(January-March 1953)

Dell, 1949 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Comic
Editing
Chase Craig?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Pogo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Christmas cover

[Ping-Pong Problem] (Table of Contents: 1)

Alabaster and Rackety Coon Chile / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Alabaster; Rackety Coon Chile; a frog
Synopsis
The frog swallows Alabaster's and Rackety Coon Chile's ping pong ball
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story, on inside front cover

Old Muddle Hupboard (Table of Contents: 2)

Pogo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator; Bull [sic!] Weevil
Synopsis
First Albert, then Pogo tell the story of Old Mother Hubbard
Reprints

Hearts of Oak and Heads to Match (Table of Contents: 3)

Churchy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Churchy Lafemme; Bun Rabbit; a frog
Synopsis
A lifeboat drill [quite literally]
Reprints

Dog Daze (Table of Contents: 4)

Pogo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo Possum; Beauregard Bugleboy; Bun Rabbit; Albert Alligator; Howland Owl; Miz Heron; Churchy Lafemme; Bull Weevil (cameo)
Synopsis
It takes but seven persons to put out a cooking fire
Reprints

The Ghost Haunters (Table of Contents: 5)

Alabaster and Rackety Coon Child / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly (spot illustrations)
Inks
Walt Kelly (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Alabaster; Rackety Coon Child
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Rackety Coon Child spelled this way here (normally spelled "Rackety Coon Chile")

Well Done, Rare Old Medium (Table of Contents: 6)

Howland and Churchy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Howland Owl; Churchy Lafemme; Albert Alligator; Miz Beaver (cameo); Bull Weevil (cameo)
Synopsis
Due to several misunderstandings Albert ends up wearing Miz Beaver's lacy underwear
Reprints

The Worm's Turn (Table of Contents: 7)

Churchy and Porkypine / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Churchy Lafemme; Porkypine; a worm
Synopsis
The protagonists try to convince a worm to go fishing with them
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last page consisting of nothing but speech balloons on black background (due to a very sudden darkness of day), bringing the story to a pointless halt. One could wonder if Kelly had deadline trouble and decided for the fast solution on this one ... or one could argue that he preceded Monty Python's Flying Circus in inventing the pointless joke.

The Dragon Tale (Table of Contents: 8)

Pogo / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert Alligator; Rackety Coon Chile; Grundoon; Pogo Possum; Chicken Little [called "professor" and being Albert's music teacher here]; Barnstable Bear; Baby Bear; Miz Bear (cameo)
Synopsis
Albert gets stuck in the music professor's bass horn, and is mistaken for an elephant
Reprints

[One Squirrel-Power Engine] (Table of Contents: 9)

Porkypine / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
Walt Kelly?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porkypine; an old rabbit; a squirrel
Synopsis
Porky needs a new nut for his car engine, being the squirrel turning the wheels
Reprints

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[Albert's Birthday Cake] (Table of Contents: 10)

Albert / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert Alligator
Synopsis
Albert tries blowing out the three candles on his birthday cake
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story, on back cover

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Pogo
  2. 1. [Ping-Pong Problem]
    Alabaster and Rackety Coon Chile
  3. 2. Old Muddle Hupboard
    Pogo
  4. 3. Hearts of Oak and Heads to Match
    Churchy
  5. 4. Dog Daze
    Pogo
  6. 5. The Ghost Haunters
    Alabaster and Rackety Coon Child
  7. 6. Well Done, Rare Old Medium
    Howland and Churchy
  8. 7. The Worm's Turn
    Churchy and Porkypine
  9. 8. The Dragon Tale
    Pogo
  10. 9. [One Squirrel-Power Engine]
    Porkypine
  11. 10. [Albert's Birthday Cake]
    Albert
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