Four Color #906 - Francis, The Famous Talking Mule
(May 1958)

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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 "FRANCIS, THE FAMOUS TALKING MULE, No. 906." Code number is FRANCIS O.S. #906-585. Copyright 1958 by Universal Pictures Company, Inc. Based on the "Francis the Talking Mule" movie series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Francis the talking mule; Peter Stirling

[Bed in a Barn] (Table of Contents: 1)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Francis the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis
Pete and Francis are sleeping in a barn. Francis' snoring is so loud the farmer thinks an animal is prowling around the barn.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

All Dune In (Table of Contents: 2)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Francis the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis
Pete thinks he's signing up for a free trip to Africa, but he's really signing himself and Francis up with the Foreign Legion. In the desert, the pair are assigned to bring in the bandit, Ben Ali Gazoom.

The Policeman's Brawl (Table of Contents: 3)

Francis the Famous Talking Mule / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Francis the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis
Francis gets Pete in trouble with a policeman and the two are taken to the police station. There they accidentally end up going through the screening process for becoming a police officer.

[The Audition] (Table of Contents: 4)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz
Letters
?

Characters
Francis the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis
Francis eats a juggler's apples as he's juggling them and the talent agent thinks the juggler is a great magician.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

[The Street Peddler] (Table of Contents: 5)

Francis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Francis the talking mule; Peter Stirling
Synopsis
A street peddler, selling a strength serum called "Peppo," insults Francis and gets kicked in return.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents."

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  2. 1. [Bed in a Barn]
    Francis
  3. 2. All Dune In
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  4. 3. The Policeman's Brawl
    Francis the Famous Talking Mule
  5. 4. [The Audition]
    Francis
  6. 5. [The Street Peddler]
    Francis
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