Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Comics: Paul Fung’s “The Guy from Grand Rapids”

The Guy from Grand Rapids appeared in 1923. The start date is unknown. Below are 1923 comic strips from a personal collection.

October 27, 1923

October 30, 1923

October 31, 1923

December 19, 1923

The Catalogue of Copyright Entries, Part 1, Books, Group 2, New Series, Volume 20, Part 2, Number 12, 1923, had this entry: 

Fung (Paul) Guy from Grand Rapids. Each proof, illus. 50284–50287
     Oh my!! s’no use. © Nov. 2, 1923; 2 c. and aff. Dec 1; A 763930.
     Pardon me, miss. © Nov. 19, 1923; 2 c. and aff. Dec. 7; A 763765.
     There must be a guy from every town. © Oct. 26, 1923; 2 c. and aff. Nov. 27; A 763765.
     We’re playing hide ‘n’ theek. © Nov. 16, 1923; 2 c. and aff. Dec. 15; A 772235.
© King features syndicate, inc., New York.

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(Next post on Wednesday: Paul Fung’s “Gus and Gussie”)

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Chinese Detective in Comic Books: The Fantastic Dr. Foo

Crime Mysteries #3, September 1952

Further Reading
Crime Mysteries #4, November 1952
The Campaign of Horror” [story unavailable]
Crime Mysteries #5, January 1953
The Hovering Head

Crime Mysteries #6, March 1953
Fluttering Death” [story unavailable]

Crime Mysteries #7, May 1953
The Case of China's Stolen Funds!

Crime Mysteries #8, July 1953
Prayer of Death” [story unavailable]

Crime Mysteries #9, September 1953
The Ancient Thief

Crime Mysteries #12, March 1954
The Vanishing Jewels

(Next post: Eight Years Ago Today: Corky Lee,Alex Jay and Fay Chew Matsuda)