Four Color #171 - Charlie McCarthy and the Twenty Thieves
(November 1947)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
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 "CHARLIE McCARTHY AND THE TWENTY THIEVES, No. 171". Code number is C.M.O.S. #171-4711. Copyright 1947 by Edgar Bergan Interests. First of six Charlie McCarthy Four Colors.


Charlie McCarthy and the Twenty Thieves (Table of Contents)

Charlie McCarthy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Charlie McCarthy
Keywords
celebrity; fez; stereotypical Turkish costume; treasure

Indexer Notes

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

[Movie Star Gossip] (Table of Contents: 1)

Charlie McCarthy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Charlie McCarthy; Mortimer Snerd
Synopsis
Six short movie magazine-style "gossip" notes about Charlie and Mortimer.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover; black, red, and white. Illustrations and hand-lettered text. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Charlie McCarthy and the Twenty Thieves (Table of Contents: 2)

Charlie McCarthy / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg ?
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Charlie McCarthy; Mortimer Snerd
Synopsis
In an ancient city, Charlie is a poor woodchopper and Mortimer is a wealthy merchant. While cutting wood one day, Charlie sees a gang of bandits coming. He hides in a tree while the leader of the gang (The Twenty Thieves) gives the command "Open Sesame". A stone pivots, revealing the gang's hideout, which is full of stolen treasure. After the gang leaves, Charlie tries the magic words and takes some gold on his mule Scheherazade. Mortimer learns of Charlie's gold and goes to the cave himself. He is trapped inside when he can't remember the magic words to open the door. The Twenty Thieves return, find Mortimer, and chain him to the wall to starve. Charlie returns to the cave for more gold, finds Mortimer instead and takes him home. After the thieves find Mortimer gone, they eventually track him down to Charlie's house. The leader of the gang, disguised as an oil merchant, takes a caravan with the rest of the thieves hidden in oil jars on backs of ten mules. Charlie allows the caravan to spend the night in his back yard, but becomes suspicious and traps the thieves with some cement.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Basic plot is from "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." Narration in opening panels is much like that of a radio program. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergan (Table of Contents: 3)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Charlie McCarthy (photo); Edgar Bergan (photo)
Synopsis
Posed photo of Charlie and Edgar in tuxedos.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Charlie McCarthy and the Twenty Thieves
    Charlie McCarthy
  2. 1. [Movie Star Gossip]
    Charlie McCarthy
  3. 2. Charlie McCarthy and the Twenty Thieves
    Charlie McCarthy
  4. 3. Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergan
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