(1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copr. 1942 by Loew's Incorporated


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters:
Our Gang [Janet; Mickey; Spanky; Froggy; Buckwheat]; Barney Bear; Tom; Jerry

[Hello Kids!!!] (Table of Contents)

Our Gang / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photographs)
Inks:
? (photographs)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Our Gang (photograph); Spanky (photograph)
Synopsis:
Spanky (or rather: the editor of the title) greets readers to this new magazine.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Black and white with one pink area. Photos of Our Gang and Spanky McFarland, plus a table of contents.

["This meeting is called..."] (Table of Contents)

Our Gang / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
Walt Kelly

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Our Gang [Mickey; Buckwheat; Froggy; Janet; Spanky]; The Gashouse Gang [Feeney; Ham (as yet unnamed); Iggy]; Mr. Johnson (junk dealer)
Synopsis:
The gang members look for a place to play baseball but find an available vacant lot is covered with junk. They decide to collect the junk and sell it but are opposed by The Gashouse Gang who want the junk, and money, for themselves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The children are drawn in a much more realistic style than in later stories.

Proving Bears Don't Go For Gophers and Gophers Can Barely Bear Bears (Table of Contents)

Barney Bear / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Barney Bear; a gopher
Synopsis:
Barney finds that his beet garden has been invaded by a gopher.

["Everybody's in bed..."] (Table of Contents)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Tom (a cat); Jerry (a mouse); Tuffy (Jerry's little brother)
Synopsis:
Jerry and Tuffy try to raid the refrigerator.

Indexer Notes

Tom is colored brown in this story instead of the traditional gray.

Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

First appearance of Tuffy, a character created by Oskar Lebeck and Gaylord Du Bois, designed by them specifically for the comics, as per page 34 Reflections on The Eyrie; by Gaylord Du Bois. Eyrie Publications, Essex, N.Y. 1984. First appearance and character creator credit identification by David Porta, May 2014.

The Story of Johnny Mole (Table of Contents)

Johnny Mole / text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Johnny Mole; Dr. Primrose Skunk; Mrs. Mole
Synopsis:
Nearsighted Johnny Mole is given glasses by Dr. Skunk and can see the world clearly for the first time. He still manages to get in trouble, especially when he breaks his glasses.

Indexer Notes

Story is in text form which is framed by wordless cartoon panels on the sides and bottom of the pages.

["I'll climb up and give you some slack, Dip!"] (Table of Contents)

Flip and Dip / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Flip; Dip; Ma; Pa
Synopsis:
The monkey family moves into a new treehouse.

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 179, Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [Books] Group 2. Pamphlets, Etc. New Series, Volume 40 for the Year 1943 By Library of Congress, Copyright Office. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

Pete Smith's Lions on the Loose (Table of Contents)

Pete Smith / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
A family of lions in the zoo
Synopsis:
The lion family finds life in the zoo to be to their liking.

Indexer Notes

Text story with two spot illustrations.

The Donkey in the Lion's Skin (Table of Contents)

Benny Burro / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Benny Burro; various barnyard and forest animals
Synopsis:
When Benny pulls a lion skin off a clothesline and it falls on top of him, the other animals think he's a real lion on the loose.

Barney Bear Wants a Good Plan for Hiber-national Defense! (Table of Contents)

Barney Bear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
Walt Kelly

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Barney Bear; a gopher
Synopsis:
Barney settles in for a winter's hiberation but a pesky gopher tries to mooch his food.

The Milky Way (Table of Contents)

Three Little Kittens / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
The Three Little Kittens; Mama
Synopsis:
The Three Little Kittens have lost their mittens and are sent to bed without supper. They decide to use balloons to fly to the Milky Way for some milk.

Jimmy Wells Explorer (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Wells / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
nature
Characters:
Jimmy Wells; Professor Tubbs
Synopsis:
Professor Tubbs' magic stereoscope shrinks Jimmy and transports him in the backyard world of nature.

Indexer Notes

Text with spot illustrations. Similar to Warner Bros.'s Mary Jane and Sniffles series in which the hero shrinks and has adventures with animals and learns about nature.

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 179, Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [Books] Group 2. Pamphlets, Etc. New Series, Volume 40 for the Year 1943 By Library of Congress, Copyright Office. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

["Swollen by late spring rains, the river fought like a wild horse..."] (Table of Contents)

King / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; nature
Characters:
King (dog); King's master
Synopsis:
When the canoe of a young Quebec sportsman hits the rapids, his dog King is thrown into the river. They become separated and King must learn to survive on his own in the wilderness.

Indexer Notes

Comic story with captions.

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 179, Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [Books] Group 2. Pamphlets, Etc. New Series, Volume 40 for the Year 1943 By Library of Congress, Copyright Office. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

["These pictures from the Pete Smith story on page 34"] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?; ? (photographs)
Inks:
?; ? (photographs)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
nature

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Black and white with pink borders around photos. Photos of lion cubs featured in this issue's Pete Smith story, plus a lion cartoon drawing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?; ? (photograph)
Inks:
?; ? (photograph)
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters:
Our Gang [Froggy; Spanky; Janet; Buckwheat; Mickey]; Barney Bear; Tom; Jerry

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Black and white photo of Our Gang, framed by color illustrations of Barney Bear and Tom and Jerry.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Hello Kids!!!]
    Our Gang
  3. 2. ["This meeting is called..."]
    Our Gang
  4. 3. Proving Bears Don't Go For Gophers and Gophers Can Barely Bear Bears
    Barney Bear
  5. 4. ["Everybody's in bed..."]
    Tom and Jerry
  6. 5. The Story of Johnny Mole
    Johnny Mole
  7. 6. ["I'll climb up and give you some slack, Dip!"]
    Flip and Dip
  8. 7. Pete Smith's Lions on the Loose
    Pete Smith
  9. 8. The Donkey in the Lion's Skin
    Benny Burro
  10. 9. Barney Bear Wants a Good Plan for Hiber-national Defense!
    Barney Bear
  11. 10. The Milky Way
    Three Little Kittens
  12. 11. Jimmy Wells Explorer
    Jimmy Wells
  13. 12. ["Swollen by late spring rains, the river fought like a wild horse..."]
    King
  14. 13. ["These pictures from the Pete Smith story on page 34"]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
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