(1945)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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 titles is "LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE, No. 76." No code number. Copyright 1940 by News Syndicate Co., Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Orphan Annie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy (dog)
Keywords:
birthday cake

["I have heard of this Axel-a completely heartless criminal-"] (Table of Contents)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harold Gray
Pencils:
Harold Gray
Inks:
Harold Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy (dog); Nick Gatt; Buck; John Tecum; Jill Tecum; Axel; Sokol; Gregory Itchkovitch; Katerina Itchkovich
Synopsis:
The police and mob boss Nick Gatt use their own ways to try to find the mysterious Axel and keep him from harming Annie. Gatt's methods are more brutal--and more effective.
Reprints:
  • from Little Orphan Annie (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1940.02.29-1940.03.26?

Indexer Notes

Story begins on the inside front cover in black, red, and white. Date on first strip reprinted.

["Oh, poppycock-why you act as if old Papa Gregory was an ogre..."] (Table of Contents)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harold Gray
Pencils:
Harold Gray
Inks:
Harold Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy (dog); Gregory Itchkovich; Katerina Itchkovich; Axel; Buck; Nick Gatt; John Tecum; Jill Tecum; Byron Bolo
Synopsis:
Buck shoots Gregory as the shopkeeper tries to take Annie into a back room where Axel's men are waiting. Axel gives Gregory's wife the assignment of bringing Annie to him. She slips Annie some drugged candy and Axel's men grab her and shoot Sandy. While Axel tries to get some information from Annie, Byron Bolo, a mysterious playboy, comes to town and tries to convince the public that Nick Gatt is the one who kidnapped Annie.
Reprints:
  • from Little Orphan Annie (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1940.03.27-1940.04.22

Indexer Notes

Dates on first and last strips reprinted.

["You will talk---(whack!) You'll talk plenty--"] (Table of Contents)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harold Gray
Pencils:
Harold Gray
Inks:
Harold Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy (dog); Nick Gatt; Axel; Katerina Itchkovich; Bryan Bolo; John Tecum; Jill Tecum
Synopsis:
Annie finds out that Axel and his followers plan to take over the country. She manages to get a message to Nick Gatt's men and Gatt rescues her from Axel and takes her to his mountain hideout. Gatt captures one of Axel's men and he tells Gatt how the takeover will happen.
Reprints:
  • from Little Orphan Annie (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1940.04.23-1940 ?

Indexer Notes

Date on first strip reprinted.

["Without leaders, the rest of that mob wouldn't be dangerous-"] (Table of Contents)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harold Gray
Pencils:
Harold Gray
Inks:
Harold Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy (dog); Nick Gatt; Alex; Byron Bolo; John Tecum; Jill Tecum
Synopsis:
While Nick Gatt is trying to figure out a way to stop Axel, Byron Bolo is working on a plan to eliminate Gatt and take over his rackets. Some of the businessmen go to John Tecum, the District Attorney, with misgivings about Bolo. Axel's top generals have all gathered in the waterfront hideout when Gatt's men move in, disguised as policemen, and take them to a ship bound for their "home country."
Reprints:
  • from Little Orphan Annie (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1940

["That's where the tip says to go-"] (Table of Contents)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harold Gray
Pencils:
Harold Gray
Inks:
Harold Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy (dog); Nick Gatt; Bryan Bolo; John Tecum; Jill Tecum
Synopsis:
Nick Gatt brings Annie back to the Tecums, but he and Bryan Bolo are both killed in an off-panel shootout. The Tecums plan on taking Annie on a cruise to the islands.
Reprints:
  • from Little Orphan Annie (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1940

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Little Orphan Annie
  2. 1. ["I have heard of this Axel-a completely heartless criminal-"]
    Little Orphan Annie
  3. 2. ["Oh, poppycock-why you act as if old Papa Gregory was an ogre..."]
    Little Orphan Annie
  4. 3. ["You will talk---(whack!) You'll talk plenty--"]
    Little Orphan Annie
  5. 4. ["Without leaders, the rest of that mob wouldn't be dangerous-"]
    Little Orphan Annie
  6. 5. ["That's where the tip says to go-"]
    Little Orphan Annie
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