Phoenix
12 issues plus one "preliminary" issue
Weekly (?) newspaper, 16 pages, B&W newsprint, 11 x 14-3/4
Publisher: John Berglund, PO Box 786, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Except as noted, there was no actual cover - the first strip listed begins its run on the cover
Except as noted, all strips are dailies
(c) 2016, Arthur Lortie
Data initially compiled by Bill Slankard

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Phoenix - nn - 40 cents - 12 pages (If anyone has this issue, please contact me.)
NOTE: this was a preliminary issue sent to potential buyers and distributors.
Cover: Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (1 page)
..........05/21/1969 to 05/24/1969 (strips 9309 to 9312)
..........Note: These strips are reprinted in Phoenix #2
Publisher's Statement (1 page)
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (1 page)
..........05/30/1966 to 06/02/1966
..........Note: These strips are reprinted in Phoenix #5
Flash Gordon by Dan Barry (1 page)
..........08/08/1961 to 08/12/1961
Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff (1 page)
..........01/19/1947 Sunday
..........Note: This strip was reprinted in Phoenix #4
Krazy Kat by George Herriman (1 page)
..........01/05/1923 to 01/07/1923
Popeye by Elzie Segar (1 page)
..........3 1930 strips
Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane (1 page)
..........08/05/1948 to 08/09/1948
Secret Agent Corrigan by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin (1 page)
..........09/29/1969 to 10/02/1969
Ralph Kendall by Arturo del Castillo (1 page)
..........Unknown date
Dani Futuro by Carlos Gimenez and Victor Mora (1 page)
..........Unknown date
Bringing Up Father by George McManus (1 page)
..........3 1922 strips

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Phoenix #1 - 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: 12/17/1973
Cover: Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (1 page)
..........Single panel is from 04/28/1966
Publisher's Statement (1/2 page)
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (4-1/2 pages)
..........03/21/1966 to 04/09/1966
Flash Gordon by Dan Barry (4 pages)
..........12/09/1960 to 12/27/1960
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (6 pages)
..........04/18/1969 to 05/15/1969 (strips 9281 to 9304)




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Phoenix #2 - 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: 12/24/1973
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (6 pages)
..........05/16/1969 to 06/12/1969 (strips 9305 to 9328)
..........Note: Strips 9309 to 9312 were also included in Phoenix - nn
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (4 pages)
..........04/11/1966 to 04/28/1966
Flash Gordon by Dan Barry (6 pages)
..........12/28/1960 to 01/24/1961





Phoenix03.jpgPhoenix #3 - 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: None
Cover: Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (1 page)
..........Reprint of a panel from 06/06/1958
Publisher's statement (1 page)
..........Includes a 12/06/1926 Polly and her Pals by Cliff Sterrett and a 01/29/1947 Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff
Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (4 pages)
..........05/19/1958 to 06/05/1958
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (4 pages)
..........04/29/1966 to 05/17/1966
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (2 pages)
..........06/13/1969 to 06/21/1969 (strips 9329 to 9336)
Flash Gordon by Dan Barry (2 pages)
..........01/25/1961 to 02/02/1961
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (2 pages)
..........06/13/1969 to 05/24/1969 (strips 9329 to 9312)

Phoenix04.jpgPhoenix #4 - 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: None
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (4 pages)
..........01/15/1951 to 02/01/1951
Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff (2 pages)
..........01/19/1947 Sunday
..........Note: This strip was also included in Phoenix - nn
Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (2 pages)
..........06/06/1958 to 06/14/1958
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (2 pages)
..........06/23/1969 to 07/01/1969 (strips 9337 to 9344)
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (2 pages)
..........05/18/1966 to 05/26/1966
Publisher's Statement (2 pages)
..........Includes one undated panel from Miss Fury by Tarpe Mills and Connie by Frank Godwin; 02/13/1932 Thimble Theatre
..........(starring Popeye) by E. C. Segar; 01/14/1947 Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff; 09/08/1961 Davy Jones by Sam Leff and
..........Al McWilliams; and 12/06/1947 Buz Sawyer by Roy Crane
Flash Gordon by Dan Barry (2 pages)
..........02/03/1961 to 02/11/1961

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Phoenix #5- 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: None
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (2 pages)
..........02/02/1951 to 02/10/1951
Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (4 pages)
..........06/16/1958 to 07/03/1958
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (4 pages)
..........07/02/1969 to 07/19/1969 (strips 9345 to 9360)
Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff (4 pages)
..........01/26/1947 and 02/02/1947 Sundays
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (2 pages)
..........05/27/1966 to 06/04/1966
...........Note: strips 05/30/1966 to 06/02/1966 were also included in Phoenix - nn



Phoenix06.jpgPhoenix #6 - 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: None
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (2 pages)
..........02/12/1851 to 02/20/1951
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (2 pages)
..........07/21/1969 to 07/29/1969 (strips 9361 to 9368)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D. by Phil Nowlan and Dick Calkins (2 pages)
..........01/19/1834 to 01/25/1934 (strips #1577, 1578, 1 to 4)
Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (2 pages)
..........07/04/1958 to 07/12/1958
Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff (2 pages)
..........02/09/1947 Sunday (split over 2 pages)
Davy Jones by Sam Leff and Al McWilliams (2 pages)
..........10/07/1963 to 10/15/1963
Publishers statement (2 pages)
.........Includes 3 Barnaby by Crockett Johnson (04/21/1942; 02/23/1943; and 01/16/1943 - 3 of 4 panels only), partial 05/31/1942
.........Miss Fury Sunday by Tarpe Mills, 11/23/1911 Will It Ever Come To This by Winsor McCay (Sunday)
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (2 pages)
..........06/06/1966 to 06/14/1966

Phoenix07.jpgPhoenix #7 - 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: None
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (2 pages)
..........07/30/1969 to 08/07/1969 (strips 9369 to 9376)
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (2 pages)
..........02/21/1951 to 03/01/1951
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D. by Phil Nowlan and Dick Calkins (2 pages)
..........01/26/1934 to 02/01/1934 (strips #5 to 10)
Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (2 pages)
..........07/14/1958 to 07/22/1958
Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff (2 pages)
..........02/16/1947 Sundays (split over 2 pages)
Davy Jones by Sam Leff and Al McWilliams (2 pages)
..........10/16/1963 to 10/24/1963
Miss Fury by Tarpe Mills (2 pages)
..........02/15/1942 02/22/1942 Sundays
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (2 pages)
..........06/15/1966 to 06/23/1966

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Phoenix #8 - 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: None
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (2 pages)
.........08/08/1969 to 08/16/1969 (strips 9377 to 9384)
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (2 pages)
..........03/02/1951 to 03/10/1951
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D. by Phil Nowlan and Dick Calkins (2 pages)
..........02/02/1934 to 02/09/1934 (strips #11 to 16)
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (2 pages)
..........06/24/1966 to 07/02/1966
Artwork by Virgil Finlay (2 pages)
.........from The American Weeklyfor H. Bedford Jones' Portals of Illusion: 05/29/1938, page 7, Pearl of Ankor, and 07/10/1938, page 6, The Horizon Opens
Publisher's Statement (1 page)
..........Includes 01/14/1947 Steve Canyon by Milt Caniff (same strip from Phoenix #4); 1 panel from 03/23/1947 Sunday Steve Canyon
..........by Milt Caniff; 3 (of 6) panels from 10/01/1932 Thimble Theater (with Popeye) by E. C. Segar
Hawks of the Sea by Willis Eisner, as Willis Rensie (1 page)
..........Sunday #77, likely from an issue of the British WAGS between #81 (09/16/1938) and #84 (10/07/1938)
...................................................................Rusty Riley by Frank Goodwin (1 page)
...............................................................................09/23/1951 Sunday
.....................................................................Connie by Frank Goodwin (1 page)
................................................................................04/30/1934 to 05/02/1934 (strips V1 to V3)
.....................................................................Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (2 pages)
................................................................................07/23/1958 to 07/31/1958

Phoenix09.jpgPhoenix #9 - 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: None
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (2 pages)
..........03/12/1951 to 03/20/1951
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (2 pages)
..........08/18/1969 to 08/26/1969 (strips 9385 to 9392)
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (2 pages)
..........07/04/1966 to 07/12/1966
Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (4 pages)
..........08/01/1958 to 08/19/1958
Artwork by Virgil Finlay (2 pages)
.........from 2 Henry Kuttner stories -- Atomic from Thrilling Wonder Stories 08/1947 and Lord of the Storm from Startling Stories 09/1947
Connie by Frank Goodwin (2 pages)
..........05/03/1944 to 05/09/1934 (strips V4 to V9)
Davy Jones by Sam Leff and Al McWilliams (2 pages)
..........10/25/1963 to 11/02/1963



Phoenix10.jpgPhoenix #10 - 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: None
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (2 pages)
..........08/27/1969 to 09/04/1969 (strips 9393 to 9400)
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (2 pages)
..........03/21/1951 to 03/29/1951
Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (4 pages)
..........08/20/1958 to 08/28/1958
Artwork by Virgil Finlay (2 pages)
.........from The American Weekly illustrating H. Bedford Jones' Portals of Illusion: 07/17/1938, page 9,
.........A Gentleman Visits Ur, and 06/19/1938, page 12, The Jade Gate
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D. by Phil Nowlan and Dick Calkins (2 pages)
..........02/10/1934 to 02/16/1934 (strips #17 to 2
Davy Jones by Sam Leff and Al McWilliams (2 pages)
..........11/04/1963 to 11/12/1963
Connie by Frank Goodwin (2 pages)
..........05/10/1934 to 05/16/1934 (strips #V10 to V15)
Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (2 pages)
..........07/13/1966 to 07/21/1966



Phoenix11.jpgPhoenix #11- 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: None
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (4 pages)
.........09/05/1969 to 09/23/1969 (strips 9401 to 9416)
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (2 pages)
.........03/30/1951 to 04/07/1951
Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (4 pages)
..........08/29/1958 to 09/16/1958
Artwork by Virgil Finlay (2 pages)
...........???? and Don Wilcox's Desert of the Damned from Amazing Stories 05/1947
Connie by Frank Goodwin (2 pages)
..........05/18/1934 to 05/24/1934 (strips #V16 to V21)
Davy Jones by Sam Leff and Al McWilliams (2 pages)
..........11/13/1963 to 11/21/1963




Phoenix12.jpgPhoenix #12- 75 cents - 16 pages - Cover date: None
Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts (2 pages)
..........04/09/1951 to 04/17/1951
Connie by Frank Goodwin (1 page)
..........10/03/1932 to 10/05/1932 (strips #R1 to R3)
Connie by Frank Goodwin (1 page)
..........??/??/19??, ??/??/19?? and ??/??/19??
Twin Earths by Al McWilliams and Oscar Lebeck (2 pages)
..........09/17/1958 to 09/24/1958
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan by Russ Manning (2 pages)
..........09/24/1969 to 10/02/1969 (strips 9417 to 9424)
Artwork by Virgil Finlay (2 pages)
.........from The American Weekly illustrating H. Bedford Jones' Portals of Illusion: 07/31/1938, page 8,
.........The Face of Quetzal, and an out take from the cover collage of Science Stories 12/1953illustrating "Potential Zero" by S. J. Byrne
Connie by Frank Goodwin (2 pages)
..........05/25/1934 to 06/04/1934 (strips #V22 to V30)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D. by Phil Nowlan and Dick Calkins (2 pages)
................................................................................02/17/1934 to 02/23/1934 (strips #23 to 28)
......................................................................Rip Kirby by John Prentice and Fred Dickenson (2 pages)
................................................................................07/22/1966 to 07/30/1966

Unidentified Virgil Finlay from Phoenix #11:
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Unidentified Virgil Finlay from Phoenix #12:
SOLVED!
Thanks to David Lee Smith for noticing that this image is an out take from the cover collage of Science Stories 12/1953 illustrating "Potential Zero" by S. J. Byrne, writing as John Bloodstone!
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Unidentified Connie strips from Phoenix #12:
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