(January 1938)

Ultem, 1937 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ultem Publications, Inc.
Editing
Harry "A" Chesler; Ken Fitch (managing editor); Frank Z. Temerson (owner, business manager)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Between Ourselves / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Resolved!

Indexer Notes

Editorial wishing the readers Happy New Year. There is an illustrated logo and a panel of artwork down the right-hand side of the page.

Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, publisher's indicia. There is a line drawing of a man and a woman behind the table of contents. Page also contains a Statement of Ownership.

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

Giggles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hopkins (signed as AFH)
Pencils
Al Hopkins (signed as AFH)
Inks
Al Hopkins (signed as AFH)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When you hear the gong...
Genre
humor

Joel McCrea (Table of Contents: 5)

Star Dust / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Joel McCrea; Nelson Eddy; Alan Dinehart; Deanna Durbin

Indexer Notes

Brief bio of actor Joel McCrea; three small cartoons at bottom of page illustrate trivia about Deanna Durbin, Alan Dinehart, and Nelson Eddy.

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

Brain Teasers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Wood (signed as B. W.)
Pencils
Bob Wood (signed as B. W.)
Inks
Bob Wood (signed as B. W.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What well known prize fighter is this?
Genre
humor

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

Jack Strand / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Frollo
Pencils
Frank Frollo
Inks
Frank Frollo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jack, in an attempt to spy...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jack Strand; Diana; Jim
Synopsis
Jack defeats the leader of the giants and forces them to make peace with the pygmies. Jack returns to Rankin but the giants follow him.
Keywords
Gamut; Rankin; Talmen

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

Sweet Revenge / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ryan

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nice li'l doggie.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

"Boots" Klupping (Table of Contents: 9)

Sport Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Boots Klupping; Patsy Coleman; S. W. Garrigus; Tom Hull

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

Jud / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kermit Jaediker (signed as Kermit Ray)
Pencils
Ray Gill (signed as Kermit Ray)
Inks
Ray Gill (signed as Kermit Ray)
Colors
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've gotta hustle up a bit of credit--
Genre
humor

Colonel I. T. Pryor (Table of Contents: 11)

Triumphs of Kindness / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
I. T. Pryor

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

Third Class Male / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (signed as FS)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (signed as FS)
Inks
Fred Schwab (signed as FS)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Y'know, Boss, I work awfully hard...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Signed "FS" in the last panel.

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

Phony Crimes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, don't read the last page first--
Genre
humor; detective-mystery

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

Insurance Ike / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come right this way, Madam...
Genre
humor

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

Dusty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll thumb a ride way out of town...
Genre
humor

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

Rough House Annie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Wood (signed as B. W.)
Pencils
Bob Wood (signed as B. W.)
Inks
Bob Wood (signed as B. W.)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've come for the payments on the piano!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signed "B.W." in the last panel.

Gulliver's Travels (Table of Contents: 17)

Sketches From Literature / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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The Stork Brings a Baby Hippo! (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ryan

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Murder Prints (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Frollo (credited)
Pencils
Frank Frollo (credited)
Inks
Frank Frollo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery

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

Joe Dokes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (signed as Swab)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (signed as Swab)
Inks
Fred Schwab (signed as Swab)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Open to all--except Joe Dokes
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Signed "Swab" in last panel.

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

Runt and Tuffy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ryan

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy...a hunter!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Detective Shultz's Luck (Table of Contents: 22)

Detective Shultz / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Detective Shultz; Dagger Dan
Synopsis
Detective Shultz performs an inept pursuit of Dagger Dan across the country.
Keywords
Chicago; Denver; New York; San Francisco

Indexer Notes

Signed in last panel on first page.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
And I declare Wilbur nominated for mayor!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

A newspaper showing election results reads: "George Nagle Elected!" Nagle was a comic book writer who contributed to various Chesler comics, including this one.

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

Old Lady Jim / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hopkins (signed as Hopkins)
Pencils
Al Hopkins (signed as Hopkins)
Inks
Al Hopkins (signed as Hopkins)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes I know, sir.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jim; Snaky Smith
Synopsis
Jim impersonates an old lady to catch Snaky Smith, who has been posing as a laborer in order to case old women's homes.

Range Poison (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood ?
Pencils
Jack Binder (credited)
Inks
Jack Binder (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rogers (rancher); Taggart (rancher); Bill (Rogers' foreman)
Synopsis
Taggart schemes to poison Rogers' cattle to drive him off his land.
Reprints
Keywords
arsenic; copper

The Mad One (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Nagle (credited)
Pencils
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks
Frank Frollo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pete; Jim; Bomar (mad scientist, dies)
Synopsis
While exploring in the jungle, Pete and Jim encounter Bomar, a madman who thinks they've come for his gold. Bomar falls off a cliff and the explorers find the gold.
Keywords
South America

Indexer Notes

Art signed in last panel. Writer Nagle credited one first page in logo.

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

Nothing But the Truth / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I took it when you weren't looking!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel cartoons on the same theme: people telling the truth in situations where they would normally lie.
Same artist did "Phony Crimes" story in this issue.

Ages of Animals (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction; animal; nature

Indexer Notes

Trivia facts about how long certain animals live.

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

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

Greatest Bargain in Ten Years (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Resolved!"]
    Between Ourselves
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. ["When you hear the gong..."]
    Giggles
  6. 5. Joel McCrea
    Star Dust
  7. 6. ["What well known prize fighter is this?"]
    Brain Teasers
  8. 7. ["Jack, in an attempt to spy..."]
    Jack Strand
  9. 8. ["Nice li'l doggie."]
    Sweet Revenge
  10. 9. "Boots" Klupping
    Sport Facts
  11. 10. ["I've gotta hustle up a bit of credit--"]
    Jud
  12. 11. Colonel I. T. Pryor
    Triumphs of Kindness
  13. 12. ["Y'know, Boss, I work awfully hard..."]
    Third Class Male
  14. 13. ["Now, don't read the last page first--"]
    Phony Crimes
  15. 14. ["Come right this way, Madam..."]
    Insurance Ike
  16. 15. ["I'll thumb a ride way out of town..."]
    Dusty
  17. 16. ["I've come for the payments on the piano!"]
    Rough House Annie
  18. 17. Gulliver's Travels
    Sketches From Literature
  19. 18. The Stork Brings a Baby Hippo!
  20. 19. Murder Prints
  21. 20. ["Open to all--except Joe Dokes"]
    Joe Dokes
  22. 21. ["Oh, boy...a hunter!"]
    Runt and Tuffy
  23. 22. Detective Shultz's Luck
    Detective Shultz
  24. 23. ["And I declare Wilbur nominated for mayor!"]
    Wilbur
  25. 24. ["Yes I know, sir."]
    Old Lady Jim
  26. 25. Range Poison
  27. 26. The Mad One
  28. 27. ["I took it when you weren't looking!"]
    Nothing But the Truth
  29. 28. Ages of Animals
  30. 29. ["America's Greatest Comic Magazines"]
  31. 30. Greatest Bargain in Ten Years
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