(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.

["There Was a Crooked Man..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

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.

["Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John"] (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The nursery rhyme "Diddle Diddle Dumpling."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

["There was a little Guinea pig."] (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

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.

["Four and twenty tailors went to kill a snail."] (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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.

["Where, oh where has my little dog gone?"] (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A little boy's dog spends the day at the fair.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

["The farmer in the dell"] (Table of Contents: 16)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

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.

["Doctor Foster went to Gloucester"] (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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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