(July-August 1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale Date
1943-05-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Jerry; Barney Bear; Our Gang
Reprints
Keywords
swords

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photograph)
Inks
?; ? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello everybody!
Genre
children
Characters
Our Gang (photograph); Tom; Jerry
Synopsis
A message from Tom and Jerry as they take a turn at being editors of this issue.

Indexer Notes

In black and red on inside front cover.

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

Our Gang / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
Walt Kelly

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well-hello there gang! Planting a victory garden?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Our Gang [Mickey; Happy; Janet; Buckwheat; Froggie]; Feeney; Ham; Iggy; Mr. Tortoni, a fruit vendor
Synopsis
A rival gang (Feeney, Ham and Iggy) fool Our Gang into thinking that a magic water makes vegetables in no time at all.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All clear Tuffy -Tom Cat's nowhere in sight!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Dinah
Reprints
Keywords
bathtubs; electric razors; flush toilets; soap; stereotyping of African Americans

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and letters credits from _John Stanley in the 1940s: A Comics Bibliography_, Frank M. Young, self-published, 2012. Previous indexer credited Dan Gormley with pencils and inks.

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 76 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: 4)

Flip and Dip / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you young ones have finished dinner you can eat your bananas outdoors.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Flip; Dip; Ma, Pa

Indexer Notes

Copyright by Oscar Lebeck.

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 76 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.

Billy Dollar (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Oscar Lebeck (credited)
Pencils
Walt Kelly (credited)
Inks
Walt Kelly (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Walt Kelly

Genre
humor; advocacy; children
Characters
Johnny; Johnny's father; Billy Dollar (a dollar bill)
Synopsis
Johnny's Dad takes his change and gives him a dollar bill which Johnny puts under his pillow at night. The dollar comes alive and explains how important it is to support the war effort.

Indexer Notes

Advocating the purchase of war stamps

Benny's Friend (Table of Contents: 6)

Benny Burro / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Benny; Stinky; a wolf
Reprints

Summer (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
William Brady; John Messman (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Poem and story about the season of Summer.

I Am the Merry Summer (Table of Contents: 8)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Sheet of music with lyrics.

Barney Bear's Three Wishes (Table of Contents: 9)

Barney Bear / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Barney Bear; a magic lamp
Reprints

Indexer Notes

PPrevious indexer credited the script to Gaylord Du Bois via flawed citation. See Note for Barney Bear in issue #2's index.

Social Sea Lions (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

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

An Adventure with the Half Jug Family (Table of Contents: 11)

Bumbazine and Albert / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
Walt Kelly

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Albert the Alligator; Bumbazine; Grampa Goat; the Half-Jug Folks
Reprints

[Our Gang Victory Garden] (Table of Contents: 12)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
? (black and red)
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Our Gang; Our Gang's goat
Synopsis
Full-page drawing of the Our Gang Victory Garden - find 20 mistakes.

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

[V] (Table of Contents: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Our Gang; Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Barney Bear
Synopsis
V for Victory full page drawing with "headshots" of the Our Gang and selected other characters.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Hello everybody!"]
    Our Gang
  3. 2. ["Well-hello there gang! Planting a victory garden?"]
    Our Gang
  4. 3. ["All clear Tuffy -Tom Cat's nowhere in sight!"]
    Tom and Jerry
  5. 4. ["If you young ones have finished dinner you can eat your bananas outdoors."]
    Flip and Dip
  6. 5. Billy Dollar
  7. 6. Benny's Friend
    Benny Burro
  8. 7. Summer
  9. 8. I Am the Merry Summer
  10. 9. Barney Bear's Three Wishes
    Barney Bear
  11. 10. Social Sea Lions
  12. 11. An Adventure with the Half Jug Family
    Bumbazine and Albert
  13. 12. [Our Gang Victory Garden]
  14. 13. [V]
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