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Famous Funnies

Summary
Famous Funnies is an American comic strip anthology series published from 1934 to 1955. Published by Eastern Color Printing, Famous Funnies is considered by popular culture historians as the first true American comic book, following seminal precursors. Publication history Precursors The Funnies and Funnies on Parade The creation of the modern American comic book came in stages. Dell Publishing in 1929 published a 16-page, newsprint periodical of comic strip-styled material titled The Funnies and described by the Library of Congress as "a short-lived newspaper tabloid insert". This is not to be confused with Dell's later same-name comic book, which began publication in 1936. Historian Ron Goulart describes the four-color, newsstand periodical as "more a Sunday comic section without the rest of the newspaper than a true comic book". It was followed in 1933 by Eastern Color Printing's Funnies on Parade, a similarly newsprint tabloid but only eight pages and
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