(May 1948)

Dell, 1946 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover (#22-23, 26-39); Matte Cover (#1-21, 24-25); Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Michael Finnegan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Noonan; ? Morris Gollub ?
Inks:
Dan Noonan; ? Morris Gollub?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters:
Raggedy Ann; Raggedy Andy; Billy Bee; Bonny Bee; Tuffy Tiger; Egbert Elephant; Michael Finnegan

Indexer Notes

Rick Richmond is convinced this is a Morris Gollub cover. I left the previous identification as it was also followed by a question mark.

["Breakfast is ready!"] (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
New York Zoological Society (photography)
Inks:
New York Zoological Society (photography)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Three bear cubs

The Raggedy's Guest (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; children
Characters:
Raggedy Ann; Raggedy Andy; Michael Finnegan

Indexer Notes

Presenting this month's book feature.

Michael Finnegan (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Artist and Writers Guild Inc.
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Michael Finnegan (a kitten); Michael's mother; Michael's siblings; Mr. Gilhooly; Mr. and Mrs. McGillycudy; Danny McGillycudy; younger brother McGillycudy; younger sister McGillycudy

Indexer Notes

(c) 1946, 1948 by Artists and Writers Guild, Inc. The style and execution of these panels is typical of Gollub's work. When compared to other signed or artist labeled work in this series. Compare these illustrations with Gollub's work in THAT'S OUR CLEO! And Other Stories About Cats.

The Quirn (Table of Contents)

None-Such Animals / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Andrews (credited)
Pencils:
Dan Noonan ?
Inks:
Dan Noonan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

["See, Raggedys, what Dinah and I have brought you for rainy weather"] (Table of Contents)

Raggedy Ann / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Marcella; Dinah; Raggedy Ann; Raggedy Andy; Hairy Puppy Dog; five loonies; Maizie Moocow; Milton Muskrat

["You know, there are times when I feel that I'm just wasting!"] (Table of Contents)

Egbert Elephant and His Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Noonan (credited)
Inks:
Dan Noonan (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Tuffy Tiger; Egbert Elephant; Scooter Bill; Donot Inflate

Little Red Ridinghood (Table of Contents)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
W.J. Enright ? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
W.J. Enright ? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Traditional folk tale.

Prince Flamingo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Jupo [as Jupo] (credited)
Inks:
Frank Jupo [as Jupo] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
A flamingo turning into a prince; Suleika, the sultan's daughter; the sultan; a wizard

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Animal Mother Goose / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly (adaptations)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly (spot illustrations, credited)
Inks:
Walt Kelly (spot illustrations, credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

In part based on traditional verse.
Titles for this installment are: "Three Blind Mice" (2/3 pg.); "Rock-a-Bye" (1 pg.); "The Gingerbread Bear" (1 pg.); "Little Dame Crump" (3/4 pg.); "Jerry Hall" (1/4 pg.)

[Be Kind to Animals] (Table of Contents)

The Raggedy Way / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Raggedy Ann; Raggedy Andy

["Good morning, mrs. Beetle - have you any honey for us this morning?"] (Table of Contents)

Billy and Bonny Bee / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Billy Bee; Bonny Bee; Mrs. Beetle; Willie Wasp; Nurse Betsy; the bee queen
Synopsis:
Billy and Bonny befriend Willie Wasp, and even though they are repeatedly warned, they hold on to the friendship. Only when Willie finally gorges himself in honey from the vats, are they convinced that he's bad.

Indexer Notes

The continued prejudice against wasps from the older bees, and the fact that Willie finally turns out to be as bad as predicted, can be read as a parable about racial prejudice - in this case: stay away from colored people; they bring only trouble.

["Elephant baby is trying to hide."] (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
New York Zoological Society (photography)
Inks:
New York Zoological Society (photography)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
animal
Characters:
A baby elephant and its mother

["Subscribe now!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Raggedy Ann; Raggedy Andy; Egbert Elephant; Donot Inflate [Penguin]; Cleety the Clown

Indexer Notes

Subscription form for "Raggedy Ann + Andy" comic book. US: $1.00 (one year), $1.75 (two years). Foreign: $2.00 (one year). No Canadian subscriptions accepted.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Michael Finnegan
  2. 1. ["Breakfast is ready!"]
  3. 2. The Raggedy's Guest
  4. 3. Michael Finnegan
  5. 4. The Quirn
    None-Such Animals
  6. 5. ["See, Raggedys, what Dinah and I have brought you for rainy weather"]
    Raggedy Ann
  7. 6. ["You know, there are times when I feel that I'm just wasting!"]
    Egbert Elephant and His Friends
  8. 7. Little Red Ridinghood
  9. 8. Prince Flamingo
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Animal Mother Goose
  11. 10. [Be Kind to Animals]
    The Raggedy Way
  12. 11. ["Good morning, mrs. Beetle - have you any honey for us this morning?"]
    Billy and Bonny Bee
  13. 12. ["Elephant baby is trying to hide."]
  14. 13. ["Subscribe now!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Richard Richmond
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Matthew Torrance
  • John P. Selegue