(February 1953)

Dell, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Comic
Editing:
Chase Craig (editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[Game of pool] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd

Eleven fun-packed ways to enjoy Walt Disney's Peter Pan (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Peter Pan

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color; illustrated ad for 11 Whitman products (coloring books, story books, etc.) featuring Walt Disney's Peter Pan.

["During the New Year, I hearby wesolve..."] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Don R. Christensen
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Tony Strobl
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tony Strobl

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Porky Pig; Yosemite Sam; Cicero Pig
Synopsis:
Bugs tricks Elmer and Yosemite Sam into signing New Year's resolutions not to lose their tempers. There is a penalty of $1 to be paid to Bugs for every blow struck in anger.

Indexer Notes

Story listed as New Year's Resolutions in Christensen's notes.

["Hi Porky! Hi, Petunia! Oh, Boy! You'll like the picture!"] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Carey
Inks:
John Carey
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Carey

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Bugs Bunny
Synopsis:
Cicero allows Indians from a travelling Wild West show to camp in their back yard in exchange for helping him make Porky a hero in Petunia's eyes. Things don't work out according to plan.

Indexer Notes

A western movie hero in the story is named "Perry Gorick." This is a pun on the word "paregoric," which was a tincture of opium used to relieve pain in the 19th Century.

["...and five more makes it exactly two hundred dollars!"] (Table of Contents)

Mary Jane and Sniffles / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Strobl
Inks:
Tony Strobl
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mary Jane; Sniffles; Penelope "Penny" Pig; Cap'n Kidd Cricket
Synopsis:
Cap'n Kidd Cricket is on the trail of Mary Jane's piggy bank (Penelope Pig) who is stuffed full of money.

[I won't, I won't, I won't, I won't...."] (Table of Contents)

Henery Hawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vivie Risto
Inks:
Vivie Risto
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vivie Risto

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Henery Hawk; Ollie Owl; Ozzie Ostrich
Synopsis:
Ollie bets Henery that he can't refrain from chasing chickens for eight hours.

Little Sleuths (Table of Contents)

[Cicero Pig] / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Abranz
Inks:
Fred Abranz
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Cicero Pig; Freddy Porker
Synopsis:
Cicero and his friend Freddy think that crooks are living in the basement of an empty house.

Indexer Notes

Text story with two 1/3 page illustrations.

["The Mayor of our city will be out today to award..."] (Table of Contents)

Elmer Fudd and Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Phil de Lara
Inks:
Phil de Lara
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Elmer Fudd; Daffy Duck
Synopsis:
Daffy helps rescue Elmer's canary from the roof; then poses as a singing teacher to help the canary regain its singing voice.

["My, isn't this nice? I just know we're going to..."] (Table of Contents)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Abranz
Inks:
Fred Abranz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Tweety; Sylvester; Granny
Synopsis:
Tweety and Granny are on a winter-time Alaskan vacation. Sylvester is also on the scene, looking for buried gold.

["Happy Birthdays, Pancho! Here ees a present!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pancho Vanilla / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gil Turner ?
Pencils:
Gil Turner
Inks:
Gil Turner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gil Turner

Genre:
children
Characters:
Pancho Vanilla; Papacito; Ramon
Synopsis:
It's Pancho Vanilla's birthday and his father wants to be the first to play the "pin the tail on the bull [donkey]" game at his party.

["Gettin' impatient, chum?"] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny Bafflers / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Carey
Inks:
John Carey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig

Indexer Notes

Two riddles in strip form, with the answers in upside-down panels.

Big News (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Bugs Bunny (cameo); Elmer Fudd (cameo); Lone Ranger (cameo); Little Lulu (cameo); Tom (of Tom & Jerry) (cameo); The Lone Ranger (cameo); Tarzan (cameo); Andy Panda (cameo); Gene Autry (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color. Promo for subscriptions to Dell comics. One-year subscriptions to five different titles for $4.00 plus premium of giant pinup of the "Dell family" characters and a membership to the Dell Comics Club. Titles available are Tom & Jerry, Roy Rogers, New Funnies, Looney Tunes, Tarzan, Gene Autry, Lone Ranger, and Little Lulu.

George Mikan sparks in Backboard Battle (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Don Komisarow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
George Mikan

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring pro basketball player George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers. One of the "What sparks a champion sparks you!" series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Game of pool]
  2. 1. Eleven fun-packed ways to enjoy Walt Disney's Peter Pan
  3. 2. ["During the New Year, I hearby wesolve..."]
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. ["Hi Porky! Hi, Petunia! Oh, Boy! You'll like the picture!"]
    Porky Pig
  5. 4. ["...and five more makes it exactly two hundred dollars!"]
    Mary Jane and Sniffles
  6. 5. [I won't, I won't, I won't, I won't...."]
    Henery Hawk
  7. 6. Little Sleuths
    [Cicero Pig]
  8. 7. ["The Mayor of our city will be out today to award..."]
    Elmer Fudd and Daffy
  9. 8. ["My, isn't this nice? I just know we're going to..."]
    Tweety and Sylvester
  10. 9. ["Happy Birthdays, Pancho! Here ees a present!"]
    Little Pancho Vanilla
  11. 10. ["Gettin' impatient, chum?"]
    Bugs Bunny Bafflers
  12. 11. Big News
  13. 12. George Mikan sparks in Backboard Battle
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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