Four Color #206 - Little Orphan Annie
(December 1948)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1948
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE, No. 206." Code number is O.A. #206-4812. (No "O.S." in code number.) Copyright 1940, 1941, 1948 by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Orphan Annie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy (dog); Little Billy
Keywords
snowmen

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

Maw Green / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harold Gray
Pencils
Harold Gray
Inks
Harold Gray
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you hear that I'm engaged to an Irish boy?
Genre
humor
Characters
Maw Green
Synopsis
Three Sunday strips edited into one set of jokes. 1) Really? No, Riley! 2) Saving three dollars a week. and 3) Do those tattoos wash off?
Reprints
  • from Maw Green (News Syndicate Co.) Sunday strips from 1941

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white.

[The Battle for Peg's Son, Billy] (Table of Contents: 2)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Gray
Pencils
Harold Gray
Inks
Harold Gray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; adventure; children
Characters
Little Orphan Annie; Sandy (dog); Myrna May; Peg; Peter La Plata [Bill Slagg]; Little Billy; Bert; Bess; Sam the tailor; Judge Cairns; Anvil
Synopsis
Peg becomes a successful dress designer. Her former husband, band leader and movie star Peter La Plata (Bill Slagg), tries to take their son away from his parents, who are raising the boy in the boarding house where Peg and Annie are staying. (Not knowing that the boy is Peg's son.) Failing in his attempt to get his parents to give him the boy, La Plata breaks his wrist while taking a swing at Sam the tailor, which sets a series of events in motion that leads to his downfall.
Reprints
  • from Little Orphan Annie (News Syndicate Co.) newspaper strips from 1940.
Keywords
soap opera

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Maw Green / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harold Gray
Pencils
Harold Gray
Inks
Harold Gray
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shame on ye! What would yer mither think if she should hear ye swear like that?
Genre
humor
Characters
Maw Green
Synopsis
Three strips edited to form one page: 1) Deaf as a Post, 2) Same old baloney, and 3) "Knuckles" Finnegan.
Reprints
  • from Maw Green (News Syndicate Co.) Sunday strips from 1941

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Maw Green / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harold Gray
Pencils
Harold Gray
Inks
Harold Gray
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congratulations, Gram-paw O'Reilley-Nointy-eight today...
Genre
humor
Characters
Maw Green
Synopsis
Three strips edited to form one page: 1) Die at 98 or 47?, 2} He who laughs last--Lasts!, and 3) Honesty pays.
Reprints
  • from Maw Green (News Syndicate Co.) Sunday strips from 1941

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Little Orphan Annie
  2. 1. ["Did you hear that I'm engaged to an Irish boy?"]
    Maw Green
  3. 2. [The Battle for Peg's Son, Billy]
    Little Orphan Annie
  4. 3. ["Shame on ye! What would yer mither think if she should hear ye swear like that?"]
    Maw Green
  5. 4. ["Congratulations, Gram-paw O'Reilley-Nointy-eight today..."]
    Maw Green
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