Funnyman (comics)

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Funnyman #1 (Jan. 1948). Cover art by Joe Shuster.

Funnyman is a fictional comic book character whose adventures were published in 1948 by Magazine Enterprises.

Publication history[edit]

After leaving DC Comics and suing that company in a dispute over the rights to their character Superman, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster rejoined their former DC editor Vin Sullivan — who had edited the earliest Superman adventures — at his new company, Magazine Enterprises.

Siegel and Shuster's new creation, Funnyman, starred in a series that ran three issues (cover-dated Jan.–Aug. 1948).[1] The premiere issue was preceded the previous month by a black-and-white "ashcan" printing for copyright reasons.[citation needed]

A newspaper comic strip debuted in October 1948, but Funnyman also failed to find an audience in this format, and the strip was soon dropped.[2]


  1. ^ Funnyman at the Grand Comics Database
  2. ^ Funnyman at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on July 30, 2016.

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Gordon, Mel; Andrae, Thomas (2010). Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman: The First Jewish Superhero from the Creators of Superman. Feral House. p. 240. ISBN 1-932595-78-3.