(August-October 1960)

Dell, 1960 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1960
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Chase Craig

Issue Notes

No ads in this issue. All 36 pages are comics or comics-related text material.

[Bus Stop] (Table of Contents)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
While Beep Beep waits at a bus stop, Wile E. sneaks up on him hidden behind a traffic signal.
Reprints
Keywords
bus stop; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; traffic signal

In the Bag (Table of Contents: 1)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beep Beep!
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Beep Beep and the boys are playing leap-frog (or would that be "Beep-Frog"?), when they are nabbed and tossed into a sack by Wile E. Coyote. They escape by resuming their hopping, while inside the bag.
Reprints
Keywords
desert setting; hopping; leap-frog; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; sack

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

The Appetite Fright (Table of Contents: 2)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

Job Number
BEEP BEEP #6-608
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poppa, what is that noise? It sounds like thunder?
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; Uncle Hardrock
Synopsis
Wile E. plays up to his visiting rich Uncle Hardrock, who happens to be a strict vegetarian.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; uncharacteristic behavior; vegetarian; visiting relatives

Indexer Notes

Story title is "The Big Appetite" in Fallberg's notes.

The Caught Coyote (Table of Contents: 3)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beep Beep! Missed again, old bean!
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Wile E. formulates his latest Road Runner-catching plans by obsessively consulting his horoscope.
Reprints
Keywords
astrology; decoy; desert setting; dummy; horoscope; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; stars; vacuum

Indexer Notes

Christensen's original title: "Star Scars", from his notes.

Puppy Pranks (Table of Contents: 4)

Petunia and Cicero Pig / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Oh, Cicero," Petunia Pig called one sunny day, "will you please come and help me clean up the house? My artists club is having an art show here this afternoon, and I want everything to be just perfect."
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Thorndyke (Cicero's puppy); members of Petunia's artists club; Splasher Dolly (art critic)
Synopsis
Cicero's lively puppy makes a mess with Petunia's paints and canvas, which wins an award as modern art.
Keywords
art; award; painting; puppy

Ducking the Duck (Table of Contents: 5)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today I'm going to duck that fweeloading duck!
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell/Western Interior 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Elmer tries in vain to have a quiet woodland picnic without Daffy intruding.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; camouflage; canoe; forest setting; mooching; picnic

Seeing Isn't Believing (Table of Contents: 6)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is a m-i-r-a-g-e, oh poppa dear?
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; two guys in a jeep
Synopsis
Wile E. tries to confound the Beeps by faking a series of elaborate desert mirages.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; desert setting; jeep; mirage; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Escape Scrape (Table of Contents: 7)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beep Beep!
Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Beep Beep's three sons; Wile E. Coyote; Little Fish (Indian); other Indians; desert tortoise
Synopsis
Inspired by a western movie, Little Fish decides to become a bow-and-arrow-hunter like his ancestors. The Beeps are his target for tonight… but Wile E. Coyote has plans of his own for the rhyming road runners that just might conflict with Little Fish’s goals. Will the fish and feathers fly when they meet?
Reprints
Keywords
boulders; bow and arrow; desert setting; feathers; hunting; lasso; Native Americans; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; tortoise; tradition; western movie

Indexer Notes

Christensen's original title: "Warpath Worries", from his notes.

Boomerang Ball (Table of Contents: 8)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Wile E. Coyote; motorist
Synopsis
Wile E.'s cannon ball strikes an unfortunate target.
Keywords
cannon; cannon ball; desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. The Dell Pledge to Parents fills the last panel.

Pot of Plenty (Table of Contents: 9)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Wile E. traps Beep Beep in a large metal stewpot, but not for long.
Reprints
Keywords
cliff; desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; stewpot

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside back cover.

Slide For Life (Table of Contents: 10)

Beep Beep the Road Runner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Beep Beep the Road Runner [Dell / Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Beep Beep the Road Runner; Wile E. Coyote
Synopsis
Wile E. uses a long spear to pole vault and reach Beep Beep atop a huge rock. Beep Beep uses the same spear to slide down to a getaway.
Reprints
Keywords
desert setting; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; pole vaulting; spear

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Bus Stop]
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  2. 1. In the Bag
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  3. 2. The Appetite Fright
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  4. 3. The Caught Coyote
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  5. 4. Puppy Pranks
    Petunia and Cicero Pig
  6. 5. Ducking the Duck
    Daffy Duck
  7. 6. Seeing Isn't Believing
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  8. 7. Escape Scrape
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  9. 8. Boomerang Ball
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  10. 9. Pot of Plenty
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
  11. 10. Slide For Life
    Beep Beep the Road Runner
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Chris Boyko