Four Color #59 - Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Comics
(December 1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
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 "MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMICS, No. 59." Code number is M.G. 59-4412. Copyright 1944 by Oskar Lebeck.


Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Comics (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Characters
Humpty Dumpty; Little Bo Peep; Jack be Nimble
Reprints

Old Mother Goose (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Mother Goose; Old King Cole
Synopsis
King Cole has to give Mother Goose's gander a ride.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Text and illustrations.

[Simple Simon] (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Simple Simon; Little Bo Peep; Mother Hubbard
Synopsis
Simple Simon tries to find work to earn money to buy a pie.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

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

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
[Traditional]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There Was a Crooked Man...
Characters
The Crooked Man
Synopsis
The nursery rhyme "There Was a Crooked Man."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

The Puzzled Centipede (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A centipede gets confused when asked "which leg comes after which?"

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Tom Twist (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Tom Twist
Synopsis
Acrobatic Tom Twist goes to sea and has adventures on a tropical island and in China before returning home.

Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
An old woman is tossed high in a basket to sweep the cobwebs from the sky.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Little Miss Muffet (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Little Miss Muffet; Little Boy Blue
Synopsis
Miss Muffet asks for help to protect her from the spider.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional]
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John
Synopsis
The nursery rhyme "Diddle Diddle Dumpling."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

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

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was a little Guinea pig.
Synopsis
The life of a Guinea pig.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Sugar and Spice (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
A little girl tries to make a girl from "sugar and spice and all things nice" and a boy from "scissors and snails and puppy dogs' tails," but doesn't have any luck.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional] ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Four and twenty tailors went to kill a snail.
Synopsis
Four and twenty tailors try to kill a snail, but are frightened away.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
[Traditional]
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Version of the nursery rhyme "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" extended to include up to "nineteen, twenty."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

The Owl and the Pussycat (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edward Lear (original poem); Walt Kelly (modifications)
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Owl and the Pussycat
Synopsis
The Owl and the Pussycat go to sea, find a ring, and are married.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mostly Edward Lear's original poem from 1871, with some minor line changes to make the story read smoother. The Owl bears a resemblance to Howland Owl from Walt Kelly's Pogo stories.

The Secret (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
A little girl has a secret.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

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

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where, oh where has my little dog gone?
Synopsis
A little boy's dog spends the day at the fair.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional song]; ? (activity directions)
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The farmer in the dell
Synopsis
The words to the song "The Farmer in the Dell" along with a game to play while singing the song.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

The Singing Game of London Bridge (Table of Contents: 17)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
[Traditional song]; ? (activity directions)
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Directions for choosing sides for a tug-of-war using the song "London Bridge is Falling Down."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Handkerchief Game (Table of Contents: 18)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional poem]; ? (activity directions)
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Directions for playing a game that includes singing the nursery rhyme "A Tisket, A Tasket."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional]
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doctor Foster went to Gloucester
Characters
Doctor Foster
Synopsis
The nursery rhyme "Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester."

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white.

[Nursery Rhyme Scenes] (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Synopsis
Scenes from 14 nursery rhymes against a black background.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Comics
  2. 1. Old Mother Goose
  3. 2. [Simple Simon]
  4. 3. ["There Was a Crooked Man..."]
  5. 4. The Puzzled Centipede
  6. 5. Tom Twist
  7. 6. Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
  8. 7. Little Miss Muffet
  9. 8. ["Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John"]
  10. 9. ["There was a little Guinea pig."]
  11. 10. Sugar and Spice
  12. 11. ["Four and twenty tailors went to kill a snail."]
  13. 12. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  14. 13. The Owl and the Pussycat
  15. 14. The Secret
  16. 15. ["Where, oh where has my little dog gone?"]
  17. 16. ["The farmer in the dell"]
  18. 17. The Singing Game of London Bridge
  19. 18. Handkerchief Game
  20. 19. ["Doctor Foster went to Gloucester"]
  21. 20. [Nursery Rhyme Scenes]
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