(December 1955)

Dell, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Helen Meyer (Editor); Chase Craig (Managing editor); Tom McKimson (Art director)

[Mice on Ice] (Table of Contents)

Tom and Jerry / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy
Synopsis
Tuffy steers a hockey puck around goal-keeper Tom’s stick, and into the net.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

hockey

We Want a Harmless Daisy for Christmas! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Rabbit-Trapper Tom] (Table of Contents: 2)

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trappin' season opens tomorrow, and I’m all set to catch myself a mess of rabbits!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; game warden (anthropomorphic bulldog)
Synopsis
With trapping season one day away, Jerry and Tuffy try to prevent Tom from trapping “poor defenseless little bunnies”, by rigging things so that it appears to a game warden that Tom is trapping out-of-season.
Reprints
Keywords
inventive excuses; rabbits; trapping

Indexer Notes

The last balloon of the final panel is lettered differently from the rest of the story. Possibly Harvey Eisenberg’s lettering in this balloon? Both this printing and its reprint display the same lettering inconsistency.

[Pincushion Pal] (Table of Contents: 3)

Big Spike and Little Tyke / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lynn Karp
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Pop, it snowed last night!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spike; Tyke; dogcatcher; Pork the Porcupine
Synopsis
Pork the Porcupine can’t make friends because of his prickly sharp quills – until he saves Spike and Tyke from a dogcatcher.
Reprints
Keywords
dogcatcher; dogs; porcupine; snow; snowball; snowman; winter

Bertie Bird's Two Christmases (Table of Contents: 4)

Bertie Bird / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
?
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (title); typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bertie Bird; Billie Bird; Pinky Crossbill; Baby Robin; Tabby Cat; Mother Robin; Father Robin; Roger Robin;
Synopsis
Bertie, Billie, and Pinky save Baby Robin from Tabby Cat, and celebrate Christmas with the Robin family.
Keywords
birds; cat; Christmas

[Doghouse Plow] (Table of Contents: 5)

Droopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy
Synopsis
Weary of shoveling, Droopy upends his doghouse and uses it as a snowplow.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; doghouse; snow; snowplow

Indexer Notes

Pantomime

[The Too-Large Lap Dog] (Table of Contents: 6)

Flip 'n' Dip / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flip, this ol' stray dog is sure friendly!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Flip; Dip; Pop
Synopsis
Flip ‘n’ Dip’s lap dog is too large for Pop’s comfort.
Keywords
dogs; training

Indexer Notes

“Copyright 1955 by Western Printing & Litho Co.” Not MGM characters.

[How to Be a Pal to Your Child] (Table of Contents: 7)

Barney Bear with Fuzzy and Wuzzy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil de Lara
Inks
Phil de Lara
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys, I'm having a meeting of 'The Parents' Protective Association' here today!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Barney Bear; Fuzzy; Wuzzy; Parents' Protective Association members
Synopsis
Barney hosts a meeting of the Parents' Protective Association. Fuzzy and Wuzzy try to help make it a success.
Keywords
parenting

[Distracting Charlie] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wuff the Prairie Dog / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've gotcha this time! You've run out of hidin' places!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Wuff the Prairie Dog; Sammy Squirrel; Charlie Coyote
Synopsis
To divert Charlie’s attentions away from chasing him and Sammy, Wuff gives Charlie a case containing an oil painting set, hoping the coyote will turn to art. Charlie thinks the case contains a bomb.
Keywords
billboards; bomb; case; paints; suspicion

[Holy Socks!] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jerry and Tuffy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks like they're expectin' Santa at this house, Jerry!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jerry; Tuffy; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Jerry and Tuffy want to hang Christmas stockings for themselves and find inventive ways to do so.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas stockings; meta reference; mice

Indexer Notes

When looking for socks to hang on the mantle, Jerry declares: “The artist didn’t draw socks on me, Tuffy!” Referring to his diaper, Tuffy replies: “And this thing he puts on me won’t do to hang up!”. Such meta humor was less common in 1955 than it is today, and was virtually unheard of in the Dell Comics of the time.

[Be Kind to Humans Week] (Table of Contents: 10)

Droopy / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
?
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy; old lady
Synopsis
For “Be Kind to Humans Week”, Droopy helps an old lady across the street. He should have stayed in bed.
Keywords
Good deeds

Indexer Notes

Lower tier used for Dell Comics house ad.

Tom and Jerry Winter Fun Is a Fun Filled Sleigh Ride (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Dell Comics; Tom and Jerry; Spike and Tyke / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Attention, all Moms & Dads, Aunts & Uncles! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Tom and Jerry / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Just in Time for Christmas (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Mice on Ice]
    Tom and Jerry
  2. 1. We Want a Harmless Daisy for Christmas!
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  3. 2. [Rabbit-Trapper Tom]
    Tom and Jerry
  4. 3. [Pincushion Pal]
    Big Spike and Little Tyke
  5. 4. Bertie Bird's Two Christmases
    Bertie Bird
  6. 5. [Doghouse Plow]
    Droopy
  7. 6. [The Too-Large Lap Dog]
    Flip 'n' Dip
  8. 7. [How to Be a Pal to Your Child]
    Barney Bear with Fuzzy and Wuzzy
  9. 8. [Distracting Charlie]
    Wuff the Prairie Dog
  10. 9. [Holy Socks!]
    Jerry and Tuffy
  11. 10. [Be Kind to Humans Week]
    Droopy
  12. 11. Tom and Jerry Winter Fun Is a Fun Filled Sleigh Ride
    Dell Comics; Tom and Jerry; Spike and Tyke
  13. 12. Attention, all Moms & Dads, Aunts & Uncles!
    Tom and Jerry
  14. 13. Just in Time for Christmas
    Schwinn
This issue was most recently modified by:
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