Four Color #1275 - Rocky and His Friends
(December 1961 - February 1962)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-11-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
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 "Rocky and His Friends, No. 1275." Code number is ROCKY O.S. 1275-6112. Copyright 1961 by P.A.T.-Ward Productions, Inc. Creator credits from Keith Scott in his book "The Moose that Roared." On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rocky and His Friends / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Kilgore
Inks
Al Kilgore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Rocky; Bullwinkle
Keywords
cameras; photography; space travel

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

Rocky and His Friends / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils
Al Kilgore
Inks
Al Kilgore
Letters
?

Characters
Rocky; Bullwinkle; Boris Badenov; Mr. Peabody; Sherman

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; black and white. One or two panel previews of the stories in the issue.

Underwater Moose (Table of Contents: 2)

Rocky and His Friends / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils
Al Kilgore ?
Inks
Al Kilgore ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Bullwinkle; Rocky; Boris Badenov; Natasha Fatale
Synopsis
Boris has a scheme to capture electric eels and use them for power in Pottsylvania. He tricks Bullwinkle into gathering the eels while skin-diving.
Reprints

Busy Signal (Table of Contents: 3)

Peabody's Improbable History / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils
Al Kilgore
Inks
Al Kilgore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Peabody; Sherman; Samuel Morse; Alfred Vail
Synopsis
Mr. Peabody and Sherman go back in history to help Samuel Morse invent the telegraph.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Frivolous Facts / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When two English circus acrobats got married...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • Odd facts. Text article with 1/4 page illustration.

The Interview (Table of Contents: 5)

Boris and Natasha / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils
Al Kilgore
Inks
Al Kilgore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Boris Badenov; Natasha Fatale; Mark Spot
Synopsis
Boris and Natasha go on a TV talk show.

Gingerbread Kid (Table of Contents: 6)

Fractured Fairy Tale / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Kilgore
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Rocky (host); Bullwinkle (host)
Synopsis
The Gingerbread Man story recast with the lead character as a beatnik.

Indexer Notes

The bottom margin of the original art for page one of this story has a personal note from Mel Crawford to Al Kilgore: "Al, You and your 'stupid puns', but a delight to work on, Like man, -Mel Crawford"

Tea Men (Table of Contents: 7)

Peabody's Improbable History / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils
Al Kilgore
Inks
Al Kilgore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Peabody; Sherman
Synopsis
Mr. Peabody and Sherman go back in history to the Boston Tea Party.

Noose for a Moose (Table of Contents: 8)

Rocky and His Friends / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Robinson ?; Al Kilgore ?
Pencils
Fred Fredericks
Inks
Fred Fredericks
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Bullwinkle; Rocky; Boris Badenov; Natasha Fatale; Fearless Leader
Synopsis
Fearless Leader orders Boris and Natasha to bring Bullwinkle to Pottsylvania in order to be a scapegoat candidate in an election.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Original creator credits from Keith Scott in his book "The Moose that Roared." Karl Wilcox noted, February 2008, that only the script is by Al Kilgore; the art is by Fred Fredericks.

Food For Thought (Table of Contents: 9)

Peabody's Improbable History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils
Al Kilgore
Inks
Al Kilgore
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Peabody; Sherman; Marco Polo
Synopsis
Mr. Peabody and Sherman go back into history to prove that Marco Polo discovered spaghetti in China.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

Out On a Limb (Table of Contents: 10)

Rocky and His Friends / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Robinson ?
Pencils
Al Kilgore
Inks
Al Kilgore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bullwinkle; Rocky
Synopsis
Bullwinkle plants a fruit tree and Rocky plays a joke on him.

Indexer Notes

back cover

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and His Friends
  2. 1. Contents
    Rocky and His Friends
  3. 2. Underwater Moose
    Rocky and His Friends
  4. 3. Busy Signal
    Peabody's Improbable History
  5. 4. ["When two English circus acrobats got married..."]
    Frivolous Facts
  6. 5. The Interview
    Boris and Natasha
  7. 6. Gingerbread Kid
    Fractured Fairy Tale
  8. 7. Tea Men
    Peabody's Improbable History
  9. 8. Noose for a Moose
    Rocky and His Friends
  10. 9. Food For Thought
    Peabody's Improbable History
  11. 10. Out On a Limb
    Rocky and His Friends
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