(October 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 "FRANCIS, THE FAMOUS TALKING MULE, No. 501." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #501-5310. Copyright 1953 by United Feature Syndicate.


["You call those zebra stripes?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Pete
Keywords:
deserts; ghutrah; keffiyeh; mules; shemagh

[The Farm Auction] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Pete
Synopsis:
Francis thinks he's bidding on a horse blanket, but ends up with a buggy, instead.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

[The Missing Link] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Pete
Synopsis:
After hiring on a freighter, Francis and Pete end up in Africa. Francis is sentenced to death by a sheik because he is "full of evil spirits." Pete helps Francis escape by painting stripes on him so that the mule supposedly looks like a zebra.

[The Impostor] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Pete
Synopsis:
Francis pretends to be men in a mule costume so he can enter a restaurant.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

[Laryngitis] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Pete
Synopsis:
Pete convinces the manger of a theatrical agency to let Francis audition, but Francis has laryngitis and can't talk.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["You call those zebra stripes?"]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [The Farm Auction]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  3. 2. [The Missing Link]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. [The Impostor]
    Francis
  5. 4. [Laryngitis]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
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