(September 1954)

Pines, 1953 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1954-07-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Visual Editions, Inc.
Brand
Standard Comics
Editing
?

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1954, page 221, registration number B490940.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dennis the Menace / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Hank Ketcham [as Ketcham] (signed)
Inks
Hank Ketcham [as Ketcham] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; ship's captain; sailor

[4 Dennis Cartoons] (Table of Contents: 1)

Dennis the Menace / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hank Ketcham
Pencils
Hank Ketcham
Inks
Hank Ketcham
Letters
Hank Ketcham

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Tommy Anderson; George Wilson; Martha Wilson
Reprints
  • from Dennis the Menace daily (The Post-Hall Syndicate, Inc.) 1953-06-29 (upper left)
  • 1953-06-27 (upper right)
  • 1953-07-01 (bottom left)
  • 1953-07-03 (bottom right)

Indexer Notes

Cartoon date information from Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace (Fantagraphics, 2005 Series). Inside front cover.

Dennis vs. the U.S. Navy (Table of Contents: 2)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
Al Wiseman

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; George; radar operator; radio operator; captain; sailors
Synopsis
The navy fleet is in port and Henry, a former Chief Petty Officer, is invited by an old mate for a visit aboard his battleship.
Reprints
Keywords
battleship; radar

Indexer Notes

One of the sailor's caps has "Toole F" stenciled on the brim and the radar operator has "Paplow" on his cap.

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

Chub / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole ?
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
Al Wiseman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up Chub - time for school!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Chub; Chub's mother; Chub's father; Miss Brown (teacher)
Synopsis
Chub eats his lunch on the way to school, his teacher thinks he has no lunch, so all the other kids give him some of their lunches.

Indexer Notes

This strip about a fat boy would have been another one-note joke (like Screamy Mimi) and gave kids the wrong message about overweight kids. Thankfully it only made one other appearance (in issue #22). Punky took over in the next issue.
Additional note: The Chub feature originated in issue #2.

Smartie Artie (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Wiseman (illustrations)
Inks
Al Wiseman (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Al Wiseman (story title)

Genre
children; detective-mystery
Characters
Artie Williams; Artie's parents; market cashier; Lieutenant Sullivan
Synopsis
Artie has a photographic memory, which he hates, however it becomes useful in catching a counterfeiter.
Keywords
counterfeit money

Indexer Notes

First text story to appear in the series.

Dennis vs. the Piano (Table of Contents: 5)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
Al Wiseman

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Professor Stroganoff
Synopsis
Alice wants to have Dennis learn how to play the piano.
Keywords
piano

Dennis at the Beach (Table of Contents: 6)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
Al Wiseman

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; man in the sand; ice cream vendor; life guard
Synopsis
The Mitchell's spend a relaxing day at the beach. Not really.
Keywords
beach; sea horse; swimming

Next, Please! (Table of Contents: 7)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
Al Wiseman
Editing
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Tommy Anderson, Dennis' friends
Synopsis
Dennis cuts his friends' hair in order to get money to buy ice cream cones.
Keywords
haircut; ice cream

[...and Starring...] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
Al Wiseman

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; projectionist
Synopsis
Dennis goes to a drive-in movie with his parents.
Keywords
drive-in movie

Indexer Notes

The first panel shows the drive-in movie screen with Dennis' shadow obscuring the names of Fred Toole, Robert Paplow and Jea** **ons (name ?), all people associated with the comic book series.

[4 Dennis Cartoons] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dennis the Menace / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hank Ketcham
Pencils
Hank Ketcham
Inks
Hank Ketcham
Letters
Hank Ketcham

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Dennis' friends
Reprints
  • from Dennis the Menace daily (The Post-Hall Syndicate, Inc.) 1953-06-12 (upper left)
  • 1953-06-26* (upper right)
  • 1953-03-06 (bottom left)
  • 1953-07-04 (bottom right)

    *second use of this cartoon, which also appeared in issue #4.

Indexer Notes

Cartoon date information from Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace (Fantagraphics, 2005 Series). Inside back cover.

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

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
Al Wiseman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do they get the cowboys in the telebision set, dad?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell
Synopsis
Dennis is curious about how television works.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dennis the Menace
  2. 1. [4 Dennis Cartoons]
    Dennis the Menace
  3. 2. Dennis vs. the U.S. Navy
    Dennis the Menace
  4. 3. ["Wake up Chub - time for school!"]
    Chub
  5. 4. Smartie Artie
  6. 5. Dennis vs. the Piano
    Dennis the Menace
  7. 6. Dennis at the Beach
    Dennis the Menace
  8. 7. Next, Please!
    Dennis the Menace
  9. 8. [...and Starring...]
    Dennis the Menace
  10. 9. [4 Dennis Cartoons]
    Dennis the Menace
  11. 10. ["How do they get the cowboys in the telebision set, dad?"]
    Dennis the Menace
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