(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 FRANCIS, THE FAMOUS TALKING MULE, No. 745." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #745-5611. Copyright 1956 by Universal Pictures, Inc. Tenth of 17 Francis the Famous Talking Mule Four Colors.


["Mush!"] (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; Peter Stirling
Keywords:
parkas; sleds; snow

[Setting the Record Straight] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis, the Famous Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis is offended by a radio broadcast defaming mules.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

[The Eskimo Baby] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis, the Famous Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Two fur smugglers accidentally take an Eskimo baby with their furs when they fly back to the United States. The smugglers leave the baby with Francis and Pete. Francis and Pete meet a press agent who (thanks to Francis) thinks the baby can talk and flies them all back to the Arctic in order to get the parents' permission to use the baby in an ad campaign.

[The Lost Wallet] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis, the Famous Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis arranges for Pete to be punished for losing his wallet with all their money in it.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents."

[Autographed photos] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis, the Famous Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis autographs photos of himself with a hoof print and Pete distributes them at a movie theater showing his latest picture.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Combination of story and promo for the movie "Francis in the Haunted House," starring Mickey Rooney.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Mush!"]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [Setting the Record Straight]
    Francis
  3. 2. [The Eskimo Baby]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. [The Lost Wallet]
    Francis
  5. 4. [Autographed photos]
    Francis
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