Four Color #745 - Francis, The Famous Talking Mule
(November 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
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 FRANCIS, THE FAMOUS TALKING MULE, No. 745." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #745-5611. Copyright 1956 by Universal Pictures, Inc. Tenth of 17 Francis the Famous Talking Mule Four Colors.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mush!
Genre
humor
Characters
Francis, the Famous Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Reprints
Keywords
parkas; sleds; snow

[Setting the Record Straight] (Table of Contents: 1)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Francis, the Famous Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis
Francis is offended by a radio broadcast defaming mules.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

[The Eskimo Baby] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Francis, the Famous Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis
Two fur smugglers accidentally take an Eskimo baby with their furs when they fly back to the United States. The smugglers leave the baby with Francis and Pete. Francis and Pete meet a press agent who (thanks to Francis) thinks the baby can talk and flies them all back to the Arctic in order to get the parents' permission to use the baby in an ad campaign.

[The Lost Wallet] (Table of Contents: 3)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Francis, the Famous Talking Mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis
Francis arranges for Pete to be punished for losing his wallet with all their money in it.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents."

[Autographed photos] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Francis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Mush!"]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [Setting the Record Straight]
    Francis
  3. 2. [The Eskimo Baby]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. [The Lost Wallet]
    Francis
  5. 4. [Autographed photos]
    Francis
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