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Cocomalt Big Book of Comics #1 [1938]-52pg-c2c -Stopper75
An anthology of one or two page strips published by Centaur Comics

24-June-2014 8:28 pm
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Username: churnworks
Comment: An interesting comic, with strips that would be featured in future comics: (1) Dan Hastings, by Ken Fitch, art by Fred Guardineer. Guardineer had discovered, but not quite mastered, Alex Raymond. (2) Lucky Coyne, art by Frank Frollo, the King of the Static Comic Page (but, boy! did he do some nice atmospheric covers) (3) Spots, an early "bigfoot" cartoon strip by Paul Gustavson, who later did some very nice super-hero art. (4) Sky Menace, credited to Will Harr, with art by Maurice Gutwirth Plus, there is a "Little Nemo" and an "Impy" story by Windsor McKay, Jr. There is some evidence that WMJr. had been or was going to be hired by Whitney Ellsworth to draw Superman, which would have been an interesting exercise.
 
 

Issue: #1
Published: [Spring] 1938, Price: 0.00 FREE, Pages: 52, Editing: Harry "A" Chesler
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: One-Shot
Notes: Giveaway comic. One story has the line "1938 Harry "A" Chesler Syndicate, NY". Joe Penner's Cocomalt radio program ended in June, so the book, which was a giveaway for the show, must have come out before that date. Story in January 25, 1938 New Castle, PA. News indicates book was in preparation at that time.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Joe Penner
Credits: Pencils: Charles Biro | Inks: Charles Biro

Comic Story (1 page) The Winning Team
Featuring: Adventures In Goobyland
Credits: Script: George Nagle? | Pencils: Charles Biro | Inks: Charles Biro

Comic Story (1 page) T'was Winter Time In Slumberland
Featuring: Little Nemo
Credits: Script: Bob McCay [as Winsor McCay, Jr.] | Pencils: Bob McCay [as Winsor McCay, Jr.] | Inks: Bob McCay [as Winsor McCay, Jr.] | Colours: Bob McCay ? | Letters: Bob McCay

Comic Story (1 page) "Ike, you sap!"
Featuring: Insurance Ike
Credits: Script: Jack Cole | Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole
Genre: Humor
Characters: Insurance Ike (introduction)

Comic Story (1 page) "And the next time you disobey I'm going to give you a spanking."
Featuring: Bib an' Tucker
Credits: Script: Jack Romer | Pencils: Jack Romer | Inks: Jack Romer
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (1 page) Impy's Skiing Trip
Featuring: Impy
Credits: Script: Bob McCay [as Winsor McCay, Jr.] | Pencils: Bob McCay [as Winsor McCay, Jr.] | Inks: Bob McCay [as Winsor McCay, Jr.] | Colours: Bob McCay ? | Letters: Bob McCay

Comic Story (1 page) "I'm a Penner for keeps now"
Featuring: Officer Skelly
Credits: Script: Jack Cole | Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole
Genre: Humor
Characters: Officer Skelly (introduction) Joe Penner (guest Star)

Comic Story (1 page) "I think Tommy is a much better boy..."
Featuring: Tommy the Bear Scout
Credits: Script: Richard Dean | Pencils: Dick Ryan | Inks: Dick Ryan
Genre: Humor Anthropomorphic-funny Animals

Comic Story (2 pages) "And the only way to balance the budget is to cut down expenses!"
Featuring: King Kole's Kourt
Credits: Script: George Nagle | Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (2 pages) "Tenderfoot Joe cried out aloud..."
Featuring: Cowboy Joe Penner
Credits: Script: George Nagle | Pencils: Fred Schwab | Inks: Fred Schwab
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (4 pages) Rad Omeron, the Martian Bandit
Featuring: Dan Hastings
Credits: Script: Ken Fitch | Pencils: Fred Guardineer | Inks: Fred Guardineer
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Dan Hastings (intro) Rad Omeron (villain, Introduction, Death?)

Comic Story (2 pages) "In Gooby Town, the little tots..."
Featuring: Adventures In Goobyland
Credits: Script: George Nagle? | Pencils: Charles Biro | Inks: Charles Biro
Genre: Humor

Text Article (2 pages) Put On Your Own Radio Show
Credits: Pencils: Charles Biro ? | Inks: Charles Biro ? | Letters: typeset

Text Article (3 pages) When the Berry Blossoms
Credits: Script: Joe Penner; Hal Raynor | Pencils: Cole (illos) | Inks: Cole (illos) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (1 page) "We will tie, chain, and handcuff Boodini..."
Featuring: Boodini the Great
Credits: Script: Fred Schwab | Pencils: Fred Schwab | Inks: Fred Schwab
Genre: Humor
Characters: Boodini

Text Story (6 pages) The Wild Cat
Credits: Script: Ken Fitch | Pencils: Fred Guardineer (illos) | Inks: Fred Guardineer (illos) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (2 pages) "Beneath a shady maple tree..."
Featuring: Round Table Adventures
Credits: Pencils: Rafael Astarita | Inks: Rafael Astarita
Genre: Adventure Historical
Characters: Alanakay (first Appearance)

Comic Story (3 pages) "I'm taking you under my wing, Harry."
Featuring: Lucky Coyne
Credits: Pencils: Frank Frollo | Inks: Frank Frollo
Genre: Detective-mystery

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Myrth-Parade
Credits: Script: Jack Cole ? | Pencils: Jack Cole ? | Inks: Jack Cole ?
Genre: Humor
Characters: Boodini (1-panel Appearance)

Comic Story (1 page) "Hurry, Oscar, go get that mouse!"
Featuring: Spots
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson | Pencils: Paul Gustavson | Inks: Paul Gustavson | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (3 pages) Sky Menace
Credits: Script: Will Harr | Pencils: Maurice Gutwirth | Inks: Maurice Gutwirth

Cartoon (1 page) Laughing At Life / Don't Look Now / Nothing But the Truth / Tell Me Mr. Wise Guy!
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (3 pages) Senior Symphony
Credits: Script: Claire S. Moe | Pencils: Claire S. Moe | Inks: Claire S. Moe

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Brain Teasers
Credits: Script: Bob Wood | Pencils: Bob Wood | Inks: Bob Wood

Comic Story (1 page) "I don't remember!"
Featuring: Animal Crackers
Credits: Script: Dick Ryan | Pencils: Dick Ryan | Inks: Dick Ryan
Genre: Humor Anthropomorphic-funny Animals

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