(February 1948)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
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 "OZARK IKE, No. 180." Code number is O.I.O.S. #180-482. Copyright 1945, 1946, 1947 by King Features Syndicate. Adapted from the "Ozark Ike" newspaper strip by Ray Gotto.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ozark Ike / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ray Gotto [as Gotto] (signed)
Inks:
Ray Gotto [as Gotto] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Ozark Ike; Dinah
Keywords:
football

[Fred Merkle] (Table of Contents)

Ozark Ike's Whodunits / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Gotto
Pencils:
Ray Gotto
Inks:
Ray Gotto
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Gotto ?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Ozark Ike; Dinah
Synopsis:
After singling to send the winning run to third base, Ike doesn't run to second when the next batter hits a single to score the winning run and is called out, negating the run.
Reprints:
  • from Ozark Ike's Whodunits (King Features Syndicate) 47.07.27 [Sunday]

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Based on the famous Fred Merkle "boner" play that contributed to the loss of a pennant for the New York Giants in 1908. First Sunday newspaper strip of the series.

[Hillbilly Football and Ozark the Boxer] (Table of Contents)

Ozark Ike / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gotto
Pencils:
Ray Gotto
Inks:
Ray Gotto
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Gotto ?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Ozark Ike; Dinah; Penny
Synopsis:
Ike plays in the farcical 47th annual Fatfield-McBatt Football Feud game, scoring the winning touchdown. He then goes to the city to seek his fortune. He becomes a prize fighter, but gets tricked out of his ring earnings by crooked promoters.
Reprints:
  • from Ozark Ike (King Features Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1945 and 1946.

Indexer Notes

Three tiers of panels per page. Two stories that segue into each other.

[Mad Dash for Home] (Table of Contents)

Ozark Ike's Whodunits / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Gotto
Pencils:
Ray Gotto
Inks:
Ray Gotto
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Gotto ?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Ozark Ike; Dinah
Synopsis:
Ozark Ike makes a "mad dash" from first base to score on a routine single to left centerfield.
Reprints:
  • from Ozark Ike's Whodunits (King Features Syndicate) 47.08.10 [Sunday]

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Based on Enos Slaughter's identical feat for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1946 World Series.

[11 Strokes on a Hole] (Table of Contents)

Ozark Ike's Whodunits / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Gotto
Pencils:
Ray Gotto
Inks:
Ray Gotto
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Gotto ?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Ozark Ike; Dinah
Synopsis:
Leading a golf tournament by ten strokes going to the last hole, Ozark cards an 11 on the par 3 18th hole.
Reprints:
  • from Ozark Ike's Whodunits (King Features Syndicate) 47.08.03 [Sunday]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Based on Hall of Fame golfer Ben Hogan's 11 stroke hole in a 1947 tournament.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ozark Ike
  2. 1. [Fred Merkle]
    Ozark Ike's Whodunits
  3. 2. [Hillbilly Football and Ozark the Boxer]
    Ozark Ike
  4. 3. [Mad Dash for Home]
    Ozark Ike's Whodunits
  5. 4. [11 Strokes on a Hole]
    Ozark Ike's Whodunits
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