(May-June 1944)

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.
Brand:
A Dell Magazine
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)

Our Gang / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Happy; Buckwheat; Froggy (of Our Gang)

Winners of the Nov.-Dec. contest (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
List of the winners of the November-December contest, who won a 25-cent war stamp or a 10-cent war stamp.

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

["Shipwrecked on a apparently uninhabited island..."] (Table of Contents)

Our Gang / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Our Gang [Janet; Mickey; Happy; Froggy; Buckwheat]; Deadlight Dan; Japanese spies

Indexer Notes

War reference

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.

["Oh, look Flip I wonder what that can be..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1944 by Oskar Lebeck.

["Sailing, sailing over the bounding Main"] (Table of Contents)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Jerry; Tuffy; Tom

[The Mysterious Groans] (Table of Contents)

Barney Bear and Benny Burro / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Barney Bear; Benny Burro; the sheriff of a western town; a mad musician
Synopsis:
Barney and Benny come to a western town whose inhabitants are fleeing because of mysterious groans that are coming from a huge "horn" hollowed out of a mountain by a madman.

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on December 16, 1943. The first story with Barney and Benny as a team. They never appeared together in animated cartoons until "Half-Pint Palomino," a 1953 MGM cartoon directed by Dick Lundy. Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

Wanted - A Master! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

"Retold from the Pete Smith M-G-M specialty."

["In a cozy little house under the ground..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Johnny Mole; Johnny's mom; Mister Weasel; Johnny's pop

[The Prisoner's Mother] (Table of Contents)

Happy Hound [Droopy] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carl Barks

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Happy Hound [Droopy]; prison hounds; Prison warden; prisoner no. 3B909664780; Butch, the prisoner's pal
Synopsis:
Happy apathetically captures the wolf prisoner again, then lets him visit his "mother," actually a disguised hoodlum.

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on October 30, 1943. Barks submitted this as an eight-page story; it was reduced to six by rearranging and altering the panels so that more could be accommodated on a page. Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bertie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bertie

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story on the inside back cover, in black and yellow.

A Cat Fish Tale (Table of Contents)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Tom; Jerry

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Our Gang
  2. 1. Winners of the Nov.-Dec. contest
  3. 2. ["Shipwrecked on a apparently uninhabited island..."]
    Our Gang
  4. 3. ["Oh, look Flip I wonder what that can be..."]
    Flip and Dip
  5. 4. ["Sailing, sailing over the bounding Main"]
    Tom and Jerry
  6. 5. [The Mysterious Groans]
    Barney Bear and Benny Burro
  7. 6. Wanted - A Master!
  8. 7. ["In a cozy little house under the ground..."]
    Johnny Mole
  9. 8. [The Prisoner's Mother]
    Happy Hound [Droopy]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Bertie
  11. 10. A Cat Fish Tale
    Tom and Jerry
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Gary L. Watson
  • Claus Simonsen
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  • James Ludwig
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