(March 1950)

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 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 "PORKY PIG in PHANTOM OF THE PLAINS, No. 271." Code number is P.P.O.S. #271-503. Copyright 1950 BY Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.


Phantom of the Plains (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Roger Armstrong
Inks:
Roger Armstrong
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Porky Pig; Sylvester; The Phantom [Hypnotic Harry]
Keywords:
cowboy hats; revolvers

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Redrawn version of this cover on Porky Pig (Western, 1962 series) #5 (March 1966).

[A Safe Drive] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Abranz
Inks:
Fred Abranz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Abranz

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig
Synopsis:
Porky has car trouble while taking Petunia for a drive and Petunia has to fix the problem.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Story title and Pencils, inks, and lettering credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Phantom of the Plains (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / comic story / 33 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Roger Armstrong
Inks:
Kaem Wong
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Sylvester; Uncle Baked Ham; The Phantom [Hypnotic Harry]; Mr. Goodan; Mr. Clutchpenny; Woo Wong
Synopsis:
Porky and Petunia go to the "Bar-Soap Ranch," owned by Petunia's uncle Baked Ham. On the way they are held up by Sylvester, who has been hypnotized by a criminal named Hypnotic Harry. Sylvester snaps out of his trance and the Sheriff arrives to explain the situation. The villain, dressed in a long black gown like the Phantom Blot, hitches a ride to the Bar-Soap Ranch where he kidnaps Petunia's uncle and leaves a note saying he prefers to be called "The Phantom" instead of Hypnotic Harry. Further investigation shows that Petunia's uncle had just found a map to a lost gold mine and that map is missing, too. Sylvester finds the map, which had been planted by "The Phantom" in order to draw Porky, Petunia, and Sylvester away from the ranch so he could take care of them, permanently.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The ranch foreman is named "Mr. Goodan," likely an in-joke about Dell western artist Till Goodan. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Looking for Yahooty] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Abranz
Inks:
Fred Abranz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Abranz

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Sylvester; Cicero Pig; Mr. Muldooly
Synopsis:
Porky gets a job delivering packages for Mister Muldooly. The job had previously been promised to Cicero, who gets revenge by ordering some bubble gum to be delivered personally to Mr. Yahooty, the tightrope walker at the circus.

Indexer Notes

The name "Yahooty" is a takeoff on "Yehudi," a mythical person in a running gag by Jerry Colona on the Bob Hope radio show in the early 1940s. Story title and pencils, inks, and lettering credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Playing "Rain"] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Abranz
Inks:
Fred Abranz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Abranz

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis:
To keep Cicero and his friend from playing with the shower, Porky removes the shower nozzle.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Story title and pencils, inks, and lettering credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[The Burglar Trap] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Abranz
Inks:
Fred Abranz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Abranz

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Porky Pig; Bugs Bunny
Synopsis:
Bugs installs a board sidewalk at Porky's house as a "burglar trap."

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Story title and pencils, inks, and lettering credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Phantom of the Plains
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. [A Safe Drive]
    Porky Pig
  3. 2. Phantom of the Plains
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. [Looking for Yahooty]
    Porky Pig
  5. 4. [Playing "Rain"]
    Porky Pig
  6. 5. [The Burglar Trap]
    Porky Pig
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