(May-June 1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale Date
1944-03-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
Editing
Oskar Lebeck (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Our Gang / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Happy; Buckwheat; Froggy (of Our Gang)

Winners of the Nov.-Dec. contest (Table of Contents: 1)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
List of the winners of the November-December contest, who won a 25-cent war stamp or a 10-cent war stamp.

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

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

Our Gang / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shipwrecked on a apparently uninhabited island...
Genre
adventure; children; humor
Characters
Our Gang [Janet; Mickey; Happy; Froggy; Buckwheat]; Deadlight Dan; Japanese spies
Reprints

Indexer Notes

War reference

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: 3)

Flip 'n' Dip / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, look Flip I wonder what that can be...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Flip; Dip; Pa

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1944 by Oskar Lebeck.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley
Inks
John Stanley
Colors
?
Letters
John Stanley

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sailing, sailing over the bounding Main
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jerry; Tuffy; Tom

Indexer Notes

Story, art, and letters credits from _John Stanley in the 1940s: A Comics Bibliography_, Frank M Young, self-published: 2012.

[The Mysterious Groans] (Table of Contents: 5)

Barney Bear and Benny Burro / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Barney Bear; Benny Burro; the sheriff of a western town; a mad musician
Synopsis
Barney and Benny come to a western town whose inhabitants are fleeing because of mysterious groans that are coming from a huge "horn" hollowed out of a mountain by a madman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on December 16, 1943. The first story with Barney and Benny as a team. They never appeared together in animated cartoons until "Half-Pint Palomino," a 1953 MGM cartoon directed by Dick Lundy. Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

Wanted - A Master! (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

"Retold from the Pete Smith M-G-M specialty."

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

Johnny Mole / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a cozy little house under the ground...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Johnny Mole; Johnny's mom; Mister Weasel; Johnny's pop

[The Prisoner's Mother] (Table of Contents: 8)

Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Happy Hound [Droopy]; prison hounds; Prison warden; prisoner no. 3B909664780; Butch, the prisoner's pal
Synopsis
Happy apathetically captures the wolf prisoner again, then lets him visit his "mother," actually a disguised hoodlum.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art submitted on October 30, 1943. Barks submitted this as an eight-page story; it was reduced to six by rearranging and altering the panels so that more could be accommodated on a page. Notes and synopsis by Michael Barrier from "Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book" (M. Lilien, 1982).

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

Bertie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bertie

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story on the inside back cover, in black and yellow.

A Cat Fish Tale (Table of Contents: 10)

Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Our Gang
  2. 1. Winners of the Nov.-Dec. contest
  3. 2. ["Shipwrecked on a apparently uninhabited island..."]
    Our Gang
  4. 3. ["Oh, look Flip I wonder what that can be..."]
    Flip 'n' Dip
  5. 4. ["Sailing, sailing over the bounding Main"]
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  6. 5. [The Mysterious Groans]
    Barney Bear and Benny Burro
  7. 6. Wanted - A Master!
  8. 7. ["In a cozy little house under the ground..."]
    Johnny Mole
  9. 8. [The Prisoner's Mother]
    Droopy [MGM Cartoon Dog]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Bertie
  11. 10. A Cat Fish Tale
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
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