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Famous Funnies
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PublicationNovember 1938 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: monthly
NotesThe cover character is "Samuel Smithers" from the "Somebody's Stenog" comic strip drawn by A.E. Hayward. However, the Famous Funnies covers were often drawn by artists other than the original creator of the characters depicted.
 
Cover"Gosh! Mister, you scared me at first!"
FeaturingSomebody's Stenog
CreditsPencils: Victor E. Pazmiño | Inks: Victor E. Pazmiño
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Sam Smithers
NotesThe cover character is "Samuel Smithers" from the "Somebody's Stenog" comic strip drawn by A.E. Hayward. However, the Famous Funnies covers were often drawn by artists other than the original creator of the characters depicted.
 
Cartoon"All right! All right!" (1 page)
FeaturingMescal Ike
CreditsPencils: Art Huhta | Inks: Art Huhta
ContentGenre: Humor; Western-frontier | Characters: Mescal Ike; Pa Piffle; Young 'Un
NotesThis is just a drawing of Young 'Un on a horse astride a canyon, as Pa Piffle and Mescal Ike look on. There is no story or even a gag. A number of Famous Funnies issues have these character "pin-ups" in this position in the comic.
 
Comic Story"Danger Rattlesnake"
SynopsisTwo gag strips (newspaper reprints): Jitter sees a rattlesnake in the zoo and is later spooked by toothpaste coming out of a tube as a child plays with a rattle. Jitter has the family dog lick the dinner dishes clean.
FeaturingJitter
CreditsScript: Arthur Poinier | Pencils: Arthur Poinier | Inks: Arthur Poinier
ContentGenre: Humor; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals | Characters: Jitter (chimp)
NotesNo dialogue in these newspaper comic strip reprints. The bottom half of the page is an advertisement, encouraging children to sell "Xmas packs" and win prizes.
 
SynopsisFour one-panel gag cartoons, two about football and two about Thanksgiving.
FeaturingGoofie Gags
CreditsPencils: Victor Pazmiño [as VEP] | Inks: Victor Pazmiño [as VEP]
ContentGenre: Humor
 
Cartoon"What's th' matter?"
FeaturingThe Gay Thirties
CreditsPencils: Henry "Hank" Barrow | Inks: Henry "Hank" Barrow
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesTwo one-panel cartoons (newspaper reprints).
 
Comic Story"That old rotted hull back of the shop." (4 pages)
FeaturingRoy Powers, Eagle Scout
CreditsScript: Paul Powell | Pencils: Kemp Starrett? | Inks: Kemp Starrett?
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Roy Powers
NotesNewspaper comic strip reprints.
 
FeaturingLet's Get Into a Huddle
CreditsScript: Stephen Douglas | Pencils: Stephen Douglas | Inks: Stephen Douglas | Letters: typeset
NotesEditorial page with various comments about the comic book. Two illustrations by Stephen Douglas [who was "the effective day-to-day editor" of Famous Funnies, according to Ron Goulart, Comic Book Culture: An Illustrated History. Collector's Press, Inc. 2000. p. 11-12.]
 
FeaturingBuck Rogers
CreditsScript: Philip Francis Nowlan | Pencils: Rick Yager [as Dick Calkins] (signed) | Inks: Rick Yager [as Dick Calkins] (signed)
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Buck Rogers
NotesOnline version of this comic has the Buck Rogers pages removed. The exact placement and content of these pages is not known at this time.
 
Cartoon"No, I wasn't razzin' you."
SynopsisGoofy says he wasn't blowing a hockey player a "razzberry" (aka Bronx Cheer), he just has a cold and was blowing his nose.
FeaturingSuch is Life
CreditsScript: Walt Munson | Pencils: Walt Munson | Inks: Walt Munson
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Goofy Saunders
Notes1-panel gag cartoon (newspaper reprint).
 
Cartoon"I think the baby is going to be a song writer."
FeaturingDumb-Bells
CreditsScript: Charles. J. Dunn [as Gar] | Pencils: Charles J. Dunn [as Gar] | Inks: Charles J. Dunn [as Gar]
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesTwo one-panel gag cartoons (newspaper reprints).
 
Comic Story"Closing time!"
SynopsisA woman breaks a 5,000 year old vase at a museum and tells the guard "you're lucky it wuzn't bran' new."
FeaturingDizzy Dramas
CreditsPencils: Hugh Joseph Deeney [as Joe Bowers] | Inks: Hugh Joseph Deeney [as Joe Bowers]
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesThere are 3 separate comic features on this page. The last 0.25 of the page is a black-and-white ad for the "Erectorscope."
 
Comic Story"Ah, Lolita, my leetle one, another day--another peso!" (4 pages)
SynopsisBull and Hurrican chase the kidnapper, Silky Sims, while Jerry and Gilly talk about airplanes.
FeaturingSkyroads
CreditsScript: Dick Calkins | Pencils: Russell Keaton (signed) | Inks: Russell Keaton (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Aviation | Characters: Bull Benham; Hurricane Hawk; The Pima Kid; Silky Sims; Puma; Jerry; Gilly
NotesFour pages of daily comic strip reprints.
 
Comic Story"We're aground!"
SynopsisMarooned on an island with crocodiles.
FeaturingHairbreadth Harry
CreditsScript: F. O. Alexander | Pencils: F. O. Alexander | Inks: F. O. Alexander
ContentGenre: Adventure; Humor | Characters: Harry; Belinda
 
Comic Story"A special in umbrellas today, sir!"
FeaturingHigh-Gear Homer
CreditsScript: F. O. Alexander | Pencils: F. O. Alexander | Inks: F. O. Alexander
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Homer
NotesThis and the Hairbreadth Harry story comprise one page of the comic book and would have represented one full Sunday newspaper comic page.
 
Comic Story"He's got the measles and I'm taking no chances of getting it." (1 page)
FeaturingLife's Like That
CreditsScript: Fred Neher | Pencils: Fred Neher | Inks: Fred Neher
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesThis page consists of six unrelated one-panel cartoons which may have represented six daily cartoons or perhaps one Sunday page.
 
Comic Story"After the Topeka Post Office gun battle." (2 pages)
FeaturingWar on Crime
CreditsScript: Rex Collier | Pencils: Jimmy Thompson? | Inks: Jimmy Thompson?
ContentGenre: Crime
Notes"Jimmy Thompson" tentative art ID from this site: http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/search?q=war+on+crime Newspaper comic strip reprints.
 
Comic Story"Slurp, slurp." (1 page)
FeaturingJitter
CreditsScript: Arthur Poinier | Pencils: Arthur Poinier | Inks: Arthur Poinier
ContentGenre: Humor; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals | Characters: Jitter
Notes4 daily comic strip reprints.
 
Comic Story"Teepees all heap small out here in Greenwich Village!" (1 page)
FeaturingBig Chief Wahoo
CreditsScript: Allen Saunders | Pencils: Elmer Woggon | Inks: Elmer Woggon
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Big Chief Wahoo; Pigtails
 
Comic Story"Dickie and Wags are alone." (4 pages)
SynopsisDan and Dickie sail back to America and are sent by Dickie's father out to New Mexico to track down a new mystery.
FeaturingDickie Dare
CreditsPencils: Coulton Waugh | Inks: Coulton Waugh
ContentGenre: Adventure; Children | Characters: Dickie Dare; Dan Flynn; Wags (dog); Mr. Dare; Mrs. Dare
NotesNewspaper comic strip reprints.
 
Comic Story"Something must have happened to Phil!" (2 pages)
FeaturingThe Adventures of Patsy
CreditsScript: Mel Graff (signed) | Pencils: Mel Graff (signed) | Inks: Mel Graff
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Patsy; Miss Ginny; Phil Cardigan; Thimble
 
Comic StoryTheodora--Her Girlhood
FeaturingHigh Lights of History
CreditsScript: J. Carroll Mansfield | Pencils: J. Carroll Mansfield | Inks: J. Carroll Mansfield
ContentGenre: Biography; History | Characters: Empress Theodora
NotesNewspaper comic strip reprint. It is probable that this strip, "Boys and Girls the World Over" and "Would You Believe It?" were all one Sunday comic page.
 
Comic Story"Guatemala--a Republic of Central America."
SynopsisInformation on Guatemala.
FeaturingBoys and Girls the World Over
CreditsScript: J. Carroll Mansfield | Pencils: J. Carroll Mansfield | Inks: J. Carroll Mansfield
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
NotesIt is probable that this strip, "High Lights of History," and "Would You Believe It?" were all one Sunday comic page.
 
Comic Story"The sturdy Dutch burghers of Nieuw Amsterdam played Kolf!"
FeaturingWould You Believe It?
CreditsScript: J. Carroll Mansfield | Pencils: J. Carroll Mansfield | Inks: J. Carroll Mansfield
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
NotesIt is probable that this strip, "High Lights of History," and "Boys and Girls the World Over" were all one Sunday comic page.
 
SynopsisSeven different panels, each with an activity or puzzle.
FeaturingFunland
CreditsScript: A.W. Nugent | Pencils: A. W. Nugent
 
Comic Story"That looks like our candidate's dog across the street!" (1 page)
FeaturingNapoleon
CreditsScript: Clifford McBride | Pencils: Clifford McBride | Inks: Clifford McBride
ContentGenre: Humor; Animal | Characters: Napoleon (dog); Uncle Elby
 
Comic Story"Cat moves brood of kittens to tree-top."
FeaturingAnimals in the News
CreditsScript: M.E. Brady [as MEB] | Pencils: M.E. Brady [as MEB] | Inks: M.E. Brady [as MEB]
ContentGenre: Humor; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
 
Comic Story"You say you didn't have lunch yet, Gink?"
FeaturingFrog Pond Ferry
CreditsScript: M.E. Brady [as MEB] | Pencils: M.E. Brady [as MEB] | Inks: M.E. Brady [as MEB]
ContentGenre: Humor; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
 
Comic Story"Come on Napoleon, go through your tricks to earn your dinner." (1 page)
FeaturingNapoleon
CreditsScript: Clifford McBride | Pencils: Clifford McBride | Inks: Clifford McBride
ContentGenre: Humor; Animal | Characters: Napoleon (dog); Uncle Elby
 
Comic StoryCat O' 9 Lives
CreditsScript: M.E. Brady [as MEB] | Pencils: M.E. Brady [as MEB] | Inks: M.E. Brady [as MEB]
ContentGenre: Humor; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
 
Comic Story"Here comes that little pup who thinks he's so hard-boiled!"
FeaturingFrog Pond Ferry
CreditsScript: M.E. Brady [as MEB] | Pencils: M.E. Brady [as MEB] | Inks: M.E. Brady [as MEB]
ContentGenre: Humor; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
 
Comic Story"Put down that plank!" (4 pages)
SynopsisSergei Shadows makes his living hauting castles. Then Oaky is summoned back to Maple Island to fight a giant.
FeaturingOaky Doaks
CreditsScript: William McCleery? | Pencils: Ralph Fuller | Inks: Ralph Fuller
ContentGenre: Adventure; Humor | Characters: Oaky Doaks; King Cedric; Sergei Shadows
 
Comic Story"Quick! Dive!" (1 page)
FeaturingSeaweed Sam
CreditsPencils: Victor Pazmiño [as VEP] | Inks: Victor Pazmiño [as VEP]
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Seaweed Sam; Jibsail Jerry
 
Comic Story"Chief Wahoo and Pigtails are getting the low-down on high society." (1 page)
FeaturingBig Chief Wahoo
CreditsScript: Allen Saunders | Pencils: Elmer Woggon | Inks: Elmer Woggon
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Big Chief Wahoo; Pigtails
 
Comic Story"There's the letter to Olly!" (2 pages)
SynopsisTwo schemers try to convince Olly they've kidnapped Buddy.
FeaturingOlly of the Movies
CreditsScript: Julian Ollendorf? | Pencils: Julian Ollendorf | Inks: Julian Ollendorf
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Olly Lane; Buddy Lane
 
Comic Story"Hello, Randolph!" (2 pages)
SynopsisThe adventure over, Scorchy takes his reward money and goes to buy his own plane.
FeaturingScorchy Smith
CreditsScript: Noel Sickles | Pencils: Noel Sickles | Inks: Noel Sickles
ContentGenre: Adventure; Aviation | Characters: Scorchy; Jay; Tanta; Randolph; Amara; Himmlestoff
 
Comic Story"Smithers lands in jail."
FeaturingSomebody's Stenog
CreditsPencils: A.E. Hayward | Inks: A.E. Hayward
ContentGenre: Humor
 
Comic Story"Oh, what an awful dream!"
FeaturingThe Back-Seat Driver
CreditsPencils: A.E. Hayward | Inks: A.E. Hayward
ContentGenre: Humor
 
Comic Story"The Mysterious Peak!" (1 page)
SynopsisBiography of 19th century photographer W.H. Jackson.
FeaturingAbove the Crowd
CreditsScript: Stookie Allen | Pencils: Stookie Allen | Inks: Stookie Allen
ContentGenre: Non-fiction | Characters: W.H. Jackson
 
Comic Story"The jam was right there just a moment ago." (1 page)
FeaturingMescal Ike
CreditsScript: S. L. Huntley | Pencils: Art Huhta | Inks: Art Huhta
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Mescal Ike; Pa Piffle
 
ActivityMagic Made Easy (1 page)
CreditsPencils: Stephen Douglas? | Inks: Stephen Douglas? | Letters: typeset
 
Comic Story"Napoleon! I want you to remember you're a pirate!" (1 page)
FeaturingNapoleon
CreditsScript: Clifford McBride | Pencils: Clifford McBride | Inks: Clifford McBride
ContentGenre: Humor; Animal | Characters: Napoleon (dog)
 
Cartoon"Republican City is in Nebraska." (1 page)
FeaturingThere's a Town
CreditsScript: M.E. Brady | Pencils: M.E. Brady | Inks: M.E. Brady
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
NotesThe "Let's Get Into a Huddle" page credits M.E. Brady with this feature, although the signature on the art is not his usual "MEB."
 
Comic Story"This envelope has money it!" (2 pages)
SynopsisMrs. Bunting gets a job on a showbozt.
FeaturingBabe Bunting
CreditsScript: Roy Williams | Pencils: Roy Williams | Inks: Roy Williams
ContentGenre: Children | Characters: Babe Bunting; Mrs. Bunting; Captain Mulberry; Benjy
 
Comic Story"I think I see somebody tryin' to find us." (1 page)
FeaturingPunky
CreditsPencils: Fred Belk (signed) | Inks: Fred Belk (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor; Children
NotesFour one-panel cartoons.
 
Comic Story"Connie, I've decided to buy a new car."
FeaturingConnie
CreditsScript: Frank Godwin | Pencils: Frank Godwin | Inks: Frank Godwin
ContentGenre: Adventure; Humor | Characters: Connie; Daddy; Johnny
 
Comic Story"You like quail on toast, don't you, Ted!"
FeaturingThe Wet Blanket
CreditsScript: Frank Godwin | Pencils: Frank Godwin | Inks: Frank Godwin
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesThis comic strip and "Connie" constituted one full Sunday comics page.
 
Comic Story"I didn't put a knife and fork at Uncle Earl's place..." (1 page)
FeaturingLife's Like That
CreditsScript: Fred Neher | Pencils: Fred Neher | Inks: Fred Neher
ContentGenre: Humor
 
Comic Story"I wanna go in th' auto!" (1 page)
FeaturingQueenie
CreditsScript: S. M. Iger [as Bob Bliss] | Pencils: S. M. Iger [as Bob Bliss] | Inks: S. M. Iger [as Bob Bliss]
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Queenie; Auntie; Jitters
 
Text StoryThe Ghost of Devil Key (2 pages)
CreditsScript: Connye M. Hyatt | Letters: typeset
NotesThe "Let's Get Into a Huddle" page says Connye Hyatt is the wife of Robert M. Hyatt who "has been writing stories for you for the past four years."
 
Comic Story"Weel you help us." (2 pages)
SynopsisHomer is searching for buried treasure- but only under duress.
FeaturingHomer Hoopee
CreditsScript: Fred Locher (signed) | Pencils: Fred Locher (signed) | Inks: Fred Locher (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Homer Hoopee; Pasquale; Obregado
 
Activity"Artie has drawn a figgerhead."
FeaturingArtistic Artie
 
Comic Story"The next part of Spunky Dory's life story is about to begin, folks!"
FeaturingButty and Fatty
CreditsScript: M.E. Brady [as MEB] | Pencils: M.E. Brady [as MEB] | Inks: M.E. Brady [as MEB]
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Spunky Dory
 
Comic Story"Uncle Elby tugs on Napoleon" (1 page)
FeaturingNapoleon
CreditsScript: Clifford McBride | Pencils: Clifford McBride | Inks: Clifford McBride
ContentGenre: Humor; Animal | Characters: Napoleon (dog); Uncle Elby
NotesThere is no dialogue, caption, or even sound effects in this strip.
 
Comic Story"Home Teem"
FeaturingJitter
CreditsScript: Arthur Poinier | Pencils: Arthur Poinier | Inks: Arthur Poinier
ContentGenre: Humor; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals | Characters: Jitter
Notes3 daily newspaper strip reprints. The bottom third of the page is an ad urging "Boys 12 to 15!" to sell magazine subscriptions and win a bike or other prizes.
 
SynopsisList of pen pals for readers to correspond with.
FeaturingPen Pal Page
CreditsPencils: Stephen Douglas | Inks: Stephen Douglas | Letters: typeset
NotesMasthead illustration.
 
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