Four Color #579 - Francis, The Famous Talking Mule
(August 1954)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
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 "FRANCIS, THE FAMOUS TALKING MULE, No. 579." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #579-548. Copyright 1954 by United Feature Syndicate. Fifth of seventeen Francis Four Color issues.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You poor dumb two-footed man!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Francis the talking mule; Pete
Reprints
Keywords
roller skates

Indexer Notes

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

[Scaring a Burglar] (Table of Contents: 1)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Francis the talking mule; Pete
Synopsis
Francis scares a burglar into returning his stolen goods.

Indexer Notes

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

[A House Full of Ghosts] (Table of Contents: 2)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Francis the talking mule; Pete
Synopsis
Francis and Pete get involved with an old man who lives in a house full of ghosts. These ghosts, however, give him money.

Indexer Notes

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

[Sidewalk Radio Quiz Show] (Table of Contents: 3)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Francis the talking mule; Pete
Synopsis
Francis answers questions on a sidewalk radio quiz show.

Indexer Notes

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

[Artistic Talent] (Table of Contents: 4)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Francis the talking mule; Pete
Synopsis
Pete tries to get away from Francis by getting a job pasting posters on fences; but the movie advertised is "Francis Joins the WACS."

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This is a combination story and promo, as "Francis Joins the WACS" is the fifth movie in the Francis the Talking Mule series. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You poor dumb two-footed man!"]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [Scaring a Burglar]
    Francis
  3. 2. [A House Full of Ghosts]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. [Sidewalk Radio Quiz Show]
    Francis
  5. 4. [Artistic Talent]
    Francis
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