(June 1957)

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. 810." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #810-576. Copyright 1957 by Universal Pictures, Inc. Based on the 1950-56 Universal series of "Francis the Talking Mule" movies, starring characters originated in the David Stern novel. Eleventh of seventeen Francis Four Color issues.


["My pictures never flatter me!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Keywords:
cameras; photography

[The Fox Hunt] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
David Gantz ?
Inks:
David Gantz ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis puts a stop to a fox hunt.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

Stage Struck (Table of Contents)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
David Gantz ?
Inks:
David Gantz ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis and Pete try to get jobs as actors in Flo Bigfield's new variety show.

Indexer Notes

Pete is referred to as "Peter Sterling" in this story.

Turf Trouble (Table of Contents)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
David Gantz ?
Inks:
David Gantz ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; sports
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis helps his "Uncle Elmer," a former racehorse now reduced to pulling a wagon, win the "Porterhouse Stakes" horse race.

[Francis Uses a Public Telephone] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
David Gantz ?
Inks:
David Gantz ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis draws a crowd when he makes a call in a public telephone booth.

Indexer Notes

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

[Clearing the Beach] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
David Gantz ?
Inks:
David Gantz ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis makes a fake radio broadcast about a tidal wave in order to clear a crowded beach.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." (The Pledge is printed twice in this issue.)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["My pictures never flatter me!"]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [The Fox Hunt]
    Francis
  3. 2. Stage Struck
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. Turf Trouble
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  5. 4. [Francis Uses a Public Telephone]
    Francis
  6. 5. [Clearing the Beach]
    Francis
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