(January-February 1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Barney Bear; Jerry the Mouse; Froggy
Keywords:
ice skating

Hello, kids! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Our Gang; Mickey

The Great Our Gang Circus (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Froggy; Janet; Buckwheat; Happy; Mickey; Mickey's mother; Mrs. Rappopork
Synopsis:
The gang's circus interferes with the Ladies' Auxiliary meeting.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Spanky" changes name to "Happy". Script credit from the Fantagraphics reprint.

["Thith ith the life ..."] (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; Pa; Ma

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.

The Little Field Mouse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Friend Indeed (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
animal

Indexer Notes

"As retold from the M-G-M Pete Smith specialty"

Barney Bear Gets a Free Meal (Table of Contents)

Barney Bear / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Barney Bear; a waiter at (or the owner of) Joe's Fish Lunch

Indexer Notes

Credited to Kelly in "The Walt Kelly Collector's Guide" (Spring Hollow Books), but even if penciled by Kelly, this story definitely is not inked by him.

["Recovered from the bear's mauling..."] (Table of Contents)

King / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal
Characters:
King; Saucy, a young female wolf; Scarface, an old male wolf

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 76 Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (1984). Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

The Hungry Wolf (Table of Contents)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Based on the M.G.M. cartoon. Copyright, 1942, by Loew's, Inc." Contains 28 small illustrations

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 187 Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (1984). Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

["Pssst! Jerry!..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Dinah
Keywords:
cooking; picnic baskets; stereotyping of African-Americans

Indexer Notes

Inks and letters credits from _John Stanley in the 1940s: A Comics Bibliography_, Frank M Young, self-published: 2012.

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 76 Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (1984). Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

Jimmy Wells (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 76 Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (1984). Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

[The Amateur Show] (Table of Contents)

Benny Burro / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
James A. Pabian ?
Pencils:
James A. Pabian
Inks:
James A. Pabian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Benny Burro; Caruso Crow; a mockingbird; Red Robin

Friend Indeed (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; non-fiction
Keywords:
adaptation

Indexer Notes

Based on the Pete Smith short subject Friend Indeed about the dog who was responsible for the Interstate Commerce Commission passing a special ruling allowing guide-dogs to travel first-class in Pullman cars to accompany their blind partners.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Our Gang / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Benny Burro; King; Flip; Dip; Tom; Jerry; Our Gang; Barney Bear

Indexer Notes

Photo of Our Gang with Barney Bear added surrounded by drawings of other featured characters: Benny Burro, King, Flip & Dip, Tom & Jerry

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Hello, kids!
    Our Gang
  3. 2. The Great Our Gang Circus
    Our Gang
  4. 3. ["Thith ith the life ..."]
    Flip and Dip
  5. 4. The Little Field Mouse
  6. 5. Friend Indeed
  7. 6. Barney Bear Gets a Free Meal
    Barney Bear
  8. 7. ["Recovered from the bear's mauling..."]
    King
  9. 8. The Hungry Wolf
  10. 9. ["Pssst! Jerry!..."]
    Tom and Jerry
  11. 10. Jimmy Wells
    Jimmy Wells
  12. 11. [The Amateur Show]
    Benny Burro
  13. 12. Friend Indeed
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Our Gang
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