Today we have three stories by three masters of kids' comics. For a start, the wonderful cover was done by Otto Feuer, who was a 1930s Fleischer animator who turned to comics when work got scarce. He was one of the main men for DCs bigfoot comic line (Funny Stuff, Funny Folks, etc.).
This first story is the work of cover artist, Feuer. Feuer always did The Raccoon Kids, who were the franchise players for the title. Feuer's work is always limber and, like any great cartoonist, never needs words to be funny.
This next story stars Dizzy Dog, and Dizzy Dog is Sheldon Mayer (or perhaps Sheldon Mayer is Dizzy Dog). Mayer’s stuff always seems so alive, his universe so real; because his drawing is so fine and subtle. Page 2 – panel 4: Is that not a perfect drawing of a round dog wearing a small hat, walking along a country road in brooding irritation?
This last story is my favorite of the bunch. I love Rube Grossman’s heavy, sure brush; and each panel has just the exactly correct amount of background information. My favorite character here is the mustachioed boss of the Zilch Boiler Works. The script is just fine as well: “isn’t science wonderful?” says Biggety, “I went to lunch an hour ago and I haven’t lost a minute!” Put that line with Grossman’s cartoon bear, and you got funny of the first order.
This ad came from the same issue. What a pretty page.