Four Color #285 - Bozo the Clown and His Minikin Circus
(July 1950)

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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 "BOZO THE CLOWN and his MINIKIN CIRCUS, No. 285." Code number is BOZO O.S. #285-507. Copyright 1950 by Capitol Records, Inc.


Bozo the Clown and His Minikin Circus (Table of Contents)

Bozo the Clown / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Grant
Inks
Bob Grant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Bozo the Clown
Keywords
circuses; clowns; elephants; lions

Indexer Notes

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

[Fitting a Door] (Table of Contents: 1)

Bozo the Clown / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Sheppard ?
Pencils
Bob Grant
Inks
Bob Grant

Genre
humor
Characters
Bozo the Clown
Synopsis
After trying to make the door to his circus wagon fit, Bozo ends up with a small square that is just the right size for a birdhouse.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white; pantomime story.

[Bozo the Clown and his Minikin Circus] (Table of Contents: 2)

Bozo the Clown / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
Don Sheppard
Pencils
Bob Grant
Inks
Bob Grant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bozo the Clown; Sparky
Synopsis
Bozo's circus sets up near the "Great Tar Pits." The noise from the cannon wakes up a dinosaur in the tar pit who causes chaos until Bozo lures him back into the tar. In attempt to get the dinosaur back, the circus owner sets off explosions, which cause an earthquake. Bozo and his friend Sparky fall through a fissure into an underground lake which leads to the catacombs of the tar pit, which contain giant animals and a race of people called the Tar Men. Bozo makes their King laugh and as a reward is given the giant animals. The Tar Men give him two potions, one which will shrink the animals, the other that will make them large again. Bozo's spiteful old circus boss destroys the enlarging potion, but Bozo's circus is still a success with the miniature animals.

Indexer Notes

Story is not titled. Title is from cover. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Balloon Scam] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bozo the Clown / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Sheppard ?
Pencils
Bob Grant
Inks
Bob Grant
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Bozo the Clown
Synopsis
Bozo buys a crying boy a balloon, then finds that he was tricked.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

[Rolling Along] (Table of Contents: 4)

Bozo the Clown / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Sheppard ?
Pencils
Bob Grant
Inks
Bob Grant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Bozo the Clown
Synopsis
When Bozo misses the circus train, he goes to buy an automobile. He can't afford anything but a used tire.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bozo the Clown and His Minikin Circus
    Bozo the Clown
  2. 1. [Fitting a Door]
    Bozo the Clown
  3. 2. [Bozo the Clown and his Minikin Circus]
    Bozo the Clown
  4. 3. [Balloon Scam]
    Bozo the Clown
  5. 4. [Rolling Along]
    Bozo the Clown
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