Four Color #430 - Marge's Tubby, The Shadow of a Man-Eater
(October 1952)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "MARGE'S TUBBY, THE SHADOW OF A MAN-EATER, No. 430." Code number is TUBBY O.S. #430-5210. Copyright 1952 by Marjorie H. Buell. Second of four Tubby Four Colors.

The Shadow of a Man-Eater (Table of Contents)

Tubby / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Stanley ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Tubby
Keywords
circuses; lion tamers; lions

[Watching Baseball on TV] (Table of Contents: 1)

Tubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley ?
Inks
?

Genre
children
Characters
Tubby
Synopsis
Tubby is watching a baseball game on TV, but something is missing.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

The Shadow of a Man-Eater (Table of Contents: 2)

Tubby / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Tubby; Mrs. Tompkins (his mother); Mr. Tompkins (his father); Wilbur; Gloria; Mr. Van Snobbe (Wilbur's father); Willy; Eddie; Iggy
Synopsis
After the Van Snobbes have $50,000 in jewels stolen from their mansion, Tubby goes there in disguise to investigate. After causing a commotion there, he is ordered home and is punished by having to stay in his room. Late at night he awakens to see a lion apparently walking across his back fence. The next morning he sees Gloria going to pick wildflowers in the woods and warns her that there are lions in the area. She disregards him, but that evening comes the report that she is missing. Tubby grabs a chair, in the best lion-tamer tradition, and goes to the woods to find her. He meets up with a lion and in his panic falls into a dry well. Also in the well is Gloria, bound and gagged. Tubby and Gloria escape from the well, only to run into the two men who had captured Gloria in the first place. Tubby leads the pair's escape across a swamp, where the two men are mired in quicksand. Tubby and Gloria lead the police back to the two men and with Tubby's help the mystery of the lions and the stolen jewels is solved.

[Boy Wanted] (Table of Contents: 3)

Tubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley ?
Inks
?

Genre
children
Characters
Tubby
Synopsis
Tubby has a short-lived job in pet shop.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white; pantomime story.

[Pesky Model Plane] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley ?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
children
Characters
Tubby
Synopsis
Tubby's model plane annoys a man.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color; pantomime story.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Shadow of a Man-Eater
    Tubby
  2. 1. [Watching Baseball on TV]
    Tubby
  3. 2. The Shadow of a Man-Eater
    Tubby
  4. 3. [Boy Wanted]
    Tubby
  5. 4. [Pesky Model Plane]
    Tubby
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