(September 1952)

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 "RHUBARB, OWNER OF THE BROOKLYN BALL CLUB, No. 423". Code number is RHUBARB O.S. #423-529. Copyright 1952 by Doubleday and Company, Inc. "Based on the character "Rhubarb" created by H. Allen Smith."


Rhubarb, Owner of the Brooklyn Ball Club (Table of Contents)

Rhubarb / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; animal
Characters:
Rhubarb (a cat)

[Press Conference] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Gunn
Inks:
Don Gunn
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; animal
Characters:
Rhubarb (cat)
Synopsis:
Rhubarb holds a press conference.

Indexer Notes

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

Rhubarb (Table of Contents)

Rhubarb / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Gunn
Inks:
Don Gunn
Colors:
?
Letters:
Don Gunn

Genre:
humor; animal; sports
Characters:
Rhubarb (cat); T. J. Banner; Myra Banner; Eric Yeager; Polly Sickles; Doom (the butler)
Synopsis:
A millionaire who owns the Brooklyn Loons baseball team befriends a tough yellow tomcat that he names "Rhubarb" after the slang term for a baseball argument. Three years later, the man dies and leaves the bulk of his fortune and the ball club to Rhubarb. The Loons' press agent Eric Yeager is named legal guardian of the cat and a running sub-plot is his attempts to marry Polly Sickles, who is allergic to the cat. At the climax, Rhubarb, who has been the good luck charm for the baseball team during a winning streak, is kidnapped by some gangsters who plan on Brooklyn losing the championship game without their lucky mascot.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes in color on back cover. Adaptation of 1951 movie "Rhubarb" based on book of same name by H. Allen Smith. Adaptation is fairly faithful to the movie until the very end, when several pages of storyline is condensed into four panels. A sequel to this story appears in Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #466 (April 1953). Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Rhubarb, Owner of the Brooklyn Ball Club
    Rhubarb
  2. 1. [Press Conference]
    [Rhubarb]
  3. 2. Rhubarb
    Rhubarb
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