([June-July] 1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
On-sale date:
1942-03-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1942, by Oskar Lebeck.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Kelly (signed)
Inks:
Walt Kelly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Fairy Tale Parade (Table of Contents)

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

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the inside front cover. The border of the page was tentatively ID'ed by OtherEric on the goldenagecomics.co.uk message board as drawn by Walt Kelly. The border is used in several other issues.

The introduction printed here includes this paragraph:

"Often we have longed for more pictures in our favorite fairy tale book. Now Walt Kelly, the artist who drew all the wonderful pictures in this book, makes our wish come true. So let us go with him into the land of trolls and wicked witches."

Thumbelisa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Hans Christian Andersen (original story); Walt Kelly (adaptation)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story is adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's 1835 short story.

Little Black Sambo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Helen Bannerman (original story); Walt Kelly (adaptation)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Black Sambo; Black Mumbo; Black Jumbo
Synopsis:
Little Black Sambo runs into tigers in the woods.

Indexer Notes

The story is adapted from the 1899 children's book by Helen Bannerman.

Text comparison between original book (as found on http://www.sterlingtimes.co.uk/sambo.htm) and this version indicates that Kelly substantially rewrote the story, eg:
- Details in the description of Sambo's clothing added to this version: gold buttons, patch pockets - and an obvious Kellyism: the umbrella being not only remarkable, but also adjustable - while in Bannerman's version the umbrella is just beautiful.
- Sambo's bargains with the first three tigers are varied in this version, while in Bannerman's version the proceedings are repetitive.
- The greatest differences between the two versions occur when Sambo has but his umbrella left and meets the fourth tiger. In this version he evaluates upon the situation, realizing that any of the tigers could have eaten him AND had the clothes anyway. The tiger argues that it's no use for Sambo to give him the umbrella, as the tiger has gotten it already. In Bannerman's version the proceedings with the fourth tiger are almost identical to the first three cases.
- Bannerman has a fairly detailed description of Sambo hiding from the tigers behind a palm tree and his umbrella. These details are omitted in this version.
- The settings are very different: Bannerman's version clearly takes place in India with indian humans as protagonists, while this version features black Americans, though still taking place in a location with wild tigers.

The Story of Hansel and Gretel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Jacob Grimm (original story); Wilhelm Grimm (original story); Walt Kelly (adaptation)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale first published in 1812.

Winkie and the Wishing Well (Table of Contents)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is an original story, not an adaptation.

The Flute O'McTootle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is an original story, not an adaptation.

["They're coming your way!"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Border of page drawn by Walt Kelly (tentative art id by OtherEric on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards) used in several other issues.

In This Issue ~ (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walt Kelly (signed)
Inks:
Walt Kelly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Walt Kelly ?

Synopsis:
List of stories inside issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Fairy Tale Parade
  3. 2. Thumbelisa
  4. 3. Little Black Sambo
  5. 4. The Story of Hansel and Gretel
  6. 5. Winkie and the Wishing Well
  7. 6. The Flute O'McTootle
  8. 7. ["They're coming your way!"]
  9. 8. In This Issue ~
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