Porky Pig #49
(November-December 1956)

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
?

[Violin and Doughnuts] (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Cicero Pig snares a doughnut while practicing his violin.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you like my new hat, Porky?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig
Synopsis
Petunia is proud of a new hat she is wearing and wants Porky to figure out what is so different about it. He figures out she used real fruit and flowers when a horse they pass by eats part of it.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, black & white.

"The Pied Piper'ess of Hamlitz" (Table of Contents: 2)

Porky Pig and Petunia / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
P.P. #49-5611
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Monsieur Allie; Sneaky; Sniffy
Synopsis
Petunia finds out that when she plays the piccolo the sound scares away all of the rats. She only wants to be known for how good she sounds, but instead she gets a job helping the town of Hamlitz get rid of their rats. They sell rat traps so when a few rats are spotted there they have to get rid of them or their traps will quit selling. It turns out that a rat is teaching other rats how to avoid their traps, but Petunia's playing saves the day.
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"The Scholarly Scalawag" (Table of Contents: 3)

Henery Hawk / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vivie Risto
Inks
Vivie Risto
Colors
?
Letters
Vivie Risto

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Henery Hawk; Orville; "Leaping" Lena
Synopsis
Henery Hawk decides he wants to catch more than one chicken at a time so he tries something different. He tries being helpful and reading poetry out loud. The chickens like to hear him read so they go to his home to listen. He starts whispering as he reads so that they will have to come inside but Lena goes in first and sees that he is reading a book about how to prepare chicken. They overpower him with their numbers and force him to read real poems to them.

Porky Pig and the Mysterious Mummies (Table of Contents: 4)

Porky Pig / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Sylvester; Little Louie; Tall Paul
Synopsis
Porky Pig has a new job as guard for a museum. He decides to show Sylvester around while he closes up. What he doesn't know is that two thiefs are hiding inside of new mummy cases so that they can steal the world's largest pearl. Porky and Sylvester manage to thwart the robbery. Sylvester is offered a job as an assistant guard but turns it down because "my mummy said there would be days like this - but I'm not about let it become a habit!"
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The Wandering Warbler (Table of Contents: 5)

Mary Jane and Sniffles / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mary Jane; Sniffles; Mary Jane's mother; Cheeper
Synopsis
When Cheeper escapes Mary Jane makes herself little and goes out into the night with Sniffles to find him. Once they find him they are not sure how to get home but lightning bugs help show them the way.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Porky Pig / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Porky! I'm positive of it!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig

Indexer Notes

Porky Pig is running for Junior Mayor and Cicero is convinced that two photographers trying to get a candid photo are really bad guys tryng to kill him. He gets Porky so spooked that he runs to the police with the photographers right behind. Porky jumps in a jail cell asking for protection and the photographers take a picture of him in jail. Porky is mad at him and Cicero asks the police to keep him in jail for at least 10 seconds so that he can get a head start running away.

"Dire Straights" (Table of Contents: 7)

Porky Pig / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig; Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Porky and Cicero clean out their garage and take everything to the dump, however, Cicero mistakenly took Porky's tennis racket also. When they go back to look for it Bugs and Elmer see them and think that they are so poor that they have to get their furniture from the dump. When they get home their garage is full of furniture donated to them by their friends.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Cicero / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cicero Pig; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
While playing catch the football goes into an ostrich cage. Cicero throws back an ostrich egg (which breaks on Elmer's head) by mistake.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Riddle Rhyme: (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Cicero / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
John Liggera
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fontleroy needs some exercise, Cicero!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cicero Pig; Fontleroy
Synopsis
Cicero Pig is paid 25 cents to walk Fontleroy for an hour, but he gets tired. He solves the problem by taking Fontleroy to the store and letting him walk up the down escalator.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover, black & white.

Have Mom and Dad take you down to see the new toys in Toyland! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Toyland; Melode Bells / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Violin and Doughnuts]
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. ["How do you like my new hat, Porky?"]
    Porky Pig and Petunia
  3. 2. "The Pied Piper'ess of Hamlitz"
    Porky Pig and Petunia
  4. 3. "The Scholarly Scalawag"
    Henery Hawk
  5. 4. Porky Pig and the Mysterious Mummies
    Porky Pig
  6. 5. The Wandering Warbler
    Mary Jane and Sniffles
  7. 6. ["Porky! I'm positive of it!"]
    Porky Pig
  8. 7. "Dire Straights"
    Porky Pig
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Cicero
  10. 9. Riddle Rhyme:
  11. 10. ["Fontleroy needs some exercise, Cicero!"]
    Cicero
  12. 11. Have Mom and Dad take you down to see the new toys in Toyland!
    Toyland; Melode Bells
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