Four Color #552 - Beetle Bailey
(April 1954)

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

Indicia title is "BEETLE BAILEY, No. 552." Code number is B.BAILEY O.S. #552-544. Copyright 1954 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. Third of four Beetle Bailey Four Colors.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Beetle Bailey / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Walker (signed)
Inks
Mort Walker (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Beetle Bailey
Keywords
bathing; bubble bath; foxholes; scrub brushes; shovels; United States Army

[Road Test] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Beetle Bailey
Synopsis
Beetle puts his jeep through a torture test, then complains when it fails.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

[Key to the Safe] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Beetle Bailey; Sarge Snorkle
Synopsis
Beetle accidentally drops the key to the Captain's safe in the back of a garbage track. He races to the dump, only to be detained by the police twice, once for speeding and later for looking like a vagrant after digging through the trash to find the key.

Indexer Notes

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

"Roughing It" (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Gen. Halftrack (intro); Killer; Capt. Scabbard; Beetle Bailey; Sarge Snorkle
Synopsis
A Senator comes to inspect the camp after receiving complaints that the troops have been living in the woods for two months. Gen. Halftrack takes the Senator to the field camp, where they find the soldiers' ingenuity has given them the comforts of home.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Gen. Halftrack in the comic book stories. Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt, Hogan's Alley #12 (2004).

[Beetle's Furlough] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Beetle Bailey; Beetle's father; Beetle's mother; Beetle's brother; Buzz Breezey (Beetle's old girlfriend)
Synopsis
Beetle returns to his home town for a furlough. He is chosen to judge a beauty contest, but gets some salt and pepper in his eyes and can't see.

Indexer Notes

Beetle appears in the civilian outfit he had in the comic strip before entering the Army. Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from "Beetle Bailey's Secret Life" by Craig Shutt, Hogan's Alley #12 (2004).

[The Lost Helmet] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Beetle Bailey; Killer
Synopsis
Beetle loses his helmet and has to go to the supply sergeant to retrieve it.

Indexer Notes

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

[Amusement Park] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Beetle Bailey; Killer
Synopsis
Beetle and Killer spend the day on the rides at an amusement park, then complain about how rough the ride is on the bus back to the base.

Indexer Notes

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Beetle Bailey
  2. 1. [Road Test]
    Beetle Bailey
  3. 2. [Key to the Safe]
    Beetle Bailey
  4. 3. "Roughing It"
    Beetle Bailey
  5. 4. [Beetle's Furlough]
    Beetle Bailey
  6. 5. [The Lost Helmet]
    Beetle Bailey
  7. 6. [Amusement Park]
    Beetle Bailey
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