(July-August 1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
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:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters:
Jerry; Barney Bear; Our Gang
Keywords:
swords

["Hello everybody!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; ? (photograph)
Inks:
?; ? (photograph)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Our Gang (photograph); Tom; Jerry
Synopsis:
A message from Tom and Jerry as they take a turn at being editors of this issue.

Indexer Notes

In black and red on inside front cover.

["Well-hello there gang! Planting a victory garden?"] (Table of Contents)

Our Gang / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Mickey; Happy; Janet; Buckwheat; Froggie; Feeney; Ham; Iggy; Mr. Tortoni, a fruit vendor
Synopsis:
A rival gang (Feeney, Ham and Iggy) fool Our Gang into thinking that a magic water makes vegetables in no time at all.
Reprints:

["All clear Tuffy -Tom Cat's nowhere in sight!"] (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
Reprints:
Keywords:
bathtubs; electric razors; flush toilets; soap; stereotyping of African Americans

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and letters credits from _John Stanley in the 1940s: A Comics Bibliography_, Frank M. Young, self-published, 2012. Previous indexer credited Dan Gormley with pencils and inks.

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.

["If you young ones have finished dinner you can eat your bananas outdoors."] (Table of Contents)

Flip and Dip / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Flip; Dip; Ma, Pa

Indexer Notes

Copyright by Oscar Lebeck.

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.

Billy Dollar (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Oscar Lebeck (credited)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly (credited)
Inks:
Walt Kelly (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Walt Kelly

Genre:
humor; advocacy; children
Characters:
Johnny; Johnny's father; Billy Dollar (a dollar bill)
Synopsis:
Johnny's Dad takes his change and gives him a dollar bill which Johnny puts under his pillow at night. The dollar comes alive and explains how important it is to support the war effort.

Indexer Notes

Advocating the purchase of war stamps

Benny's Friend (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Benny; Stinky; a wolf
Reprints:

Summer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
William Brady; John Messman (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Poem and story about the season of Summer.

I Am the Merry Summer (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Sheet of music with lyrics.

Barney Bear's Three Wishes (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Barney Bear; a magic lamp
Reprints:

Social Sea Lions (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

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

An Adventure with the Half Jug Family (Table of Contents)

Bumbazine and Albert / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Albert the Alligator; Bumbazine; Grampa Goat; the Half-Jug Folks
Reprints:

[Our Gang Victory Garden] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
? (black and red)
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Our Gang; Our Gang's goat
Synopsis:
Full-page drawing of the Our Gang Victory Garden - find 20 mistakes.

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

[V] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters:
Our Gang; Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Barney Bear
Synopsis:
V for Victory full page drawing with "headshots" of the Our Gang and selected other characters.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Hello everybody!"]
    Our Gang
  3. 2. ["Well-hello there gang! Planting a victory garden?"]
    Our Gang
  4. 3. ["All clear Tuffy -Tom Cat's nowhere in sight!"]
    Tom and Jerry
  5. 4. ["If you young ones have finished dinner you can eat your bananas outdoors."]
    Flip and Dip
  6. 5. Billy Dollar
  7. 6. Benny's Friend
    Benny Burro
  8. 7. Summer
  9. 8. I Am the Merry Summer
  10. 9. Barney Bear's Three Wishes
    Barney Bear
  11. 10. Social Sea Lions
  12. 11. An Adventure with the Half Jug Family
    Bumbazine and Albert
  13. 12. [Our Gang Victory Garden]
  14. 13. [V]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Porta
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Claus Simonsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • James Ludwig
  • Jim Walls
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Gary L. Watson