(January 1954)

Dell, 1946 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Comic [sans serif]
Editing
Chase Craig (managing editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
Color
Full Color Covers and Interiors
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Weaver
Inks
Bill Weaver
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter

The Same to You...and Many of 'Em! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Mars; Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shiver Valley (Table of Contents: 2)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Bill Weaver
Inks
Bill Weaver
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Weaver

Job Number
N.F. #203-541
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter
Synopsis
Woody and Knothead and Splinter go to Shiver Valley where Woody plans to go into business. However, changeable weather keeps Woody ordering different items that quickly become obsolete.

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

Andy Panda / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Lynn Karp
Inks
Lynn Karp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're almost ready to show off into Indian country to get pictures of the old cliff dwellings!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters
Andy Panda; Charlie Chicken
Synopsis
Andy and Charlie go into Indian country to take photographs of cliff-dwellings and run into a crook using the dwellings as a hide-out.

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

Oswald the Rabbit / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lynn Karp
Inks
Lynn Karp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We interrupt this program to bring you an important announcement!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Oswald the Rabbit; Floyd; Lloyd
Synopsis
A cat wanders into an atomic testing laboratory and escapes. A reward of $500 is offered for the cat and Oswald and Floyd and Lloyd catch a number of stray cats, none of which is the one wanted.

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

Homer Pigeon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vivie Risto
Inks
Vivie Risto
Colors
?
Letters
Vivie Risto

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, dear! Homer still doesn't answer!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Homer Pigeon; Carrie; Red Cardinal
Synopsis
Homer's homing instinct is affected by a cold. Red Cardinal gives him a radio-equipped pilot's helmet to let him follow the radio signal. Meanwhile the police are hunting a gang of desperadoes and their radio messages are flooding the airwaves, causing Homer to miss the homing beam. He gets caught in a storm and accidentally leads the police to the gang's hideout.

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

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Dick Hall
Inks
Dick Hall
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Hall

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you're both applying for the job as messenger with the Zooom Messenger Service, eh?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Buzz Buzzard
Synopsis
Woody and Buzz both apply for a job as a messenger. They are told to return the next morning. That night Buzz fakes a phone call from the messenger service and tells Woody to deliver a dozen eggs to Piker's Peak.
Reprints

Woody and the Snowman (Table of Contents: 7)

Woody Woodpecker / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lynn Karp
Inks
Lynn Karp
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Buzz Buzzard
Synopsis
When Buzz tries to swipe Woody's bag of groceries, Woody hides out in a hollow snowman.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations.

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

Charlie Chicken / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Hall
Inks
Dick Hall
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Hall

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, it's swell to be a carefree, slap-happy chicken!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Charlie Chicken; Prof. Gerbeever
Synopsis
Having discovered Charlie has an IQ of zero, Prof. Gerbeever decides to develop Charlie's talents and make a genius of him.

Parents! Give Dell Comic Gift Subscriptions! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Oswald / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lloyd White
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're going out to sing Christmas carols to the neighbors, poppa Oswald.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Oswald the Rabbit; Floyd; Lloyd
Synopsis
Floyd and Lloyd use a record player when they go caroling.

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

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Helen Meyer
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1953. No circulation figured listed.

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

Woody / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Hall
Inks
Dick Hall
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Hall

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Woody, do you know any good termite inspectors?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Wally Walrus
Synopsis
Woody checks Wally's home for termites by pecking holes in the floors.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color.

"Spark Up! Fake Out That Pass Defender!" Said Tom Fears (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wheaties; Spark Up With Wheaties! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. The Same to You...and Many of 'Em!
    Mars; Milky Way
  3. 2. Shiver Valley
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. ["We're almost ready to show off into Indian country to get pictures of the old cliff dwellings!"]
    Andy Panda
  5. 4. ["We interrupt this program to bring you an important announcement!"]
    Oswald the Rabbit
  6. 5. ["Oh, dear! Homer still doesn't answer!"]
    Homer Pigeon
  7. 6. ["So you're both applying for the job as messenger with the Zooom Messenger Service, eh?"]
    Woody Woodpecker
  8. 7. Woody and the Snowman
    Woody Woodpecker
  9. 8. ["Gee, it's swell to be a carefree, slap-happy chicken!"]
    Charlie Chicken
  10. 9. Parents! Give Dell Comic Gift Subscriptions!
  11. 10. ["We're going out to sing Christmas carols to the neighbors, poppa Oswald."]
    Oswald
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. ["Say, Woody, do you know any good termite inspectors?"]
    Woody
  14. 13. "Spark Up! Fake Out That Pass Defender!" Said Tom Fears
    Wheaties; Spark Up With Wheaties!
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