(April 1948)

Magazine Enterprises, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Enterprises of Canada Ltd.
Editing
Vin Sullivan

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Funnyman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel ?; Marvin Stein ? [as Joe Shuster] (credited)
Inks
Creig Flessel ?; Marvin Stein ? [as Joe Shuster] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Funnyman [Larry Davis]

Steeplejackass (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Krank [as Ray Gardner]; Gardner Fox [as Ray Gardner]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside covers

The Timid Menace (Table of Contents: 2)

Funnyman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Shuster shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Funnyman [Larry Davis]; June Ferrell; Orville Smelles (newspaper reporter); Timidio (villain, alien, introduction)
Synopsis
An impish, red-suited alien named Timidio from the Planet Dearth, lands in Empire City, and explains to a crowd that he is there to take control of the Earth. Not taking him seriously, news reporter Smelles takes him to his editor and Timidio immediately becomes a headline sensation. When the alien causes an intense lightning storm, Funnyman arrives on the scene, and is taken by the alien to Planet Dearth, where he is taken to the Council, where Funnyman proclaims his idiotic Earthling Manifesto. The Council is so startled by it that they send Funnyman home and give up invasion plans.
Keywords
Daily Graphic; Dearth (a planet); Empire City

The House That Funnyman Built (Table of Contents: 3)

Funnyman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ayers [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Funnyman [Larry Davis]; Giggles Cain (villain, introduction); Cain's mob (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A new mob headed by Giggles Cain plans to rub out Funnyman in order to ensure the success of their proposed rackets, and they succeed in wounding the Silly Sleuth, who then takes his Trix-Cycle home to Funnymanor. The gang follows him, but becomes frustrated at the funhouse enviornment inside, and are soon captured and marched to the nearby Police precinct.
Keywords
Funnymanor; Trix-Cycle

Indexer Notes

The splash page of this story is reprinted in Alter-Ego #10 (September, 2001), along with an interview by Roy Thomas w/Ayers, who verifies he penciled this story.

? added to inker credit by Craig Delich.

When Gadgeteers Clash (Table of Contents: 4)

Funnyman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Shuster shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Funnyman [Larry Davis]; June Farrell; Doc Gimmick (villain); Hee-Haw Johnson (villain, crooked baseball player, introduction)
Synopsis
Doc Gimmick and baseball player Johnson bust out of prison with the help of doc's sky-piercing invention, and they arrive at a carnival where Funnyman appears as a ball-toss target. Johnson attempts to use an explosive hardball on the Laughing Lad, and does, eventually caging the Fighting Fool with a lion and dumped the cage into the sea. Funnyman supposedly dies and is placed in a coffin, and when Doc Gimmick arrives to view the body, Funnyman suddenly springs to life and nabs the villain.

For the Honor of Sgt. Harrigan (Table of Contents: 5)

Funnyman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ayers [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers ?; Ernie Bachle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Funnyman [Larry Davis]; Sgt. Harrigan (introduction); Slippery Slim (villain)
Synopsis
In order to disrupt Sgt. Harrigan's testimonial dinner for 20 years of service, Slippery Slim digs his way out of prison and makes his way to the event, only to battle with Funnyman. During the melee, Slim pockets Harrigan's silver loving cup, but the Grinning Goof overtakes the villain, recovers the cup and vanquishes Slim. Harrigan, however, laments that, once again, Funnyman has stolen the spotlight and his glory.

Indexer Notes

Inker previously attributed to Marvin Stein.

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

Funnyman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ayers [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Shuster shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tee hee! Funnyman romps t' th' clink with bad guys regularly...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Funnyman [Larry Davis]; Comicman; Laffman
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Funnyman
  2. 1. Steeplejackass
  3. 2. The Timid Menace
    Funnyman
  4. 3. The House That Funnyman Built
    Funnyman
  5. 4. When Gadgeteers Clash
    Funnyman
  6. 5. For the Honor of Sgt. Harrigan
    Funnyman
  7. 6. ["Tee hee! Funnyman romps t' th' clink with bad guys regularly..."]
    Funnyman
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