Famous Funnies

 FAMD   (Famous Funnies, 1934-1955)

©1951 The Eastern Color Printing Company

Famous Funnies has the distinction of being the first modern comic book title. Its first regular issue, May, 1934’s Famous Funnies #1, was reputedly the first monthly comic book. That issue reprinted newspaper strips such as Mutt & Jeff, Joe Palooka, and other popular dailies. With issue #3, Famous Funnies kicked off a Buck Rogers strip that was to last throughout most of its two-decades-long run.

A typical issue of Famous Funnies alternated gag strips like Oaky Doakes and Bobby Sox with serial adventure strips such as Steve Roper or headliner Buck Rogers. Clearly, the newspaper strip was the model being followed, although later issues, particularly the Frank Frazetta covers on issues #209–216, had more of a true “comic book” feel. Other art highlights include the first professional work by Al Williamson on an interior ad that ran in issues #169–170.

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#1

  7/1/1934
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  $16,400.00
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First regular monthly comic book ever published  

#2

  9/1/1934
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  $4,200.00
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#3

  10/1/1934
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1st Appearance of Buck Rogers (in a comic book); Buck Rogers strips begin  

#4

  11/1/1934
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#5

  12/1/1934
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#6

  1/1/1935
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#7

  2/1/1935
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#8

  3/1/1935
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#9

  4/1/1935
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#10

  5/1/1935
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#11

  6/1/1935
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4 pages of Buck Rogers  

#12

  7/1/1935
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4 pages of Buck Rogers  

#13

  8/1/1935
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#14

  9/1/1935
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#15

  10/1/1935
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#16

  11/1/1935
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#17

  12/1/1935
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#18

  1/1/1936
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4 pages of Buck Rogers  

#19

  2/1/1936
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#20

  3/1/1936
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#21

  4/1/1936
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#22

  5/1/1936
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#23

  6/1/1936
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#24

  7/1/1936
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#25

  8/1/1936
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#26

  9/1/1936
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#27

  10/1/1936
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War on Crime begins; 1st True-Crime in comics  

#28

  11/1/1936
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#29

  12/1/1936
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#30

  1/1/1937
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#31

  2/1/1937
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#32

  3/1/1937
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#33

  4/1/1937
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Baby Face Nelson and John Dillinger stories  

#34

  5/1/1937
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#35

  6/1/1937
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#36

  7/1/1937
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#37

  8/1/1937
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  $235.00
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#38

  9/1/1937
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Buck Rogers portrait  

#39

  10/1/1937
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#40

  11/1/1937
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#41

  12/1/1937
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#42

  1/1/1938
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#43

  2/1/1938
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#44

  3/1/1938
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#45

  4/1/1938
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#46

  5/1/1938
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#47

  6/1/1938
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#48

  7/1/1938
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#49

  8/1/1938
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#50

  9/1/1938
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#51

  10/1/1938
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#52

  11/1/1938
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#53

  12/1/1938
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#54

  1/1/1939
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#55

  2/1/1939
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#56

  3/1/1939
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#57

  4/1/1939
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#58

  5/1/1939
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#59

  6/1/1939
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#60

  7/1/1939
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#61

  8/1/1939
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#62

  9/1/1939
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#63

  10/1/1939
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#64

  11/1/1939
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#65

  12/1/1939
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#66

  1/1/1940
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#67

  2/1/1940
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#68

  3/1/1940
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#69

  4/1/1940
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#70

  5/1/1940
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#71

  6/1/1940
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#72

  7/1/1940
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#73

  8/1/1940
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#74

  9/1/1940
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#75

  10/1/1940
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#76

  11/1/1940
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#77

  12/1/1940
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#78

  1/1/1941
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#79

  2/1/1941
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 E. Albert Willard 

#80

  3/1/1941
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#81

  4/1/1941
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  $85.00
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#82

  5/1/1941
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  $105.00
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Buck Rogers cover  

#83

  6/1/1941
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#84

  7/1/1941
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 F.A. Saunders 

#85

  8/1/1941
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#86

  9/1/1941
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#87

  10/1/1941
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#88

  11/1/1941
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#89

  12/1/1941
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#90

  1/1/1942
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  $85.00
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#91

  2/1/1942
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Buck Rogers; Fearless Flint; Napoleon; Connie; Jitter; Dickie Dare; Invisible Scarlet O’Neil; Scorchy Smith; Oaky Doaks; Skyroads; Roy Powers; Ollie of the Movies; Mescal IkeClifford McBride, Frank Godwin, Arthur Poinier, Coulton Waugh, Russell Stamm, R.B. Fuller, Russell Keaton, E. Albert Willard, S.L. Huntley, Elmer Woggon, Stookie Allen, John TerryDick Calkins, Harry G. Peter, Clifford McBride, Frank Godwin, Arthur Poinier, Coulton Waugh, Russell Stamm, R.B. Fuller, Russell Keaton, S.L. Huntley, Elmer Woggon

#92

  3/1/1942
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Buck Rogers; Fearless Flint; Napoleon; Connie; Jitter; Dickie Dare; Invisible Scarlet O’Neil; Scorchy Smith; Oaky Doaks; Skyroads; Roy Powers; Ollie of the MoviesClifford McBride, Frank Godwin, Arthur Poinier, Coulton Waugh, Russell Stamm, R.B. Fuller, Russell Keaton, E. Albert Willard, S.L. Huntley, Elmer Woggon, Stookie Allen, John TerryDick Calkins, Harry G. Peter, Clifford McBride, Frank Godwin, Arthur Poinier, Coulton Waugh, Russell Stamm, R.B. Fuller, Russell Keaton, S.L. Huntley, Elmer Woggon, Stookie Allen

#93

  4/1/1942
  $0.10
  $70.00
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#94

  5/1/1942
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  $70.00
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Buy war bonds cover; New Buck Rogers story  

#95

  6/1/1942
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  $70.00
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#96

  7/1/1942
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#97

  8/1/1942
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#98

  9/1/1942
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#99

  10/1/1942
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#100

  11/1/1942
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  $75.00
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100th anniversary issue  
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