Four Color #140 - Easter with Mother Goose
(March 1947)

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
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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. 140." Code number is M.G.O.S. #140-473. Copyright 1947 by Oskar Lebeck.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Easter With Mother Goose / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Keywords
chicks; Easter eggs; kittens; puppies; rabbits

Indexer Notes

Cover is tagged "by Walt Kelly."

Easter Lily (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Poem about Easter Lilies.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Poem and illustration.

The Easter Egg Party (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mother Goose; Buzzy Bunny; The Pieman; Timmy Tap; Poppety-Corn
Synopsis
Mother Goose has invited all the children in Storyland and all the woodland creatures to an Easter Party. She has a contest to see who can bring in the most beautiful Easter egg.

Eggs to Market (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
An old woman has troubles when she takes Easter eggs to sell at the market.

Indexer Notes

Poem and illustrations.

Three Men in a Basket (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Variation on the nursery rhyme "Rub-a-Dub-Dub," with an Easter theme.

Indexer Notes

Poem and illustrations.

Goldilocks and the Baby Bear's Basket (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Goldilocks; The Three Bears; Easter Bunny
Synopsis
An Easter variation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Mother Goose Egg Race (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A maze puzzle with illustrations.

Mr. Dumpty Gets Mended (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Humpty Dumpty; Easter Bunny
Synopsis
After Humpty Dumpty has his great fall, the Easter Bunny helps put him back together.

Indexer Notes

Poem and illustrations.

Ugly, the Duckling (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Ugly Duckling
Synopsis
The story of the Ugly Duckling, told in verse.

Indexer Notes

Poem and illustrations.

Jack Spratt (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Jack Spratt
Synopsis
Jack Spratt and his wife celebrate by feasting on Christmas, Halloween, and Easter.

Indexer Notes

Poem and illustrations.

Chicken Little (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Chicken Little; Henny Penny; Ducky Daddles; Goosey-Poosey; Turkey-Lurkey; Caterpillar-Smatterwiller; Foxey-Loxey
Synopsis
The Chicken Little story with a twist ending.

The Old Woman in the Basket (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Poem and illustrations.

Little Boy Blue (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Little Boy Blue; Easter Bunny
Synopsis
Easter variation of the "Little Boy Blue" nursery rhyme.

Indexer Notes

Poem and illustrations.

The Easter Bunny and the Dwarf (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Easter Bunny; Mother Goose (cameo); Little Jack Horner (cameo); Jack and Jill (cameo)
Synopsis
A dwarf gets his head stuck inside one of the Easter Bunny's decorated eggs.

Indexer Notes

story segues into a closing page for Mother Goose's party from the first story of the issue.

Three Little Birds (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A little bird shivers on a cold Easter morning.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Poem and illustrations.

Today's the Day (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A little girl gets to wear her new hat on Easter, and hopes it doesn't rain.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Poem and illustrations.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Easter With Mother Goose
  2. 1. Easter Lily
  3. 2. The Easter Egg Party
  4. 3. Eggs to Market
  5. 4. Three Men in a Basket
  6. 5. Goldilocks and the Baby Bear's Basket
  7. 6. Mother Goose Egg Race
  8. 7. Mr. Dumpty Gets Mended
  9. 8. Ugly, the Duckling
  10. 9. Jack Spratt
  11. 10. Chicken Little
  12. 11. The Old Woman in the Basket
  13. 12. Little Boy Blue
  14. 13. The Easter Bunny and the Dwarf
  15. 14. Three Little Birds
  16. 15. Today's the Day
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