(April 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
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 "MARGE'S TUBBY, No. 461." Code number is TUBBY O.S. #461-534. Copyright 1953 by Marjorie H. Buell. Third of four Tubby Four Colors.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tubby / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Stanley
Inks:
John Stanley ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Tubby
Reprints:
Keywords:
clockwork toy soldiers; horseshoe magnets

[Padlock Problem] (Table of Contents)

Tubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Stanley
Pencils:
John Stanley
Inks:
John Stanley ?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Tubby; Willy; Eddie; Iggy
Synopsis:
Tubby puts a padlock on the clubhouse door, but finds he doesn't have a key.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white; pantomime story.

Tubby's Secret Weapon (Table of Contents)

Tubby / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
John Stanley
Pencils:
John Stanley
Inks:
John Stanley ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; science fiction
Characters:
Tubby; Willy; Eddie; Iggy; Prof. Kleff; Gloria; Little Men from Mars (intro); Tubby's mother
Synopsis:
A flying saucer from Mars is observing Tubby's town. Tubby is taking violin lessons and makes such a high-pitched squeak that its vibrations cause damage to the saucer and its inhabitants. The saucermen assume that Tubby was doing the sound intentionally as a weapon and decide to capture him. The tiny men from Mars follow Tubby to a sidewalk demonstration of mechanical men, blending in with the toy men. When a policeman runs the salesman off without the toys, Tubby gathers them up, Martians and all, and takes them home. Gloria comes, too. The Martians eventually vaporize Gloria and Tubby and his violin and take them to Mars. On Mars, Tubby and Gloria and the violin are converted back to normal. Unable to duplicate the sound Tubby makes on his violin, the Martians release him to demonstrate. After hearing the sound they flee in terror, leaving Tubby alone to explore. He blunders into the planetary control room and unknowingly steers the planet wildly through space, thinking he is playing a game. The Martians release Gloria to tell Tubby to stop. Tubby aims the planet towards Earth, stopping just as the spire on the tallest skyscraper penetrates the control room. Gloria and Tubby are left clinging to the spire as the Martians retreat back to their proper orbit.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Little Men from Mars.

[Doll Attack] (Table of Contents)

Tubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Stanley
Pencils:
John Stanley
Inks:
John Stanley ?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Tubby; Annie
Synopsis:
Annie is angry with Tubby when he runs his toy car over her doll.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white; pantomime story.

[In Trouble Inside or Out] (Table of Contents)

Tubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Stanley
Pencils:
John Stanley
Inks:
John Stanley ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Tubby; Tubby's mother
Synopsis:
Tubby's mother is afraid he'll break a lamp playing with a model plane indoors, so she sends him outdoors to roller skate. That doesn't solve the problem.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color; pantomime story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tubby
  2. 1. [Padlock Problem]
    Tubby
  3. 2. Tubby's Secret Weapon
    Tubby
  4. 3. [Doll Attack]
    Tubby
  5. 4. [In Trouble Inside or Out]
    Tubby
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