(November 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 "TOPPER AND NEIL, No. 859". Code number is TOPPER O.S. #859-5711. "Authorized edition based on characters created by Thorne Smith from the novel "Topper", copyright 1926 by Thorne Smith; renewed 1954 by June Smith Delaney and Marion Smith Connor." This title is partially based on the "Topper" TV series which aired on CBS from 1953 to 1955. In the TV series, Topper had to deal with the ghosts of George and Marion Kerby and the St. Bernard dog Neil, which only he could see or hear. In the comic, the Kerbys don't appear and Neil becomes a talking St. Bernard, who can appear or vanish at will. Topper is still the only one who can hear him talk or see him when he is invisible.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Topper and Neil / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Williams
Inks:
Bill Williams
Colors:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Cosmo Topper; Neil (a dog)
Keywords:
doghouses; hammers; handsaws

Who Took the Hot Dog (Table of Contents)

Topper / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Williams
Inks:
Bill Williams
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Cosmo Topper; Neil
Synopsis:
A connect the dots puzzle.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

Something Fishy (Table of Contents)

Topper and Neil / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Williams
Inks:
Bill Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Cosmo Topper; Henrietta Topper; Neil
Synopsis:
Mr. Schuyler, the president of the Town Bank where Topper works, observes Topper talking to the invisible Neil and decides he needs to take Topper on a fishing trip for some relaxation.

Magic Mischief (Table of Contents)

Topper and Neil / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Don R. Christensen
Pencils:
Bill Williams
Inks:
Bill Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Cosmo Topper; Henrietta Topper; Neil
Synopsis:
Neil pulls a series of pranks while invisible that lead people to think that Topper is a magician.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Wonderful Dubber (Table of Contents)

Topper and Neil / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Williams
Inks:
Bill Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; sports
Characters:
Cosmo Topper; Neil
Synopsis:
Topper is roped into playing Chips Brogan in a golf match. Brogan will donate $25,000 to the club if a member can beat him in a round of golf. With help from invisible Neil, Topper is leading after 11 holes. Then Neil decides its time for a nap.

Indexer Notes

Chips Brogan's name is a take-off on Hall of Fame pro golfer Ben Hogan.

[Sit, Neil, Sit] (Table of Contents)

Topper and Neil / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Williams
Inks:
Bill Williams
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Cosmo Topper; Neil
Synopsis:
Topper tries to get an invisible Neil to sit, but passers-by think he is talking to a statue.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

[Practicing Putting] (Table of Contents)

Topper and Neil / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Williams
Inks:
Bill Williams
Colors:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; sports
Characters:
Cosmo Topper; Neil
Synopsis:
Topper practices putting while Neil provides a backstop behind the hole.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. One large illustration. An almost identical scene occurs in the story "The Wonderful Dubber" (Sequence 4). Also has Dell's "A Pledge to Parents".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Topper and Neil
  2. 1. Who Took the Hot Dog
    Topper
  3. 2. Something Fishy
    Topper and Neil
  4. 3. Magic Mischief
    Topper and Neil
  5. 4. The Wonderful Dubber
    Topper and Neil
  6. 5. [Sit, Neil, Sit]
    Topper and Neil
  7. 6. [Practicing Putting]
    Topper and Neil
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