Four Color #104 - Fairy Tale Parade
([May-June] 1946)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1946-03-15
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 "FAIRY TALE PARADE, No. 104." Code number is F.T.P.-104-464. Copyright 1946 by Oskar Lebeck.

Catalog of Copyright Entries 1946 Pamphlets states, "by O. Lebeck and Walt Kelly."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fairy Tale Parade / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Jameson (painting) (signed)
Inks
Arthur Jameson (painting) (signed)
Colors
Arthur Jameson (painting) (signed)

Reprints

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Noonan
Inks
Dan Noonan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When summer's green flowers
Synopsis
A traveling tinkerer tells a lad tall tales.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

Tiny Esmeralda (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Jameson
Inks
Arthur Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Tiny Esmeralda; the Mouse Prince; the Mouse Princess; the Witch
Synopsis
Esmeralda, a tiny princess in the forest, sees a handsome man on horseback and wishes she was his size. The mouse prince goes to the witch's house to see if she can help. When he gets there he finds a mouse princess held captive. The mouse prince frees the mouse princess and brings back a flask of a potion that makes Esmeralda human size.

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

The Kingdoms of the Thousand Mountains (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Jameson
Inks
Arthur Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
In a mountainous kingdom, people do not venture out after dark for fear of a witch. At the same time, the poor receive gifts that they credit to a "good fairy." One day two children chase a goat up the mountain. By the time they rescue the goat it is dark and they are afraid the witch will find them. The witch does find them, but takes them to her castle and feeds them before taking them to the home. No one believes the children when they tell their story. Years later the kingdom is invaded by fierce warriors and the witch saves the people by turning the warriors to stone.

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

The Wee Man (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Crumpet; Prince of Taradee
Synopsis
An evil sorcerer shrinks a man, Crumpet, to mouse-size. A prince rescues the little man from a hawk, but the sorcerer puts a curse on the prince's son, causing him to shrink to Crumpet's size. The two tiny folk go to the Sorcerer's castle where they learn the secret of breaking the spell.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Melisandra (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Jameson
Inks
Arthur Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Princess Melisandra; Omlo the dwarf
Synopsis
A cruel queen takes her stepdaughter to the enchanted forest and abandons her there. The girl falls in a ravine and hits her head. An old dwarf finds her and takes her to his home. On Melisandra's 18th birthday, the Queen goes to a witch to make sure that the girl is dead, but a spell shows her alive and well. The witch turns the Queen into a huge snake, which goes into the forest in search of Melisandra. At the same time a young knight goes to the forest and saves the girl from the serpent. When the snake dies, Melisandra's memory returns and she takes her rightful place as queen.

Indexer Notes

Last page on inside back cover in black, red, and white. Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

[Tiny Esmeralda bows to the mice Prince and Princess] (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Jameson (painting) (signed)
Inks
Arthur Jameson (painting) (signed)
Colors
Arthur Jameson (painting) (signed)

Characters
Tiny Esmeralda; the Mouse Prince; the Mouse Princess

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. on the goldenagecomics.co.uk boards.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fairy Tale Parade
  2. 1. ["When summer's green flowers"]
  3. 2. Tiny Esmeralda
  4. 3. The Kingdoms of the Thousand Mountains
  5. 4. The Wee Man
  6. 5. Melisandra
  7. 6. [Tiny Esmeralda bows to the mice Prince and Princess]
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