Dennis the Menace Giant #58 - The Best of Dennis the Menace
(Summer 1968)

Hallden; Fawcett, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
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

The Best of Dennis the Menace (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell

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

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

Script
Hank Ketcham
Pencils
Hank Ketcham
Inks
Hank Ketcham
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get up, Joey! You don't havta do any tricks!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Joey McDonald; Ruff; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell

Indexer Notes

Four reprinted Dennis the Menace daily panels.
Inside front cover.

Everything's Beachy (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got the beach stuff in the car...you about ready?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Ruff; Jack; Fred the Balloon Man
Synopsis
The Mitchells take a trip to the beach.
Reprints

Ship Aboy! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did ya know the ocean is fulla sharks that eat people up?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Joey McDonald
Synopsis
Dennis scares Joey by talking about the ocean before they get into the wading pool.
Reprints

Welcome to the Rodeo, Folks! (Table of Contents: 4)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can't be hungry...we had lunch before we came here!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Alice Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Dennis Mitchell; Joe; Pete; Bob Barnes; Owen Fitzgerald; Bob Hall; Al Wise; Ruff; George Wilson
Synopsis
The Mitchells attend a rodeo, and of course Dennis winds up right in the middle of it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One of the contestants is named after artist Owen Fitzgerald, and another, Al Wise, seems to be a reference to Dennis artist Al Wiseman.

Fair Enough! (Table of Contents: 5)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All ready for the Fair, honey?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Rollo; Fifi; Marcel; Yvonne; Betsy Cooper; Miss Wiggins
Synopsis
The Mitchells go to the county fair, where Alice's chocolate layer cake wins a blue ribbon and Dennis' painting almost wins one.
Reprints

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

Quizzlers / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Riddles.

Boat Rentals (Table of Contents: 7)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look what they have on the lake now, Dad! Sailboats!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell
Synopsis
Henry and Dennis rent a sailboat at the lake.
Reprints

It's Spring! It's Spring! The Bird Is on the Wing! My Word! Absurd! The Wing Is on the Bird! (Table of Contents: 8)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Mr. Wilson! Whatcha got there?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; George Wilson; Mr. Groman; Martha Wilson; Alice Mitchell
Synopsis
Mr. Wilson buys some homing pigeons.
Reprints

Girly Whirly (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Margaret! What you got there?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Gina Romano; Sally; Margaret Wade; Mrs. Romano; Dennis Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Ruff
Synopsis
Since it's leap year, the girls are competing for Dennis' attention by telling him where they'll take him on their honeymoon.
Reprints

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

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

Script
Hank Ketcham
Pencils
Hank Ketcham
Inks
Hank Ketcham
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll bet ya don't lose no golf balls today, Dad! I painted 'em red!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Margaret Wade

Indexer Notes

Four reprinted Dennis the Menace daily panels.
Inside back cover.

No Schooling (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Owen Fitzgerald
Inks
Owen Fitzgerald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, vacation sure is fun, huh, Joey?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Joey McDonald
Synopsis
Dennis explains vacation to Joey.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Best of Dennis the Menace
    Dennis the Menace
  2. 1. ["Get up, Joey! You don't havta do any tricks!"]
    Dennis the Menace
  3. 2. Everything's Beachy
    Dennis the Menace
  4. 3. Ship Aboy!
    Dennis the Menace
  5. 4. Welcome to the Rodeo, Folks!
    Dennis the Menace
  6. 5. Fair Enough!
    Dennis the Menace
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Quizzlers
  8. 7. Boat Rentals
    Dennis the Menace
  9. 8. It's Spring! It's Spring! The Bird Is on the Wing! My Word! Absurd! The Wing Is on the Bird!
    Dennis the Menace
  10. 9. Girly Whirly
    Dennis the Menace
  11. 10. ["I'll bet ya don't lose no golf balls today, Dad! I painted 'em red!"]
    Dennis the Menace
  12. 11. No Schooling
    Dennis the Menace
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