Four Color #220 - Easter with Mother Goose
(March 1949)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
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 "EASTER with MOTHER GOOSE, No. 220." Code number is EASTER M.G.O.S. #220-493. Copyright 1949 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


Easter With Mother Goose (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Keywords
chicks; ducklings; Easter baskets; Easter eggs; mice; rabbits

Indexer Notes

Cover says "by Walt Kelly" on it.

Easter Time (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Synopsis
Poem about Easter.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

Jack Rabbit and the Beanstalk (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jack Rabbit; Mr. Coon; Humpty Dumpty; Little Hen; Giant
Synopsis
The story of Jack and the Beanstalk in funny animal form. Jack is a rabbit and the giant is a tiger.

The Man of Gasket (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A nursery rhyme.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Humpty Dumpty's Song (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Lewis Carroll (credited)
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Humpty Dumpty; Alice (from Alice Through the Looking Glass);

Indexer Notes

Humpty Dumpty's song from "Alice Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll. Text and illustrations.

Easter Sunday (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A poem about Easter Sunday.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mother Hubbard; Easter Bunny
Synopsis
The Easter Bunny brings some eggs to fill Mother Hubbard's empty cupboard.

Indexer Notes

Panels with text at the bottom.

The Old Man (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A poem about an old man who stood on one leg.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Here's an Easter Egg Hunt with Mother Goose! (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Two-page illustration across the centerfold. Object is to find eggs hidden in the drawing.

Hot Cross Buns (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
[Nursery rhyme]
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Traditional nursery rhyme.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

What is It? (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Riddle in poem form.

Indexer Notes

text and illustration.

The Chicks (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
Five chicks wish for breakfast, only to be told by the Mother Hen that they'll have to work for it.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Mr. Nobody (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
A little boy blames his misdeeds on "Mr. Nobody."

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Heigh Ho! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Poem about a fairy.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Slitherum (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Nursery rhyme.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Rumsey Dumsey (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Nursery rhyme.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration.

Tommy Tonsey (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Nursery rhyme.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

The Wise Men of Gotham (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
Three "wise" men make nonsensical arguments.

The Easter Egg Seller (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A poem about selling Easter eggs.

Indexer Notes

Text and Illustrations.

Hickory and Dickory Help the Easter Bunny (Table of Contents: 19)

Hickory and Dickory / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hickory; Dickory; Easter Bunny; Bo-Peep
Synopsis
A pair of mice, Hickory and Dickory, help the Easter Bunny finish delivering his Easter baskets.
Reprints

Jack and Jill (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
?

Characters
Jack; Jill
Synopsis
Easter variation on the "Jack and Jill" nursery rhyme.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

The Little Red Hen (Table of Contents: 21)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Nursery rhyme.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; text and illustrations.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Easter With Mother Goose
  2. 1. Easter Time
  3. 2. Jack Rabbit and the Beanstalk
  4. 3. The Man of Gasket
  5. 4. Humpty Dumpty's Song
  6. 5. Easter Sunday
  7. 6. Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
  8. 7. The Old Man
  9. 8. Here's an Easter Egg Hunt with Mother Goose!
  10. 9. Hot Cross Buns
  11. 10. What is It?
  12. 11. The Chicks
  13. 12. Mr. Nobody
  14. 13. Heigh Ho!
  15. 14. Slitherum
  16. 15. Rumsey Dumsey
  17. 16. Tommy Tonsey
  18. 17. The Wise Men of Gotham
  19. 18. The Easter Egg Seller
  20. 19. Hickory and Dickory Help the Easter Bunny
    Hickory and Dickory
  21. 20. Jack and Jill
  22. 21. The Little Red Hen
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