(April 1954)

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. 547." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #547-544. Copyright 1954 by United Feature Syndicate. Fourth of 17 Francis the Famous Talking Mule Four Colors.


["Relax, Pete! I learned to run one of these in the army."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Pete
Keywords:
helicopters

Indexer Notes

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

[Francis Wants to Make a Record] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Pete
Synopsis:
Francis wants to make a record of his voice at a music supply store.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Gold-Finder] (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
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Pete; Billygoat
Synopsis:
A millionaire lets Pete and Francis fly a helicopter to his gold mines in Alaska. In Alaska they meet an eccentric old miner named Billygoat, who has invented a "gold-finder." The invention finds gold, but it's in the vault of the town bank.

Indexer Notes

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

[Begging for Money] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Pete
Synopsis:
Francis provides the dialogue when Pete has to beg for some money for food.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Art Critic] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule
Synopsis:
Francis critiques an artist's painting of a horse.

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Relax, Pete! I learned to run one of these in the army."]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [Francis Wants to Make a Record]
    Francis
  3. 2. [The Gold-Finder]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. [Begging for Money]
    Francis
  5. 4. [The Art Critic]
    Francis
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