(July 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 "FRANCIS, THE FAMOUS TALKING MULE, No. 710." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #707-567 (Note issue number of code does not match issue number). Copyright 1956 by Universal Pictures, Inc. Ninth of 17 Francis the Famous Talking Mule Four Colors.


["Don't rush me -- you know I like to soak!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis the Famous Talking Mule; Pete
Keywords:
bathing; bathtubs; books; dressing gowns; reading

Indexer Notes

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

[The Plumber] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Don Gunn
Inks:
Don Gunn
Letters:
Don Gunn

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis the Famous Talking Mule; Pete
Synopsis:
Francis is taking a bath when the plumber comes to fix the faucet.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Idol of Pooda] (Table of Contents)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Don Gunn
Inks:
Don Gunn
Colors:
?
Letters:
Don Gunn

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis the Famous Talking Mule; Pete
Synopsis:
Francis and Pete come into possession of a giant black pearl that was stolen from a sacred idol in Pooda, India. Francis impersonates a race horse, Nausea, to get a plane ride to India to return the pearl.

Indexer Notes

The horse's name of "Nausea" is a takeoff on "Nashua," a champion racehorse in the early 1950s. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Musical Number] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Don Gunn
Inks:
Don Gunn
Letters:
Don Gunn

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis the Famous Talking Mule; Pete
Synopsis:
Francis and Pete audition for an amateur show, but the manager doesn't like Francis' singing.

Indexer Notes

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

"Play it smart--Play safe when you go swimming" (Table of Contents)

Bill Wisdom; Juicy Fruit Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
AK-55

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bill Wisdom
Synopsis:
Safety tips for swimming.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Part of "Bill Wisdom" ad series. Illustrated ad for Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Don't rush me -- you know I like to soak!"]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [The Plumber]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  3. 2. [The Idol of Pooda]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. [Musical Number]
    Francis
  5. 4. "Play it smart--Play safe when you go swimming"
    Bill Wisdom; Juicy Fruit Gum
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