Four Color #12 - Walt Disney's Bambi
(1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Pages
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "WALT DISNEY'S BAMBI, No. 12." No code number. Copyright 1941, 1942 by Walt Disney Productions. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Terry Meister has a copy which is identical to the indexed one except that it does not have the words "Four Color Comic No. 12" anywhere on the cover. It is not known why the variant was printed or how it was distributed.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bambi / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bambi; Thumper; Flower
Reprints
Keywords
chipmunks; deer; quail; rabbits; skunks

Indexer Notes

Al Hubbard may have assisted on art.

[Bambi and Friends] (Table of Contents: 1)

Bambi / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bambi; Faline; Thumper; Flower; Friend Owl
Synopsis
Illustration of Friend Owl, with head shots of the other characters in each corner.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color.

Bambi (Table of Contents: 2)

Bambi / comic story / 64 pages (report information)

Script
Felix Salten (original story); Chase Craig (adaptation)
Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Ken Hultgren

Genre
adventure; animal; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bambi; Faline; Thumper; Flower; Friend Owl; Great Stag; Ronno
Synopsis
The adventures of Bambi and his friends as he grows from a new-born fawn into his birthright as Prince of the Forest.

Indexer Notes

Al Hubbard may have assisted on art. Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Based on the 1942 Walt Disney animated feature "Bambi," which was adapted from the 1928 novel "Bambi, A Life in the Woods" by Felix Salten. A sequel appears in Bambi's Children Four Color #30.

[Great Prince of the Forest] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bambi / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bambi
Synopsis
Outlined against a sunset, the adult Bambi stands on a bluff and surveys his domain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color.

[Thumper] (Table of Contents: 4)

Thumper / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Hultgren
Inks
Ken Hultgren
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Thumper
Synopsis
Thumper is "twitterpated" by a girl rabbit.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bambi
  2. 1. [Bambi and Friends]
    Bambi
  3. 2. Bambi
    Bambi
  4. 3. [Great Prince of the Forest]
    Bambi
  5. 4. [Thumper]
    Thumper
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