(December 1950)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Indicia title is "Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse in Tom-Tom Island." Code date is W.D.O.S. #304-5012.


Tom-Tom Island (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Thursday
Reprints:
Keywords:
drums; native tribesmen; pith helmets

Indexer Notes

Part of "animated covers" series. Sections of back covers could be cut out and inserted into slits cut in the front cover and moved back and forth.

[Pie theft] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
black/white/red (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Morty and Ferdie
Synopsis:
Morty and Ferdie borrow Mickey's shoes when they swipe a pie from Minnie's windowsill.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; monochrome (black and red).

Tom-Tom Island (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Thursday; Friday; Minnie Mouse (cameo)
Synopsis:
Mickey receives a request from Tom-Tom Island (somewhere by Africa) that he and Goofy visit his native friends Thursday and Friday. Goofy turns out to look exactly like the natives' idol "Teetotem" and they won't let him leave.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Friday is first introduced in Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip story "Mickey Mouse Meets Robinson Crusoe" (December 1, 1938, to April 13, 1939). Thursday, Friday's brother, is first introduced in Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip story "An Education for Thursday" (January 15, 1940, to April 20, 1940). The latter story is reprinted as "Mickey's Surprise Visitor" (Four Color #268, March 1950).

Rescue of the Rangers (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
Synopsis:
Mickey and Goofy become forest rangers at Sleepy Valley National Park. They soon learn that the last four rangers at the park have disappeared and receive a threat that they might be the next ones.
Reprints:

[Movie visit] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
black/white/red (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Morty and Ferdie
Synopsis:
On a cold day, Mickey bundles Morty and Ferdie up snugly, only to regret it later at the movies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; monochrome (black and red).

How to make the front cover move... (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Thursday

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Directions for cutting out a section of the back cover and inserting it in slits cut in the front cover; thus making a moving drum hand.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Tom-Tom Island
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. [Pie theft]
    Mickey Mouse
  3. 2. Tom-Tom Island
    Mickey Mouse
  4. 3. Rescue of the Rangers
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. [Movie visit]
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. How to make the front cover move...
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