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fox_centaur's scans of Funny Pages v4 #1, now edited
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Tarpe Mills works on Diana Deane in Hollywood. This is before she does Miss Fury.
Volume: #4, Issue: #1
Published: January 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Lloyd Jacquet; Joseph J. Hardie (publisher)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Editor/Publisher credits from Statement of Ownership (see sequence #3). Indicia: January, 1940. Vol. 4, Number 1. FUNNY PAGES is published monthly by Centaur Publications, Inc., 420 De Soto Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. Editorial and executive offices: 215 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at St. Louis, Mo. Single copies 10c. Yearly subscription $1.00 in the U.S.A. (other countries, $1.50). Copyright 1939 by Centaur Publications, Inc. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. No actual person is named or delineated in this fiction magazine. Printed in the U.S.A. On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 441346.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: The Arrow
Credits: Pencils: Paul Gustavson | Inks: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Arrow [Ralph Payne]

Advertisement (1 page) Learn to Play Checkers!
Featuring: How to Win at Checkers
Credits: Script: Millard F. P. Hopper? | Letters: typeset

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (0 pages) Hey Fellas! Here's the Amazing Man!
Featuring: Amazing-Man Comics
Credits: Pencils: ? [as G.P.] (signed) | Inks: ? [as G.P.] (signed)
Characters: Amazing-Man

Statement Of Ownership (0 pages) Statement of Ownership
Synopsis: Publisher, Joseph J. Hardie, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.; Editor, Lloyd Jacquet, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.; Managing Editor, None; Business Manager, Raymond J. Kelly, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. Owner: Centaur Publications, Inc., 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.; Raymond J. Kelly, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.; S. J. Fried, 291 Broadway, New York, N. Y.; Joseph J. Hardie, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.; E. L. Angel, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. Signed by: Joseph J. Hardie, Publisher. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of September, 1939. Berta M. Holcepl, Notary Public Kings County Clerk's No. 337, Register's No. 1009? [smudged] New York County Clerk's No. 15, Register's No. 1H11? [smudged] Commission expires March 30, 1939 [smudged, but the "3" is clear enough even though that would put the expiration earlier than the date of this document! Perhaps a typo?]
Credits: Script: Joseph J. Hardie | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Mantoka
Synopsis: Mantoka's father, the tribe shaman, passes his powers on to Mantoka. When the hunters of the tribe start to go missing, Mantoka finds that they have been captured by a white man who is forcing them to work in his mines.
Credits: Script: Jack Cole [as Richard Bruce] (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole [as Richard Bruce] (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole [as Richard Bruce] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Mantoka (introduction Origin) Mantoka's Father;

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Egbert
Synopsis: Egbert gets a sled ride from Pinky.
Credits: Script: Art Pinajian | Pencils: Art Pinajian | Inks: Art Pinajian
Genre: Humor
Characters: Egbert Pinky

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: The Arrow
Synopsis: The Arrow captures some murdering racketeers.
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Pencils: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Arrow [Ralph Payne]

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: The Circus and Sue
Credits: Script: Claire S. Moe (signed) | Pencils: Claire S. Moe (signed) | Inks: Claire S. Moe (signed)
Genre: Drama
Characters: Sue Margo Renee Andre Jacques The Maestro

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Phantom Rider
Synopsis: When Blarsted, the most powerful man in Mesquite, drives out the Sherrif, the Phantom Rider comes to his aid.
Credits: Script: Jack Cole ?
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Phantom Rider Sherrif Warder Blarsted

Activity (2 pages)
Featuring: Magic Made Easy

Text Article (1 page)
Featuring: Uncle Joe's Joke Page
Credits: Pencils: Martin Filchock (signed) | Inks: Martin Filchock (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Mad Ming
Synopsis: G-Man Gene is called in when Stubs finds a body he thinks is a federal man. Jinny insists on going with him, and they discover an opium smuggling operation. After tracing it to Wu Chang, Jinny steals his papers for evidence. Furious, Wu Chang kidnaps her, but Gene calls in Sgt. Stone and rescues her during a raid.
Credits: Pencils: Harold DeLay (signed) | Inks: Harold DeLay (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Mad Ming [Wu Chang] (introduction) Gene (introduction) Jinny (introduction) Stubs (introduction) Lee (introduction) Sergeant Stone (introduction)

Activity (2 pages)
Featuring: Your Page
Synopsis: Numerous drawings sent in by readers.
Credits: Pencils: ?; Rose Marie Imes; Claude Cook; John Choffey; Roland Santurri Cranston; Thomas Harris; Ethel Arnold; Larry McVay; Thomas Main; Carolton Burchet; Harry Powell; Raymond Fielding; Edwin Jones; Stephen Eugene Piles; Morty Rothenburg; Armstead Hudnell; Meyer Roiter; Jack Grau; Teresa Bilotta; Lenore Hutchings; H. Lasseter; Ann Oustod; Emile Hamel; Jack Malott; Uphouse Tatarunis; Tommy Tomlinson; Joe Miller

Activity (1 page) Lesson #13
Featuring: Cartooning The Perfect Hobby!

Comic Story (4 pages) White Goddess [conclusion]
Featuring: Diana Deane in Hollywood
Synopsis: Zuma shoots and kills Briny Bill from a hiding place, cutting short his reunion with Ora. However he falls from his perch and is killed by a gorilla. Gary begins to take Ora, now Joan Trever once more, back to England as Bill wished. But the two have fallen in love, and Joan agrees to go with Gary to America as his bride.
Credits: Script: Tarpe Mills (signed) | Pencils: Tarpe Mills (signed) | Inks: Tarpe Mills (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Ora [Joan Trevor] Briny Bill (death) Gary Hale Zuma (villain Death)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: The Owl
Synopsis: The fastidious librarian in a large southern city is secretly The Owl, who lives with his father in the nearby swamp. The Owl's father lost his legs because of a racketeer, and spent his life designing the Owl's flying suit. They track down a kidnapping gang to Zeb's farm and the Owl runs their car off a cliff.
Credits: Pencils: Martin Filchock (signed) | Inks: Martin Filchock (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Owl [Jack] The Owl's Father Zeb Hale (death)

Text Story (1 page) Uncle Joe's Joke Page
Synopsis: This is a text page filler with two spot illos. The text consists of eight joke dialogues.

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Johnson Smith & Co.
Synopsis: Numerous small advertisements for goods from Johnson Smith & Co.
Credits: Letters: typeset

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