(January 16, 1929)

Dell, 1929 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
24
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1929-01-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Film Humor, Inc.
Editing
Harry Steeger
Color
Color (some pages)
Dimensions
10.5" x 15.5"
Paper Stock
Newsprint (no covers)

Issue Notes

On sale date based on copyright date in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Volume 23-24, 1928-1929 Periodicals. Copyright Film Humor, Inc. Two copies of the periodical was deposited with the United States Copyright Office on January 2, 1929. Class B permit number 15066.

The indicia of #10 states "entered as second class matter December 27 1928".

Boody Rogers recalled, “A friend had told me that Dell Publications was starting a comic book. The offices were at 100 Fifth Avenue. [...] I came to their building. It was just before the arch in Greenwich Village.
“I showed my one page of “Rock Age Roy” to the editor. He bought it! [...] Then I did some other things—“Deadwood Gulch,” “Campus Clowns,” “Sancho and the Don,” and some puzzle pages. Dell bought them all. [...]
“I didn’t realize it then, but I was working on the first comic book ever published. It was the right idea, but the wrong format. It was more like a tabloid paper than the small comic books of today. It only lasted a year, but, thank God, it got us started in New York City.”

Keywords
Anthology

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Frosty Ayre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald
Pencils
Joe Archibald
Inks
Joe Archibald
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

This can be considered the very first newsstand comic book, put out by Dell Publishing nearly a decade before it hooked up with Western Publishing. It consisted of all-new, all original material in tabloid form, and it resembled a 16-page, 10.5" x 15.5" color Sunday newspaper comics section more than a modern comic book, though it was sold on newsstands for 36 weekly issues, until October 16, 1930. With #3, the cover price rose to 10 cents to 30 cents, then dropped to 5 cents until the end.

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

My Big Brudder / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tack Knight
Pencils
Tack Knight
Inks
Tack Knight
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Rock Age Roy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers
Pencils
Boody Rogers
Inks
Boody Rogers
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

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

How to Fly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Curtis
Pencils
Ed Hermes
Inks
Ed Hermes
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Buck Buford / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Howard Williamson
Pencils
Howard Williamson
Inks
Howard Williamson
Letters
?

Under Wraps (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
F. N. Litten
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Stubby Shoots the Works (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kenneth Whipple
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Pirates Ahoy (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Driscoll
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

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

Lucky Duck / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald
Pencils
Joe Archibald
Inks
Joe Archibald
Letters
?

How Can I Become An Explorer (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

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

Jacky / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Garber
Pencils
Sidney Garber
Inks
Sidney Garber
Letters
?

Jungle Vengeance (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Danesford
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

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

Deadwood Gulch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers
Pencils
Boody Rogers
Inks
Boody Rogers
Letters
Boody Rogers

Genre
western-frontier

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

Corporal Tim / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hafon
Pencils
Hafon
Inks
Hafon
Letters
?

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

Dare Devil Gazabo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. Molina
Pencils
J. Molina
Inks
J. Molina
Letters
?

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

Peaches / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tack Knight
Pencils
Tack Knight
Inks
Tack Knight
Letters
?

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

Shylock Bones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald
Pencils
Joe Archibald
Inks
Joe Archibald
Letters
?

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

What's Wrong With these Pictures? / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Possibly by Boody Rogers.

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

Frank and Ernest / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bencho
Pencils
Bencho
Inks
Bencho
Letters
?

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

Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers
Pencils
Boody Rogers
Inks
Boody Rogers
Letters
Boody Rogers

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

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

Script
Gil King
Pencils
Gil King
Inks
Gil King
Letters
?

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

Bug Movies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen
Pencils
Stookie Allen
Inks
Stookie Allen
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Sancho and the Don / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers [as Ralph Wolfe]
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as Ralph Wolfe]
Inks
Boody Rogers [as Ralph Wolfe]
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

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

Cookie Pushers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Buford Tone
Pencils
Buford Tone
Inks
Buford Tone
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Campus Clowns / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers
Pencils
Boody Rogers
Inks
Boody Rogers
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Frosty Ayre
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    My Big Brudder
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Rock Age Roy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    How to Fly
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Buck Buford
  6. 5. Under Wraps
  7. 6. Stubby Shoots the Works
  8. 7. Pirates Ahoy
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Lucky Duck
  10. 9. How Can I Become An Explorer
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Jacky
  12. 11. Jungle Vengeance
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Deadwood Gulch
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Corporal Tim
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Dare Devil Gazabo
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Peaches
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Shylock Bones
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    What's Wrong With these Pictures?
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Frank and Ernest
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Puzzles
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Joe Gum
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Bug Movies
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Sancho and the Don
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Cookie Pushers
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Campus Clowns
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