THE COMIC WEEKLY was included with the Sunday edition of the DETROIT NEWS . The Comic Weekly had between 16 and 20 pages on average each week depending on the number of ads and comics in each section. The Comics had the same dimensions as the newspaper itself measuring 21 1/4âe x 15 1/2âe. They are between 2 1/2âe - 3âe.
This is a bound volume of the entire 1939 year of comics. Since this was a weekly, t must be well over 900 pages.
Heavy paper covers were used to protect the bound volume.
CONDITION: For the most part this volume is in very nice condition. The front cover is attached but the back one is missing. Because the back one is missing, the final issue dated Dec. 31, it is partially loose with edges being a little ragged and some small tears. The last page is completely loose and it has many tears with more raggedy edges. Other than that, t is minor wear showing. They were bound with a heavy string at 11 or 12 positions. This volume has a little more looseness than some of the other volumes - but the volume is still held together nicely.
The Included comics are: RED RYDER JANE ARDEN THE TIMID SOUL MR. AND MRS. BUNGLE FAMILY TOONERVILLE FOLKS CHARLIE CHAN MICKEY FINN REGâe(tm)LAR FELLERS GIRLS OUT OUR WAY THE COMIC ZOO OFF THE RECORD TAILSPIN TOMMY BEN WEBSTER DAN WINSLOW LIFEâe(tm)S LIKE THAT TARZAN LIâe(tm)L ABNER ELLA CINDERS NAPOLEON OFF THE RECORD SERGEANT STONY CRAIG DARE-DEVILS OF DESTINY MORTIMER & CHARLIE by Edgar Bergen introduced on July 16 SUPERMAN introduced with the last issue on Dec. 31.
In addition, t is a series called VIGNETTES OF LIFE Throughout a year, of course, some new comics and series may have been added and some may have been removed.
Finally, t are 4-7 and sometimes more advertising sections - many incorporating their products in comic form. Some of these are WHEATENA WHEATIES with Home Run Hank Greenberg and later Bob Feller PRINCE ALBERT & CAMELS - full page Christmas ad with Santa PEPSODENT and other tooth pastes and powders, many over the counter medical items RALSTON AUNT JEMIMA LIONEL AND AMERICAN FLYER model trains & ERECTOR sets appear around Christmas time In many of these ads t are movie stars as well as Radio and Sport personalities
I purchased this and other volumes at an estate auctions some months back - and at the time requested some information about the origination of these volumes. Unfortunately, I was given no information. I can only guess that they were bound at the newspaper publisher and kept in an old newspaper vault. Iâe(tm)ve taken many photos but will be attaching only a few so that you can get the flavor of this wonderful set.