(January 1954)

Dell, 1946 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Comic
Editing:
Chase Craig (managing editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
Color:
Full Color Covers and Interiors
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Weaver
Inks:
Bill Weaver
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter

The Same to You...and Many of 'Em! (Table of Contents)

Mars; Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color. Illustrated ad for Milky Way candy bars.

"Shiver Valley" (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Fallberg
Pencils:
Bill Weaver
Inks:
Bill Weaver
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Weaver
Job Number:
N.F. #203-541

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter
Synopsis:
Woody and Knothead and Splinter go to Shiver Valley where Woody plans to go into business. However, changeable weather keeps Woody ordering different items that quickly become obsolete.

[Cliff-Dwelling Crook] (Table of Contents)

Andy Panda / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Fallberg
Pencils:
Lynn Karp
Inks:
Lynn Karp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Andy Panda; Charlie Chicken
Synopsis:
Andy and Charlie go into Indian country to take photographs of cliff-dwellings and run into a crook using the dwellings as a hide-out.

[The Cat Catchers] (Table of Contents)

Oswald the Rabbit / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lynn Karp
Inks:
Lynn Karp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Oswald the Rabbit; Floyd; Lloyd
Synopsis:
A cat wanders into an atomic testing laboratory and escapes. A reward of $500 is offered for the cat and Oswald and Floyd and Lloyd catch a number of stray cats, none of which is the one wanted.

[The Homing Helmet] (Table of Contents)

Homer Pigeon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vivie Risto
Inks:
Vivie Risto
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vivie Risto

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Homer Pigeon; Carrie; Red Cardinal
Synopsis:
Homer's homing instinct is affected by a cold. Red Cardinal gives him a radio-equipped pilot's helmet to let him follow the radio signal. Meanwhile the police are hunting a gang of desperadoes and their radio messages are flooding the airwaves, causing Homer to miss the homing beam. He gets caught in a storm and accidentally leads the police to the gang's hideout.

[The Messenger Test] (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Fallberg
Pencils:
Dick Hall
Inks:
Dick Hall
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Hall

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Woody Woodpecker; Buzz Buzzard
Synopsis:
Woody and Buzz both apply for a job as a messenger. They are told to return the next morning. That night Buzz fakes a phone call from the messenger service and tells Woody to deliver a dozen eggs to Piker's Peak.
Reprints:

Woody and the Snowman (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lynn Karp
Inks:
Lynn Karp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Buzz Buzzard
Synopsis:
When Buzz tries to swipe Woody's bag of groceries, Woody hides out in a hollow snowman.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations.

[Finding Charlie's Talents] (Table of Contents)

Charlie Chicken / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Hall
Inks:
Dick Hall
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Hall

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Charlie Chicken; Prof. Gerbeever
Synopsis:
Having discovered Charlie has an IQ of zero, Prof. Gerbeever decides to develop Charlie's talents and make a genius of him.

Parents! Give Dell Comic Gift Subscriptions! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Promo for special Christmas gift subscriptions to Dell comics. One-year subscriptions to five Dell titles for $4.00.

[Recorded Christmas Carols] (Table of Contents)

Oswald / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lloyd White
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Oswald the Rabbit; Floyd; Lloyd
Synopsis:
Floyd and Lloyd use a record player when they go caroling.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1953. No circulation figured listed.

[Termite Tester] (Table of Contents)

Woody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Hall
Inks:
Dick Hall
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Hall

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus
Synopsis:
Woody checks Wally's home for termites by pecking holes in the floors.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color.

"Spark Up! Fake Out That Pass Defender!" Said Tom Fears (Table of Contents)

Wheaties; Spark Up With Wheaties! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Tom Fears
Synopsis:
Tips for catching passes in football.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal, featuring end Tom Fears of the Los Angeles Rams professional football team. Ad includes photo of Fears, with facsimile autograph. Part of "Spark Up With Wheaties!" series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. The Same to You...and Many of 'Em!
    Mars; Milky Way
  3. 2. "Shiver Valley"
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. [Cliff-Dwelling Crook]
    Andy Panda
  5. 4. [The Cat Catchers]
    Oswald the Rabbit
  6. 5. [The Homing Helmet]
    Homer Pigeon
  7. 6. [The Messenger Test]
    Woody Woodpecker
  8. 7. Woody and the Snowman
    Woody Woodpecker
  9. 8. [Finding Charlie's Talents]
    Charlie Chicken
  10. 9. Parents! Give Dell Comic Gift Subscriptions!
  11. 10. [Recorded Christmas Carols]
    Oswald
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership
  13. 12. [Termite Tester]
    Woody
  14. 13. "Spark Up! Fake Out That Pass Defender!" Said Tom Fears
    Wheaties; Spark Up With Wheaties!
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