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Uploader: Henry Peters
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Fawcett, April 1946, c2c, damaged front page -Henry Peters scans

Damaged FC and IFC upgraded.

14-December-2015 10:58 pm
Username: SteveD
Comment: Interesting that this April 1946 1st issue-- likely appearing on newsstands at the start of that year, in keeping with most publishers post-dating their comics to keep them on stands longer-- was originally to be titled NUTTY COMICS (as seen atop every interior page), when Fawcett's own NUTTY #1 is dated WINTER 1946, and was the only issue of that title released. An internal debate over what to title the publisher's attempt at a humor anthology book? Bad record-keeping? Given Fawcett's relatively conservative titling tendencies, they likely felt "Comic Comics" was safer than the implications inherent in "Nutty," and perhaps later saw in other companies' products that the slang implication of mental illness wasn't inherently a bad thing, too late to make a difference.
31-July-2022 7:50 pm
Username: lrek
Comment: A small nitpick -- on the the original IFC, the coupon lists the mailing address as Dept. M-12H, while the recon coupon says Dept. M-12T. The Dept. M-13H on the back cover is correct. Advertisers (in this instance, Fawcett themselves) used different departments so they knew which issue the order was coming from, and thus were able to gauge the effectiveness of the ad. It's an easy fix in this case. ... Also, on eBay at the moment is an auction for a copy that shows the complete IFC and front page: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284901994021?hash=item42557b6e25:g:SeEAAOSwW5dfjIMF They are low-res, of course, but could be used to make repairs.
31-July-2022 9:28 pm
Username: lrek
Comment: Some speculation: The use of what appears to have been Fawcett's "Nutty Comics" inventory to create "Comic Comics" #1 may have had something to do with the fact that Harvey had been publishing their own "Nutty Comics" title since 1945. At a guess, maybe Harvey was going to drop the title until they had a hit with Rags Rabbit in #5 (Fall 1946). Perhaps Fawcett was going to adopt the title but, following their #1 (Winter 1946), realized that Rags Rabbit had breathed new life (however briefly) into Harvey's version. Inventory for Fawcett's "Nutty Comics" #2 then became "Comic Comics" #1 (which continued for 10 issues, while Harvey's version made it to #8). We'll probably never know.

Issue: #1
Published: April 1946, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Will Lieberson
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Newsprint Interior; Glossy Cover 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 B26310. The header on each interior page reads Nutty Comics, not Comic Comics. Fawcett published one issue of Nutty Comics cover-dated Winter 1946.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Characters: Captain Kid

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page) Contents page
Credits: Pencils: Victor Pazmiño | Inks: Victor Pazmiño

Comic Story (6 pages)
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (1 page) Oh, For the Life of a Fireman
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (6 pages) A Quiet Day in the Tropics
Synopsis: Joe is given shore leave in a Latin American port. He becomes involved in a revolution led by Tabasco the bandit, is given the job of Presidente, and then deposed, all in the space of 24 hours.
Characters: Jetsam Joe Pete The Parrot Captain Capricorn Tabasco The Bandit Presidente

Comic Story (2 pages)
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (5 pages) Kanvasback Kenny Takes a Lacing

Cartoon (1 page) The Alibi

Text Story (2 pages) Haunted House Treasure Hunt
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (1 page)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Book Case

Advertisement (1 page)
Characters: Captain Marvel Hoppy The Marvel Bunny Captain Marvel Jr.

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