(1942 [September 8])

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
On-sale date
1942-09-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint

Issue Notes

Copyright, 1942, by Oskar Lebeck.
Indicia publisher is Dell Publishing Company, Inc.

The comic was published on September 8, 1942.

As per page 615:
Catalog of Copyright Entries 1942 Pamphlets, Leaflets, Etc. New Series Vol 39 Pt. 1
IMAGE LINK: http://goo.gl/CnPsmD

Which states:
Animal comics, no. 1. © Sept. 8, 1942; AA 409454; Oskar Lebeck, Croton-on-Hudson, N. Y. 27533

The "©" is followed by the publication date.

"©" implies copyright registration of a published work followed by date of publication
IMAGE LINK: http://goo.gl/Zn0XnO

The publication date would be the date the publication was printed, cut, assembled, stapled, packaged, and shipped from the printing plant to retailers.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
H. R. McBride
Inks
H. R. McBride
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Ambition (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Worth Carnahan [as W. B. C.] (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Poem with illustration. On inside front cover in black, white and red.

Albert Takes the Cake (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert (first appearance; an alligator); Pogo (first appearance; a possum); Bumbazine (first appearance); Mrs. Jay (first appearance); Beetle (first appearance)
Synopsis
Bumbazine bakes Pogo a birthday cake, but Albert tries to steal it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story features the notorious panel in which Bumbazine, a black child, is shown eating watermelon.

Katonka Flies North (Table of Contents: 3)

Katonka / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Katonka; Sgt. Bain; Private Rooney; Tauber (villain); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
A grateful goose alerts the soldiers that healed him that some German spies are sneaking around the island.

Indexer Notes

Rick Richmond says Morris Gollub did not join Western until 1946. (Error report 9437, 2013-11-10)

Piggy Pranks (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pa Dunn; Ma Dunn; Bobby Dunn; Paddy (a pig); Pinkie (a pig)

Right of Way (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Snuffy (a skunk); Violet (a skunk); Judge Martin

Muzzy and Ginger (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Muzzy (a chimpanzee); Ginger (a kitten); Homer; Dr. Atkins
Synopsis
Muzzy and Ginger escape from a pet shop. Dr. Atkins finds them and takes them as pets for the State School for Crippled Children.
Reprints

The Monarch of Panther Gorge (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Kerr
Inks
George Kerr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Monarch (a deer); Game Warden Dan Burke; Tom

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (May 2011).

Milk for the Baby (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Avison (signed)
Inks
George Avison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Babe (a baby elephant); Ernie; Cyrus Solon Walker; Mrs. Walker; Sonny Walker

Indexer Notes

The art is signed in the foliage in the last panel. Hames Ware and Mike Barrier examined this comic in March 2013 and under magnification discovered the name is George Avison, who was Al Avison's father. As far as is known, this is George Avison's only comic book work.

A Matter of Intelligence (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Worth Carnahan [as W. B. C.] (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Poem with illustration. On inside back cover in black, white and red.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Ambition
  3. 2. Albert Takes the Cake
  4. 3. Katonka Flies North
    Katonka
  5. 4. Piggy Pranks
  6. 5. Right of Way
  7. 6. Muzzy and Ginger
  8. 7. The Monarch of Panther Gorge
  9. 8. Milk for the Baby
  10. 9. A Matter of Intelligence
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