Four Color #18 - Little Orphan Annie's Junior Commandos
(1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE'S JUNIOR COMMANDOS, No. 18." No code number. Copyright 1942 by News Syndicate Co., Inc.


Little Orphan Annie's Junior Commandos (Table of Contents)

Little Orphan Annie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy
Reprints
Keywords
United States flag

[The Junior Commandos; Driftwood; Shanghai; Doc Zee] (Table of Contents: 1)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 67 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Gray
Pencils
Harold Gray
Inks
Harold Gray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy (dog); Loretta; Kate; Panda; Jeb; Doc Zee; Judge Bulge; Mrs. Sleet [Auntie Priss]; Doc Blunt; Doc Dubb; Driftwood; Daddy Warbucks (cameo); Punjab (cameo); Shanghai Peg
Synopsis
Annie organizes the local kids into the "Junior Commandos" to do homefront war work like collecting scrap and selling war bonds. Annie befriends Mrs. Sleet, a bitter old woman who lost her son and husband in "the last war" (World War I). Doc Zee joins the Army and Annie comes to live with Mrs. Sleet, who she now refers to as "Auntie Priss." A hardbitten refugee boy called Driftwood comes to live in the house. Later Annie uncovers a German Fifth Column operation. A brief cameo of Daddy Warbucks fighting in Asia, then back to Annie and the kids watching a sub attack a ship, whose captain is Annie's old friend Shanghai Peg. Later Annie hears a radio report that Warbucks and his company had been killed in battle. Doc Zee returns from the war, minus an arm.
Reprints
  • from Little Orphan Annie (News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1942 [last strip dated 1942.11.21]

Indexer Notes

Likely reprints from another Dell series edited into one long story. Story continues in Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #107 (May 1946).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Little Orphan Annie's Junior Commandos
    Little Orphan Annie
  2. 1. [The Junior Commandos; Driftwood; Shanghai; Doc Zee]
    Little Orphan Annie
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