Porky Pig #56
(January-February 1958)

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
?

Cactus Bull (Table of Contents)

Porky Pig / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig
Keywords
cactus

Indexer Notes

Though the cover has a title, there is no matching scene in any of the interior stories.

[Snowball in Manhole] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Thinking Cicero is hiding in a manhole after hitting with a snowball, Porky dumps a big snowball down the hole, only to be chased by an unhappy workman.
Keywords
manhole; snowball

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; pantomime story.

Porky Pig and the Singing Sombrero (Table of Contents: 2)

Porky Pig / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
P.P. #56-581
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
While in Mexico, Porky is given a magic sombrero that inspires new talents in anyone who wears it. However, if the wearer becomes conceited, the hat becomes as heavy as lead. Porky is inspired to become a bullfighter.
Reprints
Keywords
bullfighting; bulls; magic; matador; Mexico; sombrero

The Musical Mystery (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters
Mary Jane; Sniffles
Synopsis
Mary Jane and Sniffles rescue a parakeet who is trapped inside a piano.
Reprints
Keywords
parakeet; piano

The Big Hatching Hassle (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Ollie Owl; Foghorn Leghorn
Synopsis
Henery receives a package from his uncle in Somaliland. It contains a huge, strange-looking egg. Foghorn and the hens steal the egg and try to hatch it, but things aren't as they seem.
Reprints
Keywords
egg; hatching

Porky Pig and the Limp Blimp (Table of Contents: 5)

Porky Pig / comic story / 9.75 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Petunia Pig
Synopsis
Porky builds a blimp in his garage. Porky and Petunia take the blimp for a test ride, but everything that could go wrong, does.
Keywords
blimp; chickens; police; robbers; shotgun; tunnel

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Helen Meyer (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1957. No circulation figures given.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Porky Pig / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you have a new dog, Petunia!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig
Synopsis
Porky tries to guess what breed Petunia's new dog is.
Keywords
dog

[Explorers...Warriors...Dreamers...] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Dell / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[Porky in Disguise] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Steve Steere ?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Bug Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Petunia Pig; Sylvester; Sniffles
Synopsis
Porky the detective goes out in a disguise, but doesn't fool anyone.
Keywords
detective; disguise

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Tell Mom and Dad! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cactus Bull
    Porky Pig
  2. 1. [Snowball in Manhole]
    Porky Pig
  3. 2. Porky Pig and the Singing Sombrero
    Porky Pig
  4. 3. The Musical Mystery
    Mary Jane and Sniffles
  5. 4. The Big Hatching Hassle
    Henery Hawk
  6. 5. Porky Pig and the Limp Blimp
    Porky Pig
  7. 6. Statement of Ownership
  8. 7. ["So you have a new dog, Petunia!"]
    Porky Pig
  9. 8. [Explorers...Warriors...Dreamers...]
    Dell
  10. 9. [Porky in Disguise]
    Porky Pig
  11. 10. Tell Mom and Dad!
    Dell
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