Four Color #50 - Fairy Tale Parade
([September] 1944[-May 1945])

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1944-07-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Book
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 "FAIRY TALE PARADE, No. 50." No code number. Copyright 1944 by Oskar Lebeck.

Catalog of Copyright Entries 1944 Pamphlets states, "By W. Kelly, George Kerr, Arthur Jameson [and others]"


Fairy Tale Parade (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Reprints
Keywords
fairies; mushrooms; toads; toadstools

Indexer Notes

Art id for cover by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

Gubbins The Pony that Became a Mountain (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Gubbins (pony)
Synopsis
Fairies make a pony so big that he is afraid to walk, so he stops and becomes a mountain.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

The Magic Garden (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Wee folk grow food in a garden but a witch tries to steal it all.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

The Nightingale (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Hans Christian Andersen (original story); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Arthur Jameson
Inks
Arthur Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
The Emperor of China cages a beautifully singing nightingale.

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

The Stolen Princess (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Kerr
Inks
George Kerr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A royal wedding amongst the wee folk is interrupted by an evil sorcerer.

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

The Fourth Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
? ["THE Great Unknown"]
Inks
? ["THE Great Unknown"]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sinbad; Jullanar
Synopsis
Sinbad is married in the far east and when his wife dies, he is buried alive with her.

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Hames Ware refer to this artist as "THE Great Unknown." His (or her) work is unsigned but very distinctive.

Adapted from The Arabian Nights. Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 20 of Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (1984). Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, May 2014.

The Brave Little Tailor (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
The Brothers Grimm (original story); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Arthur Jameson
Inks
Arthur Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Master Snip
Synopsis
A brave tailor defeats giants and captures a unicorn in order to win half a kingdom.

Indexer Notes

Story concludes on inside back cover in black, red, and white. Art Id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

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

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The little forest men of Long Ago Land had just begun their dance.
Synopsis
The little forest men of Long Ago Land have their dance interrupted by a rainstorm.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic. Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fairy Tale Parade
  2. 1. Gubbins The Pony that Became a Mountain
  3. 2. The Magic Garden
  4. 3. The Nightingale
  5. 4. The Stolen Princess
  6. 5. The Fourth Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor
  7. 6. The Brave Little Tailor
  8. 7. ["The little forest men of Long Ago Land had just begun their dance."]
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