(1945)

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. 68." No code number. Copyright 1945 by Oskar Lebeck.


[The Cat and the Fiddle] (Table of Contents)

Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Comics / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
The Cat and the Fiddle; The Dish and the Spoon
Synopsis:
Illustrating the nursery rhyme "Hi Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle."

Indexer Notes

Cover has "Illustrated by Walt Kelly" in small typeset letters at bottom.

Hello (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Introduction to the comic.

Indexer Notes

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

The Mother Goose Birthday Party (Table of Contents)

comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles H. Herman (credited)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mother Goose; Three Little Pigs; Three Blind Mice; Tom Thumb; Ugly Duckling; Goldilocks; The Owl and the Pussycat; Old King Cole; SImple Simon; the Pieman; Yankee Doodle; Little Miss Muffet; Mistress Mary; Little Jack Horner; Georgie Porgie; Humpty Dumpty; Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe; Big Bad Wolf; Jack Spratt; Little Tommy Tucker; The Spider and the Fly; Old Mother Hubbard; Little Boy Blue; the Gingerbread Boy; the Fairy Queen
Synopsis:
Mother Goose has a birthday party and invites a large number of nursery rhyme characters.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Oliver Goldsmith [as O. Goldsmith] (credited)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A man gets a dog, which bites him. But it's the dog that dies, not the man.

Indexer Notes

The illustrations intentionally contradict the written lines, which are from an 18th century poem.

Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The nursery rhyme "Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Mary Had a Little Lamb (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Mary
Synopsis:
The "Mary Had a Little Lamb" nursery rhyme.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations. Sheet music for the first three lines included. First four lines of the original eight line poem from 1830 included.

Three Blind Mice (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Three Blind Mice
Synopsis:
The nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations. Sheet music for the entire song is included.

The House That Jack Built (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The nursery rhyme "The House that Jack Built."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Such a-do About a Shoe (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Synopsis:
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe looks for more suitable living quarters.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Three Little Kittens (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Three Little Kittens
Synopsis:
The nursery rhyme "Three Little Kittens," with an additional page of text at the end.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Bo-Peep's Dream (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles H. Herman (credited)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Bo-Peep
Synopsis:
Little Bo-Peep has a dream in which she has a magic wand.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

The End of a Tail (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A little mouse gets scrubbed from his head to the tip of his tail.

Indexer Notes

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

[Mother Goose Characters] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?

Characters:
Mother Goose
Synopsis:
A montage of many different characters from Mother Goose rhymes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Cat and the Fiddle]
    Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Comics
  2. 1. Hello
  3. 2. The Mother Goose Birthday Party
  4. 3. An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog
  5. 4. Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid!
  6. 5. Mary Had a Little Lamb
  7. 6. Three Blind Mice
  8. 7. The House That Jack Built
  9. 8. Such a-do About a Shoe
  10. 9. Three Little Kittens
  11. 10. Bo-Peep's Dream
  12. 11. The End of a Tail
  13. 12. [Mother Goose Characters]
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