(October-November 1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1944-09-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
Editing
Oskar Lebeck
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint

Issue Notes

Copyright 1944, by Oskar Lebeck.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Wiggily; Albert the Alligator / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Wiggily; Albert the Alligator
Reprints

Runaway Reddy (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reddy was the largest of Mrs. Hen's baby chicks.
Genre
animal; children
Characters
Reddy (the baby chick); Mrs. Mama Hen; Grasshopper
Synopsis
A wayward chick provokes a grasshopper, gets lost in the tall grass, is alone and afraid, and cries out. Mama comes and saves him. He expresses heartfelt contrition and repentance.

Indexer Notes

On inside front back cover in black, white and red.

Writer credit per Du Bois Account Books. Du Bois, a fundamentalist lay preacher, tells here a most basic animal fable of a child seized by fear that, sans sermon or evangelism, manages to echo both Jesus's parable of the prodigal son who returns to the fold contrite and repentant, and Jesus's likening himself to a mother hen who longs to gather her chicks under her wing.

[Uncle Wiggily's Adventure-filled Day] (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Wiggily / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois [as Howard R. Garis]
Pencils
H. R. McBride
Inks
H. R. McBride
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One fine morning Uncle Wiggily sets off for a hike --- almost forgetting about his rheumatism..
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Wiggily Longears; Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy; Prickly Porcupine; Growler Bear; Baby Birdies 1&2; Mrs. Mama Bird; Buggsey Bug; Two Bad Foxes
Synopsis
Wiggily saves Prickly from a bear-trap. Prickly saves him from Growler's stew-pot. They dine on Wiggily's cherry pie at toadstool table. A quill-prick prompts stalk-growth, lifting Wiggily aloft to feed pie to crying Baby Birdies. Prickly exits, toadstool-stalk recedes, stranding Wiggily aloft. Mrs Bird returns from grocer's, tows Wiggily off in her balloon-risen basket, joined by Buggsey. Bad Foxes hurl rocks. Sending Mrs Bird away to safety, Wiggily and Buggsey return fire with cherry pies. How now to land? A pin-prick by Buggsey, the balloon deflates, landing Wiggily right back home.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1944 Howard R. Garis. Writer credit per Du Bois Account Books.

The narrative sequences: Begin / Episode / Interlude / Episode / Interlude / Episode / End. Du Bois themes are: Friendship (making friends by being a friend through doing acts of mercy or charity); and Brains Over Brawn (overcome threats and obstacles by using wits and getting help from friends, and Providence). Each episode follows a single pattern. • 1) Wiggily does an act of mercy, or, charity. • 2) A predicament grows from that act. • 3) The friend made by the act of kindness helps deliver Wiggily from the predicament.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Hector the Henpecked Rooster / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
Rube Grossman
Inks
Rube Grossman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! I wonder where we got all these horse blankets?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hector the Henpecked Rooster; Mrs. Bertha Henpeck; Herman
Synopsis
Bertha become the world's heavyweight wrestling champ.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1944 by Famous Studios.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Albert the Alligator / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What you li'l ol' cute folks doin'?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert; Pogo; Bumbazine; Mr. Bug; Mr. Fox
Reprints

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

Cilly Goose / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Otto Feuer [as O. F.]
Inks
Otto Feuer [as O. F.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon gang! Let's go swimming!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cilly Goose; Dickie Goose

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1944 by Famous Studios.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Blackie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Golden
Inks
Tom Golden
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, fellers, let's get into our bathing suits!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Blackie; The Wolf; Mayor Scallop
Synopsis
The Wolf tries to eat Blackie and his brothers while they are swimming at the beach.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1944 by Famous Studios.

[A Cure for Foolishness] (Table of Contents: 7)

Raggedy Animals / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One-two-three-f-
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Eddie Elephant [E.E.]; Little Brown Bear [L.B.]; Maisie Moocow [M.M.]; Mrs. Elephant; Dr. Stork; talking squirrels (and other forest creatures: deer, owl, cardinal, frog, sparrows, rabbit)
Synopsis
Eddie rebels against nature, wants hair like a lion, not bald as an elephant. Dr Stork humors him, applying seeded moss, and water it. Eddie loves his grassy head. Forest animals flee in terror. Maisie munches his mane. Mom is pleased.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1944 by Johnny Gruelle Co. Writer credit per Du Bois Account Books. Written as 8p. The number of panels per page (7,8) suggests the cut to 6p. was accomplished without panel loss.

The Winning Bounce (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bouncer Bunny was sure that he could out-run anybody in the world.
Genre
animal
Characters
Bouncer Bunny; Gary Greyhound
Synopsis
Gary is the faster runner, but Bouncer jumps on his back and stays there, tells himself he's just learned that being the fastest thinker is best.

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black, white and red. Writer credit per Du Bois Account Books.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Elephunnies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
zzzzz
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Wiggily; Albert the Alligator
  2. 1. Runaway Reddy
  3. 2. [Uncle Wiggily's Adventure-filled Day]
    Uncle Wiggily
  4. 3. ["Whew! I wonder where we got all these horse blankets?"]
    Hector the Henpecked Rooster
  5. 4. ["What you li'l ol' cute folks doin'?"]
    Albert the Alligator
  6. 5. ["C'mon gang! Let's go swimming!!"]
    Cilly Goose
  7. 6. ["C'mon, fellers, let's get into our bathing suits!"]
    Blackie
  8. 7. [A Cure for Foolishness]
    Raggedy Animals
  9. 8. The Winning Bounce
  10. 9. ["zzzzz"]
    Elephunnies
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