Four Color #698 - Francis, the Famous Talking Mule
(April 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Cover title is "The Famous Talking Mule, Francis." Based on the movies produced by Arthur Lubin.

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Scaduto
Inks
Al Scaduto
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hear buzzing, Pete -- it must be uranium!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Francis; Pete Stirling
Keywords
gieger counters; mules; prospecting; uranium

Another Outstanding Award for Dell Comics (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Draper F. Henry (photo); Lucas V. Beau (photo); George T. Delacorte Jr. (photo); John I. Lerom (photo); C. Short (photo)

Indexer Notes

For Mr. Delacorte's support of the Civilian Air Patrol.

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

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Al Scaduto
Inks
Al Scaduto
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My goodness! You're doing a lot of reading, Mr. Stirling!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pete Stirling; Francis; Packrat; Fred; Minnie; Nelson; Joe; Mike
Synopsis
Francis and Pete go uranium hunting.

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Francis the Talking Mule / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Al Scaduto
Inks
Al Scaduto
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
(Groan!) I feel awful! Call a doctor, Pete.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Francis; Pete Stirling; Dr. Benson
Synopsis
Francis is sick, but wants a human doctor instead of a veterinarian.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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Francis the Talking Mule / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This must be it.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Francis; Pete Stirling
Synopsis
Francis and Pete go into a movie theater to turn on the marquee lights.

Indexer Notes

The movie advertised in Francis in the Haunted House which came out July 9, 1956.

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I hear buzzing, Pete -- it must be uranium!"]
    Francis the Talking Mule
  2. 1. Another Outstanding Award for Dell Comics
  3. 2. ["My goodness! You're doing a lot of reading, Mr. Stirling!"]
    Francis the Talking Mule
  4. 3. ["(Groan!) I feel awful! Call a doctor, Pete."]
    Francis the Talking Mule
  5. 4. ["This must be it."]
    Francis the Talking Mule
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