(January 1950)

Toby, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Toby Press, Inc.
Editing:
Mel Lazarus (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed by American News Company.


["Halp!! Halp!! Th' monster is loose!!"] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Abner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Capp (balloons)
Pencils:
Al Capp
Inks:
Al Capp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Capp (balloons); ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pappy Yokum; Li'l Abner; Monster

Indexer Notes

Al Capp used numerous writing and art assistants. Because they are not easily identifiable, credit for art and story is given to Al Capp. Credits will be updated as their identitities and contributions are discovered.

The cover is a composite of figures from the story. Pappy Yokum and the Coonskin cap-wearing hillbilly are from page 3, panel 3 of the story. Monster and Li'l Abner figures are from page 11, panel 5.

Who's Laffin'? (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mel Lazarus (signed)
Pencils:
Mel Lazarus (signed)
Inks:
Mel Lazarus (signed)
Letters:
Mel Lazarus (signed)

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Eight gag panels.

Sadie Hawkins Day (Table of Contents)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Capp (signed)
Pencils:
Al Capp (signed)
Inks:
Al Capp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Capp

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Marryin' Sam; Bet-a-Million Bashby; Ole Man Mose; Monster; Clamwinkle McSlop; Sadie Hawkins; Hezbekiah Hawkins
Synopsis:
Another Sadie Hawkins Day race finds Li'l Abner being pursued by a woman over nine feet tall and betting Bat-a-Million Bashby that he won't be caught. A tragedy occurs as Marryin' Sam tries to perform a Five Dollah Weddin'. The story also includes the oft-reprinted origin of Sadie Hawkins Day.
Reprints:
  • from Li'l Abner Daily newspaper strip (United Features Syndicate) 1944-09-06 thru 1944-11-29 [with the following exceptions: Strip dated 9-6 panels 3 and 4 dropped
  • Strip dated 9-7 panels 3 and 4 dropped
  • Strips dated 9-11 through 9-19 not printed
  • Strip dated 9-22 panels 1 and 2 dropped
  • Strip dated 9-26 panels 1 and 2 dropped
  • Strip dated 9-21 panel 1 dropped
  • Strip dated 9-30 dropped
  • Strips dated 10-9 through 10-28 not printed
  • Strip dated 10-30 panel 1 dropped
  • Strip dated 11-6 panels 3 and 4 dropped
  • Strips 11-8 through 11-10 not printed
  • Strip dated 11-13 panels 1 and 2 dropped
  • Strips dated 11-14 through 11-17 dropped.

Indexer Notes

Most of the strips not reprinted involve sub-plots. One sequence involves a conflict between Mammy Yokum and Joan L. Sullivan which explains why Pappy Yokum is running in the Sadie Hawkins Day Race.

Christmas in Brooklyn (Table of Contents)

Memphis Smith, Private Eye / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don George
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Memphis Smith

Everyone Was Very Lucky -- Especially 'Lil' Pepp (Table of Contents)

'Lil" Pepp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr
Inks:
Jack Farr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

Genre:
humor
Characters:
'Lil' Pepp

["Yippe, I did it! I discovered a formula for making a glue that will last forever!"] (Table of Contents)

Kid Science / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Herman (signed)
Pencils:
Vic Herman (signed)
Inks:
Vic Herman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vic Herman (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Kid Science; Betty; Rubber Man
Synopsis:
Kid Science fights Rubber Man.

["At last! I found you, Cactus Joe!"] (Table of Contents)

Dude Ranch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harold Betancourt
Pencils:
Harold Betancourt
Inks:
Harold Betancourt
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harold Betancourt

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dude Ranch
Synopsis:
Dude is mistaken for a desperado.

New! Super Duper! Simply Terrific! Television Bank! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Kent Merchandising Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Perfect Christmas Gift! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Ador Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Halp!! Halp!! Th' monster is loose!!"]
    Li'l Abner
  2. 1. Who's Laffin'?
  3. 2. Sadie Hawkins Day
    Li'l Abner
  4. 3. Christmas in Brooklyn
    Memphis Smith, Private Eye
  5. 4. Everyone Was Very Lucky -- Especially 'Lil' Pepp
    'Lil" Pepp
  6. 5. ["Yippe, I did it! I discovered a formula for making a glue that will last forever!"]
    Kid Science
  7. 6. ["At last! I found you, Cactus Joe!"]
    Dude Ranch
  8. 7. New! Super Duper! Simply Terrific! Television Bank!
    Kent Merchandising Co.
  9. 8. The Perfect Christmas Gift!
    Ador Products Co.
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  • Gene Reed
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