Four Color #662 - Zoo Parade
(November 1955)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
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 "ZOO PARADE, No. 662." Code number is Z.P.O.S. #662-5511. Copyright 1955 by R. Marlin Perkins. Based on the 1950-57 NBC Show "Zoo Parade" featuring Marlin Perkins, director of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, and later director of the St. Louis Zoo. Perkins (1905-1986) is best known for his later series "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting); ? (photograph)
Inks
? (painting); ? (photograph)
Colors
? (painting); ? (photograph)

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Marlin Perkins (photograph)

The Zoo and Its Director (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about the duties of a zoo director.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Text article with three illustrations.

[The African Lion] (Table of Contents: 2)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This African lion, with his full dark mane...
Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Marlin Perkins (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about African lions, "narrated" by Marlin Perkins.

Indexer Notes

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

The Gorilla (Table of Contents: 3)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Marlin Perkins (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about gorillas, "narrated" by Marlin Perkins.

Indexer Notes

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

The African Elephant (Table of Contents: 4)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Marlin Perkins (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about African elephants, "narrated" by Marlin Perkins.

Indexer Notes

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

The Echidna (Table of Contents: 5)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Marlin Perkins (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about the Australian echidna, "narrated" by Marlin Perkins.

Indexer Notes

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

The Bald Eagle (Table of Contents: 6)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Marlin Perkins (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about American bald eagles, "narrated" by Marlin Perkins.

Indexer Notes

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

The Canada Goose (Table of Contents: 7)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Facts about Canada geese.

Indexer Notes

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

Bird of Paradise (Table of Contents: 8)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Marlin Perkins (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about the various species of "birds of paradise" in New Guinea, "narrated" by Marlin Perkins.

Indexer Notes

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

The Albatross (Table of Contents: 9)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Facts about the black-footed albatross.

Indexer Notes

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

The Ostrich (Table of Contents: 10)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Marlin Perkins (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about the ostrich, "narrated" by Marlin Perkins.

Indexer Notes

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

The Galapagos Tortise (Table of Contents: 11)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Marlin Perkins (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about the Galapagos tortise, "narrated" by Marlin Perkins.

Indexer Notes

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

The Alligator (Table of Contents: 12)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Marlin Perkins (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about alligators, "narrated" by Marlin Perkins.

Indexer Notes

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

The Chameleon (Table of Contents: 13)

Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Facts about chameleons.

Indexer Notes

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

Capturing Wild Animals Alive (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Facts about the procedures for capturing wild animals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text with the same three illustrations that appear on the inside front cover.

Tree of Life (Table of Contents: 15)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
A simple "Tree of Life," showing how reptiles, birds, and mammals are related to each other. Most of the animals depicted are those that have features in the comic.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  2. 1. The Zoo and Its Director
  3. 2. [The African Lion]
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  4. 3. The Gorilla
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  5. 4. The African Elephant
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  6. 5. The Echidna
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  7. 6. The Bald Eagle
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  8. 7. The Canada Goose
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  9. 8. Bird of Paradise
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  10. 9. The Albatross
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  11. 10. The Ostrich
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  12. 11. The Galapagos Tortise
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  13. 12. The Alligator
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  14. 13. The Chameleon
    Marlin Perkins' Zoo Parade
  15. 14. Capturing Wild Animals Alive
  16. 15. Tree of Life
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