(1945)

American Comics Group, 1945 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
R. B. Leffingwell Co.
Editing
Richard Hughes (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Subtitled "The Giggly Book of Comic Animals"
CATALOG OF COPYRIGHT ENTRIES
PART 1, GROUP 2
1945
NEW SERIES, VOLUME 42 No. 3

[Hughes (Richard E.)] comp. 7342, 7343
Chuckle. © Feb. 3, 1945; AA 478133; R. B.
Leffingwell co., Chicago.
Hi-jinx. © Feb. 15, 1945; AA 478134; La Salle
pub. co., Chicago.
Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com

The Giggly Book of Comic Animals (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Larry Riley
Inks
Larry Riley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. previously attributed the art to Irving Dressler, but the bear is distinctly different from the bear on the back cover signed by Dressler. The gorilla and bear characters more closely resemble those in Riley’s signed art from Three Ring Comics #1 (March 1945) and Monkeyshines Comics #25 (March 1949).

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

Tabs the Cat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Carl Wessler
Inks
Carl Wessler
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, brother --- if I could only fly!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tabs the Cat
Synopsis
Tabs wants to eat a bird in a tree. The bird teaches Tabs how to fly which begins to work, until the bird reminds Tabs that cats can't fly; Tabs falls back to the ground.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.
Carl Wessler identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

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

Gnaw and Gnibble / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Davis (signed)
Pencils
Jim Davis (signed)
Inks
Jim Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Gnibble! Th' cat's asleep!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Pipsqueak of Mouseville (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Hultgren (signed)
Inks
Ken Hultgren (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Barry / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Hubie Karp (credited)
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If I don't get a job so I can send Mom money, she'll have nothing to eat, and I have to take care of her!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Barry; Mom
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

The Bodyguard (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Thurston Harper
Inks
Thurston Harper
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Double for Nothing (Table of Contents: 6)

Foxy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Turner
Inks
Gil Turner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Foxy
Synopsis
Foxy is awakened at night by a man selling tires on the black market. Foxy buys them, then finds out the man stole the tires from Foxy's car.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

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

Windy McGonigle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (signed as C. W.)
Pencils
Carl Wessler (signed as C. W.)
Inks
Carl Wessler (signed as C. W.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fall in!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Windy McGonigle
Synopsis
The drill sergeant wants a man with college education; Windy volunteers and finds out the job is to pick up cigarette butts.

Jibby Giraffe (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Victor Pazmiño (as VEP) (signed)
Pencils
Victor Pazmiño (as VEP) (signed)
Inks
Victor Pazmiño (as VEP) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Slicker and Dummox (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Karp
Pencils
Lynn Karp (signed)
Inks
Lynn Karp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Slicker Seal; A. Dummox
Synopsis
Slicker tries to sell farmer Dummox a lightning rod.
Reprints

Sidney of the Scouts (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Pencils
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Inks
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children

The Football Hero (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
Jim Tyer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

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

Percival / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Patin ?
Inks
Ray Patin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, no you don't... chiseler!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

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

Hambone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Loeb (signed)
Pencils
Tony Loeb (signed)
Inks
Tony Loeb (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This mind-reading machine is a fake!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

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

Windy McGonigle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Pencils
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Inks
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hirsute's 30 minute hair grower
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Chief Picklepuss / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (signed as Wess)
Pencils
Carl Wessler (signed as Wess)
Inks
Carl Wessler (signed as Wess)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I go hunt - gee, I love to hunt!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Chief Picklepuss
Synopsis
Chief Picklepuss tries hunting a bear while on train tracks.

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

Piggy the Sailor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Golden (signed as Tom G.)
Pencils
Tom Golden (signed as Tom G.)
Inks
Tom Golden (signed as Tom G.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But I thought a water pistol was just the right thing for a sailor!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Mr. Gnaw and Mr. Gnibble / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Davis (signed)
Pencils
Jim Davis (signed)
Inks
Jim Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There, finished!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gnaw; Gnibble
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art was previously attributed to John Dickenson, but the art is consistent with the Gnaw and Gnibble art signed with Davis’ last name in other parts of the issue.

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

Little Timothy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irving Dressler (signed)
Inks
Irving Dressler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at that, Leo!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Bumpy Bruin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Tyer (signed)
Inks
Jim Tyer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! You're supposed to throw the hammer...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signed in the last panel.

The Patriotic Piper (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Pencils
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Inks
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Touchdown Tuffy (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Applesauce (Table of Contents: 22)

Foxy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Foxy
Synopsis
Foxy steals an apple.
Reprints

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

Treacle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Loeb (signed)
Pencils
Tony Loeb (signed)
Inks
Tony Loeb (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There used to be a fence here.
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Peanuts (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Victor Pazmiño (as VEP) (signed)
Pencils
Victor Pazmiño (as VEP) (signed)
Inks
Victor Pazmiño (as VEP) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Peg and Pug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Pencils
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Inks
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Halp! Mad dog!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peg; Pug
Synopsis
Pug is chasing Peg. Peg blows shaving foam into Pug's face then has him taken away as a mad dog.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Windy McGonigle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ouch! Wotta toothache!
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy McGonigle
Synopsis
Windy goes to the dentist.
Reprints

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

Bumby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Tyer (signed as J. T.)
Inks
Jim Tyer (signed as J. T.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here, have a tomato from your garden, Bumby!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Signed in the second to last panel.

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

Gnaw and Gnibble / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Davis (signed as J Davis)
Pencils
Jim Davis (signed as J Davis)
Inks
Jim Davis (signed as J Davis)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...An income like that -- and he's sore 'cause we swipe a little cheese!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Half-Baked the Magician (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Pencils
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Inks
Carl Wessler (as COW) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Carl an' Cal / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, here's our chance to prove who's the stronger...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Carl; Cal
Synopsis
Carl and Cal test the carnival's strength-tester; Carl's blow is so strong it knocks Cal into the air and he hits the bell.

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irving Dressler (signed)
Inks
Irving Dressler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See the stars
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Giggly Book of Comic Animals
  2. 1. ["Oh, brother --- if I could only fly!"]
    Tabs the Cat
  3. 2. ["C'mon, Gnibble! Th' cat's asleep!"]
    Gnaw and Gnibble
  4. 3. Pipsqueak of Mouseville
  5. 4. ["If I don't get a job so I can send Mom money, she'll have nothing to eat, and I have to take care of her!"]
    Barry
  6. 5. The Bodyguard
  7. 6. Double for Nothing
    Foxy
  8. 7. ["Fall in!"]
    Windy McGonigle
  9. 8. Jibby Giraffe
  10. 9. Slicker and Dummox
  11. 10. Sidney of the Scouts
  12. 11. The Football Hero
  13. 12. ["Oh, no you don't... chiseler!"]
    Percival
  14. 13. ["This mind-reading machine is a fake!"]
    Hambone
  15. 14. ["Hirsute's 30 minute hair grower"]
    Windy McGonigle
  16. 15. ["I go hunt - gee, I love to hunt!"]
    Chief Picklepuss
  17. 16. ["But I thought a water pistol was just the right thing for a sailor!"]
    Piggy the Sailor
  18. 17. ["There, finished!"]
    Mr. Gnaw and Mr. Gnibble
  19. 18. ["Look at that, Leo!"]
    Little Timothy
  20. 19. ["Hey! You're supposed to throw the hammer..."]
    Bumpy Bruin
  21. 20. The Patriotic Piper
  22. 21. Touchdown Tuffy
  23. 22. Applesauce
    Foxy
  24. 23. ["There used to be a fence here."]
    Treacle
  25. 24. Peanuts
  26. 25. ["Halp! Mad dog!"]
    Peg and Pug
  27. 26. ["Ouch! Wotta toothache!"]
    Windy McGonigle
  28. 27. ["Here, have a tomato from your garden, Bumby!"]
    Bumby
  29. 28. ["...An income like that -- and he's sore 'cause we swipe a little cheese!"]
    Gnaw and Gnibble
  30. 29. Half-Baked the Magician
  31. 30. ["Well, here's our chance to prove who's the stronger..."]
    Carl an' Cal
  32. 31. ["See the stars"]
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