(1945)

Chesler / Dynamic, 1945 Series
 
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1945
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Pershing Square Publishing Co.
Brand
World's Greatest Comics
Editing
Harry "A" Chesler ?

Issue Notes

Generally believed to be the "missing" #13 in the series of short-run titles linking Scoop Comics #8 to Red Seal Comics #14, although there is no number anywhere on this issue.

Indicia:
CARNIVAL COMICS, published by Pershing Square Publishing Co. of 55 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y., U. S. A. Place of publication, Acron, O., U. S. A. Single copy 10c. Application for second-class entry pending in Akron, O. Copyright 1945 by Pershing Square Publishing Co. Artwork by Funnies, Inc.

"Artwork by Funnies, Inc." is a puzzling claim as all features here appear to be reprinted from Chesler Publications, Inc. and Ultem Publications, Inc. (of which Chesler was editor and packager, continuing his Chesler Publications titles and others) issues from the late 1930's.

This issue is unique among comics with the World's Greatest Comics logo in that it is the only issue in the 1944 - early 1947 period that does not also include 'Harry "A" Chesler, Jr.' in the logo box.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Beck
Inks
Joe Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's keepin' that train?

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

Knickerbocker Pub. Co. "Fun for Boys" / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Animal Crackers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan ? (see note)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't remember!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four single-panel cartoons.

Jerry Bails' Who's Who lists Dick Ryan as writer/pencils/inks on all of these Chesler features *except* Animal Crackers, for which it lists only pencils/inks. It also notes that Animal Crackers may be reprinted from a daily or Sunday syndicated newspaper run.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Pokey Forgets to Remember / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now shooting pigeons made of clay
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

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

Shinanigans / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at the elephant with two trunks!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints
  • from Star Comics (? series) #?

The Poisoned Punch (Table of Contents: 5)

Jungle Town Show Boat / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Star Comics (? series) #?

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

Homeless Oscar / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sheriff, you'll have to clear this courtroom
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
After the judge gives the order, the sheriff does his best to clear the unruly mob, but nothing works as well as a skunk to clear a room.
Reprints

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

Homeless Oscar / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aren't those flowers beautiful!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Homeless Oscar (a skunk)
Reprints

Stars and Stripes (Table of Contents: 8)

Jungle Town Show Boat / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bows an' Arrows / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The program comes through the kindness of your favorite coffee blenders.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Reprints

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

Bows an' Arrows / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good evening radio friends... and what is your pleasure?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Gong with the Wind (Table of Contents: 11)

Bows an' Arrows / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

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

Bug-Ville / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (signed as Uncle Dick)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed as Uncle Dick)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed as Uncle Dick)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That gang of swamp cromers kept th' whole village awake.
Genre
humor; children; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Saved in the Neck of Time (Table of Contents: 13)

Jungle Town Show Boat / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Follow the crowd to the boat --
Genre
humor
Reprints

Happy New Year 1945 (Table of Contents: 14)

Missing Links / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Sir Isaac Newton (Table of Contents: 15)

He Who Serves Progress Serves the World / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text article, but more than half of each page is illustrations. Text is lettered, not typeset.

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

King Arthur / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita (signed as Astarita)
Inks
Rafael Astarita (signed as Astarita)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
King Arthur and his gallant band, a noble victory won
Feature Logo
Round Table Adventures
Genre
adventure; historical
Reprints

Planters Peanuts (Table of Contents: 17)

Ad-Ventures / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita ?
Inks
Rafael Astarita ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The man who ran the show cried out...
Feature Logo
Ad-Ventures at the Circus
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Cheerio Minstrels / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Steamboat comin round the bend, this is the start and not the end
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Bud and His Legendary Scouts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clem Gretter (signed as Clemens Gretter)
Pencils
Clem Gretter (signed as Clemens Gretter)
Inks
Clem Gretter (signed as Clemens Gretter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Fellers! I see the cabin and Grandpa is waiting for us!
Characters
Bud; Bob; Billy; Grandpa
Reprints

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

Bob Phantom, the Magician / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? (as Kenny the Magician) (signed)
Pencils
Rafael Astarita (signed as Kenny the Magician)
Inks
Rafael Astarita (signed as Kenny the Magician)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She signs the note first
Reprints

Indexer Notes

not the super-hero from MLJ comics

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

Lyin' Lou / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Up in moose country is where I come from...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Animated Lilliputania (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Fairy City Associates / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Remove Ugly Blackheads or No Cost (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Ballco Products Company Vacutex / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free 33 Power Telescope Lens Kit (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Metro Publications Wonders of Science Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What's keepin' that train?"]
  2. 1. ["Wow! This is what I want"]
    Knickerbocker Pub. Co. "Fun for Boys"
  3. 2. ["I don't remember!"]
    Animal Crackers
  4. 3. ["Now shooting pigeons made of clay"]
    Pokey Forgets to Remember
  5. 4. ["Look at the elephant with two trunks!"]
    Shinanigans
  6. 5. The Poisoned Punch
    Jungle Town Show Boat
  7. 6. ["Sheriff, you'll have to clear this courtroom"]
    Homeless Oscar
  8. 7. ["Aren't those flowers beautiful!"]
    Homeless Oscar
  9. 8. Stars and Stripes
    Jungle Town Show Boat
  10. 9. ["The program comes through the kindness of your favorite coffee blenders."]
    Bows an' Arrows
  11. 10. ["Good evening radio friends... and what is your pleasure?"]
    Bows an' Arrows
  12. 11. Gong with the Wind
    Bows an' Arrows
  13. 12. ["That gang of swamp cromers kept th' whole village awake."]
    Bug-Ville
  14. 13. Saved in the Neck of Time
    Jungle Town Show Boat
  15. 14. Happy New Year 1945
    Missing Links
  16. 15. Sir Isaac Newton
    He Who Serves Progress Serves the World
  17. 16. ["King Arthur and his gallant band, a noble victory won"]
    King Arthur
  18. 17. Planters Peanuts
    Ad-Ventures
  19. 18. ["Steamboat comin round the bend, this is the start and not the end"]
    Cheerio Minstrels
  20. 19. ["Hey, Fellers! I see the cabin and Grandpa is waiting for us!"]
    Bud and His Legendary Scouts
  21. 20. ["She signs the note first"]
    Bob Phantom, the Magician
  22. 21. ["Up in moose country is where I come from..."]
    Lyin' Lou
  23. 22. Animated Lilliputania
    Fairy City Associates
  24. 23. Remove Ugly Blackheads or No Cost
    Ballco Products Company Vacutex
  25. 24. Free 33 Power Telescope Lens Kit
    Metro Publications Wonders of Science Simplified
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Henry Andrews
  • David Banuelos
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore