(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 "BEETLE BAILEY, No. 552." Code number is B.BAILEY O.S. #552-544. Copyright 1954 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. Third of four Beetle Bailey Four Colors.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Beetle Bailey / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mort Walker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Walker (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Beetle Bailey
Keywords:
bathing; bubble bath; foxholes; scrub brushes; shovels; United States Army

[Road Test] (Table of Contents)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Walker
Pencils:
Mort Walker
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Letters:
Fred Rhoads

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Beetle Bailey
Synopsis:
Beetle puts his jeep through a torture test, then complains when it fails.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

[Key to the Safe] (Table of Contents)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Walker
Pencils:
Mort Walker
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Rhoads

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Beetle Bailey; Sarge Snorkle
Synopsis:
Beetle accidentally drops the key to the Captain's safe in the back of a garbage track. He races to the dump, only to be detained by the police twice, once for speeding and later for looking like a vagrant after digging through the trash to find the key.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt, Hogan's Alley #12 (2004).

"Roughing It" (Table of Contents)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Walker
Pencils:
Mort Walker
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Rhoads

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gen. Halftrack (intro); Killer; Capt. Scabbard; Beetle Bailey; Sarge Snorkle
Synopsis:
A Senator comes to inspect the camp after receiving complaints that the troops have been living in the woods for two months. Gen. Halftrack takes the Senator to the field camp, where they find the soldiers' ingenuity has given them the comforts of home.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Gen. Halftrack in the comic book stories. Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt, Hogan's Alley #12 (2004).

[Beetle's Furlough] (Table of Contents)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Walker
Pencils:
Mort Walker
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Rhoads

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Beetle Bailey; Beetle's father; Beetle's mother; Beetle's brother; Buzz Breezey (Beetle's old girlfriend)
Synopsis:
Beetle returns to his home town for a furlough. He is chosen to judge a beauty contest, but gets some salt and pepper in his eyes and can't see.

Indexer Notes

Beetle appears in the civilian outfit he had in the comic strip before entering the Army. Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt, Hogan's Alley #12 (2004).

[The Lost Helmet] (Table of Contents)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Walker
Pencils:
Mort Walker
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Letters:
Fred Rhoads

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Beetle Bailey; Killer
Synopsis:
Beetle loses his helmet and has to go to the supply sergeant to retrieve it.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt, Hogan's Alley #12 (2004).

[Amusement Park] (Table of Contents)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Walker
Pencils:
Mort Walker
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Rhoads

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Beetle Bailey; Killer
Synopsis:
Beetle and Killer spend the day on the rides at an amusement park; then complain about how rough the ride is on the bus back to the base.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt, Hogan's Alley #12 (2004).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Beetle Bailey
  2. 1. [Road Test]
    Beetle Bailey
  3. 2. [Key to the Safe]
    Beetle Bailey
  4. 3. "Roughing It"
    Beetle Bailey
  5. 4. [Beetle's Furlough]
    Beetle Bailey
  6. 5. [The Lost Helmet]
    Beetle Bailey
  7. 6. [Amusement Park]
    Beetle Bailey
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