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Famous Funnies

Publication information
PublisherEastern Color Printing
Schedulemonthly, then bimonthly
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateJuly 1934 - July 1955
No. of issues218
Main character(s)Buck Rogers , Somebody's Stenog , Jane Arden , Oaky Doaks , Keeping Up with the Joneses , Mickey Finn , Invisible Scarlet O'Neil , Connie Roy Powers , War on Crime
Creative team
Artist(s)Victor E. Pazmino , A. E. Hayward , Frank Godwin , F. O. Alexander , Clare Victor Dwiggins , Ralph Fuller , Lank Leonard

In 1837 there come small, seemingly inconsequential shift in way stories were tell. One Obadiah Oldbuck was drawn into existence as series of sequential pictures with text captions. It was originally created with purpose of being diversion for creator and his friends, but all too unexpected it became incredibly popular in both US and France. This is often considered first comic, and Rodolphe Topffer is often considered father of genre. Comic Book Day honors this man and everything that has come to follow from first humble publication. History of Comic Book Day While Obadiah Oldbuck was considered to be first Comic, in 1933 publication known as Famous Funnies is considered to be first actual Comic Book. It was produced in United States from collection of Comic strips that had appeared earlier in newspapers. While term Comic implies that tone of these strips are always humorous, that couldnt be further from truth. Comics have been used as medium for telling stories of all kinds, and while debate rag for long time as to whether or not comics could be considered literature, it was publication of Maus that settled that argument once and for all. In 1951, FBI investigated Comic Industry. They take issue not only with popular horror comics of time, also with crime comics. Bureau Felt Lurid Violence Depicted In Horror Comics Result In Increased Juvenile Delinquency. But Hoover personally disliked crime comics because he didnt appreciate their more exciting and romanticized depiction of law enforcement agents, and in particular, of FBI. This dislike originated as early as 1935, when Hoover criticized Great American newspaper Comic strip adventures of Dick Tracy and Secret Agent X-19. Cap Crusader has greatly evolved over his nearly eighty-year publication history, but in beginning, he was little more than rip-off of wildly popular magazine pulp hero. In fact, first dark actually appeared in 1931. Walter Gibson penned novel Living Shadow, for Street & Smith publications, to introduce character now widely accepted as major influence on Comic book heroes in general, and Batman in particular: mysterious crime-fighter called Shadow, who knows what evil lurks in hearts of men.

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