Four Color #694 - Super Circus featuring Mary Hartline
(April 1956)

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

Indicia title is "SUPER CIRCUS featuring Mary Hartline, No. 694." Code number is S.C.O.S. #694-564. Copyright 1956 by Western Printing & Lithographing Company. Third of three Super Circus Four Colors. Based on the 1952-55 version of the ABC TV series "Super Circus."

Super Circus featuring Mary Hartline (Table of Contents)

Super Circus / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Mary Hartline (photo); Claude Kirchner (photo); Cliffy the Clown (photo of Clifford Soubier); Nicky the Clown (photo of Nicky Francis); Scampy the Clown (photo of Sandy Dobritsch)
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Cover is collage of black and white photos and color painting.

[Artificial Rainstorm] (Table of Contents: 1)

Super Circus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I need Mary here so I can rehearse my elephants with music!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mary Hartline
Synopsis
The elephant trainer wants Mary to practice the act the with elephants. A photographer wants to take some photos of Mary outside. With the help of water from an elephant's trunk, the trainer gives the impression it is raining outside and the photos can't be taken.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Special Performance for Mr. Meanie] (Table of Contents: 2)

Super Circus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S.C.O.S. #694-564
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, ladies and gentlemen and children!
Genre
humor
Characters
Claude Kirchner; Mary Hartline; Fatima; Strongo; Balenco
Synopsis
The circus performance is canceled because Mr. A. Meanie objects to it. Hoping to get him to change his mind, the performers take Mr. Meanie to the circus and give him a special performance, including him in the act.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

Menagerie (Table of Contents: 3)

Super Circus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mary Hartline; Bernie the Trainer; Rollo the Gorilla
Synopsis
Bernie is billed as a "ferocious" gorilla, but would rather sit and play with flowers.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

Side Show (Table of Contents: 4)

Super Circus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mary Hartline; Claude Kirchner
Synopsis
A large parcel containing a "Genuine African Wild Man" is delivered to the circus. The wild man acts ferocious, but curiously has impeccable manners.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Shake Well Before Using] (Table of Contents: 5)

Super Circus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mary, have you seen the medicine I'm supposed to take now?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mary Hartline; Claude Kirchner
Synopsis
Bounco the human jumping-bean follows the directions on the medicine bottle.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

Clown Alley (Table of Contents: 6)

Super Circus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mary Hartline; Cliffy; Nicky; Scampy
Synopsis
The clowns want to become animal trainers, but find that instead of controlling the animals, the animals are controlling them.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Helping the India Rubber Man] (Table of Contents: 7)

Super Circus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mary, come quickly!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mary Hartline; Claude Kirchner
Synopsis
The India Rubber Man has tied himself in a knot.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Flamo the Fire-Eater] (Table of Contents: 8)

Super Circus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Claude, that's a sensational act!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mary Hartline; Claude Kirchner
Synopsis
Mary provides a remedy when the fire-eater gets heartburn.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

[Supporting Role in the Band] (Table of Contents: 9)

Super Circus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That was a fine rehearsal, boys!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mary Hartline; Nicky
Synopsis
Mary gives Nicky a supporting role in the band--supporting a bass drum.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Super Circus featuring Mary Hartline
    Super Circus
  2. 1. [Artificial Rainstorm]
    Super Circus
  3. 2. [Special Performance for Mr. Meanie]
    Super Circus
  4. 3. Menagerie
    Super Circus
  5. 4. Side Show
    Super Circus
  6. 5. [Shake Well Before Using]
    Super Circus
  7. 6. Clown Alley
    Super Circus
  8. 7. [Helping the India Rubber Man]
    Super Circus
  9. 8. [Flamo the Fire-Eater]
    Super Circus
  10. 9. [Supporting Role in the Band]
    Super Circus
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