they agree beforehand who gets to go with Junior and who gets "stuck" with Goofy. She suggests that whoever is asked first has to turn him down, and the other girl will go with him. Deena agrees, but is suspicious of Gwenny. Gwenny is pleased because she expects Junior to ask Deena first. So both girls start avoiding Junior, who is indeed trying to ask Deena to the dance. But then Junior's mother asks him to take his cousin Claire, who will be visiting them with her parents for the first time in years, to the dance. Junior's unhappy about this since he remembers Claire as a skinny little girl with braces, but his mother insists. Meanwhile, he can't get Deena or Gwenny to come near him, much less speak with him. But when Claire arrives she turns out to have grown to be quite pretty, and Junior's happy to take her to the dance, much to the annoyance of Gwenny and especially Deena, who blames Gwenny for the whole thing.
Reprints

America's Greatest Zipper Billfold Bargain! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Scoop! Complete Picture-Taking Picture-Making Outfit (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get This Authentic Dick Tracy Rapid-Fire Tommy Gun (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Secret Agent X-28 and His Son Junior / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    'Junior'
  2. 1. Down in the Dumps
    'Junior'
  3. 2. A Junk Drive
    'Junior'
  4. 3. Hefty Tells a Tale
  5. 4. Picnic Yarn
    'Junior'
  6. 5. The Run Around
    Deena and Gwenny
  7. 6. America's Greatest Zipper Billfold Bargain!
  8. 7. Scoop! Complete Picture-Taking Picture-Making Outfit
  9. 8. Get This Authentic Dick Tracy Rapid-Fire Tommy Gun
    Secret Agent X-28 and His Son Junior
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