(December 1961)

Dell, 1955 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-10-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1962 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[Foot Charmer] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
Dressed as an Indian fakir, Bugs "snake-charms" his own foot.
Keywords
desert setting; flute; snake-charming

Trampoline Time (Table of Contents: 1)

Porky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Cicero bounces all over the couch, but lies placid and still on his trampoline.
Keywords
couch; kids-at-play; trampoline

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside front cover.

Peekaboo Bunny (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Amazing! Simply incredible! No authority has ever reported anything like this!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Professor Phineas Putney; museum work crew; museum camera crew; curious kids and family; museum receptionist; Mr. Toofus; museum security guards; jewel thief
Synopsis
A naturalist becomes fascinated with the complexity, furnishings, and amenities of Bugs’ rabbit hole, vs. that of ordinary rabbits, and installs a one-way glass through which he and his colleagues can observe the bunny in his (un)natural habitat. Bugs agrees at first, but quickly tires of the intrusions and decides to take action.
Keywords
jewel theft; museum; naturalist; need-for-peace-and-quiet; rabbit hole

Carpenter Cut-Up (Table of Contents: 3)

Porky Pig / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't it a beauty, Cicreo?
Feature Logo
Porky Pig
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Yosemite Sam; Petunia Pig
Synopsis
Competing do-it-yourself carpenters Porky and Sam have an enthusiastic but good-natured rivalry… until Porky accidently saws Sam’s newly-made, shiny-finished wooden table in half! …Unless fiery short-attention-span-driven Sam is quickly distracted, the sawdust will fly! Porky’s method of distraction only makes things worse.
Keywords
carpentry; distraction; rivalry; saw; series of mishaps; table; wood

Foiled in Oil (Table of Contents: 4)

Bugs Bunny / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bugs Bunny sleepily climbed to the entrance of his rabbit hole to answer the loud call of an irate Elmer Fudd.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Bugs becomes suspicious when Elmer suddenly strikes oil in his backyard, digging only with a pick and shovel.
Reprints
Keywords
fortune teller; oil

Dell Trading Post (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Dell Comics; Dell Trading Post / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Into the Fire (Table of Contents: 6)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gwanny's gone, and soon the fire will go out! Then I'll have a fwigid Puddy Tat to contend with!
Feature Logo
Tweety and Sylvester Dell Western Logo 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Granny
Synopsis
Despite his best efforts to keep Sylvester warm on a very cold night, Tweety only succeeds in making the cat colder.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; cold; series of mishaps; sleep problems; warmth; winter setting

The Backward Beeps (Table of Contents: 7)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pop, we have an idea! If you don't think it's strange, instead of him chasing us, let's chase him for a change!
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; tunnel construction crew
Synopsis
Beep Beep and the boys turn the tables on Wile E. Coyote, by arranging things so that they wind up chasing him.
Reprints
Keywords
chase; desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; tunnel; turning the tables

Roaming Home (Table of Contents: 8)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woo Woo! Woo Woo! Heh! I'm gonna bother old Fuddsy today!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell/Western Interior 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd; angry motorists; motorcycle traffic cop; angry fisherman; other annoying ducks
Synopsis
To get away from Daffy, Elmer decides to move his house to a remote lot in the country - on a trailer, towed by a truck. What could possibly go wrong?
Keywords
boat; house-moving; mooching; traffic citations; traffic jam; trailer; truck

Indexer Notes

Dialogue is "Maltese-ian"!

Quick Mix (Table of Contents: 9)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 0.38 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
SCREECH! Splish! Splash!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
A sudden stop at a traffic light causes Bugs to mix house paint colors in a most unconventional way.
Keywords
paint; paint cans; traffic light; truck; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Shares top half of page with the "Dell Comics Pledge to Parents".

A Pledge to Parents (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Dell Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.12 page (report information)

Meet Tubby, the Whale (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Tubble Bubble Soap / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Good Riddance (Table of Contents: 12)

Elmer and Daffy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Idea! (thought balloon)
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Elmer Fudd; Daffy Duck
Synopsis
Elmer extends the staircase banister Daffy repeatedly slides down, depositing the duck into the deep dark basement.
Keywords
banister; sliding

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside back cover.

Brand New! Schwinn 5-Speed Corvette (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Foot Charmer]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Trampoline Time
    Porky
  3. 2. Peekaboo Bunny
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. Carpenter Cut-Up
    Porky Pig
  5. 4. Foiled in Oil
    Bugs Bunny
  6. 5. Dell Trading Post
    Dell Comics; Dell Trading Post
  7. 6. Into the Fire
    Tweety and Sylvester
  8. 7. The Backward Beeps
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  9. 8. Roaming Home
    Daffy Duck
  10. 9. Quick Mix
    Bugs Bunny
  11. 10. A Pledge to Parents
    Dell Comics
  12. 11. Meet Tubby, the Whale
    Tubble Bubble Soap
  13. 12. Good Riddance
    Elmer and Daffy
  14. 13. Brand New! Schwinn 5-Speed Corvette
    Schwinn
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