(November 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 "Bob Son of Battle, No. 729." Code number is B.S. OF BATTLE O.S. #7729-5611. Adapted from the 1898 book "Bob Son of Battle" by Alfred Ollivant.


Bob Son of Battle (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mo Gollub (painting)
Inks:
Mo Gollub (painting)
Colors:
Mo Gollub (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Bob (dog); James Moore

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Bob Son of Battle (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Bob (dog); James Moore; Adam M'Adam; Red Wull (dog)
Synopsis:
Preview of story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Illustrations and text. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Author of the original book, Alfred Ollivant, is mis-identified on this page as being "Alfred Oliphant".

Bob Son of Battle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 32.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Ollivant (original story); Gaylord Du Bois (comic adaptation)
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Bob, Son of Battle (dog); James Moore; Adam M'Adam; Red Wull (dog)
Synopsis:
The conflicts of James Moore and his dog Bob, Son of Battle, and his neighbor Adam M'Adam and his dog Red Wull as they compete for the Dale Cup, Scotland's symbol of sheepdog supremacy in a story that stretches over a number of years of the annual contests.

Indexer Notes

Story concludes on inside back cover in black and white. Adapted from the 1898 book "Bob Son of Battle" by Alfred Ollivant. Highly abridged version leaves out several characters and some major plot points of the original story. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Francis (Table of Contents)

Francis the Talking Mule / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule

Indexer Notes

Bottom third of last interior page in middle of story. Promo for Dell's Francis the Talking Mule comic and also for the movie "Francis and the Haunted House." The cover of Dell Four Color #745 (November 1956) is depicted.

The Sheepdog (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about sheepdogs.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Text article with five monochrome illustrations.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Bob Son of Battle
  2. 1. Bob Son of Battle
  3. 2. Bob Son of Battle
  4. 3. Francis
    Francis the Talking Mule
  5. 4. The Sheepdog
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