(January 1950)

Toby, 1949 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Toby Press, Inc.
Editing
Mel Lazarus (art director)

Issue Notes

Distributed by American News Company.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Abner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Capp (balloons)
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
Al Capp
Colors
?
Letters
Al Capp (balloons); ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Halp!! Halp!! Th' monster is loose!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pappy Yokum; Li'l Abner; Monster

Indexer Notes

Al Capp used numerous writing and art assistants. Because they are not easily identifiable, credit for art and story is given to Al Capp. Credits will be updated as their identitities and contributions are discovered.

The cover is a composite of figures from the story. Pappy Yokum and the Coonskin cap-wearing hillbilly are from page 3, panel 3 of the story. Monster and Li'l Abner figures are from page 11, panel 5.

Who's Laffin'? (Table of Contents: 1)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mel Lazarus (signed)
Pencils
Mel Lazarus (signed)
Inks
Mel Lazarus (signed)
Letters
Mel Lazarus (signed)

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Eight gag panels.

Sadie Hawkins Day (Table of Contents: 2)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp (signed)
Pencils
Al Capp (signed)
Inks
Al Capp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Al Capp

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Marryin' Sam; Bet-a-Million Bashby; Ole Man Mose; Monster; Clamwinkle McSlop; Sadie Hawkins; Hezbekiah Hawkins
Synopsis
Another Sadie Hawkins Day race finds Li'l Abner being pursued by a woman over nine feet tall and betting Bat-a-Million Bashby that he won't be caught. A tragedy occurs as Marryin' Sam tries to perform a Five Dollah Weddin'. The story also includes the oft-reprinted origin of Sadie Hawkins Day.
Reprints
  • from Li'l Abner Daily newspaper strip (United Features Syndicate) 1944-09-06 thru 1944-11-29 [with the following exceptions: Strip dated 9-6 panels 3 and 4 dropped
  • Strip dated 9-7 panels 3 and 4 dropped
  • Strips dated 9-11 through 9-19 not printed
  • Strip dated 9-22 panels 1 and 2 dropped
  • Strip dated 9-26 panels 1 and 2 dropped
  • Strip dated 9-21 panel 1 dropped
  • Strip dated 9-30 dropped
  • Strips dated 10-9 through 10-28 not printed
  • Strip dated 10-30 panel 1 dropped
  • Strip dated 11-6 panels 3 and 4 dropped
  • Strips 11-8 through 11-10 not printed
  • Strip dated 11-13 panels 1 and 2 dropped
  • Strips dated 11-14 through 11-17 dropped.

Indexer Notes

Most of the strips not reprinted involve sub-plots. One sequence involves a conflict between Mammy Yokum and Joan L. Sullivan which explains why Pappy Yokum is running in the Sadie Hawkins Day Race.

Christmas in Brooklyn (Table of Contents: 3)

Memphis Smith, Private Eye / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don George
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Memphis Smith

Everyone Was Very Lucky -- Especially 'Lil' Pepp (Table of Contents: 4)

'Lil" Pepp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

Genre
humor
Characters
'Lil' Pepp

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Kid Science / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Herman (signed)
Pencils
Vic Herman (signed)
Inks
Vic Herman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Herman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yippe, I did it! I discovered a formula for making a glue that will last forever!
Genre
humor
Characters
Kid Science; Betty; Rubber Man
Synopsis
Kid Science fights Rubber Man.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Dude Ranch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harold Betancourt
Pencils
Harold Betancourt
Inks
Harold Betancourt
Colors
?
Letters
Harold Betancourt

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last! I found you, Cactus Joe!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dude Ranch
Synopsis
Dude is mistaken for a desperado.

New! Super Duper! Simply Terrific! Television Bank! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Kent Merchandising Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Perfect Christmas Gift! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Ador Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Halp!! Halp!! Th' monster is loose!!"]
    Li'l Abner
  2. 1. Who's Laffin'?
  3. 2. Sadie Hawkins Day
    Li'l Abner
  4. 3. Christmas in Brooklyn
    Memphis Smith, Private Eye
  5. 4. Everyone Was Very Lucky -- Especially 'Lil' Pepp
    'Lil" Pepp
  6. 5. ["Yippe, I did it! I discovered a formula for making a glue that will last forever!"]
    Kid Science
  7. 6. ["At last! I found you, Cactus Joe!"]
    Dude Ranch
  8. 7. New! Super Duper! Simply Terrific! Television Bank!
    Kent Merchandising Co.
  9. 8. The Perfect Christmas Gift!
    Ador Products Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gene Reed (R.I.P.)