Four Color #459 - Rootie Kazootie
(April 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 "ROOTIE KAZOOTIE, No. 459." Code number is R.K.O.S. #459-534. Copyright 1953 by Rootie Kazootie, Inc. Second of three Rootie Kazootie Four Color issues.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rootie Kazootie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
children
Characters
Rootie Kazootie; Gala Poochie
Keywords
baseball bats; cooking; dalmatians

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Chasing Cats] (Table of Contents: 1)

Gala-Poochie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gala-Poochie
Synopsis
Two cats use a fence to confuse Gala-Poochie when he tries to chase them.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white; pantomime story. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Joining the Lions on TV] (Table of Contents: 2)

Rootie Kazootie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rootie Kazootie; Gala-Poochie
Synopsis
Rootie uses his magic Kazootie to step into a jungle program on TV. He immediately gets into trouble and is saved when Gala-Poochie uses the magic Kazootie.

Indexer Notes

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

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

Rootie Kazootie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pinockey-Pup
Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rootie Kazootie; Gala-Poochie
Synopsis
Rootie tells Poochie a bedtime story about a woodcarver who carves a wooden dog that is brought to life by Winkety Blink, the lucky star.

Indexer Notes

Story is a parody of "Pinocchio", with the moral "Don't be a wooden head". Pencils credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Dottie and the Baseball Game] (Table of Contents: 4)

Rootie Kazootie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Rootie Kazootie; Polka Dottie; Gala-Poochie
Synopsis
Dottie wants Rootie to take her to the baseball game, but he'd rather go to the game with the other boys.

Indexer Notes

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

[Rootie's Zany Zoo] (Table of Contents: 5)

Rootie Kazootie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rootie Kazootie; Polka Dottie; Gala-Poochie
Synopsis
Rootie takes Dottie to his Zany Zoo, which features nonsensical animals like the Fidgell, the Boojy, the Glonk, the Quissie, the Twaddy, and the Bliff.

Indexer Notes

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

[New Clubhouse] (Table of Contents: 6)

Rootie Kazootie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Rootie Kazootie; Polka Dottie; Gala-Poochie
Synopsis
When Rootie's clubhouse is blown down by a windstorm, the club members decided to rebuild it bigger and better than before. Their rivals, the Tough Guys Club, don't want the new clubhouse to be better than theirs, so they threaten to tear down any clubhouse Rootie's club builds.

Indexer Notes

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

[Unhappy Hitchhiker] (Table of Contents: 7)

Polka Dottie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley

Genre
children
Characters
Polka Dottie; Rootie Kazootie; Gala-Poochie
Synopsis
Dottie is hitchhiking on a sidewalk, but the only one who'll stop is Rootie. She ends up pushing Rootie in his soapbox racecar (and swearing (!X*@!x!) in a most unladylike manner.)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white; pantomime story.

[Finders Keepers...] (Table of Contents: 8)

Rootie Kazootie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Gormley

Genre
children
Characters
Rootie Kazootie
Synopsis
Rootie finds a dime and remembers the old saying "Finders keepers". Unfortunately the rest of the saying "Losers weepers" also comes true.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rootie Kazootie
  2. 1. [Chasing Cats]
    Gala-Poochie
  3. 2. [Joining the Lions on TV]
    Rootie Kazootie
  4. 3. ["Pinockey-Pup"]
    Rootie Kazootie
  5. 4. [Dottie and the Baseball Game]
    Rootie Kazootie
  6. 5. [Rootie's Zany Zoo]
    Rootie Kazootie
  7. 6. [New Clubhouse]
    Rootie Kazootie
  8. 7. [Unhappy Hitchhiker]
    Polka Dottie
  9. 8. [Finders Keepers...]
    Rootie Kazootie
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