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Issue: #1
Published: January 1948, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Vin Sullivan
Color: Four Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume I, Part 2, Numbers 1 and 2, Periodicals, 1946-1947. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B112027.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Funnyman
Credits: Pencils: Marvin Stein | Inks: Marvin Stein
Genre: Humor
Characters: Funny Man [Larry Davis]

Text Story (2 pages) Jerks in the Works
Credits: Script: Ray Krank [as Ray Gardner]; Gardner Fox [as Ray Gardner] | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Funnyman
Synopsis: TV comedian Larry Davis was convinced by his girlfriend and manager, June Farrell, to do a superhero-like publicity stunt where Larry would defeat Happy, an actor playing a criminal, as a crime fighting clown. However, Larry ends up defeating a real criminal by mistake. He decides he likes being a hero, and becomes Funnyman, the Comic Crimebuster, protector of Empire City -- much to the chagrin of June and Happy, who are the sole people who know his secret.
Credits: Script: Jerry Siegel | Pencils: Joe Shuster (layouts); John Sikela | Inks: Dick Ayers
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Funnyman [Larry Davis] (comedian, Introduction, Origin) June Farrell (Larry's Manager) Happy

Comic Story (19 pages) The Teen-Age Terrors!
Featuring: Funnyman
Synopsis: Darlene and Hankie are robbed by teenage fans and Funnyman steps in to clean up, but has his family heirloom watch stolen by autograph seekers. He follows them to a warehouse where he sees them turn the watch over to Ants Pants and his gang, notes the plan by Ants to fence the watch and trails the gang to Fencie Finnegan's place and eventually rounds up the crooks.
Credits: Script: Jerry Siegel (signed) | Pencils: Joe Shuster (layouts) (signed); John Sikela | Inks: Shuster Shop; Dick Ayers ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Funnyman [Larry Davis] June Farrell Darlene Dalrymple (Hollywood Starlet, Introduction) Hankie Sonota (a Frank Sinatra Stand-in, Introduction) "Ants" Pants (villain, Introduction) Pant's Gang (villains, Introduction For All) Fencie Finnegan (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (3 pages) Funnyman, Comicman, and Laffman
Featuring: Funnyman
Synopsis: Flathead Floogie escapes from the Police at Grand Central Station, and while Larry puts on his Funnyman attire, two costumed imitators of Funnyman, Comicman and Laffman, seek to capture the fugitive Flathead. The trio finally captures Flathead, and, after dispatching his irritating, smug competitors, Funnyman turns Flathead over to the authorities.
Credits: Script: Jerry Siegel | Pencils: Joe Shuster (layouts); Marvin Stein | Inks: Shuster Shop; Dick Ayers ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Funnyman [Larry Davis] Comicman (introduction) Laffman (introduction) Flathead Floogie (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Truant Toy
Featuring: Funnyman
Synopsis: Larry buys a toy kangaroo on his way to a nightclub performance. A sneak thief, in the meantime, goes back stage and mishandles June, and Funnyman throws ink and assorted junk at the mean-spirited crook. For safe-keeping, June hides her diamond ring inside the mechanical toy kangaroo, which then tears across the city landscape, followed by Funnyman, who finally captures the kangaroo and returns the ring to June. After the show ends, Larry goes out and buys five mechanical dogs.
Credits: Script: Jerry Siegel | Pencils: Joe Shuster (layouts) (signed); Marvin Stein | Inks: Shuster shop; Dick Ayers ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Funnyman [Larry Davis] June Farrell Crook (villain, Introduction)

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) A Killer-Diller!
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Pencils: Ogden Whitney ? (cover) | Inks: Ogden Whitney ? (cover) | Letters: typeset

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