(August 1960)

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. 1119." Code number is SMOKEY BEAR O.S. #1119-608. Copyright 1960 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. "Authorized and approved by the State Foresters and the Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Advertising Council."


The Dangerous Vacation (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Keywords:
bears; canoes; motorboats; raccoons

Indexer Notes

Cover Art Identification by Richard Richmond

Animals of the Land (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
Timber wolf, woodrat, anole, bobcat, opossum, and walrus.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Script credit from "The Works of Paul S. Newman Part 25: 1960" by Robin Snyder in "The Comics" Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2008). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Dangerous Vacation (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Smokey, Little Smokey, and Specs are vacationing in Hawaii. They rescue a professor from a disabled boat. The professor turns out to be a missile scientist and later he is kidnapped by enemy agents.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from "The Works of Paul S. Newman Part 25: 1960" by Robin Snyder in "The Comics" Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2008). Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Wolverine (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey (cameo); Specs (cameo)
Synopsis:
Facts about wolverines.

Indexer Notes

Possibly a Sunday newspaper strip reprint. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

How to Make a Camp (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Smokey tells how to make a comfortable camp in the woods.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possibly a Sunday newspaper strip reprint. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Flying Fish (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Facts about flying fish.

Indexer Notes

Possibly a Sunday newspaper strip reprint. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

How to Explore a Pond (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
How to study the wildlife in a pond.

Indexer Notes

Possibly a Sunday newspaper strip reprint. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Buffalo (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Facts about buffalo.

Indexer Notes

Possibly a Sunday newspaper strip reprint. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Whoopers (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs; Gimp (villain); Slick (villain)
Synopsis:
A pair of rare whooping cranes make a nest near Smokey's cabin. Later a coyote threatens the nest. Gimp and Slick try to keep Smokey from stopping the coyote so they can take photographs of it killing the young bird and sell the photos to magazines.

Indexer Notes

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

How to Canoe Safely (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Smokey gives instructions on how to canoe safely.

Indexer Notes

Possibly a Sunday newspaper strip reprint. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Flying Squirrel (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Facts about flying squirrels.

Indexer Notes

Possibly a Sunday newspaper strip reprint. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

How Fish Are Stocked (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Smokey describes how fish are raised in hatcheries in order to be stocked in ponds and lakes.

Indexer Notes

Possibly a Sunday newspaper strip reprint. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Railroad Fire (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis:
Sparks from a lumber train start a fire in a dry forest. Smokey takes a railroad engine and caboose with equipment to fight the fire, but the caboose (with Little Smokey and Specs aboard) comes loose and rolls backwards down a hill.

Indexer Notes

Pages have 10-12 panels on them. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Animals of the Air (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
brown pelican; northern phalarope; the dipper; golden-eye; whooping crane; duck hawk

Indexer Notes

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

Animals of the Sea (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
swellfish; flounder; the angler; green sturgeon; chinook salmon; sea horse

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Dangerous Vacation
    Smokey the Bear Nature Stories
  2. 1. Animals of the Land
  3. 2. The Dangerous Vacation
    Smokey the Bear
  4. 3. The Wolverine
    Smokey the Bear
  5. 4. How to Make a Camp
    Smokey the Bear
  6. 5. Flying Fish
    Smokey the Bear
  7. 6. How to Explore a Pond
    Smokey the Bear
  8. 7. The Buffalo
    Smokey the Bear
  9. 8. The Whoopers
    Smokey the Bear
  10. 9. How to Canoe Safely
    Smokey the Bear
  11. 10. The Flying Squirrel
    Smokey the Bear
  12. 11. How Fish Are Stocked
    Smokey the Bear
  13. 12. The Railroad Fire
    Smokey the Bear
  14. 13. Animals of the Air
  15. 14. Animals of the Sea
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