Four Color #1348 - Yak Yak
([March-May] 1962)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1962-01-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Yak Yak, No. 1348." No code number. Copyright 1962 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.

No month is given on the cover or in the indicia. Based on the copyright dates of this issue and others in the series released around the same time, one can determine that this issue was published with other Four Color issues bearing a "March-May 1962" cover date.

On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yak Yak / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis (painting) (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (painting) (signed)
Colors
Jack Davis (painting) (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Keywords
arrows; beatniks; bows

Indexer Notes

Subtitled "A Pathology of Humor" on cover.

Sufferin Pain Reliever (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parody of ad for Bufferin pain releiver.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Listed as "Volume 1, No. 2."

TV for All (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Matt Gunn; Lester Dog
Synopsis
Adventures of a "singing private eye spy cowboy world traveler and wrestler from Cartoonland."

Indexer Notes

Caricatures of Alfred Hitchcock, Fidel Castro, and Nikita Khrushchev.

[Take Me to Your Leader] (Table of Contents: 4)

A Yak Yak / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A short space alien reacts violently when he's laughed at by a beatnik.

Skin-Diving (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Satire about skin-diving.

[The Caddy] (Table of Contents: 6)

A Yak Yak / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
A clumsy golfer hits his caddy with his golf club.

It Could Be Wurst (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A satire on the story of the Dutch boy and the hole in the dike.

[Hair Restorer] (Table of Contents: 8)

A Yak Yak / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A street peddler selling hair grower disguises himself by using some of his product.

A Yak Yak Prediction (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Nikita Khrushchev
Synopsis
Fake editorial cartoon concerning Russian Premier Nikita Krushchev.

Indexer Notes

Two-page drawing across the centerfold.

How to Identify Road-Nuts! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Different types of bad drivers.

[Snake-bite Medicine] (Table of Contents: 11)

A Yak Yak / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A mountaineer is only allowed to drink moonshine when he's bit by a snake.

Romance/Realism (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A series of contrasts between the romantic view of the world and stark realism.

Hysterical Historical Quizzical Quiz (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A quiz involving historical events, with fake answers.

Belief It or Not! (Table of Contents: 14)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Davis ?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parody of the "Believe It or Not" newspaper panel.

[The Lion Tamer] (Table of Contents: 15)

A Yak Yak / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A lion takes the lion-tamer's chair and sits in it.

Status Midget (Table of Contents: 16)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Davis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parody ad for Status Midget sports car.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

[Man in the Moon] (Table of Contents: 17)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Davis (painting?)
Inks
Jack Davis (painting?)
Colors
Jack Davis (painting?)

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Resolution of situation from front cover. Mostly monochrome blue, may be a water-color painting.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Yak Yak
  2. 1. Sufferin Pain Reliever
  3. 2. [Table of Contents]
  4. 3. TV for All
  5. 4. [Take Me to Your Leader]
    A Yak Yak
  6. 5. Skin-Diving
  7. 6. [The Caddy]
    A Yak Yak
  8. 7. It Could Be Wurst
  9. 8. [Hair Restorer]
    A Yak Yak
  10. 9. A Yak Yak Prediction
  11. 10. How to Identify Road-Nuts!
  12. 11. [Snake-bite Medicine]
    A Yak Yak
  13. 12. Romance/Realism
  14. 13. Hysterical Historical Quizzical Quiz
  15. 14. Belief It or Not!
  16. 15. [The Lion Tamer]
    A Yak Yak
  17. 16. Status Midget
  18. 17. [Man in the Moon]
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