Four Color #469 - Beetle Bailey
(May 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
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "BEETLE BAILEY, No. 469." Code number is B.BAILEY O.S. #469-535. Copyright 1953 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. First of four Beetle Bailey Four Colors.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Beetle Bailey / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Walker
Inks
Mort Walker
Colors
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Beetle Bailey
Reprints
Keywords
backpacks; United States Army; wheelbarrows

[Sleeping on Saturday] (Table of Contents: 1)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Walker
Pencils
Mort Walker
Inks
Fred Rhoads
Letters
Fred Rhoads

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up, Beetle!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Beetle Bailey; Killer
Synopsis
Beetle persists in sleeping in until he's told it's Saturday.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, and letters credits from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt in Hogan's Alley #12 (2004)

[Stuck in the Scenery for USO Show] (Table of Contents: 2)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Walker (signed)
Pencils
Mort Walker (signed)
Inks
Fred Rhoads
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Rhoads

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where did he go?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Beetle Bailey; Killer; Sgt. Snorkel
Synopsis
Beetle gets his head caught in a bannister used as scenery for a USO show on base and has to stay onstage as the show is being performed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt in Hogan's Alley #12 (2004)

[Sarge has a Crush on PX Girl] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sarge / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Walker
Pencils
Mort Walker
Inks
Fred Rhoads
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Rhoads

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say when!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Beetle Bailey; Sgt. Snorkel; Zero (cameo)
Synopsis
Sarge has a crush on the girl who sells ice cream at the PX.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt in Hogan's Alley #12 (2004)

[Tied to His Work] (Table of Contents: 4)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Walker (signed)
Pencils
Mort Walker (signed)
Inks
Fred Rhoads
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Rhoads

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Sarge! Stop that wheelbarrow!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Beetle Bailey; Sgt. Snorkel; Cookie
Synopsis
Tired of Beetle loafing on the job, Sarge ties his wrists to a wheelbarrow loaded with sand. The wheelbarrow goes out of control down a hill, taking Beetle with it on a slapstick rampage through the base and into town.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt in Hogan's Alley #12 (2004)

[The Last Straw] (Table of Contents: 5)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Walker
Pencils
Mort Walker
Inks
Fred Rhoads

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Beetle Bailey
Synopsis
Beetle laboriously puts on heavy equipment for a hike, then falls through the wooden floor when he grabs his rifle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white; pantomime story. Script, pencils, and inks credits from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt in Hogan's Alley #12 (2004)

[Bottle of Soda] (Table of Contents: 6)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Walker (signed)
Pencils
Mort Walker (signed)
Inks
Fred Rhoads
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Rhoads

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! I'm hot and thirsty!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Beetle Bailey
Synopsis
Beetle brings along a bottle of soda on a hike on a hot day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt in Hogan's Alley #12 (2004)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Beetle Bailey
  2. 1. [Sleeping on Saturday]
    Beetle Bailey
  3. 2. [Stuck in the Scenery for USO Show]
    Beetle Bailey
  4. 3. [Sarge has a Crush on PX Girl]
    Sarge
  5. 4. [Tied to His Work]
    Beetle Bailey
  6. 5. [The Last Straw]
    Beetle Bailey
  7. 6. [Bottle of Soda]
    Beetle Bailey
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