Four Color #103 - Easter with Mother Goose
(April 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 "EASTER WITH MOTHER GOOSE, No. 103." Code number is MGOS 103-464. Copyright 1946 by Oskar Lebeck.


Easter With Mother Goose (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints
Keywords
ducklings; Easter baskets; Easter eggs

Indexer Notes

Says "by Walt Kelly" in typeset letters.

Hot Cross Buns (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional]
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
The nursery rhyme "Hot Cross Buns."

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Text and illustrations.

Easter With Mother Goose (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Tom Tucker; Bo Peep; Little Boy Blue; Simple Simon; Old King Cole; Humpty Dumpty
Synopsis
The characters in Mother Goose Land have an Easter party at Little Boy Blue's home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Buddy Bunny's Problem (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Easter Bunny; Buddy Bunny; Little Red Hen; Dame Duck
Synopsis
The Easter Bunny has his son, Buddy Bunny, deliver some Easter baskets, but Buddy has all sorts of problems.
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Ten Little Easter Eggs (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
Ten Easter eggs meet their demise one by one.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional]
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
Synopsis
The nursery rhyme "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

The Three Blind Mice and their Easter Gift (Table of Contents: 6)

The Three Blind Mice / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Three Blind Mice [Minie; Meenie; Moe]; Tommy Tucker; The Cat and the Fiddle
Synopsis
The Three Blind Mice (who aren't blind) get a dozen eggs for Tommy Tucker, who's sick in bed.
Reprints

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

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hidden are bunnies numbering ten
Synopsis
A large drawing in which are hidden drawings of ten bunnies, five chicks, and three eggs.

Indexer Notes

One large illustration across the centerfold, with text.

Inside an Easter Egg (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
A story combining characters and lines from various nursery rhymes.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Through the Town (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Sulky Sue; Tommy Stout; Jack Spratt; Little Miss Muffet; Three Little Kittens; Old Mother Hubbard; Goosey Goosey Gander
Synopsis
A boy wanders through a town, asking nursery rhyme characters if they've seen the Easter Bunny.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Wee Willie Helps the Easter Bunny (Table of Contents: 10)

Wee Willie Winkie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Wee Willie Winkie; Easter Bunny
Synopsis
The "Wee Willie Winkie" nursery rhyme with an Easter-related ending.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Fair Easter Day (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Poem about Easter eggs.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Humpty Dumpty and the Giant (Table of Contents: 12)

Humpty Dumpty / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Humpty Dumpty; Reynard the Fox; the Giant; Easter Bunny
Synopsis
The Giant takes Humpty Dumpty up the beanstalk to his castle to have him for supper. Reynard the Fox and the Easter Bunny rescue him.
Reprints

I Caught a Hare Alive (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A boy catches a rabbit.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; Black, red, and white. Text and illustrations.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hickety, pickety, my black hen
Synopsis
A poem about a hen laying eggs for Easter.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Text and illustrations.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Easter With Mother Goose
  2. 1. Hot Cross Buns
  3. 2. Easter With Mother Goose
  4. 3. Buddy Bunny's Problem
  5. 4. Ten Little Easter Eggs
  6. 5. Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
  7. 6. The Three Blind Mice and their Easter Gift
    The Three Blind Mice
  8. 7. ["Hidden are bunnies numbering ten"]
  9. 8. Inside an Easter Egg
  10. 9. Through the Town
  11. 10. Wee Willie Helps the Easter Bunny
    Wee Willie Winkie
  12. 11. Fair Easter Day
  13. 12. Humpty Dumpty and the Giant
    Humpty Dumpty
  14. 13. I Caught a Hare Alive
  15. 14. ["Hickety, pickety, my black hen"]
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