(April 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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 "FRANCIS, THE FAMOUS TALKING MULE, No. 465." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #465-534. Copyright 1953 by United Feature Syndicate. Second of 17 Francis the Famous Talking Mule Four Colors. Based on the "Francis, the Talking Mule" series of movies.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; fantasy-supernatural; humor
Characters:
Francis; Peter Stirling
Keywords:
mules; wagons

[Francis chooses the place to eat] (Table of Contents)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; fantasy-supernatural; humor
Characters:
Francis; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis picks the place where he and Peter will eat lunch.

Indexer Notes

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

[Circus and Cannibals] (Table of Contents)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; fantasy-supernatural; humor
Characters:
Francis; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis's timely remarks get Peter hired as a highwire performer in a circus after the regular wire walker falls. After Francis foils a burglary of the circus's safe, he and Peter are rewarded but give the money to the wife of the injured performer. As they leave the circus, they seek refuge from a storm in the basket of a balloon, which breaks loose and carries them to a tropical island. There the natives worship Francis as a god and make preparations to eat Peter for lunch. However, things are not as they seem.

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Francis insults a policeman] (Table of Contents)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; fantasy-supernatural; humor
Characters:
Francis; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis insults a cop, but Peter is the one who has to spend ten days in jail.

Indexer Notes

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

[Attend Francis's movie] (Table of Contents)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; fantasy-supernatural; humor
Characters:
Francis; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
The theater doorman won't let Francis in to see his own movie.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. The movie advertised on the theater marquee is "Francis Covers The Big Town," which was released June 17, 1953.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [Francis chooses the place to eat]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  3. 2. [Circus and Cannibals]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. [Francis insults a policeman]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  5. 4. [Attend Francis's movie]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
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