(June 1955)

Toby, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1955
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Toby Press, Inc.
Brand
Toby Press

Issue Notes

Final Toby Press issue.

[To Each His Own... Umbrella] (Table of Contents)

Felix the Cat / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Otto Messmer
Inks
Otto Messmer
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; puppy
Synopsis
In the rain, Felix walks a puppy bearing his own tiny umbrella.
Keywords
puppy; rain; umbrella

Reported (Table of Contents: 1)

Felix the Cat / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Oriolo
Pencils
Joe Oriolo
Inks
Joe Oriolo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Children -- It won't be necessary for you to take your report cards home -- I've already mailed them to your parents!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; Inky; teacher; Mr. O'Malley (mailman); Danny
Synopsis
Inky will stop at nothing to prevent Felix receiving the boy's report card in the mail.
Keywords
mail; report card

Sound Effects (Table of Contents: 2)

Felix the Cat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Messmer
Pencils
Otto Messmer
Inks
Otto Messmer
Colors
?
Letters
Otto Messmer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I feel nervous - soft, sweet music might calm me!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; vacuuming lady upstairs; guy with bowling ball; two guys posting advertising bills; jackhammer operator; guy with drum; kid with balloon; department store crowds; rooster; popularity contest judge; contest master-of-ceremonies; Flub the Pup; Pokey Pig
Synopsis
Suffering from jangled nerves, Felix tries desperately to shut out all sounds. He succeeds, but at an unknown cost.
Reprints
Keywords
bad nerves; earmuffs; need-for-peace-and-quiet; reused story; sounds

Indexer Notes

A reworking of the two-page text story "Felix Becomes Earritated" from Felix the Cat (Dell, 1948 Series) #11 (October-November 1949).

Play Fun (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Pencils
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Inks
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
A. W. Nugent (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's a word test!
Genre
children
Keywords
connect-the-dots; drawing-step-by-step; numbers puzzle; word find; word games

Indexer Notes

A page of puzzles and activities.

[He's Gonna Need a Bigger Bed!] (Table of Contents: 4)

Joe Blow / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Oriolo
Pencils
Joe Oriolo
Inks
Joe Oriolo
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Joe Blow
Synopsis
Joe solves the problem of his repeatedly falling out of bed.
Keywords
bed; making-the-best-of-it; sleep problems

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

[A Hot Time on the Old Wrist Tonight] (Table of Contents: 5)

Don Poco / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Oriolo
Pencils
Joe Oriolo
Inks
Joe Oriolo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eet ees very hot today - I weel go sweeming!
Genre
humor
Characters
Don Poco; kid
Synopsis
In his haste to go swimming, Don Poco forgets one important detail.
Keywords
hot weather; inattentiveness; swimming

House Blues (Table of Contents: 6)

Felix the Cat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Messmer
Pencils
Otto Messmer
Inks
Otto Messmer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! I hate to think of all the work I have to do so that the house looks ship shape!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; Inky; Mr. Lando (real estate agent); prospective buyer
Synopsis
Felix wants to sell his house, but then has second thoughts.
Keywords
leave-well-enough-alone; second thoughts; selling a house

Color Drama (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Otto Messmer
Inks
Otto Messmer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blackie, a shaggy, black-haired cocker-spaniel, walked friskily out of the barn with a rambling, rocking motion.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Blackie; Peggy Peacock; Fireman the Rooster; Benny the Blue-Jay; purple martin; red robin; green turtle; snow-white rabbit; yellow canary; pink flamingo; Mama Hen; baby chick; hungry wolf
Synopsis
Blackie, a completely black cocker-spaniel, is derided by the other brightly colored animals.
Keywords
unlikely hero; valuable lesson

Indexer Notes

Story has three illustrations by Messmer.

[Not Worth his Salt] (Table of Contents: 8)

Joe Blow / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Oriolo
Pencils
Joe Oriolo
Inks
Joe Oriolo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're hired!
Genre
humor
Characters
Joe Blow; restaurant manager
Synopsis
Joe is tasked with filling a restaurant's salt shakers.
Keywords
restaurant; salt; salt shakers
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [To Each His Own... Umbrella]
    Felix the Cat
  2. 1. Reported
    Felix the Cat
  3. 2. Sound Effects
    Felix the Cat
  4. 3. Play Fun
  5. 4. [He's Gonna Need a Bigger Bed!]
    Joe Blow
  6. 5. [A Hot Time on the Old Wrist Tonight]
    Don Poco
  7. 6. House Blues
    Felix the Cat
  8. 7. Color Drama
  9. 8. [Not Worth his Salt]
    Joe Blow
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jim Walls
  • Jim Stangas