The Menomonee Falls Gazette

The Menomonee Falls Gazette Newspapers were published by Street Enterprises in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA, commencing in December 1971 and ending in March 1978 after the release of 232 editions.

Street Enterprises was established by Jerry Sinkovec and Mike Tiefenbachera in 1971. The publishing house mainly published reprints of newspaper comic strips. The company was based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA, with the companies publisher being Jerry Sinkovec and Mike Tiefenbacher being the editor, with no other staff employed. Operations was run from a storage trailer with publications either sold directly to the consumer or via newsstands.

Street Enterprises ceased operations in 1984.

The Menomonee Falls Gazette Newspapers, also known as the ‘The International Newspaper for Comic Art Fans’, the tabloid size paper measures 11.5″ x 16 5/8″ and was released on a weekly basis. It contained reprinted newspaper comic strips from the United States and the United Kingdom in black and white.

Predominantly thrill, adventure and soap opera newspaper strips were reprinted in each addition, featuring comic book characters such as the Phantom, Tarzan, Modesty Blaise, Secret Agent Corrigan, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctors, Jeff Hawke, Dateline: Danger!, James Bond, Rip Kirby, Batman & Robin, Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, Jeff Cobb and others. The Gazette was available at newsstands as well as mail order subscriptions.

In 1974, very select DC comic book editions contained a 1/3 size page advertisement for The Menomonee Falls Gazette newspaper.

Humor strips were collected in a sister publication titled ‘The Menomonee Falls Guardian’.

The Phantom appeared on the covers of edition numbers 22, 40, 60, 84, 98, 100, 105, 161, 196 and 223. The 100th edition was published with a color cover.

The Phantom would also appear sporadically on covers featuring other comic book characters, as can be seen below on this 1972 edition featuring Tarzan on the cover.

Thank you Christopher Smith for assisting with images and information.