Porky Pig #40
(May-June 1955)

Dell, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
?

[Woodpecker and Baseball Bat] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Tony Strobl
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; woodpecker

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Robot Bird (Table of Contents: 2)

Porky Pig / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil de Lara
Inks
Phil de Lara
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
P.P. #40-556
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Bugs Bunny; Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Porky buys a parakeet for Petunia, but it escapes its cage. Bugs is working for a company that makes robot bird retrievers and tries to use one to capture the parakeet. The robot comes back with everything but the parakeet.
Reprints
Keywords
anti-aircraft guns; lion; painting; parakeet; robot; smokestack; UFO

Porky Pig Meets the Great Optic (Table of Contents: 3)

Porky Pig / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; The Great Optic
Synopsis
Porky says he can't be hypnotized, but when he volunteers to be a subject at a preformance of "The Great Optic," he is, of course, immediately hypnotized. A fire in the theatre leaves Petunia and Cicero with a still-hypnotized Porky, who behaves like any animal that is mentioned in conversation.
Reprints
Keywords
hypnotist

The Builder (Table of Contents: 4)

Porky Pig / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil de Lara
Inks
Phil de Lara
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Porky decides that he'll build a summer cabin for Petunia on a lot at the lake. Porky goes through the usual construction mishaps and then finds himself stranded in the middle of the lake when the lot breaks loose and slides into the lake.
Keywords
construction; lake; summer cabin

The Rag Rug Roundup (Table of Contents: 5)

Porky Pig / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil de Lara
Inks
Phil de Lara
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Sea Rover Sam [Yosemite Sam]; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Petunia is weaving a rag rug for a hobby show and sends Porky to collect rags for it. Elmer and Sam think Porky has hit hard times and buy him some new clothes.
Reprints
Keywords
hobby show; rag rug

[Catching a Tire] (Table of Contents: 6)

Porky Pig / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil de Lara
Inks
Phil de Lara

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Fishermen on a dock are mystified when Porky keeps catching large fish and throws them back.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; spare tire

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Pantomime story.

[Turtle Race] (Table of Contents: 7)

Porky Pig / comic story / 0.875 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil de Lara
Inks
Phil de Lara
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Porky and Cicero have a turtle race. Cicero cheats by using a roller skate.
Reprints
Keywords
roller skates; turtles

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Pantomime story. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents."

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Woodpecker and Baseball Bat]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. ["Dell is proud to present one of its many awards..."]
    Dell Comics
  3. 2. Robot Bird
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. Porky Pig Meets the Great Optic
    Porky Pig
  5. 4. The Builder
    Porky Pig
  6. 5. The Rag Rug Roundup
    Porky Pig
  7. 6. [Catching a Tire]
    Porky Pig
  8. 7. [Turtle Race]
    Porky Pig
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