(December 1961 - February 1962)

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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
On-sale date:
1961-11-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell [stamp]
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 "Rocky and His Friends, No. 1275." Code number is ROCKY O.S. 1275-6112. Copyright 1961 by P.A.T.-Ward Productions, Inc. Creator credits from Keith Scott in his book "The Moose that Roared." On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rocky and His Friends / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Kilgore
Inks:
Al Kilgore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Rocky; Bullwinkle
Keywords:
cameras; photography; space travel

Contents (Table of Contents)

Rocky and His Friends / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils:
Al Kilgore
Inks:
Al Kilgore
Letters:
?

Characters:
Rocky; Bullwinkle; Boris Badenov; Mr. Peabody; Sherman

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; black and white. One or two panel previews of the stories in the issue.

Underwater Moose (Table of Contents)

Rocky and His Friends / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils:
Al Kilgore ?
Inks:
Al Kilgore ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Bullwinkle; Rocky; Boris Badenov; Natasha Fatale
Synopsis:
Boris has a scheme to capture electric eels and use them for power in Pottsylvania. He tricks Bullwinkle into gathering the eels while skin-diving.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Busy Signal (Table of Contents)

Peabody's Improbable History / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils:
Al Kilgore
Inks:
Al Kilgore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Peabody; Sherman; Samuel Morse; Alfred Vail
Synopsis:
Mr. Peabody and Sherman go back in history to help Samuel Morse invent the telegraph.

["When two English circus acrobats got married..."] (Table of Contents)

Frivolous Facts / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
  • Odd facts. Text article with 1/4 page illustration.

The Interview (Table of Contents)

Boris and Natasha / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils:
Al Kilgore
Inks:
Al Kilgore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Boris Badenov; Natasha Fatale; Mark Spot
Synopsis:
Boris and Natasha go on a TV talk show.

Gingerbread Kid (Table of Contents)

Fractured Fairy Tale / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils:
Al Kilgore
Inks:
Al Kilgore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Rocky (host); Bullwinkle (host)
Synopsis:
The Gingerbread Man story recast with the lead character as a beatnik.

Tea Men (Table of Contents)

Peabody's Improbable History / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils:
Al Kilgore
Inks:
Al Kilgore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Peabody; Sherman
Synopsis:
Mr. Peabody and Sherman go back in history to the Boston Tea Party.

Noose for a Moose (Table of Contents)

Rocky and His Friends / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson ?; Al Kilgore ?
Pencils:
Fred Fredericks
Inks:
Fred Fredericks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Bullwinkle; Rocky; Boris Badenov; Natasha Fatale; Fearless Leader
Synopsis:
Fearless Leader orders Boris and Natasha to bring Bullwinkle to Pottsylvania in order to be a scapegoat candidate in an election.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Original creator credits from Keith Scott in his book "The Moose that Roared." Karl Wilcox noted, February 2008, that only the script is by Al Kilgore; the art is by Fred Fredericks.

Food For Thought (Table of Contents)

Peabody's Improbable History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils:
Al Kilgore
Inks:
Al Kilgore
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Peabody; Sherman; Marco Polo
Synopsis:
Mr. Peabody and Sherman go back into history to prove that Marco Polo discovered spaghetti in China.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

Out On a Limb (Table of Contents)

Rocky and His Friends / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils:
Al Kilgore
Inks:
Al Kilgore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bullwinkle; Rocky
Synopsis:
Bullwinkle plants a fruit tree and Rocky plays a joke on him.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and His Friends
  2. 1. Contents
    Rocky and His Friends
  3. 2. Underwater Moose
    Rocky and His Friends
  4. 3. Busy Signal
    Peabody's Improbable History
  5. 4. ["When two English circus acrobats got married..."]
    Frivolous Facts
  6. 5. The Interview
    Boris and Natasha
  7. 6. Gingerbread Kid
    Fractured Fairy Tale
  8. 7. Tea Men
    Peabody's Improbable History
  9. 8. Noose for a Moose
    Rocky and His Friends
  10. 9. Food For Thought
    Peabody's Improbable History
  11. 10. Out On a Limb
    Rocky and His Friends
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