(November 1959-January 1960)

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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. 1068." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #1068-5911. Copyright 1959 by David Stern. Sixteenth of seventeen Francis the Talking Mule Four Colors. Based on the "Francis, the Talking Mule" movie series.


Francis in Africa (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis, the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Keywords:
paint brushes; painting; pith helmets; zebras

Indexer Notes

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

The African Scene (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; jungle
Characters:
Francis, the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis is bored by the scenery in Africa.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

The Sorry Safari (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; jungle
Characters:
Francis, the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis and Peter mistake a tramp steamer for the Staten Island Ferry and are taken to Africa. There the pair decide that guiding safaris would be a good way to earn money to get home. Their first customer wants to photograph a zebra, so Peter paints Francis black and white to fool him.

Indexer Notes

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

Among the Cannibals (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; jungle
Characters:
Francis, the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
After guiding the safari, Francis and Peter are lost in the jungle. They are captured by a tribe of cannibals, who plan on cooking them. Francis tells them to stop and the cannibals worship him as a god. Francis and Peter escape when an enemy tribe attacks.

Indexer Notes

Follow-up to first story. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Diamond Rush (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis, the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis and Peter go hunting for diamonds at Diamond River, not knowing that the diamonds they found are phony ones from the shooting of a movie.

Indexer Notes

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

The Trophy (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Francis, the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Francis pretends to be a mounted trophy hanging on a wall.

Indexer Notes

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

The Explorers (Table of Contents)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; jungle
Characters:
Francis, the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis:
Deep in the unexplored jungle, Francis and Pete find some natives--selling souvenirs.

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Francis in Africa
    Francis The Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. The African Scene
    Francis
  3. 2. The Sorry Safari
    Francis
  4. 3. Among the Cannibals
    Francis
  5. 4. The Diamond Rush
    Francis
  6. 5. The Trophy
    Francis
  7. 6. The Explorers
    Francis
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