Four Color #32 - Smitty
(1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SMITTY, No. 32." No code number. Copyright 1937, 1938, 1940 by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt ?
Pencils
Walter Berndt ? [as Berndt] (signed)
Inks
Walter Berndt ? [as Berndt] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nice going, Smitty! You handle a canoe like an Indian!
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey
Keywords
canoes; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Cover is signed "Berndt," but may or may not be by him.

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

Smitty / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boss I know a young fella who needs a job
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; Stanley; Herby
Synopsis
Smitty gets his friend Stanley a job at Mr. Bailey's company.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

Indexer Notes

Story begins on inside front cover in black, red, and white.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stanley, the new-boy, is out to get Smitty's job...
Genre
humor
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; Herby; Stanley
Synopsis
Stanley, the new boy, gets Smitty demoted from his job as office boy, so he can take it.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

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

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I never lied to you - They're framing me!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smitty; Stanley; Herby; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis
Smitty schemes to get Stanley in trouble so he can get his old job back.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

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

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, you're both gonna be sorry for that!
Characters
Smitty; Herby; Stanley; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis
Stanley's plot to take Smitty's job is revealed when the public address system is accidentally switched on. Smitty gets his old job back and uses a $25 bonus to buy his first pair of long pants.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

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

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oho! Am I somethin' in my new long pants!!
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; George
Synopsis
George, the Indian guide from the North Woods, comes to the city and gets a job as caretaker of Mr. Bailey's new home at the top of a 36-story building.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

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

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes George, the Indian guide
Genre
adventure
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; George
Synopsis
George's donkey has a baby and George takes a train back to the North Woods. Mr. Bailey and Smitty take a plane to get there first and play a practical joke on George. Later Smitty takes a canoe ride by himself and gets caught in rapids and is taken far from the camp.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smitty never came back from that canoe ride he took
Genre
adventure
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; George
Synopsis
Smitty is found by two Indians and is taken to their camp. They say they'll take him along when they go to see George--when they break camp in September.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know we're pals now - You ought to help me...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Smitty; George; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis
Smitty falls into the daily routine at the Indian camp. George and Mr. Bailey, searching for Smitty, come down the river near the Indian camp, but their canoe sinks when they hit a rock in some rapids and they have to turn back.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why don't you bring a gun?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Smitty
Synopsis
Smitty and his Indian friend find a bear cub in the woods and bring it back to the camp. The cub causes problems by stealing food and is in big trouble when he is suspected of biting a papoose in the arm.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

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

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dis time I finish him--
Genre
adventure
Characters
Smitty; George; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis
Smitty saves the bear cub when he finds a dead wolf under a bush. The bear had killed the wolf after the wolf had bitten the papoose. George and Mr. Bailey find Smitty at the Indian camp. The Indians send smoke signals to Mr. Bailey's camp to have an amphibious airplane come and pick them up.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

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

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jinkies! I'm late for dinner and Ma will spank me
Characters
Smitty; Herby; Mr. Bailey; Scrappy (dog); Freckles (dog)
Synopsis
Smitty picks a fight with the neighborhood bully after being convinced a lucky charm he found has special powers. Herby accidentally sells his dog Freckles to a stranger for $150.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a little difficult not knowing who the man is...
Characters
Smitty; Herby; Freckles (dog)
Synopsis
Herby finds that his dog Freckles was sold to a rich family living in a mansion in town. The family's boy won't give up the dog.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, fiddlesticks! - A name doesn't mean anything...
Characters
Herby; Freckles (dog); Scrappy (dog)
Synopsis
The rich boy is willing to give Freckles back to Herby, but his governess forbids it. Freckles gets sick and the rich boy and Herby smuggle him out to go back to Herby's home.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aha! Have I caught you in some mischief?
Characters
Herby; Freckles (dog)
Synopsis
Freckles just had a bad case of homesickness and improves immediately when he's back at Herby's house. The rich boy gives the dog back to Herby.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1938

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy o' boy!! Is this a riot!! Freckles has gone...
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; Herby; Freckles (dog)
Synopsis
Mr. Bailey practices ventriloquism for his club's stunt show.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1938

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Nice going, Smitty! You handle a canoe like an Indian!"]
    Smitty
  2. 1. ["Boss I know a young fella who needs a job"]
    Smitty
  3. 2. ["Stanley, the new-boy, is out to get Smitty's job..."]
    Smitty
  4. 3. ["I never lied to you - They're framing me!"]
    Smitty
  5. 4. ["Well, you're both gonna be sorry for that!"]
    Smitty
  6. 5. ["Oho! Am I somethin' in my new long pants!!"]
    Smitty
  7. 6. ["Here comes George, the Indian guide"]
    Smitty
  8. 7. ["Smitty never came back from that canoe ride he took"]
    Smitty
  9. 8. ["You know we're pals now - You ought to help me..."]
    Smitty
  10. 9. ["Why don't you bring a gun?"]
    Smitty
  11. 10. ["Dis time I finish him--"]
    Smitty
  12. 11. ["Jinkies! I'm late for dinner and Ma will spank me"]
    Smitty
  13. 12. ["It's a little difficult not knowing who the man is..."]
    Smitty
  14. 13. ["Oh, fiddlesticks! - A name doesn't mean anything..."]
    Smitty
  15. 14. ["Aha! Have I caught you in some mischief?"]
    Smitty
  16. 15. ["Boy o' boy!! Is this a riot!! Freckles has gone..."]
    Smitty
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