The Funnies

Dell, 1929 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
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January 16, 1929
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Publication Dates:
January 16, 1929 - October 18 1930
Number of Issues Published:
36 (#1 - #36)
Color (some pages)
10.5" x 15.5"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint (no covers)
Series Details:
Publisher's Brands:
Indicia Publishers:
Issues #1 to 4 published by: Film Humor, Inc
Issues #5 on: Dell Publishing Co. 100 Fifth Avenue, New York NY;
Harry Steeger (editor);
Abril Lamarque (comic art editor);
Edythe Seims (assistant editor);
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (managing editor)
Issues #1-2, #6-21 were 24pages; #3-5 were 32pages; the final issues, #22-36 were reduced to 16pages, but priced at 5 cents.
The first American newsstand comic book of all original material; Early issues lacked a cover scene, and were therefore more like a newspaper insert or UK style comic, but sold independently;

Information about this series has been taken from "The American Comic Book: The Evolutionary Era, 1884-1939" by Denis Gifford & US Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals for 1929 & 1930; Editor Henry 'Harry' Steeger was the co-founder of Popular Publications, the publisher of a string of pulp magazine titles, including formative issues in the 'weird menace' style.

Weekly (#1-4; 22-36), Monthy (#5-17), Every Three Weeks (#18-21)

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