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 1942 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: Both covers are still present. The First issue has a few pages that have slightly ragged edges some staining and foxing. T is a page tear on the Jan. 11 issue. The May 31 issue has some page wrinkling that is only present on this issue. The last page of the volume also has some tattering on the edges. The rest of the volume is in quite nice normal condition. They were bound with a heavy string at 11 or 12 positions.
The Included comics are: RED RYDER BIFF BAKER TOONERVILLE FOLKS BRENDA BREEZE DAN WINSLOW of the Navy OUR BOARDING HOUSE TRUE COMICS FLYINâe(tm) JENNY THE SPIRIT SUPERMAN OFF THE RECORD OUT OUR WAY GIRLS CHIEF WAHOO NAPOLEON THE BUNGLE FAMILY MICKEY FINN THE NEBBS LIFEâe(tm)S LIKE THAT TARZAN LIâe(tm)L ABNER JANE ARDEN OUR BILL MARY WORTHâe(tm)S FAMILY FRECKLES & HIS FRIENDS THE CUROUS WORLD THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Clement Mooreâe(tm)s story appears in December 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 PRINCE ALBERT & CAMELS - full page Christmas ad with Santa Joe Di Maggio in a CAMELS ad 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.