(April 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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 "SUPER CIRCUS featuring Mary Hartline, No. 694." Code number is S.C.O.S. #694-564. Copyright 1956 by Western Printing & Lithographing Company. Third of three Super Circus Four Colors. Based on the 1952-55 version of the ABC TV series "Super Circus."


Super Circus featuring Mary Hartline (Table of Contents)

Super Circus / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting); ? (photos)
Inks:
? (painting); ? (photos)
Colors:
? (painting)

Characters:
Mary Hartline (photo); Claude Kirchner (photo); Cliffy the Clown (photo of Clifford Soubier); Nicky the Clown (photo of Nicky Francis); Scampy the Clown (photo of Sandy Dobritsch)
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Cover is collage of black and white photos and color painting.

[Artifical Rainstorm] (Table of Contents)

Super Circus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary Hartline
Synopsis:
The elephant trainer wants Mary to practice the act the with elephants. A photographer wants to take some photos of Mary outside. With the help of water from an elephant's trunk, the trainer gives the impression it is raining outside and the photos can't be taken.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Special Performance for Mr. Meanie] (Table of Contents)

Super Circus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Claude Kirchner; Mary Hartline; Fatima; Strongo; Balenco
Synopsis:
The circus performance is canceled because Mr. A. Meanie objects to it. Hoping to get him to change his mind, the performers take Mr. Meanie to the circus and give him a special performance, including him in the act.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Rollo the Gentle Gorilla] (Table of Contents)

Super Circus Menagerie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary Hartline; Bernie the Trainer; Rollo the Gorilla
Synopsis:
Bernie is billed as a "ferocious" gorilla, but would rather sit and play with flowers.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[African Wild Man] (Table of Contents)

Super Circus Sideshow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary Hartline; Claude Kirchner
Synopsis:
A large parcel containing a "Genuine African Wild Man" is delivered to the circus. The wild man acts ferocious, but curiously has impeccable manners.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Shake Well Before Using] (Table of Contents)

Super Circus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary Hartline; Claude Kirchner
Synopsis:
Bounco the human jumping-bean follows the directions on the medicine bottle.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Animal Trainers] (Table of Contents)

Super Circus Clown Alley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Sekowsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary Hartline; Cliffy; Nicky; Scampy
Synopsis:
The clowns want to become animal trainers, but find that instead of controlling the animals, the animals are controlling them.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Helping the India Rubber Man] (Table of Contents)

Super Circus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary Hartline; Claude Kirchner
Synopsis:
The India Rubber Man has tied himself in a knot.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Flamo the Fire-Eater] (Table of Contents)

Super Circus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary Hartline; Claude Kirchner
Synopsis:
Mary provides a remedy when the fire-eater gets heartburn.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Supporting Role in the Band] (Table of Contents)

Super Circus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mary Hartline; Nicky
Synopsis:
Mary gives Nicky a supporting role in the band--supporting a bass drum.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Super Circus featuring Mary Hartline
    Super Circus
  2. 1. [Artifical Rainstorm]
    Super Circus
  3. 2. [Special Performance for Mr. Meanie]
    Super Circus
  4. 3. [Rollo the Gentle Gorilla]
    Super Circus Menagerie
  5. 4. [African Wild Man]
    Super Circus Sideshow
  6. 5. [Shake Well Before Using]
    Super Circus
  7. 6. [Animal Trainers]
    Super Circus Clown Alley
  8. 7. [Helping the India Rubber Man]
    Super Circus
  9. 8. [Flamo the Fire-Eater]
    Super Circus
  10. 9. [Supporting Role in the Band]
    Super Circus
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