(June-August 1955)

Dell, 1954 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1955
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Chase Craig

[Hanging by a Whisker - or Two] (Table of Contents)

Tweety and Sylvester / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
Tweety has just realized that he is swinging on Sylvester's whiskers, headed for his wide-open mouth.
Reprints
Keywords
one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; swinging; unwelcome surprise; whiskers

Distinguished Achievement Award (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Dell Comics Pledge to Parents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Tweety's Good Turn (Table of Contents: 2)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This cake ought to win a prize at the church social!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Granny; lots of mice; lots of cats; dog; burglar
Synopsis
Granny threatens to cast lazy Sylvester out because he hasn’t caught any mice. Tweety, observing “Be Kind to Cats Week”, decides to help the Puddy Tat keep his home by providing him with some mice to catch. When hapless Sylvester can’t get the job done, Tweety recruits more cats to help him – followed by a dog to rout the cats, and more.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; catching mice; escalating events; wreaking havoc

Choo-Choo Trouble (Table of Contents: 3)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, doodness! I hope I don't miss the twain to Pinfeather Junction!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; various train passengers; baggage handler; crateful of canaries
Synopsis
Tweety must take a train trip, but has forgotten his ticket money. Conductor Sylvester will have no free-riders.
Reprints
Keywords
battle of wits; series of mishaps; train

The Tweety-Counter (Table of Contents: 4)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm! This might be worth looking into!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; prospectors' supply store clerk; bear; two uranium miners
Synopsis
Tweety develops hiccups when in proximity to uranium. Would-be prospector Sylvester decides to exploit the situation.
Reprints
Keywords
get-rich-quick; prospecting; uranium; wild goose chase

Hook or Crook (Table of Contents: 5)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I guess fishing is just about me favorite occupation!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; lots of fishermen; game warden
Synopsis
Sylvester finds Tweety parked at the Puddy Tat's "secret fishing spot". In his efforts to remove the bird, he repeatedly runs afoul of the game warden.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; game warden; series of mishaps

[Curiosity Klonks the Cat] (Table of Contents: 6)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The best time to nab him is when he's working!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
Sylvester is curious about the project Tweety is working on.
Reprints
Keywords
curiosity; sorry-you-asked

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

[Tooth Pulling] (Table of Contents: 7)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
Tweety pulls Sylvester’s front tooth by opening a door where one end of a string is tied around the doorknob and the other end is tied around Sylvester’s front tooth. Hungry Sylvester grabs Tweety and throws him “down the hatch”, but Tweety escapes through the gap left by Sylvester’s now-missing front tooth.
Keywords
door; escape; minimalist style; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; tooth-pulling

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. This gag page is presented in an unusually minimalist style for Dell Comics of the period. There is no logo, no title, and no background scenery or props beyond the free-floating door and its attached string. The background of every panel is colored light blue in its entirety, presaging the “modern design” look Western would later institute in its Gold Key Comics of 1962-1963. The rightmost third of the bottom (4th) tier is occupied by the “Dell Comics Pledge to Parents”. Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Hanging by a Whisker - or Two]
    Tweety and Sylvester
  2. 1. Distinguished Achievement Award
    Dell Comics Pledge to Parents
  3. 2. Tweety's Good Turn
    Tweety and Sylvester
  4. 3. Choo-Choo Trouble
    Tweety and Sylvester
  5. 4. The Tweety-Counter
    Tweety and Sylvester
  6. 5. Hook or Crook
    Tweety and Sylvester
  7. 6. [Curiosity Klonks the Cat]
    Tweety and Sylvester
  8. 7. [Tooth Pulling]
    Tweety and Sylvester
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