(November-December 1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Publishing Co.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Barney Bear; Tom; Jerry; Froggy; Buckwheat

[Hi, Kids!] (Table of Contents: 1)

Our Gang / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; photograph
Inks
?; photograph
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Froggy (photograph); Barney Bear; Tom; Jerry; Our Gang (photograph)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Our Gang / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
Walt Kelly

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mickey, it don't seem right!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Our Gang [Spanky; Froggy; Mickey; Janet; Buckwheat]; a small, unnamed kid in the gang; the gang's goat (as yet unnamed); a car tire thief and his pal; police officers
Synopsis
The gang run a newspaper and decide to cover the blackout. Froggy unknowingly helps a car tire thief, but the gang catch the thief and his pal in the end.

Indexer Notes

War related story (blackouts, rubber restrictions).

Du Bois script credit conjecture per Funnybooks (UC Press, Oakland) 2015 by Michael Barrier, pg65: "Kelly drew the first 'Our Gang' story from a script by Gaylord Du Bois, Lebeck's principal writer ... The first two stories--Du Bois may have written the second as well as the first--have Our Gang involved in conflicts, the first with a rival gang that ends when a misunderstanding is cleared up, very much a Du Bois marker, and then one with criminals. The third story, though, is a slapstick comedy of the kind that became a Kelly specialty." (Previous indexer credited the script to Walt Kelly.)

Barney Bear Becomes a Hobo! (Table of Contents: 3)

Barney Bear / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Barney Bear; an unnamed wolf; three hobos
Synopsis
Barney gets tricked out of his house by the wolf, and tries to live as a hobo, but even the other hobos make demands on him.

Indexer Notes

War related story (rubber collecting).

Previous indexer credited the script to Gaylord Du Bois, citing Funnybooks (UC Press, Oakland) 2015 by Michael Barrier. But Barrier, writing of Our Gang Comics, credits Du Bois with only the first issue's story: "[Du Bois] was called upon to write not just talking animal stories (the first six 'Tom and Jerry' stories, 'Barney Bear' in the first issue), but also 'King,' a deadly serious dog story ..." pg122.

The Killer Diller Boys (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

"Based on the M-G-M cartoon, copyright, 1942, by Loews inc."

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 187 Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (1984). Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

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

Tom and Jerry / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I smell mice up on that pantry shelf!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; the black housemaid (Dinah, unnamed here)

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014. Corroborated in "Funnybooks" (Michael Barrier; 2015; UC Press, Oakland), page 122: "the first six 'Tom and Jerry' stories."

Flip and Dip in Monkeyshines (Table of Contents: 6)

Flip and Dip / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Ma; Pa; Flip; Dip
Synopsis
The family's tree house blows down in a storm, and they convert it into a house boat

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 179, Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [Books] Group 2. Pamphlets, Etc. New Series, Volume 40 for the Year 1943 By Library of Congress, Copyright Office. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

Jimmy Wells; Explorer (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Wells / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
animal; children

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 179, Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [Books] Group 2. Pamphlets, Etc. New Series, Volume 40 for the Year 1943 By Library of Congress, Copyright Office. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

The First Swallow (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
animal
Characters
A little swallow; an unnamed padre

Indexer Notes

"Based on the M-G-M cartoon, copyright 1942 by Loew's inc."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

King / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hunting for food in the great, silent woods taught King to move silently ...
Genre
animal
Characters
King; three wolf pups; a baby bear; the mother bear; the mother wolf

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 179, Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [Books] Group 2. Pamphlets, Etc. New Series, Volume 40 for the Year 1943 By Library of Congress, Copyright Office. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, February 2014.

Stuffie (Table of Contents: 10)

Stuffie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
animal

Indexer Notes

"As retold from the M-G-M Pete Smith specialty"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Benny "The Lonesome Burro" / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee whiz! It's lonesome around here!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Benny Burro; a little bird; a baby bird
Synopsis
Benny seeks companionship, and teams up with a little bird, who gets shot by hunters. Benny has to hatch the little bird's egg.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Stuffie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These pictures are from Stuffie ...
Genre
animal; children
Characters
Stuffie

Indexer Notes

Stills from movie picture

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?; photograph
Inks
?; photograph
Colors
?

Characters
Our Gang; Barney Bear; Tom; Jerry; Flip; Dip

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Hi, Kids!]
    Our Gang
  3. 2. ["Mickey, it don't seem right!"]
    Our Gang
  4. 3. Barney Bear Becomes a Hobo!
    Barney Bear
  5. 4. The Killer Diller Boys
  6. 5. ["I smell mice up on that pantry shelf!"]
    Tom and Jerry
  7. 6. Flip and Dip in Monkeyshines
    Flip and Dip
  8. 7. Jimmy Wells; Explorer
    Jimmy Wells
  9. 8. The First Swallow
  10. 9. ["Hunting for food in the great, silent woods taught King to move silently ..."]
    King
  11. 10. Stuffie
    Stuffie
  12. 11. ["Gee whiz! It's lonesome around here!"]
    Benny "The Lonesome Burro"
  13. 12. ["These pictures are from Stuffie ..."]
    Stuffie
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
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