Four Color #453 - Susie Q. Smith
(February 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
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 "SUSIE Q. SMITH, No. 453." Code number is S.Q.O.S. #453-532. Copyright 1953 by King Features Syndicate. Based on the "Susie Q. Smith" newspaper strip by Jerry and Linda Walter. Third of four Susie Q. Smith Four Color issues.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Susie Q. Smith / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Linda Walter
Inks
Linda Walter
Colors
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Susie Q. Smith; Hutch Hopkins

[Gags] (Table of Contents: 1)

Cleo / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Linda Walter (plot); Jerry Walter (dialogue)
Pencils
Linda Walter
Inks
Linda Walter
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Susie Q. Smith; Hutch Hopkins; Cleo Smith
Synopsis
Four one-panel gags involving Susie and her little sister Cleo.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Possibly newspaper strip reprints.

[Wedding Bell Blues] (Table of Contents: 2)

Susie Q. Smith / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Linda Walter (plot); Jerry Walter (dialogue)
Pencils
Linda Walter (signed)
Inks
Linda Walter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Susie Q. Smith; Hutch Hopkins; Owlie; Muscles; Babs (Susie's cousin)
Synopsis
Susie's cousin Babs comes to town to get married. Susie goes on a shopping spree as a bridesmaid and Hutch's friends jump to the conclusion that Susie and Hutch are getting married. Susie tries to get Hutch to be an usher in the wedding, but Hutch thinks she's trying to get him to the church to be the groom.

A Girl's Best Friend is her Dog. (Table of Contents: 3)

Cleo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Linda Walter (plot); Jerry Walter (dialogue)
Pencils
Linda Walter
Inks
Linda Walter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Cleo Smith; Susie Q. Smith
Synopsis
Cleo's friend makes fun of her for not having an automatic dishwasher.

Every Dog Has His Say (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Linda Walter (plot); Jerry Walter (dialogue)
Pencils
Linda Walter
Inks
Linda Walter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Susie Q. Smith (cameo); Hutch Hopkins (cameo)
Synopsis
Two facing pages with Susie giving silly advice to two girls on one page and Hutch giving silly advice to two boys on the other.

Indexer Notes

Questions from Marie Mausolf, Hoisington, Kansas; Patsy Cowan, Bramwell, Virginia; Pabrin Kearns, Sabrina, Ohio; and Bob Cenar, Newark, N.J.

Sweet Revenge (Table of Contents: 5)

Cleo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Linda Walter (plot); Jerry Walter (dialogue)
Pencils
Linda Walter
Inks
Linda Walter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Cleo Smith; Susie Q. Smith; Cousin Elsworth
Synopsis
Cleo fights with her cousin Elsworth over whose turn it is to be pushed in a swing.

A Birthday Surprise for the Birthday Girl! (Table of Contents: 6)

Susie Q. Smith / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Linda Walter (plot); Jerry Walter (dialogue)
Pencils
Linda Walter
Inks
Linda Walter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Susie Q. Smith; Owlie; Muscles
Synopsis
Owlie and Muscles give Susie a ride in the country for a birthday present, but it's a disaster for Susie.

[A Friendly Gorilla] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cleo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Linda Walter (plot); Jerry Walter (dialogue)
Pencils
Linda Walter
Inks
Linda Walter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Susie Q. Smith; Cleo Smith; Cousin Elsworth
Synopsis
Susie gets in trouble with a zoo gorilla after she takes a cap gun away from Cleo.

Down With Baby Sitters! (Table of Contents: 8)

Horrible Horace and Awful Arthur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Linda Walter (plot); Jerry Walter (dialogue)
Pencils
Linda Walter
Inks
Linda Walter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children; teen
Characters
Susie Q. Smith; Hutch Hopkins; Horrible Horace White; Awful Arthur White
Synopsis
Susie and Hutch have their hands full babysitting the twin terrors Horrible Horace and Awful Arthur.

My Diary (Table of Contents: 9)

Susie Q. Smith / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Linda Walter (plot); Jerry Walter (dialogue)
Pencils
Linda Walter
Inks
Linda Walter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Susie Q. Smith; Hutch Hopkins
Synopsis
One-panel gags involving Susie and her friends, one for each day of the week.

Indexer Notes

Begins on inside back cover in black and white and continues on back cover in color. Possibly reworked newspaper strip reprints?

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Susie Q. Smith
  2. 1. [Gags]
    Cleo
  3. 2. [Wedding Bell Blues]
    Susie Q. Smith
  4. 3. A Girl's Best Friend is her Dog.
    Cleo
  5. 4. Every Dog Has His Say
  6. 5. Sweet Revenge
    Cleo
  7. 6. A Birthday Surprise for the Birthday Girl!
    Susie Q. Smith
  8. 7. [A Friendly Gorilla]
    Cleo
  9. 8. Down With Baby Sitters!
    Horrible Horace and Awful Arthur
  10. 9. My Diary
    Susie Q. Smith
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