Favorite Funnies

The Favorite Funnies Newspapers were published by Dynapubs Enterprises in East Moline, Illinois, USA, commencing on the 14th of September 1973, and ending on the 30th of November 1973, after the release of 12 editions.

DynaPubs Enterprises was established in 1969 by Alan Light. It mainly published Fanzines and reprints of comic strips from the Golden Age era. Alan Light was the creator of the highly acclaimed ‘The Buyer’s Guide for Comic Fandom’ which remained in publication for 42 years.

DynaPubs Enterprises ceased in 1983 after American publisher of hobby magazines and books, Krause Publications purchased them due to the quality of publications produced.

The publication changed names over it’s publishing period, initially titled Favorite Funnies (numbers 1 to 12), then Golden Funnies (numbering reset, numbers 1 to 15) and finally Vintage Funnies (numbers 16 to 100).

The Favorite Funnies Newspapers were published on a weekly basis with color found on their covers, and black and white pages within. Each edition resembles a tabloid-sized newspaper, measuring 11.5” x 17.5” and contain 18 pages.

The series was available only via a subscription, direct with DynaPubs Enterprises and not available in retail stores. They were posted to the subscriber folded in half, horizontally.

The Favorite Funnies Newspapers are the only editions to feature the Phantom, seen on all 12 edition on the front cover. Sections of the Newspaper are dedicated to a set of comic book characters across the 12 editions, these are Skyroads, Little Nemo, Batman, Alley Oop, Krazy Kat, Brick Bradford, Charlie Chan and Bringing Up Father.

Two Phantom Sunday comic strip stories are found across the 12 editions of Favorite Funnies Newspapers, the Lee Falk and Ray Moore classics, ‘The Precious Cargo of Colonel Winn’ and ‘The Fire Goddess’. All 12 editions can be seen below.