I picked up a coverless, damaged copy of THE FUNNIES ANNUAL #1 several years ago. In the years since its publication many things have been discovered about the history of the comics, but when I saw these two articles it was the first time I'd ever seen any kind of chronological history of the comics. It was also the first time I ever saw anything by Frederick Burr Opper, and have been an Opper fan ever since. As far as I know there was never a FUNNIES ANNUAL #2.
THE FUNNIES ANNUAL #1, published by Avon Books, first edition 1959.
Copyright © 1959 by the respective copyright holders.