Four Color #482 - The Brownies
(July 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Comic
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE BROWNIES, No. 482." Code number is BROWNIES O.S. #482-537. Copyright 1952 by Western Printing & Lithographing Company. Eighth of ten Brownie Four Colors.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Brownies / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Brownies
Keywords
amusement park rides; brownies; caterpillars; elves; fairies; pixies; sprites

Indexer Notes

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

[Flower Trap] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Brownies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Brownies
Synopsis
A Brownie takes a nap on a flower, but the petals close up, forcing the Brownie emergency squad to come to the rescue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white; pantomime story.

The Brownies Find a Home and Wobble Takes a Trip (Table of Contents: 2)

The Brownies / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
?
Letters
Don Gunn

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Brownies [Brainy; Spindley; Wobble] Uncle Dude; Farmer Brown
Synopsis
The Brownies decide they ned to move to a bigger place. They take up residence in Farmer Brown's mailbox. When Farmer Brown mails a letter, it comes unsealed and Wobble gets caught inside then the mail carrier picks it up. When the letter and Wobble arrive at the Tractor Co. office, Wobble meets up with a family of mice that help him get sealed up with the reply letter back to Farmer Brown. The Brownies decide the mailbox isn't a good place to live and end up moving into a discarded carburetor.

Indexer Notes

Farmer Brown's address is "R.F.D. #6, Pottstown, Ill." There is a real Pottstown, Ill., near Peoria. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Brownies Go to Work (Table of Contents: 3)

The Brownies / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
?
Letters
Don Gunn

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Brownies [Wizard; Brainy; Spindley; Wobble]
Synopsis
After being scolded by the Wizard for not working, the Brownies decide to take up careers. Spindly becomes a detective; Brainy a doctor; Wobble a cowboy. Others are a mechanic and an animal trainer. After some mishaps, the group decides they prefer loafing to working.

Indexer Notes

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

The Brownies and Prof. Teeny's Magic Hair Restorer (Table of Contents: 4)

The Brownies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
?
Letters
Don Gunn

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Brownies [Wobble; Wizard]; Prof. Teeny
Synopsis
Prof. Teeny comes to Brownieland with his medicine show, selling hair restorer. After Wobble is doused with the stuff, he wanders off and gets his head caught inside a chestnut burr. When Wobble goes back to the other Brownies, who are still at the Professor's wagon, they all think he has grown hair because of the potion.

Indexer Notes

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

The Badkins Kidnap Peanut (Table of Contents: 5)

The Badkins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
?
Letters
Don Gunn

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Badkins; The Brownies [Peanut; Wizard; Spindly]
Synopsis
The Badkins kidnap Peanut, a "junior-sized Brownie" in order to have him wash their dishes. With the other Brownies' help, the Wizard fools the Badkins into thinking they are being attacked by a giant-size caterpillar and they flee.

Indexer Notes

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

[Building a Birdhouse] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Brownies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Brownies
Synopsis
The Brownies build a log-cabin birdhouse for a homeless bird.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white; pantomime story.

[Hot-Seat] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Brownies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Brownies
Synopsis
A Brownie finds a broken pair of spectacles. He carries it home but the sun shining through the lens sets the seat of his pants smoldering.

Indexer Notes

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Brownies
  2. 1. [Flower Trap]
    The Brownies
  3. 2. The Brownies Find a Home and Wobble Takes a Trip
    The Brownies
  4. 3. The Brownies Go to Work
    The Brownies
  5. 4. The Brownies and Prof. Teeny's Magic Hair Restorer
    The Brownies
  6. 5. The Badkins Kidnap Peanut
    The Badkins
  7. 6. [Building a Birdhouse]
    The Brownies
  8. 7. [Hot-Seat]
    The Brownies
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