(February 1956)

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 "THE LITTLE KING, No. 677". Code number is L.K.O.S. #677-562. Copyright 1955 by King Features Syndicate. Adapted from "The Little King" newspaper strip by O. Soglow. One major change from the newspaper strip is that the Little King talks in this comic book. In the newspaper strip he is always silent.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Little King / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Otto Soglow ?
Inks:
Otto Soglow ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little King; Prime Minister; Diplomat
Keywords:
crowns; kings; lunchboxes; royalty; thrones

Indexer Notes

Cover is signed "O. Soglow" but he may or may not have drawn it.

[Top Secret Papers] (Table of Contents)

The Little King / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little King
Synopsis:
Bored by a diplomatic meeting, the Little King calls for his "top secret papers"--a pile of Dell comics.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

All in the Game (Table of Contents)

The Little King / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
John Stanley
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little King; Prime Minister; Captain of Guards; Chef; Royal Fool (jester); King Ookle
Synopsis:
After the jester beats the Little King at checkers 6,206 times in a row, the King tries to figure out the jester's winning move. He is interrupted when King Ookle declares war in response to the Little King forgetting to send him a birthday card. The two Kings engage in a sword fight throughout the castle for hours, then decide to decide the battle with a game of checkers.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Royal Treasure (Table of Contents)

The Little King / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
John Stanley
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little King; Prime Minister
Synopsis:
The Little King receives his weekly allowance--one dollar--which he decides to hide to save up for a bicycle.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Royal Ghost (Table of Contents)

The Little King / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Stanley
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little King; Prime Minister; Chef
Synopsis:
The Little King buys a castle at a bargain price, only to find it comes complete with a 16th century ghost.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Search (Table of Contents)

The Little King / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
John Stanley
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little King; Prime Minister; Chef
Synopsis:
After failing to find number 100 of a baseball card set in cereal boxes of Snapples, the Little King embarks on a hunt to find the final card of the set, which entitles the owner to a baseball cap and tickets to the big baseball game.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[A Night at the Opera] (Table of Contents)

The Little King / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little King;
Synopsis:
The Little King falls asleep while attending an opera and begins to snore.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Dell's "A Pledge to Parents" is the fourth panel, right in the middle of the eight-panel story.

[Stolen Pie] (Table of Contents)

The Little King / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little King; Chef
Synopsis:
The Little King hides in a suit of armor while being chased by the Chef for stealing a pie.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Little King
  2. 1. [Top Secret Papers]
    The Little King
  3. 2. All in the Game
    The Little King
  4. 3. The Royal Treasure
    The Little King
  5. 4. The Royal Ghost
    The Little King
  6. 5. The Search
    The Little King
  7. 6. [A Night at the Opera]
    The Little King
  8. 7. [Stolen Pie]
    The Little King
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