(December 1944-January 1945)

Dell, 1942 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1944-11-14
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Wiggily
Reprints

Albert's Picnic (Table of Contents: 1)

Albert the Alligator / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert; Fanciful Fox
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[A Fox in Lamb's Clothes] (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Wiggily / comic story / 10 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
Since Uncle Wiggily found his fortune, Susie and Sammie Littletail have turned the front yard into a playground.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Wiggily Longears (an elderly rheumatoid rabbit); Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy (his housekeeper, a muskrat); Susie Littletail (his niece, a rabbit kit); Sammie Littletail (his nephew, a rabbit kit); a Burglar Fox (a homicidal kidnapper); Mr Bug (a friend); Mrs Bug (a friend); Goosey Gander (a father goose); Toddler (Gander's child, a gosling); Waddle (Gander's child, a gosling); Mrs. Twisty-Tail Pig (a mother sow); Curly (her son, a piglet); Floppy (her other son, a piglet); Officer (a bulldog uniformed motorcycle police); bather (an elephant)
Synopsis
The Bugs alert Wiggily a Burglar Fox in lamb's clothes took Susie and Sammie. Off to the rescue! Picking up others in trouble, parents seeking their own missing children. Enlisting a cop. The Bugs get separated from the others at Fox's roadblock, and tail him home as the rest are astray. Fox departs. Bugs set a fire that draws the rest. The children are saved. The criminal fox returns, is taken in custody. The rest head home. The Bugs talk.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Du Bois Account Books.

"A fox in lamb's clothes," says Nurse Jane (p.4, pl.2), describing the kidnapper to the Officer. Du Bois, a lay preacher licensed by the Church of the Nazarene, takes the story's premise from the phrase "a wolf in sheep's clothing," based on the words of Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospel of Matthew 7:15. ▶ Fox is inspired to his deceit by the children's own expression of their desire, commented on by the Bugs: "That's the way it is---The more people have the more..." "---They want!" The Bugs at various points serve as Greek Chorus, messenger angels, inept guardian angels, and comic foils. They are Providence in the guise of the lowest. After acting as the essential agents who enable salvation of the children and apprehension of the criminal, Mr Bug asks his wife, "Would you be proud of me if I was smart like Uncle Wiggily?" She replies, "Of course not... You're only a bug." ▶ All the children are shut in the refrigerator that locks shut with a snap-latch handle, which the Bugs are too small to open. The closed refrigerator is a death-trap in which the children are slowly freezing, and, later, nearly cooked by the conflagration. (Too often children playing carelessly did get trapped and die by asphyxiation in old abandoned snap-latch refrigerators in dumps.) ▶ The Bugs initially attempt to free the children from the fridge by attaining to the latch. They construct a ladder out of straws from the broom. Little engineering projects like this are found in other Du Bois stories, e.g. when Young Hawk devises a keel constructing a dugout canoe.

[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
Suzanne Seaborne

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up! I think there's a burglar downstairs!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hector the Henpecked Rooster; Mrs. Bertha Henpeck; Herman
Synopsis
Hector loses the house to Herman in a poker game.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1944 by Famous Studios.

Ol' Albert Decides Yuletide and Time Waits for No 'Gator (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert; Pogo; Bumbazine; Uncle Antler
Reprints

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

Cilly Goose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Otto Feuer
Inks
Otto Feuer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
M-m-m-eleven-thirty-amost time to eat!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cilly Goose
Synopsis
A bum tries to take advantage of Cilly 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
Baw!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Blackie; Blinkey; Dinkey; Winthrop Wolf; Willy Boo

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1944 by Famous Studios.

Shoot the Bull Moose (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
Wild strawberries! Ummmmm!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Brown Bear [L.B.]; Sunny Bunny [S.B.]; Wrinkles (the camel with wrinkled knees); Eddie Elephant [E.E.]; Maisie Moocow [M.M.]
Synopsis
S.B. enlists L.B. to gather wild strawberries for shortcake. Wrinkles arrives with new springs in his legs, offering to carry. The gang is frightened by the roar of a bull moose and sight of his antlers---E.E. in disguise, pranking them. A pop-gun is taken up in defense, with a spring being provided by Wrinkles from a leg, with strawberries for ammo. E.E., hit, thinks the red berry juice is his blood, runs crying mama. M.M. intercedes, makes shortcake, and everyone feasts at her table on strawberry shortcake!

Indexer Notes

Licensed feature using animal characters from Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Ann universe. Copyright now lapsed. Writer credit per Du Bois Account Books. Using food as ammunition echoes Du Bois's Uncle Wiggily story from last issue, in which cherry pies are thrown in defense. Centrality of food is common in Du Bois's stories for little children.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Elephunnies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
An elephant and a monkey on a beach.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1944 Copyright Walt Kelly. Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Wiggily
  2. 1. Albert's Picnic
    Albert the Alligator
  3. 2. [A Fox in Lamb's Clothes]
    Uncle Wiggily
  4. 3. ["Wake up! I think there's a burglar downstairs!"]
    Hector the Henpecked Rooster
  5. 4. Ol' Albert Decides Yuletide and Time Waits for No 'Gator
    Albert the Alligator
  6. 5. ["M-m-m-eleven-thirty-amost time to eat!"]
    Cilly Goose
  7. 6. ["Baw!"]
    Blackie
  8. 7. Shoot the Bull Moose
    Raggedy Animals
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Elephunnies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Peter Croome
  • Dave Porta
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer