Four Color #708 - Smokey the Bear
(June 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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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 "SMOKEY THE BEAR, No. 708." Code number is SMOKEY O.S. #708-566. Copyright 1956 by Western Printing and Lithographing Co. Second of eight Smokey the Bear Four Colors.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Morris Gollub ? (painting)
Inks
Morris Gollub ? (painting)
Colors
Morris Gollub ? (painting)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey
Keywords
fawns; first aid; forest fires; park rangers

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and colors credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007) Richard Richmond says this is not the work of Morris Gollob. He maintains that Four Color issues 653, 708, 754 and 818 are all by the same artist but not by Morris Gollub.

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

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smokey! Dangerous sparks!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey
Synopsis
Smokey and Little Smokey mistake fireflies for sparks.

Indexer Notes

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

A Fishy Problem (Table of Contents: 2)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs (raccoon)
Synopsis
Beavers have dammed a stream, preventing salmon from going upstream to spawn.

Indexer Notes

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

On Top of the Mountain (Table of Contents: 3)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs (raccoon)
Synopsis
Smokey has to figure a solution when a herd of bighorn sheep come down from the mountain top to displace a herd of deer from their feeding grounds.

Indexer Notes

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

The New Fire Watcher (Table of Contents: 4)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs (raccoon)
Synopsis
Smokey and Little Smokey recruit the forest animals to help them report and fight fires.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Little Smokey, I take a warm bath in this warm spring every morning...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs (raccoon)
Synopsis
Specs helps Little Smokey cool off a hot spring in order to take a bath.

Indexer Notes

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

[Safe Sleep] (Table of Contents: 6)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear
Synopsis
Smokey keeps getting hit on the head with falling fruit or acorns when he tries to nap under trees.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; pantomime story. The 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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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smokey the Bear
  2. 1. ["Smokey! Dangerous sparks!"]
    Smokey the Bear
  3. 2. A Fishy Problem
    Smokey the Bear
  4. 3. On Top of the Mountain
    Smokey the Bear
  5. 4. The New Fire Watcher
    Smokey the Bear
  6. 5. ["Yes, Little Smokey, I take a warm bath in this warm spring every morning..."]
    Smokey the Bear
  7. 6. [Safe Sleep]
    Smokey the Bear
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