(January 1953)

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

Issue Notes

Al Capp had numerous assistants at various times throughout the run of Li'l Abner. They are not easily identifiable. The story and art credits listed as Al Capp should more accurately be ascribed to Al Capp Studios. Until everyone who contributed to the art and story can be identified, story and art credits will read Al Capp.

Distributed by American News Company.


["Ah thought Li'l Abner said he was goin' out of town!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Capp
Inks:
Al Capp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Capp

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pappy Yokum; Mammy Yokum; Li'l Abner; Wolf Gal

Indexer Notes

The cover is a composite of figures from Al Capp's model sheets. The Wolf Gal figure looks like it doesn't belong in the scene. The television is probably new art by Mel Lazarus.

Magic Dutch Rock Garden Grows in Four Days (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Th' Scraggs is comin'!!"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Capp
Pencils:
Al Capp
Inks:
Al Capp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Capp

Genre:
drama; humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Li'l Abner; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Salomey; The Scraggs; (unprintable)-Belle Scragg
Synopsis:
The Scraggs come to Dogpatch with the intention of marrying off (unprintable)-Belle Scragg to Li'l ABner.
Reprints:
  • From Li'l Abner Newspaper Strip (United Feature Syndicate) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx

Get 42-47 Miles per Gallon from Your Car (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Newhouse Automotive Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Lonesome Polecat Goes to School] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Capp
Pencils:
Al Capp
Inks:
Al Capp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Capp

Genre:
drama; humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Li'l Abner; LOnesome Polecat; Minnie Mustache; Hairless Joe
Synopsis:
In an effort to win the affections of Minnie Mustache, Lonesome Polecat goes to Indian College and learns that he owns 1/13th of the United States, which he immediately tries to sell.

50 Combat Action Toys (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fighting Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Easy to Play Pan-American Band Instruments (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Pan-American Band Instruments / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Tops in Comics (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Statement of the Ownership, Management and Circulation Required by the Act of Congress of August 24, 1912 (Table of Contents)

Al Capp's Li'l ABner / statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Benton J. Resnick (Business Manager)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Located on the left side of the page between pages 3 and 4 of "Lonesome Polecat Goes to School."

["We understand that there are prehistoric bones in this cave!"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Capp
Pencils:
Al Capp
Inks:
Al Capp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Capp

Characters:
Hairless Joe; Lonesome Polecat
Reprints:
  • From Li'l Abner Newspaper Strip (United Feature Syndicate) 19xx-xx-xx to 19xx-xx-xx.

["Which one did you say is the gyp-artist, Auntie?"] (Table of Contents)

Philo / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mel Lazarus
Pencils:
Mel Lazarus
Inks:
Mel Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mel Lazarus

Genre:
humor; children
Synopsis:
Five single panel gag cartoons.

["Kid Science! What are you up to now?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Kid Science; Betty; Professor Kayo
Synopsis:
A fighting hypnotist uses hypnosis to win his fights.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On the first page, copyright 1949 by Toby Press, Inc.

Tap, Tap Tap (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Memphis Smith; Chick Andrews (death); Mrs. Andrews; Mischa Vladimir; Harold Sniffin
Synopsis:
Memphis Smith investigates the murder of Chick Andrews.
Reprints:

Your Choice 4 for $1 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Adventure Book Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Barrel of Fun! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Straven Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Save 70% Sacrifice Sale Swiss Watches (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

U. S. Diamond House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Prizes Make Money (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

American Seed Company, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Ah thought Li'l Abner said he was goin' out of town!"]
    Li'l Abner
  2. 1. Magic Dutch Rock Garden Grows in Four Days
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. ["Th' Scraggs is comin'!!"]
  4. 3. Get 42-47 Miles per Gallon from Your Car
    Newhouse Automotive Industries
  5. 4. [Lonesome Polecat Goes to School]
  6. 5. 50 Combat Action Toys
    Fighting Force
  7. 6. Easy to Play Pan-American Band Instruments
    Pan-American Band Instruments
  8. 7. Tops in Comics
  9. 8. Statement of the Ownership, Management and Circulation Required by the Act of Congress of August 24, 1912
    Al Capp's Li'l ABner
  10. 9. ["We understand that there are prehistoric bones in this cave!"]
  11. 10. ["Which one did you say is the gyp-artist, Auntie?"]
    Philo
  12. 11. ["Kid Science! What are you up to now?"]
    Kid Science
  13. 12. Tap, Tap Tap
    Memphis Smith, Private Eye
  14. 13. Your Choice 4 for $1
    Adventure Book Club
  15. 14. A Barrel of Fun!
    Straven Publishers
  16. 15. Save 70% Sacrifice Sale Swiss Watches
    U. S. Diamond House
  17. 16. Get Prizes Make Money
    American Seed Company, Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Karl Wilcox