([February] 1959)

Dell, 1952 Series
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Price
0.35 USD
Pages
100
On-sale Date
1958
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Brand
Dell A Giant Comic
Editing
Chase Craig (editor)

Issue Notes

An anthology title of stories devoted to Disney feature and short-subject characters.

Silly Symphonies (Table of Contents)

Humphrey Bear; Jiminy Cricket; Paul Bunyan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Norm McGary
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Babe the Blue Ox; Jiminy Cricket; Goliath II; Humphrey Bear; J. Audubon Woodlore; Leonard Lion
Synopsis
Seven featured characters appear in individual vignettes.
Keywords
folklore

Cut and Paste to Make a Galloping Goliath (Table of Contents: 1)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goliath will gallop anywhere you want him to go.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goliath II
Synopsis
Assemble a cutout figure of Goliath II.
Keywords
crafts

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

Paul Bunyan (Table of Contents: 2)

Paul Bunyan / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the early days, our whole broad continent was wild, timber-covered, and untamed.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Babe the Blue Ox
Synopsis
The story of giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan.
Keywords
legend; lumberjack

Paul Bunyan's Logging Trail Game (Table of Contents: 3)

Paul Bunyan / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paste this page on cardboard.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Babe the Blue Ox
Synopsis
Race to the end of the logging trail with Paul Bunyan and Babe.
Keywords
racing game

Paul's Blue Ox Mosaic (Table of Contents: 4)

Paul Bunyan / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Make a mosaic of Paul Bunyan's blue ox.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Keywords
crafts; mosaic

Humphrey Bear and the Ranger (Table of Contents: 5)

Humphrey Bear / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! It's time to eat, and am I starved! (Slurp!)
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Humphrey Bear; J. Audubon Woodlore; other park bears; Donald Duck; tourists
Synopsis
Before they can have dinner, Humphrey and the other bears at Brownstone National Park, must clear the park grounds of litter.
Reprints
Keywords
bears; litter; national park; picnickers; ranger; tourists

Humphrey's Smoke Dreams (Table of Contents: 6)

Humphrey Bear / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Humphrey is always hungry, and when there's nothing to eat, he sees things in the smoke of his campfire.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Humphrey Bear
Keywords
bear; campfire; fill-in-the-dots; smoke

Indexer Notes

Fill in the dotted areas of Humphrey's campfire smoke clouds to see the different foods he's dreaming of.

Humphrey's Moonlight Rock and Roll (Table of Contents: 7)

Humphrey Bear / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Humphrey Bear
Keywords
rebus puzzle

Toy Train Trickery (Table of Contents: 8)

Jiminy Cricket / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fellow bugs, my friend Pinocchio has brought us another gift from Mr. Gepetto's toy shop... something else to improve our way of life!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Jiminy Cricket
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jiminy Cricket; Boris Bug; other bugs in a bug village
Synopsis
Jiminy Cricket brings a wind-up toy train to the bug village, to use for gathering and transporting food. He tricks obnoxious, but unusually strong, Boris Bug to supply the winding-up power. When Boris loses the magic ring that supplies his strength, he works to get rid of the train rather than let the other bugs learn that he has lost his strength.
Reprints
Keywords
bugs; forest setting; magic ring; pride; sabotage; strength; toy train

Trip Tricks (Table of Contents: 9)

Jiminy Cricket / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jiminy is packed for fun and wants you to join him in doing Trip Tricks!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jiminy Cricket

The Social Lion (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lion, monarch of the jungle, king of beasts, is feared by all other creatures!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Leonard Lion
Synopsis
Leonard Lion, king of the jungle, is captured and taken to a big city zoo, but escapes along the way. Can he negotiate the new jungle of the big city?
Keywords
city; confusion; jungle setting; lion; modern life; series of mishaps; zoo

Social Lion's Poser (Table of Contents: 11)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Social Lion heard some strange conversation when he visited the zoo.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
zoo keepers; leopard; man; woman; elephant
Keywords
code puzzle

Indexer Notes

Decode the message.

Social Register at the Zoo (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Social Lion is checking the register to see who is at the zoo.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Social Lion
Keywords
rebus puzzle

Indexer Notes

Solve six different rebus puzzles to learn who is at the zoo.

Goliath II (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everybody knows about elephants... how they tower majestically over all other creatures of the jungle! That is most of them do!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goliath II; Mama Elephant; Goliath I (father elephant); other elephants; grasshopper; butterfly; Raja the Tiger; crocodile; snail; jungle bird; hummingbird; frogs; mouse
Synopsis
The story of Goliath II, "the teeniest, tiniest elephant ever".
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; jungle setting; size differential

Goliath's Blue Plate Special (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goliath is ready to eat, but the food on the table does not suit his appetite at all.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goliath II
Synopsis
Fill in the crossword puzzle and reveal the name of Goliath's favorite food.
Keywords
crossword puzzle

Indexer Notes

Fill in the crossword puzzle and reveal the name of Goliath's favorite food. On final interior page of the comic.

Paul's Downfall (Table of Contents: 15)

Paul Bunyan / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paul was dumped flat on his back by a critter he should have been bossing.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan
Keywords
connect-the-dots

Indexer Notes

Connect the dots to reveal the animal that bested Paul. Black and white on inside back cover.

Jiminy Cricket Light Pull (Table of Contents: 16)

Jiminy Cricket / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Being a cricket 'in the know', Jiminy loves to shed light on any subject. Let him bring light to your room.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jiminy Cricket, boy
Keywords
crafts

Indexer Notes

Assemble a figure of Jiminy Cricket holding an umbrella that can be fastened to a light cord. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Silly Symphonies
    Humphrey Bear; Jiminy Cricket; Paul Bunyan
  2. 1. Cut and Paste to Make a Galloping Goliath
  3. 2. Paul Bunyan
    Paul Bunyan
  4. 3. Paul Bunyan's Logging Trail Game
    Paul Bunyan
  5. 4. Paul's Blue Ox Mosaic
    Paul Bunyan
  6. 5. Humphrey Bear and the Ranger
    Humphrey Bear
  7. 6. Humphrey's Smoke Dreams
    Humphrey Bear
  8. 7. Humphrey's Moonlight Rock and Roll
    Humphrey Bear
  9. 8. Toy Train Trickery
    Jiminy Cricket
  10. 9. Trip Tricks
    Jiminy Cricket
  11. 10. The Social Lion
  12. 11. Social Lion's Poser
  13. 12. Social Register at the Zoo
  14. 13. Goliath II
  15. 14. Goliath's Blue Plate Special
  16. 15. Paul's Downfall
    Paul Bunyan
  17. 16. Jiminy Cricket Light Pull
    Jiminy Cricket
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Chris Boyko
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Darrel McCann
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)