Four Color #121 - Fairy Tale Parade
(October 1946)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
On-sale date
1946-08-30
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. 121." Code number is F.T.P. #1-4610. 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) [as Arthur E. Jameson]; Walt Kelly (border)
Inks
Arthur Jameson (painting) (signed) [as Arthur E. Jameson]; Walt Kelly (border)
Colors
Arthur Jameson (painting) (signed) [as Arthur E. Jameson]; Walt Kelly (border)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

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

A Sure Cure (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A gnome has words of wisdom to cheer up Fred Beetle when he's feeling down.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, white, and red. Hand-lettered text surrounded by illustrations. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Dragon Knight (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Dagbert
Synopsis
Dagbert, the son of a king who has fallen upon hard times, goes out to seek his fortune. He kills a dragon and bathes in its blood. He finds a hoard of gems in the dragon's cave and goes to a nearby castle to share the treasure with its king if he will send men to help transport the gems. The King and his men go with Dagbert but try to kill him when he shows them the treasure. However, bathing in the dragon's blood has made him immune to harm and he kills the traitorous crew and becomes the new King.

Indexer Notes

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

The Magic Forrest (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Synopsis
In the midst of a medieval war, a boy finds a refuge from the invading forces in a magic forest.

Indexer Notes

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

Water Sprite Baby (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
When Inga falls into a stream, she is captured by water sprites and made to swear an oath to give them her first-born baby. After her husband overhears her reliving the story in a nightmare, he dams up the stream to force the sprites to release Inga from her oath.

Indexer Notes

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

Twilight in the Country (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A young boy goes walking in the woods at twilight with his Uncle Ben, who tells him of the fairies and brownies who live in the trees.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Tweedle-Dum-Dee (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Tweedle-Dum-Dee
Synopsis
Tweedle-Dum-Dee, one of a number of tiny dwarfs living in the forest of Dumbee, is taken by a woodchopper to show to the King. The King makes a captive of the little man. The King's son falls in love with the woodchopper's daughter and she convinces him to set the dwarf free.

Indexer Notes

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

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whatever could the stars be..
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A little girl is told that the stars are the lights that fairies carry to guide themselves home.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Water Sprites] (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Jameson [as Jameson] (painting) (signed)
Inks
Arthur Jameson [as Jameson] (painting) (signed)
Colors
Arthur Jameson [as Jameson] (painting) (signed)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Painting of water sprites frolicking in the spillway of a water-powered mill.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fairy Tale Parade
  2. 1. A Sure Cure
  3. 2. The Dragon Knight
  4. 3. The Magic Forrest
  5. 4. Water Sprite Baby
  6. 5. Twilight in the Country
  7. 6. Tweedle-Dum-Dee
  8. 7. ["Whatever could the stars be.."]
  9. 8. [Water Sprites]
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