(August 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 "SMOKEY THE BEAR NATURE STORIES, No. 1016." Code number is SMOKEY N.C. #1016-598. (No O.S. in code number and N.C. (Nature Comics?) instead of N.S.) Copyright 1959 by Western Printing and Lithographing Co. Sixth of eight Smokey the Bear Four Colors.


Smokey the Bear Nature Stories (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Inks:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Colors:
Morris Gollub (painting)

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs; Gimp
Keywords:
bears; forest rangers; log rolling; logging; lumberjacks; racoons

Indexer Notes

This is Gollub's second cover of the Four Color Smokey the Bear comics FC 932 being the first. Attribution by Richard Richmond.

A Forest Ranger's Duties (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Inks:
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Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey
Synopsis:
Facts about the duties of a forest ranger in the National Forests.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

The Fiery Trap (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs; Gimp (villain)
Synopsis:
Smokey, Little Smokey, and Specs the raccoon are out inspecting emergency fire stations in the forest when they come across an illegal trapline. Gimp, a villain bear, rolls a boulder toward Smokey, then plans on leaving in his truck with his poached animal skins. Smokey chases Gimp in his jeep. Gimp goes off the mountain road and the fiery crash starts a forest fire. Gimp helps fight the fire, but then escapes. Smokey chases him and the two have a showdown on a log in the river.

The Grizzly Bear (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Facts about grizzly bears, narrated by Smokey.

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

How to Raise Tropical Fish (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Facts about raising tropical fish in an aquarium.

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

Wild Turkey (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Facts about wild turkeys.

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

How to Make Animal Track Plaster Casts (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
The procedure for making a plaster cast of an animal track.

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

Frogs and Toads (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Facts about frogs and toads.

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

How to Collect Butterflies (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
How to collect butterflies for display.

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

The Bald Eagle (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Facts about bald eagles.

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

How to Make an Ant House (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
How to make a house to observe ants.

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

The Mysterious Intruder (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
The forest service airlifts beavers to build dams in the forest. Something scares the beavers away and as Smokey, Little Smokey, and Specs investigate, they find peccaries, coyotes, and pronghorn deer fleeing a mysterious intruder, which turns out to be a jaguar.

The Moose (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Inks:
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Letters:
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Genre:
animal
Synopsis:
Facts about the moose.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

Animals of North America (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Brief facts about bighorn sheep, box turtles, flying squirrels, pocket gophers, raccoons, and porcupines.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Panels with typeset text underneath.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Smokey the Bear Nature Stories
    Smokey the Bear
  2. 1. A Forest Ranger's Duties
    Smokey the Bear
  3. 2. The Fiery Trap
    Smokey the Bear
  4. 3. The Grizzly Bear
    Smokey the Bear
  5. 4. How to Raise Tropical Fish
    Smokey the Bear
  6. 5. Wild Turkey
    Smokey the Bear
  7. 6. How to Make Animal Track Plaster Casts
    Smokey the Bear
  8. 7. Frogs and Toads
    Smokey the Bear
  9. 8. How to Collect Butterflies
    Smokey the Bear
  10. 9. The Bald Eagle
    Smokey the Bear
  11. 10. How to Make an Ant House
    Smokey the Bear
  12. 11. The Mysterious Intruder
    Smokey the Bear
  13. 12. The Moose
  14. 13. Animals of North America
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