(October 1950)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielson Cobb (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Walt Disney's MICKEY MOUSE in PRIVATE EYE FOR HIRE, No. 296." Code number is M.M.O.S. #296-5010. Copyright 1950 by Walt Disney Productions. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Private Eye for Hire (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Buettner ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse
Reprints:
Keywords:
magnifying glasses

Indexer Notes

Part of the "Animated Cover" series.

[Mattress Safety Mat for Washing Dishes] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Pabian
Inks:
Jim Pabian
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Jim Pabian

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie
Synopsis:
Mortie and Ferdie intentionally drop dishes so they won't have to wash them. Mickey foils their scheme by putting a mattress by the sink.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Letters credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Private Eye For Hire (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Captain O'Hara
Synopsis:
Mickey becomes a private investigator. A man hires him to trail his wife to keep her from cheating on her diet. While doing that Mickey becomes involved with a gang of shoplifters.

The Black Pearl Mystery (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hubbard
Inks:
Al Hubbard
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Melvin Millar [Tubby Millar]

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Black Pete
Synopsis:
While vacationing in Shark Bay, Mickey and Goofy find a message in a bottle that has a map to a treasure in a sunken ship in the bay. Black Pete has disguised himself as a hermit on the shore of the bay and tries to steal the treasure.

Indexer Notes

Letters credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Mickey Mouse and the Tagalong Pup (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Pabian
Inks:
Jim Pabian
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Jim Pabian

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Tagalong; Pluto; Mr. Meanie
Synopsis:
Mickey finds a small pup that whistles. The pup has run away from the circus and Mickey returns him and receives a reward. The pup runs away again and when Mickey returns him this time, the circus owner has him arrested, thinking he has stolen the pup to receive another reward.

Indexer Notes

Letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Watchmaker] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Pabian
Inks:
Jim Pabian
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
Jim Pabian

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse
Synopsis:
Mickey owns a clock repair shop and advertises an "Any clock repaired for only one dollar!!" sale.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Letters credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

How To Make the Front Cover Move.. (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Buettner ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Directions for making the front cover move.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Private Eye for Hire
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. [Mattress Safety Mat for Washing Dishes]
    Mickey Mouse
  3. 2. Private Eye For Hire
    Mickey Mouse
  4. 3. The Black Pearl Mystery
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. Mickey Mouse and the Tagalong Pup
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. [Watchmaker]
    Mickey Mouse
  7. 6. How To Make the Front Cover Move..
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