(October 1955)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell
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. 655." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #655-5510. Copyright 1955 by United Features Syndicate. Seventh of seventeen Francis Four Color issues.


["What's so wonderful about a talking parrot?"] (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; Peter Stirling
Keywords:
parrots

Indexer Notes

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

A Pledge to Parents (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Full page reproduction of Dell's "A Pledge to Parents."

[On Robinson Crewcut's Island] (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:
fantasy
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis and Pete spend the night in a farmer's barn. During the night a flash flood washes the barn down the river and out into the ocean. They wash up on a tropical island, inhabited by a hermit named Robinson Crewcut. The hermit has a cave full of diamonds that had washed up on the beach. Francis and Pete take a handkerchief full of diamonds and then capture the captain of a ship of smugglers. Pete impersonates the captain and tricks the crew into taking them back to the United States.

Indexer Notes

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

[Circus Attraction] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis teases a circus owner by telling him about a talking mule, then disappears.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Blacksmith] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis goes to a blacksmith shop to get a new shoe.

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["What's so wonderful about a talking parrot?"]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. A Pledge to Parents
  3. 2. [On Robinson Crewcut's Island]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. [Circus Attraction]
    Francis
  5. 4. [The Blacksmith]
    Francis
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