Four Color #680 - Out Our Way with the Worry Wart
([February] 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "OUT OUR WAY WITH THE WORRY WART, No. 680." Code number is W.WART O.S. #680-562. Copyright 1956 by NEA Service, Inc. Based on the "Out Our Way" comic strip distributed by NEA Service, Inc.

Out Our Way With The Worry Wart (Table of Contents)

Out Our Way / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neg Cochran ? [as J. R. Williams] (signed)
Inks
Neg Cochran ? [as J. R. Williams] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
The Worry Wart
Keywords
cats; fish; fishing

Indexer Notes

Signed "J.R. Williams," but Williams wasn't doing much with the strip by this time.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Worry Wart / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uh-oh!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Worry Wart; friend; Wart's dog; bulldog
Synopsis
Wart's dog distracts a threatening bulldog by scratching himself, which fixates the bulldog on scratching instead of fighting.
Keywords
Dog

Big Business (Table of Contents: 2)

Out Our Way / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neg Cochran ?
Inks
Neg Cochran ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
680-562
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Worry Wart; brother; kids
Synopsis
When Wart starts a business repairing toys, the brother invests fifteen cents for capitalization. When Wart extends credit the brother panics and impounds the goods. Under community pressure he finally agrees to accept collateral. Wart says that for ANOTHER twenty-five cents, he can make money on the collateral.

Indexer Notes

Indexer Karl Wilcox credits art to J. R. Williams, though other sources list Neg Cochran (Williams' assistant) as more likely at this late stage in Williams's life.

The Spaceman (Table of Contents: 3)

Out Our Way / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neg Cochran ?
Inks
Neg Cochran ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
The Worry Wart; brother; Matilda; boys; girls; Moriarity; Flanagan
Synopsis
Wart and his friends have space suits to play space men, but insist on excluding the girls. When the boys take over a junk boiler to be their spaceship, Matilda convinces the scrap dealer to haul it away with the boys still inside.
Keywords
Space suit

Indexer Notes

Indexer Karl Wilcox credits art to J. R. Williams, though other sources list Neg Cochran (Williams' assistant) as more likely at this late stage in Williams's life.

The Hero (Table of Contents: 4)

Out Our Way / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neg Cochran ?
Inks
Neg Cochran ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
The Worry Wart; brother; Wart's dog; dog show officials; dog show participants; thief
Synopsis
Wart's dog is so relaxed that Wart tries to liven him up by entering him into a dog show. Since only purebreds are admitted Wart's dog can't participate, but when a passerby steps on his tail, the dog rouses up and seizes him by the leg. Since it turns out that the man has just robbed the dog show receipts, Wart's dog becomes a hero.
Keywords
Dog; dog show

Indexer Notes

Indexer Karl Wilcox credits art to J. R. Williams, though other sources list Neg Cochran (Williams' assistant) as more likely at this late stage in Williams's life.

The Open Road (Table of Contents: 5)

Out Our Way / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neg Cochran ?
Inks
Neg Cochran ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
The Worry Wart; brother; dog; Mr. Shultz; Mrs. Mooney
Synopsis
Annoyed at this brother's bossy supervision, Wart decides to run away from home. After a morning of hard work, followed by an afternoon of wandering around town, he falls asleep at the supper table and the brother has to put him to bed.
Keywords
Runaway

Indexer Notes

Indexer Karl Wilcox credits art to J. R. Williams, though other sources list Neg Cochran (Williams' assistant) as more likely at this late stage in Williams's life.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Worry Wart / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't argue with me, sonny.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
The Worry Wart; Wart's dog; policeman
Synopsis
The police officer insists that dogs must be leashed in the park. Wart steals a clothesline for a leash, and the officer trips on it.
Keywords
Dog; police

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eeeyow!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
The Worry Wart; brother; Matilda
Synopsis
The brother looks like an accomplished acrobat, but he's only reacting after Wart accidentally whacks the brother's toe with a hammer.

Indexer Notes

Dell Pledge to Parents on this page (back cover).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Out Our Way With The Worry Wart
    Out Our Way
  2. 1. ["Uh-oh!"]
    The Worry Wart
  3. 2. Big Business
    Out Our Way
  4. 3. The Spaceman
    Out Our Way
  5. 4. The Hero
    Out Our Way
  6. 5. The Open Road
    Out Our Way
  7. 6. ["Don't argue with me, sonny."]
    The Worry Wart
  8. 7. ["Eeeyow!"]
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