(December 1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Book
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMICS, No. 59." Code number is M.G. 59-4412. Copyright 1944 by Oskar Lebeck.


Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Comics (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?

Characters:
Humpty Dumpty; Little Bo Peep; Jack be Nimble

Old Mother Goose (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mother Goose; Old King Cole
Synopsis:
King Cole has to give Mother Goose's gander a ride.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Text and illustrations.

[Simple Simon] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Simple Simon; Little Bo Peep; Mother Hubbard
Synopsis:
Simple Simon tries to find work to earn money to buy a pie.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

["There Was a Crooked Man..."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
[Traditional]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Crooked Man
Synopsis:
The nursery rhyme "There Was a Crooked Man."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

The Puzzled Centipede (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A centipede gets confused when asked "which leg comes after which?"

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Tom Twist (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Tom Twist
Synopsis:
Acrobatic Tom Twist goes to sea and has adventures on a tropical island and in China before returning home.

Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
An old woman is tossed high in a basket to sweep the cobwebs from the sky.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Little Miss Muffet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Miss Muffet; Little Boy Blue
Synopsis:
Miss Muffet asks for help to protect her from the spider.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

["Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John"] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional]
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
The nursery rhyme "Diddle Diddle Dumpling."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

["There was a little Guinea pig."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
The life of a Guinea pig.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Sugar and Spice (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A little girl tries to make a girl from "sugar and spice and all things nice" and a boy from "scissors and snails and puppy dogs' tails," but doesn't have any luck.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

["Four and twenty tailors went to kill a snail."] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional] ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Four and twenty tailors try to kill a snail, but are frightened away.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
[Traditional]
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Version of the nursery rhyme "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" extended to include up to "nineteen, twenty."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

The Owl and the Pussycat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Edward Lear (original poem); Walt Kelly (modifications)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Owl and the Pussycat
Synopsis:
The Owl and the Pussycat go to sea, find a ring, and are married.

Indexer Notes

Mostly Edward Lear's original poem from 1871, with some minor line changes to make the story read smoother. The Owl bears a resemblance to Howland Owl from Walt Kelly's Pogo stories.

The Secret (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A little girl has a secret.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

["Where, oh where has my little dog gone?"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A little boy's dog spends the day at the fair.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

["The farmer in the dell"] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional song]; ? (activity directions)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
The words to the song "The Farmer in the Dell" along with a game to play while singing the song.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

The Singing Game of London Bridge (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
[Traditional song]; ? (activity directions)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Directions for choosing sides for a tug-of-war using the song "London Bridge is Falling Down."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Handkerchief Game (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional poem]; ? (activity directions)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Directions for playing a game that includes singing the nursery rhyme "A Tisket, A Tasket."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

["Doctor Foster went to Gloucester"] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional]
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Doctor Foster
Synopsis:
The nursery rhyme "Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester."

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white.

[Nursery Rhyme Scenes] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
Scenes from 14 nursery rhymes against a black background.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Comics
  2. 1. Old Mother Goose
  3. 2. [Simple Simon]
  4. 3. ["There Was a Crooked Man..."]
  5. 4. The Puzzled Centipede
  6. 5. Tom Twist
  7. 6. Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
  8. 7. Little Miss Muffet
  9. 8. ["Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John"]
  10. 9. ["There was a little Guinea pig."]
  11. 10. Sugar and Spice
  12. 11. ["Four and twenty tailors went to kill a snail."]
  13. 12. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  14. 13. The Owl and the Pussycat
  15. 14. The Secret
  16. 15. ["Where, oh where has my little dog gone?"]
  17. 16. ["The farmer in the dell"]
  18. 17. The Singing Game of London Bridge
  19. 18. Handkerchief Game
  20. 19. ["Doctor Foster went to Gloucester"]
  21. 20. [Nursery Rhyme Scenes]
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