Dennis the Menace Giant #48 - Dennis the Menace 'Way Out Stories'
(Summer 1967)

Hallden; Fawcett, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
On-sale date
1967
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
Fawcett
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Keywords
Arabian Nights; children; fairy tales; folk tales; humor; magic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Al Wiseman ?
Inks
Al Wiseman?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis the Menace; Margaret; Aladdin
Synopsis
Dennis and Margaret, riding a rocket through space, encounter Aladdin on a flying carpet.
Keywords
flying carpet; rocket; space; space travel

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

Dennis the Menace / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hiya, pal!
Characters
Dennis the Menace
Synopsis
Dennis introduces the stories.
Reprints

Away Way Out (Table of Contents: 2)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis the Menace
Synopsis
Dennis thinks fairy tales are way out, but his mother reminds him that television and space travel are hard to believe too. Dennis agrees to listen to fairy tales as she reads them, but to visualize them his own way.
Reprints
Keywords
space travel; television

Indexer Notes

Frame story

Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp and Dennis and His Magic TV (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis the Menace; Aladdin
Synopsis
Dennis on rocket greets Aladdin on flying carpet.
Reprints
Keywords
flying carpet; rocket; space travel

Indexer Notes

Splash page introduces two parallel story lines, which run on alternating pages.

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

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once upon a time there was a poor boy named Aladdin who...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Aladdin; Aladdin's mother; Aladdin's uncle; genie of the lamp; genie of the ring; princess
Synopsis
A magician claiming to be Aladdin's uncle tries to trick him into stealing a magic lamp. Aladdin uses the lamp's genie to win riches and a princess, but the magician steals the lamp. Aladdin and the princess steal it back.
Reprints
Keywords
Arabian Nights; flying carpet; genie; magic

Indexer Notes

From The Thousand Nights And A Night. Parallels the following story ("Once there was a nice kid named Dennis, who...") on alternating pages.

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

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once there was a nice kid named Dennis, who...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis the Menace; Alice Mitchell; slick crook; Margaret; Sergeant Gene E; General G Nee
Synopsis
A slick character claiming to be Dennis's uncle tricks him into stealing an ultraspace communicator from a secret Air Force base. The communicator, and a TV ring, both have genies which Dennis uses to impress his mom and Margaret. The crook steals the communicator, but Dennis and Margaret snatch it back
Reprints
Keywords
flying car; genie

Indexer Notes

Parallels the preceding story ("Once upon a time there was a poor boy named Aladdin, who...") on alternating pages.

Dennis And The Forty Outlaws! (Table of Contents: 6)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Al Wiseman
Inks
?; Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ? lettering

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis the Menace; Alice Mitchell; Mr Wilson; Margaret; Cowboy Bob; outlaw boss
Synopsis
Dennis spies 40 outlaws who enter their hideout by saying "Open up, Susie-Mae." He takes some gold from their loot, inspiring Mr Wilson to do the same, but Mr Wilson is caught and tied up with steel ropes. The outlaws plan to sneak into town in kerosene barrels, recover their loot and get revenge. Dennis foils them with help from Margaret and Cowboy Bob.
Reprints
Keywords
Arabian Nights; western

Indexer Notes

Based on a story from The Thousand Nights And A Night. Some panels by Al Wiseman, some by another hand. Some text typeset, some hand-lettered.

Margaret Goldilocks and Dennis Charming (Table of Contents: 7)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis the Menace; Margaret
Synopsis
Margaret reads Dennis a fairy tale with a prince, a fish, a raven, a giant, an owl, and a dragon's cave. He re-imagines the story with himself, a skin diver, a parrot, a robot, a super snooperscope, and a blacked-out department store.
Reprints
Keywords
dragon; fairy tale; folk tale; robot

The Brave Little Tailor (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Al Wiseman
Inks
?; Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Brave Little Tailor; giant of the forest; enemy giants; king; princess
Synopsis
Retelling of the Brave Little Tailor ("Seven At One Blow")
Reprints
Keywords
folk tale; giant

Indexer Notes

Story told in alternate columns with "Tough Little Dennis." First three columns of artwork by Wiseman, others by another hand.

Tough Little Dennis (Table of Contents: 9)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Al Wiseman
Inks
?; Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis the Menace; Fatso; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell
Synopsis
Dennis swats six or 'leven flies at once, so his mother makes him a tag saying "Champ." When a tough new kid challenges him, Dennis shrewdly and repeatedly outwits him. The new kid and the Mitchells are all impressed with Dennis's success.
Reprints
Keywords
fairy tale; folk tale

Indexer Notes

Based on the folk story of The Brave Little Tailor. Told as a parallel story in alternating columns with The Brave Little Tailor in this issue. Artwork of first three columns by Wiseman, others by another hand.

Way Out Dennis (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Hank Ketcham
Pencils
Hank Ketcham
Inks
Hank Ketcham
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis the Menace; Henry Mitchell
Synopsis
Four daily newspaper panel cartoons featuring Dennis and his father
Reprints
Keywords
newspaper panel

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

Dennis the Menace / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dennis the Menace
  2. 1. ["Hiya, pal!"]
    Dennis the Menace
  3. 2. Away Way Out
    Dennis the Menace
  4. 3. Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp and Dennis and His Magic TV
    Dennis the Menace
  5. 4. ["Once upon a time there was a poor boy named Aladdin who..."]
  6. 5. ["Once there was a nice kid named Dennis, who..."]
    Dennis the Menace
  7. 6. Dennis And The Forty Outlaws!
    Dennis the Menace
  8. 7. Margaret Goldilocks and Dennis Charming
    Dennis the Menace
  9. 8. The Brave Little Tailor
  10. 9. Tough Little Dennis
    Dennis the Menace
  11. 10. Way Out Dennis
    Dennis the Menace
  12. 11. ["More Dennis The Menace Specials!"]
    Dennis the Menace
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