Four Color #99 - Smitty
(March 1946)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine [circle]
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 "SMITTY, No. 99." Code number is S.O.S. #99-463. Copyright 1941 by the Chicago Tribune.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; Little Moose
Keywords
canoes; Indians; Native American

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

Smitty / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh my! Mother's little darling is going to look spic and span!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Herby
Synopsis
Herby's new teacher gets the wrong idea when she sees Herby walking to school with a policeman.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune) Sunday strip from 1941

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white.

[Lovestruck] (Table of Contents: 2)

Herby / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Herby
Synopsis
Herby starts to write a love note but his teacher looks over his shoulder.
Reprints
  • from Herby (Chicago Tribune) Sunday strip from 1941

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white; pantomime story. Companion Sunday topper to Smitty strip in Sequence 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Smitty / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smitty, are you drumming your fingers on the desk?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; George; Little Moose
Synopsis
Smitty and Mr. Bailey go to their usual North Woods fishing resort. There they bring Little Moose the Indian to live with them and try to teach him "civilized" manners.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune) daily newspaper strips from 1941

[Which one of my class lives nearest the school?"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Smitty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Herby; Miss Primm
Synopsis
Herby's parents take in his school teacher as a boarder.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune) daily newspaper strips from 1941

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Smitty / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes sir! Here it is!! The record of the champion team of 1906!!!
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis
A football coach wants Mr. Bailey to give him a never-fail football play from his playing days in 1906.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune) daily newspaper strips from 1941

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Monday again! It's the old grind again after a pleasant weekend
Genre
humor
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis
Mr. Bailey thinks a girl in the building across the street is flirting with him when she puts signs in the window.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune) daily newspaper strips from 1941

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Smitty / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! A letter for me!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; Herby
Synopsis
Mr. Bailey puts in a Victory Garden on the roof of his office building. Later Herby tries to get up the nerve to buy a war stamp from a booth and get a kiss from a girl he likes.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune) daily newspaper strips from 1941?

Indexer Notes

Copyright in the logo is 1941, but story events make it more likely it is 1942 or later.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Smitty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who's trying to be funny?
Genre
humor
Characters
Herby
Synopsis
Someone is writing graffiti about Herby.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune) Sunday newspaper strip from 1941

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Smitty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, Be a good guy and let me join the Army!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smitty
Synopsis
Smitty tries to join the Army and the Navy but is turned down.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune) daily newspaper strips from 1941

Indexer Notes

Begins on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color.

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smitty
  2. 1. ["Oh my! Mother's little darling is going to look spic and span!!"]
    Smitty
  3. 2. [Lovestruck]
    Herby
  4. 3. ["Smitty, are you drumming your fingers on the desk?"]
    Smitty
  5. 4. [Which one of my class lives nearest the school?"]
    Smitty
  6. 5. ["Yes sir! Here it is!! The record of the champion team of 1906!!!"]
    Smitty
  7. 6. ["Monday again! It's the old grind again after a pleasant weekend"]
    Smitty
  8. 7. ["Ah! A letter for me!!"]
    Smitty
  9. 8. ["Who's trying to be funny?"]
    Smitty
  10. 9. ["Aw, Be a good guy and let me join the Army!"]
    Smitty
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