(May-July 1959)

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. 991." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #991-595. Copyright 1959 by David Stern.


["Get a move on!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Francis, the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Keywords:
Ancient Rome; chariots

Indexer Notes

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

[At the Library] (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 follows Pete into the library, though no animals are allowed inside.

Indexer Notes

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

Follow that Chariot (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Francis, the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis goes to Rome to play a part in a chariot race in a new "Ben Hur" movie, but the director is not very happy to have him.

Indexer Notes

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

You're In the Army Now (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Francis, the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Upset when a general says that mules are obsolete for Army work, Francis manages to get the general to set up a contest between a mule and a tank.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Sequence 4. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Don't Spy on Me (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Francis, the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Pete and Francis are now garbage collectors in the Army. A pair of spies pose as officers to use Francis to carry concealed tape recorders to record military secrets.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Sequence 3. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[The Ventriloquist] (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:
After Francis eats some apples at a grocery store and talks, the owner thinks another customer (not Pete) is a ventriloquist.

Indexer Notes

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

[Thirsty] (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Francis, the Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis tries to get a drink of water, but all the fountains are off-limits to mules. The exception is the one at the Democratic Club.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; pantomime story. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Get a move on!"]
    Francis, the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [At the Library]
    Francis
  3. 2. Follow that Chariot
    Francis
  4. 3. You're In the Army Now
    Francis
  5. 4. Don't Spy on Me
    Francis
  6. 5. [The Ventriloquist]
    Francis
  7. 6. [Thirsty]
    Francis
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