Four Color #1016 - Smokey the Bear Nature Stories
(August 1959)

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0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
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Dell
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SMOKEY THE BEAR NATURE STORIES, No. 1016." Code number is SMOKEY N.C. #1016-598. (No O.S. in code number and N.C. (Nature Comics?) instead of N.S.) Copyright 1959 by Western Printing and Lithographing Co. Sixth of eight Smokey the Bear Four Colors. "Authorized and approved by the State Foresters and the Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Advertising Council." Printed in the U.S.A.

Smokey the Bear Nature Stories (Table of Contents)

Smokey the Bear / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Morris Gollub (painting)
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Morris Gollub (painting)
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Morris Gollub (painting)

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs; Gimp
Keywords
bears; forest rangers; log rolling; logging; lumberjacks; racoons

Indexer Notes

This is Gollub's second cover of the Four Color Smokey the Bear comics, FC 932 being the first. Attribution by Richard Richmond.

A Forest Ranger's Duties (Table of Contents: 1)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Being a forest ranger is never dull!
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey
Synopsis
Facts about the duties of a forest ranger in the National Forests.
Keywords
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

The Fiery Trap (Table of Contents: 2)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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Here's our next stop, Little Smokey and Specs!
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs; Gimp (villain)
Synopsis
Smokey, Little Smokey, and Specs the raccoon are out inspecting emergency fire stations in the forest when they come across an illegal trapline. Gimp, a villain bear, rolls a boulder toward Smokey, then plans on leaving in his truck with his poached animal skins. Smokey chases Gimp in his jeep. Gimp goes off the mountain road and the fiery crash starts a forest fire. Gimp helps fight the fire, but then escapes. Smokey chases him and the two have a showdown on a log in the river.
Keywords
Bears; forest fire; trapper; trapping

The Grizzly Bear (Table of Contents: 3)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Smokey, Little Smokey, watch out!
Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis
Facts about grizzly bears, narrated by Smokey.
Keywords
Bear; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

How to Raise Tropical Fish (Table of Contents: 4)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Little Smokey, you've got a nibble.
Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis
Facts about raising tropical fish in an aquarium.
Keywords
Educational; fact; fish

Indexer Notes

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Wild Turkey (Table of Contents: 5)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Look at that silly wild turkey!
Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis
Facts about wild turkeys.
Keywords
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

How to Make Animal Track Plaster Casts (Table of Contents: 6)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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There's a good print of mine, Little Smokey!
Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis
The procedure for making a plaster cast of an animal track.
Keywords
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

Frogs and Toads (Table of Contents: 7)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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I'm going to get that bullfrog --
Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis
Facts about frogs and toads.
Keywords
Amphibian; educational; fact; frog; toad

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

How to Collect Butterflies (Table of Contents: 8)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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This butterfly's as good as caught, Little Smokey!
Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis
How to collect butterflies for display.
Keywords
Butterfly; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

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The Bald Eagle (Table of Contents: 9)

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Hey! Drop that fish I caught!
Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs; Eagle
Synopsis
Facts about bald eagles.
Keywords
Eagle; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper reprint?

How to Make an Ant House (Table of Contents: 10)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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What are you doing, Little Smokey?
Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis
How to make a house to observe ants.
Keywords
Ants; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

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The Mysterious Intruder (Table of Contents: 11)

Smokey the Bear / comic story / 7.88 pages (report information)

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Look, Smokey!
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Smokey the Bear; Little Smokey; Specs
Synopsis
The forest service airlifts beavers to build dams in the forest. Something scares the beavers away and as Smokey, Little Smokey, and Specs investigate, they find peccaries, coyotes, and pronghorn deer fleeing a mysterious intruder, which turns out to be a jaguar.
Keywords
Beaver; hunting; jaguar

A Pledge to Parents (Table of Contents: 12)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.125 page (report information)

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The Dell trademark is, and always has been, a positive guarantee that the comic magazine bearing it contains only clean and wholesome entertainment.

The Moose (Table of Contents: 13)

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Each autumn crashing antlers sound in the woods of some of our northern states, as bull moose fight for mates.
Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Facts about the moose.
Keywords
Educational; fact; moose

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

Animals of North America (Table of Contents: 14)

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Living amid mountain peaks, thanks to his concave hoofs that act as suction cups, the bighorn sheep can run on the narrowest edge.
Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Brief facts about bighorn sheep, box turtles, flying squirrels, pocket gophers, raccoons, and porcupines.
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Keywords
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Panels with typeset text underneath.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Smokey the Bear Nature Stories
    Smokey the Bear
  2. 1. A Forest Ranger's Duties
    Smokey the Bear
  3. 2. The Fiery Trap
    Smokey the Bear
  4. 3. The Grizzly Bear
    Smokey the Bear
  5. 4. How to Raise Tropical Fish
    Smokey the Bear
  6. 5. Wild Turkey
    Smokey the Bear
  7. 6. How to Make Animal Track Plaster Casts
    Smokey the Bear
  8. 7. Frogs and Toads
    Smokey the Bear
  9. 8. How to Collect Butterflies
    Smokey the Bear
  10. 9. The Bald Eagle
    Smokey the Bear
  11. 10. How to Make an Ant House
    Smokey the Bear
  12. 11. The Mysterious Intruder
    Smokey the Bear
  13. 12. A Pledge to Parents
  14. 13. The Moose
  15. 14. Animals of North America
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