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Uploaded by SteveD who says:
"A remarkable Pyramid scan of one of the rarities of Wolverton one-offs: a wonderful 7-page FLAP FLIPFLOP story in an obscure CHARLTON title!
Obviously Timely was unconcerned about those character properties that would later become the holy grail of the funnybook industry, since FLAP had been consistently appearing in Timely titles, since his debut in the 1st issue of KID Comics in 1943. A few other Timely appearances including 3 in Gay Comics, and 1 in the 2nd run of Krazy Comics, but this 1947 Charlton book was apparently a sale Wolverton chose to make to whatever client he could, though oddly enough Flap made one more appearance in Timely publications AFTER this Charlton story appeared.
Granted, this is getting near the end of Wolverton's humor stories in Timely books, and he may very well have been selling stories with no clue where Stan Lee and the ever-fluid editorial staff at Timely would publish them. Perhaps he'd hit some sort of saturation level of pages sold to them in 1947, and he shopped a fine laugh-riot of a story to any publisher who'd snap it up, especially one such as JACK-IN-THE-BOX, which is uttlerly Unfunny except for the Wolverton tale.
Or, knowing Timely's skeevy business practices, perhaps Timely bought the story from Wolverton and then Timely re-sold the story to Charlton for reasons which will remain obscure until Sadowski's next volume appears."
Issue: #13
Published: April 1947, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: Indexed from scanned copy at http://comicbookplus.com
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Genre: Humor Anthropomorphic-funny Animals

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Magic Tricks

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Breezy
Credits: Pencils: Armand Troncone (signed)
Genre: Humor Teen

Comic Story (4 pages) Jumping Jack
Featuring: Jack in the Box
Credits: Pencils: Lee Sherman (signed) | Inks: Lee Sherman (signed)
Genre: Fantasy

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Jack in the Box
Credits: Pencils: Lee Sherman | Inks: Lee Sherman
Genre: Fantasy

Text Story (2 pages) Jack in the Box Starts a Club
Featuring: Jack in the Box
Credits: Script: Wilson Anthony | Letters: typeset
Genre: Fantasy

Comic Story (6 pages) The Story of Sir Launcelot of the Lake
Genre: Adventure Historical

Text Article (1 page)
Featuring: Facts and Superstitions!
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Flap Flipflop the Flying Flash
Credits: Script: Basil Wolverton (signed) | Pencils: Basil Wolverton (signed) | Inks: Basil Wolverton (signed)
Genre: Humor

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