COMIC #106: Comedy Comics #11
DATE: September 1942
PUBLISHER: Timely Comics
CONTENTS: Cover, pencilled by Mike Sekowsky, inked by George Klein; “Otto Bragg And Snippy”, drawn by Lou Paige; “Wheezy”, drawn by Reney; “Inky Dinky”, drawn by Sol Brodsky; “Maisie Martin In Hollywood”, drawn by Charles Nicholas; “Vagabond”, pencilled by Ed Winiarski, inked by George Klein; “Stuporman”, drawn by Harry Douglas; “Percy”, pencilled by Mike Sekowsky, inked by George Klein; “Spy-Catcher”, drawn by Charles Nicholas; “Casey McKann”, drawn by Lou Ferstadt; “Trinket”, drawn by Clive Yeadon; “Snigger”, drawn by Red Holmdale; “Maymee Hazzit”, maybe pencilled by Chic Stone, maybe inked by Al Gabriele; “Ye Good Old Daze”, maybe pencilled by Alan Mandel, maybe inked by Dan Barry. Editor: Stan Lee.
CANON: Partial (Vagabond story).
Couldn’t find it! Didn’t read it!
This issue has a mixed bag of familiar creators and mostly-familiar strips. Ed Winiarski’s ridiculous Vagabond character makes one final appearance, which I’ve heard takes a more directly comedic style than the past Vagabond stories; the Vagabond will enter the Marvel Universe when his pant leg appears in one panel of Avengers/Invaders.
Alan Mandel and Dan Barry make their Timely debuts here. Mandel had worked for other publishers, most notably on Blue Bolt, and Barry helped him; they’ll both mostly work for other publishers, but do a smattering of Timely work. Possible “Wheezy” artist Lily Renee, who’d be the only female artist at Timely so far, has no more Timely credits I know of, and neither does Red Holmdale; she’ll go on to draw comics for Fiction House, and he’ll move on to Archie. I couldn’t find any credits for Clive Yeadon besides this and the previous Trinket strip. Everyone else has more Timely credits on tap, although I don’t think any of these features will appear again. I think Chic Stone makes his published debut here; he’ll do his best-known work inking Jack Kirby in the ’60s.
When Comedy Comics returns in three months, it will abandon the comedy/adventure hybrid format, converting to a funny animal comic.