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The Funnies

The Funnies,
The Funnies
Vol. 1, no. 57
Dell Publishing Co., July 1941
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Serial & Government
Publications Division

George T. Delacorte of Dell Publishing Company was one of the first to recognize the possibilities of the comic book genre and in 1929, published The Funnies, a short-lived newspaper tabloid insert. In 1936, the company joined the burgeoning newsstand comic book business with a new version of The Funnies, a combination of comic strip reprints, original stories, and adaptations of radio broadcasts, such as "Captain Midnight." In 1942, this comic book became New Funnies and was published until 1962.

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