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March 1937, cover to cover minus 4 page Buck Rogers adventure. In this issue:

Screen Oddities
War on Crime
Napoleon
Skyroads
Queenie
Hairbreadth Harry
Amaze-A-Minute
Above the Crowd
Joe Palooka
Dickie Dare
Beau Geste
Scorchy Smith
Adventures of Patsy
Dixie Dugan
Strange as it Seems
Ned Brant of Carter
Oaky Doaks
High Lights of History
Olly of the Movies
Connie
Mickey Finn
Mescal Ike
Jane Arden
=Flight=
Babe Bunting
Toddy
Homer Hoopee
Magic Made Easy

Issue: #32
Published: March 1937, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Stephen Douglas
Color: Color Dimensions: Earlier Issues Standard Golden Age U. S.; Later Issues Standard Silver Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Almost all of the content of this comic consists of newspaper strip reprints modified to fit comic book format. The dates of publication of these strips have, in practically all cases, been removed. On sale date from the previous issue's “Let's Get into a Huddle” page.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Synopsis: Joe Palooka and Sam Smithers play golf in the deep snow.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Joe Palooka Sam Smithers

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Screen Oddities
Credits: Pencils: Bruno Thompson | Inks: Bruno Thompson
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Myrna Loy Joan Crawford Herbert Marshall Fred Keating Leo Carillo Harry Cornblath Anna May Wong Claudette Colbert John Beal Charles Laughton John Boles

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Alec and Itchy
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Alec Itchy

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Goofie Gags
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (1 page) Digging for Bones
Featuring: The Adventures of Jabby
Synopsis: Jabby digs under a fence to find some castoff bones only to discover another dog has already taken them.
Genre: Humor Animal
Characters: Jabby

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: War On Crime
Credits: Script: Rex Collier (credited) | Pencils: Kemp Starrett ? | Inks: Kemp Starrett ?
Genre: Crime
Characters: John Dillinger "Three FIngered Jack" Hamilton Marie Conforti "Baby Face" Nelson His Wife Jean Delaney

Comic Story (1 page)
Genre: Humor Animal
Characters: Napoleon Uncle Elby

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Nipper
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Nipper Tucker Muriel

Comic Story (2 pages)
Genre: Adventure Aviation
Characters: Hurricane Hawk Cookie

Letters Page (1 page)
Featuring: Let's Get Into a Huddle!
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Queenie
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Queenie Prunella Henrietta Hickup Jitters

Comic Story (1 page)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Harry Hollingsworth Rudolph Rassendale (villain) Belinda Blinks Fitz Startz

Comic Story (0 pages)
Genre: Humor
Characters: High-Gear Homer

Comic Story (4 pages)
Credits: Script: Philip Francis Nowlan | Pencils: Rick Yager [as Dick Calkins] (signed) | Inks: Rick Yager [as Dick Calkins] (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Amaze-A-Minute
Credits: Script: Arnold | Pencils: Arnold | Inks: Arnold
Genre: Non-fiction

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Above the Crowd
Credits: Script: Stookie Allen | Pencils: Stookie Allen | Inks: Stookie Allen
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (0 pages)
Featuring: Fisher's History of Boxing
Credits: Script: Ham Fisher | Pencils: Al Capp [as Ham Fisher] | Inks: Al Capp [as Ham Fisher]
Genre: Sports
Characters: Gene Tunney

Comic Story (1 page)
Credits: Script: Ham Fisher | Pencils: Al Capp [as Ham Fisher] | Inks: Al Capp [as Ham Fisher]
Genre: Drama
Characters: Joe Palooka Knobby Walsh

Comic Story (2 pages)
Synopsis: Dickie and Dan sail for Tahiti at the invitation of Dan's old friend "Cranky Joe" Hatch. He has discovered a bed of huge black pearls and has hired a schooner to go diving for them. One of the natives overhears the conversation and reports it to his chief. As the fellowship sail off they run into a rough squall. Looking over the bow they spot a small rowboat containing a girl.
Genre: Adventure Children
Characters: Dickie Dare Dan Flynn "Cranky Joe" Hatch

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Beau Geste
Synopsis: The Geste boys are posted on desert duty, guarding a ring of oases. Lejaune hatches a cunning plan to massacre the attacking Arabs.
Credits: Script: ? (adaption; P. C. Wren (original author) (credited)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Beau Geste John Geste Adjutant Lejaune

Comic Story (2 pages)
Synopsis: Scorchy and Gus find Brook unconscious, a victim of The Gas Fiend. He escapes in a stolen airplane, which subsequently crashes and kills him. He is revealed as Brook's father, who has willed her his vast business interests - a big plantation, coastal interests, turpentine forests.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Scorchy Smith Gus Brook Edmundson Patterson The Gas Fiend [aka John Armentrot Patterson] (villain, Death) Colonel Hummel Doctor Diehl

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Adventures of Patsy
Synopsis: The Magician makes his first appearance and turns King Silhouette into a sausage. Then he turns the cat into a sausage. Then Thimble eats one of them!
Genre: Adventure Superhero
Characters: The Phantom Magician (intro) Patsy King Silhouette Thimble

Comic Story (0 pages)
Featuring: "Good Deed" Dotty
Synopsis: Dotty's good deed for the day consists of giving a noisy caged parrot a book on etiquette and manners.
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: "Good Deed" Dotty

Comic Story (1 page)
Synopsis: Tim Dugan first complains about the new scientific method of eating standing up, then goes for a walk and curses kids on their new-fangled roller skates. He sees his two daughters and his wife skating on the sidewalk opposite, but Ma Dugan loses her balance and all three fall on their rear ends.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Dixie Dugan Tim Dugan Ma Dugan

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: The Frog Pond Ferry
Synopsis: Nutsy Squirrel pelts Skipper with old rotten nuts, so he goes to see Henrietta and takes a basket of "no account eggs" which failed to hatch, and drops them on Nutsy Squirrel's head.
Genre: Humor Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: The Skipper Nutsy Squirrel Henrietta Hen

Comic Story (1 page)
Genre: Humor Animal
Characters: Napoleon Uncle Elby

Activity (1 page) survey
Featuring: Tell Us About Yourself

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Butty and Fatty
Genre: Humor
Characters: Butty Fatty

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Strange As It Seems
Credits: Script: John Hix | Pencils: John Hix | Inks: John Hix
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Ned Brant of Carter
Synopsis: The coach breaks his leg and has Ned take over the team.
Genre: Sports
Characters: Ned Brant "Shotgun" Sheldon Coach Dave Meegan Jack Perrin

Comic Story (2 pages)
Synopsis: Invited to tea with Princess Mercedes, Oaky decides to wear his armor.
Genre: Adventure Humor Historical
Characters: Sir Oaky Doaks Princess Mercedes

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Funland
Credits: Script: A. W. Nugent | Pencils: A. W. Nugent | Inks: A. W. Nugent

Comic Story (1 page) An Edison of Ancient Greece
Genre: Historical

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Olly of the Movies
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Olive Lane Abe "A.G." Ginsberg Lala Palooza Skip Allen [aka Chick Keen] Maxie (Olly's Agent)

Comic Story (1 page)
Synopsis: Connie receives a threatening letter from Slugger McCabe. A man calls, saying the chief has told him to take her for a ride. eventually she spies a policeman and tells him she is being kidnapped, but he says Slugger McCabe and his gang were arrested that morning. Her "abductor" turns out to be a car salesman giving her a free test spin.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Connie Kurridge

Comic Story (0 pages)
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Bobby
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Bobby His Mother Tex

Comic Story (0 pages)
Featuring: Nippie
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Nippie

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Mickey Finn
Synopsis: Mickey finds a stray dog, which belongs to a wealthy woman. When he returns it he declines the reward she offers. The dog is pampered beyond toleration at home and reappears on Mickey's beat.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Mickey Finn Mr. O'Brien Miss Asprinwald Henrietta (a Maid)

Comic Story (1 page)
Genre: Humor Western-frontier
Characters: Pa Piffle Mister Davis Mescal Ike

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: Jane Arden / Lena Pry
Synopsis: A mysterious will, a mystery woman, rival brothers. Suspense looms for Jane Arden.
Genre: Adventure Humor
Characters: Jane Arden Charles Frieda Strom Johnny Lena Pry

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Butty and Fatty
Genre: Humor
Characters: Butty Fatty

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Flight
Credits: Script: W. D. Tipton | Pencils: J. H. Mason | Inks: J. H. Mason
Genre: Non-fiction Aviation

Comic Story (2 pages)
Genre: Adventure Children
Characters: Dorothy "Babe" Bunting Roger Weston Jasper Scrawn Robert Bunting

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Strange As It Seems
Credits: Script: John Hix | Pencils: John Hix | Inks: John Hix
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Toddy
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Toddy

Text Story (2 pages) The Terrible Voice
Synopsis: A squadron of Foreign Legion troops fight off an attack by Arabs.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Gunner Wolgast Corporal Malcolm Ridley Lieutenant Leseur Mahmoud Corporal Durand Jaccard Griggs

Comic Story (2 pages)
Synopsis: Homer wants to make Hector a Hollywood star to get him out of the house.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Homer Hoopee Binks Hector Helen Henrietta

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Magic Made Easy

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Seaweed Sam the Rhyming Rover
Genre: Humor
Characters: Seaweed Sam

Comic Story (0 pages)
Featuring: Fisher's History of Boxing
Credits: Script: Ham Fisher | Pencils: Al Capp [as Ham Fisher] | Inks: Al Capp [as Ham Fisher]
Genre: Sports
Characters: Gene Tunney

Comic Story (1 page)
Credits: Script: Ham Fisher | Pencils: Al Capp [as Ham Fisher] | Inks: Al Capp [as Ham Fisher]
Genre: Sports
Characters: Joe Palooka Knobby Walsh Gobly Herbert

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