Four Color #813 - Circus Boy
(July 1957)

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

Indicia title is "CIRCUS BOY, No. 813." Code number is C. BOY O.S. #813-577. Copyright 1957 by Norbert Productions, Inc. Based on the 1956-58 NBC/ABC "Circus Boy" TV series. Third of three Circus Boy Four Color issues.

The Fabulous Colonel Jack (Table of Contents)

Circus Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Corky (photo of Mickey Braddock [Mickey Dolenz])
Reprints

Elephant Roundup (Table of Contents: 1)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sparky Moore
Inks
Sparky Moore
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
How elephants are captured in East Pakistan (now known as Bangladesh).
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Circus Boy and the Fabulous Colonel Jack (Table of Contents: 2)

Circus Boy / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Corky; Joey; Mr. Champion; Bimbo (elephant); Colonel Jack Bixby
Synopsis
Corky meets Colonel Jack, an old man who claims to have had a number of glamorous jobs all over the world. Shortly after the Colonel joins the circus, disasters start to happen, culminating in a fire that destroys the main tent and equipment. The show people think the Colonel is a jinx, but when a tiger escapes, the Colonel takes Corky and his elephant out to capture the big cat.
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Indexer Notes

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

Leap for Life (Table of Contents: 3)

Circus Boy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Corky; Joey; Mr. Champion; Bimbo (elephant); Professor Ferrand; Collette
Synopsis
After the Burke and Walsh circus signs Professor Ferrand and his daughter to do a high-diving act from a hot air balloon, thugs from a rival carnival attempt to disrupt his act so that he will sign with them.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Great Balloon (Table of Contents: 4)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sparky Moore
Inks
Sparky Moore
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Joseph Montgolfier; Etienne Montgolfier
Synopsis
How the Montgolfier brothers of 18th Century France invented the hot air balloon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Circus Wagon Model] (Table of Contents: 5)

Circus Boy / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Corky; Bimbo (elephant)
Synopsis
A fold-together model of a circus wagon, along with standup cutout figures of Corky and Bimbo.

Indexer Notes

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fabulous Colonel Jack
    Circus Boy
  2. 1. Elephant Roundup
  3. 2. Circus Boy and the Fabulous Colonel Jack
    Circus Boy
  4. 3. Leap for Life
    Circus Boy
  5. 4. The Great Balloon
  6. 5. [Circus Wagon Model]
    Circus Boy
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