(November 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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. 863." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #863-5711. Copyright 1957 by Universal Pictures Company, Inc. Based on the "Francis the Talking Mule" series of movies.


["Do we have to fight, Pete?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Keywords:
bullfighting; matadors; toreros

Indexer Notes

Cover is just titled "Francis." Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Meal at Zoo Restaurant] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis tries to get a free meal at the restaurant at the zoo.

Indexer Notes

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

Francis in Mexico (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis and Pete go to Mexico after Francis gets Pete a job as a bullfighter.

Indexer Notes

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

The Gooney Bird (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis and Pete cause a commotion at the zoo when they go there to see the rare talking Gooney Bird.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Bullfighter] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Pete tries an unorthodox method of bullfighting.

Indexer Notes

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

[At the Zoo] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Francis the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis gets a free meal at the zoo.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Do we have to fight, Pete?"]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [Meal at Zoo Restaurant]
    Francis
  3. 2. Francis in Mexico
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. The Gooney Bird
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  5. 4. [The Bullfighter]
    Francis
  6. 5. [At the Zoo]
    Francis
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