Cupples & Leon

1902 - 1956
Country:
United States
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
1
Brand Groups:
1
Brand Emblems in Use:
2

Total Number of Series:
72
Total Number of Issues:
145
Show Covers by Month:
using on-sale date or using publication date
Notes:
Cupples & Leon was an American publishing company founded by Victor I. Cupples (1864–1941) and Arthur T. Leon (1867–1943). They published juvenile fiction and children's books but are mainly remembered today as the major publisher of books collecting comic strips during the early decades of the 20th century.

In Manhattan, the company was initially located in the Presbyterian building at 156 Fifth Avenue and, during the 1920s, at 449 Fourth Avenue.

In 1903, Cupples & Leon collected such strips as The Katzenjammer Kids. Alphonse and Gaston, Happy Hooligan, On and Off the Ark, Poor Lil Mose and The Tigers. Their major competitor in books of comic strip reprints was Frederick A. Stokes, who died in 1939.

They left the comic strip reprint field in 1934, concentrating on their juvenile fiction lines. The Platt & Munk publishing firm acquired Cupples & Leon in 1956.
Series Year # Issues Covers Published
The Adventures of Harold Teen [b] 1931 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1931
The Adventures of Harold Teen [Treasure Box of Famous Comics] [b] 1934 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [December] 1934
The Adventures of Mutt and Jeff [b] 1920 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [September 7, 1920]
America's Black and White Book: 100 Pictured Reasons Why We Are at War [b] 1917 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1917
Angelic Angelina [b] 1909 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [December 18] 1909
Barney Google and Spark Plug 1923 4 issues (2 indexed) Gallery [August] 1923 - [March] 1926
Bringing Up Father 1919 26 issues (12 indexed) Have 25 (Need 2) [March] 1919 - 1934
Bringing Up Father The Big Book 1926 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1926 - [March] 1929
Buddy Tucker and His Friends 1906 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1906
Buddy Tucker Meets Alice in Wonderland [Buster Brown Nuggets Series] [b] 1907 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1907
Buddy Tucker Visits the House That Jack Built [Buster Brown Nuggets Series] [b] 1907 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) December 1907
Buster Brown and His Pets [b] 1913 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1913
Buster Brown and Uncle Buster and Other Stories [Buster Brown Nuggets Series] [b] 1907 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1907
Buster Brown at Play [b] 1915 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1915
Buster Brown Goes Fishing [Buster Brown Nuggets Series] [b] 1907 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery December 1907
Buster Brown Goes Shooting [Buster Brown Nuggets Series] [b] 1907 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery December 1907
Buster Brown Goes Swimming [Buster Brown Nuggets Series] [b] 1907 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) December 1907
Buster Brown in Foreign Lands [b] 1912 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1912
Buster Brown on His Travels 1910 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1910
Buster Brown on Uncle Jack's Farm [Buster Brown Nuggets Series] [b] 1907 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) December 1907
Buster Brown Plays Cowboy [Buster Brown Nuggets Series] [b] 1907 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1907
Buster Brown Plays Indian [Buster Brown Nuggets Series] [b] 1907 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery December 1907
Buster Brown's Amusing Capers 1908 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1908
Buster Brown's Funny Tricks [b] 1914 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1914
Buster Brown's Happy Days [b] 1911 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1911
Buster Brown's Latest Frolics [b] 1907 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1907
Buster Brown, His Dog Tige and Their Jolly Times 1906 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [March 7] 1906
Buster Brown: The Busy Body 1909 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1909
Buster Brown: Tige and the Bull [Buster Brown Nuggets Series] [b] 1907 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1907
Daffydils 1911 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1911
Dick Tracy and Dick Tracy, Jr. and How They Captured "Stooge" Viller [b] 1933 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [April] 1933
Dick Tracy and Dick Tracy, Jr. and How They Captured "Stooge" Viller [Treasure Box of Famous Comics] [b] 1934 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [December] 1934
Dolly Dimples and Bobby Bounce [b] 1931 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [May] 1931
Dolly Dimples and Bobby Bounce [Wonder Chest of Famous Comics] [b] 1935 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1935
The Gumps 1924 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 1) [May] 1924 - 1930
Harold Teen [b] 1929 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [April] 1929
How Dick Tracy and Dick Tracy Jr Caught the Racketeers [Wonder Chest of Famous Comics] [b] 1935 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1935
How Dick Tracy and Dick Tracy, Jr. Caught the Racketeers 1934 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [April 1934]
Jimmie Dugan and the Reg'lar Fellers [b] 1921 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [August] 1921
Joe Palooka 1933 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [February 17] 1933
Keeping Up with the Joneses [b] 1920 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [May] 1920 - [May] 1921
Little Nemo in Slumberland [b] 1909 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1909
Little Orphan Annie [b] 1926 9 issues (4 indexed) Gallery [June] 1926 - [April] 1934
Little Orphan Annie [Treasure Box of Famous Comics] 1934 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [December] 1934
Little Orphan Annie [Wonder Chest of Famous Comics] [b] 1935 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1935
Men of Daring 1933 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [June] 1933
Monkey Shines of Marseleen [b] 1909 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1909
Moon Mullins 1927 7 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [May] 1927 - 1933
Moon Mullins Big Book [b] 1930 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1930
Mr. Twee Deedle 1913 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1913
Mr. Twee Deedle's Further Adventures [b] 1914 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1914
Mutt and Jeff 1919 13 issues (3 indexed) Gallery [September] 1919 - [May 19] 1933
Mutt and Jeff Big Book [b] 1926 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) [June] 1926 - [March]1929
The Nebbs 1928 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1928
Percy and Ferdie 1921 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [February] 1921
Pore Lil Mose: His Letters to His Mammy 1903 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1903
Reg'lar Fellers 1921 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [March] 1921
Reg'lar Fellers 1929 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [April] 1929
Reg'lar Fellers [Treasure Box of Famous Comics] 1934 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [December] 1934
Smitty 1928 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [April] 1928
Smitty At Military School 1933 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [May] 1933
Smitty at the Ball Game 1929 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [May] 1929
Smitty at the Ball Game [Wonder Chest of Famous Comics] [b] 1935 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1935
Smitty in the North Woods 1932 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [May] 1932
Smitty the Flying Office Boy 1930 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [June] 1930
Smitty the Jockey 1931 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [May] 1931
Smitty [Treasure Box of Famous Comics] [b] 1934 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [December] 1934
Tailspin Tommy [b] 1932 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [May] 1932
Terrors of the Tiny Tads [b] 1909 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1909
Tillie the Toiler 1925 8 issues (3 indexed) Have 8 (Need 1) [July] 1925 - [March] 1933
Toonerville Trolley and Other Cartoons [b] 1921 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [September] 1921
Winnie Winkle 1930 4 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [May] 1930 - 1933