Four Color #40 - Barney Google and Snuffy Smith
(1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
Editing
?
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 "BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH, No. 40." No code number. Copyright 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Barney Google; Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paw!!! Accumelate yoreseff afor ye bus' a blood vissel-
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith
Synopsis
In the big city, Snuffy and Lowizie's downstairs neighbors try to get them to quiet down.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper page from 1937.03.28

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. One panel omitted from Sunday strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll hustle out an' shoot two-three cotton-tails...
Genre
humor
Characters
Barney Google; Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith
Synopsis
Barney gives Lowizie the $7.70 he won in cards from Snuffy the night before. Snuffy makes Lowizie give him the money and he loses it to Barney again.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper page from 1940

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ye reckymember that city gal, "Birdy-May"?
Genre
humor
Characters
Barney Google; Snuffy Smith
Synopsis
Barney calls on an old flame, not knowing she's just gotten married.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1938.01.30

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck
Pencils
Billy DeBeck
Inks
Billy DeBeck
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What did you want to see me about, Lowizie?
Genre
humor
Characters
Barney Google; Lowizie Smith; Uncle Moe
Synopsis
Barney takes a basket of food from Lowizie to her brother Moe.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1937.11.28

Indexer Notes

Three panels omitted from the Sunday strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If ye don't mind, Paw--I think I'll jes' stay in the bedstid today--
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith; Miz Yancey
Synopsis
Lowizie isn't feeling well and Snuffy fetches a neighbor lady to look at her.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Howdy, Shep-I want to buy th' ol' woman a few knick-knacks
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith; Shep
Synopsis
Snuffy buys Lowizie some presents.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1939?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Lowizie!!! Accumulate th' fire an' warm up...
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy has the boys over for a get-together and locks Lowizie in the chicken house.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1938.01.16

Indexer Notes

Four panels omitted from original newspaper strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Barney Google / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lowizie-Psst-
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith; Ambrose Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy's brother Ambrose shows up after a 20 year absence. He's just escaped from prison.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from 1939

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck
Pencils
Billy DeBeck
Inks
Billy DeBeck
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, please, Snuffy; Give us a little jug music-
Genre
humor
Characters
Barney Google; Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy plays some music on a jug, until his false teeth fall in the jug.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1938?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Barney Google / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck
Pencils
Billy DeBeck
Inks
Billy DeBeck
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great Scott, Snuffy!! You'll have the state militia down on your neck..
Genre
humor
Characters
Barney Google; Snuffy Smith; the Feather Merchants; Sut Tattersall
Synopsis
Barney tries to prevent a feud between Snuffy and his friends and the "Feather Merchants," who live on top of a cliff. The Feather Merchants go to the big city, with Barney and Snuffy following.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from 1939.02.12, 1939.02.26, 1939.03.19, 1939.03.26 and two others from 1939

Indexer Notes

Pages from a continued story, with some episodes missing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Barney Google / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jes' wait an' see-- my Unky Snuffy's gonna get th' President...
Genre
humor
Characters
Barney Google; Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith; Jughaid
Synopsis
Jughaid ends up in the orphan asylum and gets adopted.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from 1940.01.14, 1940.01.21

Indexer Notes

Two consecutive Sundays, but only part of the story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Barney Google / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lissen, Paw--I'd swear thar's a varmint under the house
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith; Brother Lonzo; Sheriff Tate
Synopsis
Lowizie's brother Lonzo escapes from jail and comes to visit, much to Snuffy's disgust.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from 1940

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Barney Google / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I do declar', Mister G. I'd give a purty penny to know what...
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith; The Feather Merchants; Sut Tattersall
Synopsis
Lowizie spies on a big gathering of the Feather Merchants.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Barney Google / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jughaid-I hope ye hain't ferget what that no' count uncle of yor'n said he'd do to me...
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith; Lonzo; Jughaid
Synopsis
Jughaid tells Snuffy a tall tale that the railroad has bought Lonzo's property for a million dollars.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from 1940

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Barney Google / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Sut--I guess you won't be bothered with my city friends any more--
Genre
humor
Characters
Barney Google; Snuffy Smith; Lowizie Smith; Sut Tattersall; The Feather Merchants; Jennie Bell Hopps
Synopsis
Snuffy is smitten by the pretty new school teacher.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from 1942

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Barney Google / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yard Bird Smith- Next time you're on guard duty-Keep your eyes open!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; Scott Lawson; Tom; Zora
Synopsis
Snuffy gets mixed up with a spy ring.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from 1942.01.19, 1942.02.08-1942.03.29

Indexer Notes

Some episodes of the story are omitted.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lissen, Marge-"Gunboat" says he can't show up today-Ya better tell...
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith
Synopsis
A sailor gets Snuffy a date.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1941.12.07

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snuffy-How about that buck 'n a half I loaned you last week?
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy tries to get soldiers to pay off their debts to him.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1942.01.04

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Balls o' fire!! My last pipeful of smokin' terbaccy!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; General Rosewater
Synopsis
Snuffy gets in trouble with the general.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1941.11.30

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey!! You guys break it up and pipe down!
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy's pals get upset when Snuffy eats too much of the food they've been sent from home.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1942

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh!! The camp looks deserted-Where's all the gang?
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy is lonesome when most of the rest of the camp is shipped to the front.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1942

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By jeepers!! When I shuck off my cacky britches I'm going to swipe one of these..
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy tries to fool the other soldiers into thinking he's been to Java.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1942.04.19

Indexer Notes

Date is on the strip.

["We-uns'll blast th' #@*!!! varmints off'n the face of the Airth!!] (Table of Contents: 23)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; advocacy
Characters
Snuffy Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy promotes buying Savings Bonds and collecting scrap metal and paper for the war effort.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1942

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ouch!! My foot!! Believe me, this is the last Turkey Trot I'll ever do...
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy is such a bad dancer that his partner plots to get away from him.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1942.05.03

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My son Willie ought to know!! He's pulling out on a troop transport tonight...
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy and a barkeeper keep an eye on a suspicious character, who turns out to be an F.B.I. agent.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1942.05.10

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Barney Google / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Letters from home, boys!
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith
Synopsis
Snuffy gets a letter for an "S. Smith," but it's not his.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1942.05.17

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Barney Google / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy!! Will you get a load of this?
Genre
humor
Characters
Snuffy Smith; General Rosewater; Mademoiselle Tutu; Lowizie Smith; Jughaid
Synopsis
Snuffy is ordered to get some incriminating letters from General Rosewater back from Mademoiselle Tutu. Snuffy ends up getting his name in the papers as the one who's going to marry the Mademoiselle.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from 1942.05.24-1942.06.14

Indexer Notes

Story continues on the inside back cover in black, red, and white, and concludes on the back cover in color.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Barney Google and Snuffy Smith
  2. 1. ["Paw!!! Accumelate yoreseff afor ye bus' a blood vissel-"]
    Barney Google
  3. 2. ["I'll hustle out an' shoot two-three cotton-tails..."]
    Barney Google
  4. 3. ["Ye reckymember that city gal, "Birdy-May"?"]
    Barney Google
  5. 4. ["What did you want to see me about, Lowizie?"]
    Barney Google
  6. 5. ["If ye don't mind, Paw--I think I'll jes' stay in the bedstid today--"]
    Barney Google
  7. 6. ["Howdy, Shep-I want to buy th' ol' woman a few knick-knacks"]
    Barney Google
  8. 7. ["Hi, Lowizie!!! Accumulate th' fire an' warm up..."]
    Barney Google
  9. 8. ["Lowizie-Psst-"]
    Barney Google
  10. 9. ["Aw, please, Snuffy; Give us a little jug music-"]
    Barney Google
  11. 10. ["Great Scott, Snuffy!! You'll have the state militia down on your neck.."]
    Barney Google
  12. 11. ["Jes' wait an' see-- my Unky Snuffy's gonna get th' President..."]
    Barney Google
  13. 12. ["Lissen, Paw--I'd swear thar's a varmint under the house"]
    Barney Google
  14. 13. ["I do declar', Mister G. I'd give a purty penny to know what..."]
    Barney Google
  15. 14. ["Jughaid-I hope ye hain't ferget what that no' count uncle of yor'n said he'd do to me..."]
    Barney Google
  16. 15. ["Well, Sut--I guess you won't be bothered with my city friends any more--"]
    Barney Google
  17. 16. ["Yard Bird Smith- Next time you're on guard duty-Keep your eyes open!!"]
    Barney Google
  18. 17. ["Lissen, Marge-"Gunboat" says he can't show up today-Ya better tell..."]
    Barney Google
  19. 18. ["Snuffy-How about that buck 'n a half I loaned you last week?"]
    Barney Google
  20. 19. ["Balls o' fire!! My last pipeful of smokin' terbaccy!!"]
    Barney Google
  21. 20. ["Hey!! You guys break it up and pipe down!"]
    Barney Google
  22. 21. ["Gosh!! The camp looks deserted-Where's all the gang?"]
    Barney Google
  23. 22. ["By jeepers!! When I shuck off my cacky britches I'm going to swipe one of these.."]
    Barney Google
  24. 23. ["We-uns'll blast th' #@*!!! varmints off'n the face of the Airth!!]
    Barney Google
  25. 24. ["Ouch!! My foot!! Believe me, this is the last Turkey Trot I'll ever do..."]
    Barney Google
  26. 25. ["My son Willie ought to know!! He's pulling out on a troop transport tonight..."]
    Barney Google
  27. 26. ["Letters from home, boys!"]
    Barney Google
  28. 27. ["Oh boy!! Will you get a load of this?"]
    Barney Google
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