Four Color #46 - Felix the Cat and the Haunted Castle
(June 1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
1944
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title: Felix the Cat and the Haunted Castle, No. 46.
Copyright, 1931, 1939, 1940, King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Felix the Cat and the Haunted Castle (Table of Contents)

Felix the Cat / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Buettner
Inks
Carl Buettner
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; Magic Midgets
Synopsis
Felix and the Magic Midgets run from a haunted castle.
Keywords
castles; fright

Just a Little Squirt (Table of Contents: 1)

Felix the Cat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Otto Messmer ?
Pencils
Otto Messmer
Inks
Otto Messmer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Otto Messmer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; Skidoo the Mouse
Synopsis
Skidoo routs Felix using a garden hose.
Reprints
  • from Felix the Cat newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, Inc.)
Keywords
cat; chase; hose; mouse; newspaper strip reprint; unwelcome surprise; water

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

Pencils and inks credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999.

Felix the Cat and the Haunted Castle (Table of Contents: 2)

Felix the Cat / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Messmer ?
Pencils
Otto Messmer
Inks
Otto Messmer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Otto Messmer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Sir!! The Fairyland Ball is tonight -- and I have no dress!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; Little Betty Blue; Little Betty Blue's wicked stepmother; Cinderella; Little Bo Peep; Red Riding Hood; Magic Midgets; Beanstalk Jack; Bruto; shoe-shine boy; Simple Simon; family of ghosts
Synopsis
In Fairyland, Felix helps "Little Betty Blue" attend the Fairyland Ball, thwarts the efforts of Betty's wicked stepmother, meets a group of four "Magical Midgets", evades "Bruto", the wicked stepmother's executioner, and finally helps a poor shoe-shine boy, when the larger "Simple Simon" muscles in on his territory.

However, a larger part of the story takes place in the titular "Haunted Castle" where Felix must escape from a family of ghosts who have pressed him into service as both a pet and a slave.
Reprints
  • from Felix the Cat newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, Inc.)
Keywords
abounding oddities; comic absurdity; fairy tales; ghosts; haunted castle; newspaper strip reprint; strange land

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999.

This story is a long romp of non-sequiturs that never gets dull.

Felix Has Spring Fever (Table of Contents: 3)

Felix the Cat / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Messmer ?
Pencils
Otto Messmer
Inks
Otto Messmer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Otto Messmer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho-hum! Gosh! I feel so sleepy!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; cow; pig; chicken; anthropomorphic trees; Skidoo the Mouse; gang of other mice
Synopsis
On a nice spring day, Felix gets sleepy and wakes up hungry.
Reprints
  • from Felix the Cat newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, Inc.)
Keywords
cat; hunger; mouse; newspaper strip reprint; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; sleep; spring

Indexer Notes

Story is on inside back cover and back cover. Inside back cover is in black, white and red.

Pencils and inks credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Felix the Cat and the Haunted Castle
    Felix the Cat
  2. 1. Just a Little Squirt
    Felix the Cat
  3. 2. Felix the Cat and the Haunted Castle
    Felix the Cat
  4. 3. Felix Has Spring Fever
    Felix the Cat
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