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Funnyman (1947) comic books

  • Issue #0
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    Stories by Jerry Siegel. Art by Joe Shuster. Cover by Joe Shuster. Famous as the "other" superhero created by Siegel and Shuster, who started the whole phenomenon with Superman. TV comedian Larry Davis uses vaudeville-style shenanigans to fight bad guys. When a superhero-style publicity stunt results in the capture of actual criminals, Larry decides to use his comedy as a force for good. Published by Siegel and Shuster to secure copyright, this black-and-white "ashcan" is exceedingly rare, and little is actually known about it other than its existence. B&W. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Funnyman (1947) 1

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    Stories by Jerry Siegel, plus a text story by Ray Krank and Gardner Fox. Art by Joe Shuster, Marvin Stein and Dick Ayers. Cover by Marvin Stein. Famous as the "other" superhero created by Siegel and Shuster, who started the whole phenomenon with Superman. TV comedian Larry Davis uses vaudeville-style shenanigans to fight bad guys. When a superhero-style publicity stunt results in the capture of actual criminals, Larry decides to use his comedy as a force for good, and becomes Funnyman. Funnyman's rivals Comicman and Laffman try to outdo Funnyman and catch Flathead Floogie after he escapes police custody at Grand Central Station. Funnyman and a jewel thief race to capture a runaway robot kangaroo with a fortune in its pouch. Featuring some of the first published work by future Marvel legend Dick Ayers. Jerks in the Works; Funnyman; The Teen-Age Terrors!; Funnyman, Comicman, and Laffman; The Truant Toy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Funnyman (1947) 2

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    Stories by Jerry Siegel, plus a text story by Ray Krank and Gardner Fox. Art by Joe Shuster, John Sikela and Dick Ayers. Cover by Creig Flessel. Famous as the "other" superhero created by Siegel and Shuster, who started the whole phenomenon with Superman. TV comedian Larry Davis uses vaudeville-style shenanigans to fight bad guys. When a mad scientist creates a bank-robbing car, Funnyman counters with his Jet-Jalopy; Jailbreak master Slippery Sam switches places with Funnyman, and only Larry's gal June guesses the truth; A mad scientist invents a robot woman who ambushes people, in a Looney Toons-style scenario. The Giant in the Doll House; Funnyman; A Fool's Duel; Slippery Slim; The Kute Knockout! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Funnyman (1947) 3

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    Stories by Jerry Siegel, plus a text story by Ray Krank and Gardner Fox. Art by Joe Shuster, John Sikela and Dick Ayers. Cover by Creig Flessel, credited as Joe Shuster. Famous as the "other" superhero created by Siegel and Shuster, who started the whole phenomenon with Superman. TV comedian Larry Davis uses vaudeville-style shenanigans to fight bad guys. Funnyman gets his own Mxyzptlk, in the form of Timidio from the Planet Dearth; A gang succeeds in following Funnyman back to his headquarters, but then must deal with the funhouse environment inside; Mad scientist Doc Gimmick battles Funnyman at a carnival. Steeplejackass; Funnyman; The Timid Menace; The House That Funnyman Built; When Gadgeteers Clash; For the Honor of Sgt. Harrigan. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Funnyman (1947) 4
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($18.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2070400022

    Stories by Jerry Siegel. Art by Joe Shuster, John Sikela and Dick Ayers. Famous as the "other" superhero created by Siegel and Shuster, who started the whole phenomenon with Superman. TV comedian Larry Davis uses vaudeville-style shenanigans to fight bad guys. Funnyman is sent back in time to the Middle Ages and gets caught up in a wacky game of thrones; Jailbreak king Slim masquerades as a cop for his latest escape, but the joke's on him when the cop gets to play Slim in a movie; Funnyman is bulletproof in only one spot, as Lena's gang learns to their misfortune. The Medieval Mirthquake; The Return of Slippery Slim; The Amateur Gangster; Leapin' Lena. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Funnyman (1947) 5

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    Stories by Jerry Siegel. Art by Joe Shuster, John Sikela and Dick Ayers. Cover by Dick Ayers, credited as Joe Shuster. Famous as the "other" superhero created by Siegel and Shuster, who started the whole phenomenon with Superman. TV comedian Larry Davis uses vaudeville-style shenanigans to fight bad guys. A crook decides to trade faces with a patsy to avoid police, but the patsy he chooses is Larry, Funnyman's alter ego; Funnyman helps a poor shoeshine boy find his family; Mad scientist Doc Gimmick invents a gas that makes anybody compliant and docile. Wanted: One Corpse!; The Downfall of Noodnick Nogoodnick; The Peculiar Pacifier. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Funnyman (1947) 6

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    Stories by Jerry Siegel. Art by Joe Shuster, John Sikela and Dick Ayers. Cover by Joe Shuster. Famous as the "other" superhero created by Siegel and Shuster, who started the whole phenomenon with Superman. TV comedian Larry Davis uses vaudeville-style shenanigans to fight bad guys. Funnyman reopens the cold case involving the Lost Treasure of Schemer Beamer; Beamer's gang is after the treasure too, leading to a "Mad Mad Mad Mad World"-style chase; Funnyman chases an escaped convict into a girl's birthday party, which is the perfect environment for Funnyman to do his stuff. The Super Snooper; Funnyman. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.