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Funny Book (1942) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Funny Book (1942) 1
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Writing on interior activity pages.

    Stories and art by Chad Grothkopf, Alice Dalgliesh, Mary Elting, Elizabeth Decker, Edd Ashe and Lewis Carroll. Funny-animal comics and adaptations of classic literature from the publishers of Parents Magazine. Alec the rabbit and his bunny pals live in a victory garden, a patriotic wartime tradition; Ruth Harkness brings baby giant panda Su Lin from China to the US and causes a media sensation; A comics version of the classic Alice in Wonderland, complete with Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter. Buggsy Bug; Soldier Dog; Looney Leo, the Cut-Out Lion; Alec the Funny Bunny; Under the Red Roof; Kicker, the Cut-Out Kangaroo; The Magic Soap Bubble; Something's Wrong Here!; Su Lin Comes to America; Penny Polo; Puffer the Great; Davey Gets a Haircut; Mary Jane Has a Birthday; Alice in Wonderland. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Funny Book (1942) 2
    • Cover detached.

    Stories and art by Chad Grothkopf, Alice Dalgliesh, B. G. Herzog, Elizabeth Decker, and Jonathan Swift. Funny-animal comics and adaptations of classic literature from the publishers of Parents Magazine. Soldier Dog goes to camp; An excerpt from Gulliver's Travels, as Gulliver encounters the gigantic Brobdingnagians; A fish gets a new perspective on life after a fisherman's glasses get stuck on his face. Funny Book Folks for You to Color; Soldier Dog; Pug and Curly Find the Easy Way; Alec the Funny Bunny; The Fish That Wore Glasses; Coco and Bobo; The Magic Zoo; Gulliver in Giant-Land; Timothy Took a Nap; Jinx and the Jingle Twins; Train Time!; Something Nice for Johnny and Betsy; Climb the Mountain Peak!; Wall Movies; Puzzle Page. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Funny Book (1942) 3

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    Stories and art by Mary Elting, Joan Douglas, Adam Allen, Elizabeth Decker, and Mary Mapes Dodge. Funny-animal comics and adaptations of classic literature from the publishers of Parents Magazine. Flip-Flap the seal and Butch the frog help two zebras change the color of their stripes; An excerpt from the children's classic "Hans Brinker"; A farm dog makes the safety of the chickens his top priority. Funny Book Folks for You to Color; The Bear That Found a Star; Flip-Flap Does a Good Turn; Barker; The Tricky Horse; Fidget and His Fighting Midget; Puddle Muddle Folks; Peter Takes a Walk; Puffer and the Flying Dragon; Who'll Take the Cake?; Freddie Fieldmouse; Chief Wahoo Goes a-Wooing; Laurie and the Fire Engine; Coo-Coo Comics; Hans Brinker of the Silver Skates; It Followed Her to School; Scrambled Animals; Mr. Quince Plays Hockey! 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Funny Book (1942) 4

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    Stories and art by Eleanor Clymer, Joan Douglas, Marguerita Rudolph, Elizabeth Decker, Laura Hougland, Ernie Schroeder and Edd Ashe. Funny-animal comics and adaptations of classic literature from the publishers of Parents Magazine. A gnome helps a young boy explore the Milky Way galaxy; Robin Hood becomes a hero to the oppressed common folk of England; Christopher Crow gets his beak stuck in Rip the Dog's birthday molasses. Funny Book Folks for You to Color; The Penguin's Funny Tie; How the School Bus Kept Its Job; Big Horse Bill; Dickie's Sky Adventure; Happy Birthday!; Puddle Muddle; Spike the Cow-horn Buck; The Rhyming Persian Kitten; Just Like Grownups; Make-a-Zoo; April Fools' Day at the Zoo; The Adventures of Robin Hood; Puzzle Page; Mr. Quince. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Funny Book (1942) 5
    • Some puzzles completed.

    Stories and art by Charlotte Becker, Joan Douglas, Marguerita Rudolph, Elizabeth Decker, Betty A. McSherry and Anna Sewell. Funny-animal comics and adaptations of classic literature from the publishers of Parents Magazine. A skunk tries to hide his white stripe during an air-raid drill; A comics version of the classic horse story Black Beauty; A little girl and her pet sheep try to help an insomniac king. Also featuring an ad for a kid's "Junior Air Raid Warden Kit," a real sign of its times. Patrick, the Upside-Down Pelican; Getting in the Scrap; The Little Wind; The Hungry Cat; The Patriotic Mouse; Peter Rides a Jeep; What's Cooking?; Rosebud, the Skunk Who Didn't Have Stripes; Biff and the Duchess Get in a New Kind of Scrap; Reward for Larry; The King Who Couldn't Sleep; Ever Ride an Elephant?; Trip to the Country; Black Beauty; Puzzle Page; Mr. Quince. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Funny Book (1942) 6

    Stories and art by Charlotte Becker, Joan Douglas, Marguerita Rudolph, Elizabeth Decker, George Corley and A. W. Nugent. Funny-animal comics and adaptations of classic literature from the publishers of Parents Magazine. A knight sets out to dispose of a cute but overconfident dragon; An oyster tries to save his people from fishermen by offering up pearls instead; Christopher Crow leads his friends on a wild crow chase. Funny Book Folks to Color; Icicle the Turtle; Dibby Has a Holiday; Peter's Snow Frolic; Time Out for the Puzzle Period; Puddle Muddle; Boy Scout Jamboree; The Ugly Ostrich; Build-a-Bomber; The Toothless Lion; Johnny and His Little Train; Funny Movies; The Boastful Dragon; Roll a Ball of Meat; Otto, the Outcast Oyster. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Funny Book (1942) 7
    • Cover detached. Centerfold detached. Water damage.

    Stories and art by Charlotte Becker, Joan Douglas, Marguerita Rudolph, Elizabeth Decker, George Corley, A. W. Nugent, Pete Costanza and C.C. Beck. Funny-animal comics and adaptations of classic literature from the publishers of Parents Magazine. An abused (landline) phone runs away and joins a gang of misfit appliances; Swarming bees are charmed into docility by a boy's harmonica; A cop's dog named Watson helps him solve crimes. Also featuring an ad for Tootsie Rolls, "Captain Tootsie and the Return of Dr. Narsty," from Shazam creator C.C. Beck. The Lonesome Telephone; Puffer and the Bees; Watson, the Detective's Assistant; Hocus-Pocus; Funny Paper; Puddle Muddle; Herkimer Jones Dreams Up a Fire; Tall Tale; The Bored Cuckoo; Toots' Tours; Dribble the Practical Jokester; Funny Movies; The Boastful Dragon; Roll a Ball of Meat; Otto, the Outcast Oyster. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Funny Book (1942) 8

    Stories and art by Orestes Calpini and Lavinia R. Davis. Funny-animal comics and adaptations of classic literature from the publishers of Parents Magazine. Hocus-Pocus teaches a turtle (and the reader) magic tricks; Funny Paper covers Humpty Dumpty's tragic accident; A cop's dogs help him track down an escaped convict. Featherbrain Freddy; Puffer; Watson, the Detective's Assistant; Hocus-Pocus; Funny Paper; Ditto; Magic for Everybody; Tall Tale; Mr. Cooper's Kite; Toots' Tours; Dribble; Croak Pond Mystery; Wipey the Window Washer. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Funny Book (1942) 9

    Stories and art by Sam Glankoff, Gertrude Crampton and Jack Sparling. Funny-animal comics and adaptations of classic literature from the publishers of Parents Magazine. Dribble tries his best tricks to get a beaver to stop working; Detective Muggins searches for a missing prize-winning dog; Ditto thinks being a firehouse dog would be an easy life, until he gets a taste of the real thing. Drag-Along; Puffer; Watson, the Detective's Assistant; Hocus-Pocus; Funny Paper; Ditto; Captain Lucifer's Loon Island Ferry; Tall Tale; The Pottlebys; Toots' Tours; Dribble; Willy Nilly; Wipey the Window Washer. Final issue of the series. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.