Four Color #69 - Fairy Tale Parade
([June-November] 1945)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1945-03-16
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. 69." No code number. Copyright 1945 by Oskar Lebeck.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fairy Tale Parade / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

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

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tiniest elf in the Fairy Queen's court...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
McSnort
Synopsis
A tiny elf is snapped up by a bullfrog, but a toad convinces the frog to let the elf go.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Poem with several illustrations. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Enchanted Head (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Jameson
Inks
Arthur Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Synopsis
A prince has been placed under a spell so that only his head remains. An aged knight takes the talking head from castle to castle, looking for a bride which will free the prince from the spell.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

Tiny Folk and the Giant (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Gold-seeking dwarfs sack the village of the tiny folk. The tiny folk find a giant who sends the dwarfs flying far away.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Giant with Three Golden Hairs (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Florentine; Moonbeam
Synopsis
A fairy declares that the son of a woodsman will marry the King's daughter. The wicked King tries to get the boy killed, but fate intervenes to save the boy each time. The princess does marry the boy, but before the King will approve the wedding, he orders the boy to bring him three golden hairs from the head of the Giant King.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

The Golden Ball (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A witch uses a golden ball to lure a little boy to her house. She sends the boy to retrieve the mate for the golden ball from a dragon's nest.

Indexer Notes

Text story with 11 illustrations.

The Three Wishes (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
[THE Great Unknown] (see notes)
Inks
[THE Great Unknown] (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Happylegs; Fuzzybeard; Patchypants
Synopsis
A fairy grants three dwarfs their fondest wishes, but they find that trouble and sorrow come along with the wishes.

Indexer Notes

Story concludes on inside back cover in black, red, and white. Pencil and ink credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards. "THE Great Unknown" refers to a very distinctive artist whose identity is unknown.

[The Fairy Ball] (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A sign advertising the "Fairy Ball," surrounded by various bugs and elves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fairy Tale Parade
  2. 1. ["The tiniest elf in the Fairy Queen's court..."]
  3. 2. The Enchanted Head
  4. 3. Tiny Folk and the Giant
  5. 4. The Giant with Three Golden Hairs
  6. 5. The Golden Ball
  7. 6. The Three Wishes
  8. 7. [The Fairy Ball]
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