(February-March 1958)

Dell, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1958-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Chase Craig (editor)

[Custom-Carved Ice Fishing] (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker
Synopsis
Ice-fishing Woody anticipates the size and nature of his catch by a custom-made, fish-shaped hole in the ice.
Reprints
Keywords
doing-something-their-own-way; ice-fishing; repurposed art; winter setting

Indexer Notes

This image is repurposed for use on the the front or back cover of Boys' and Girls' March of Comics (Western, 1946 series) #184, but without the fish-shaped hole in the ice, thus negating the gag.

The reprint image of ice-fishing Woody was not used as a cover for March of Comics as that issue had its own original cover also drawn by John Carey. Instead, it appeared as a spot illustration (placed in otherwise blank space) on either the front or back cover, depending on the variant.

[The Perfect Picture] (Table of Contents: 1)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now remember, while I adjust the TV antenna you kids watch the screen and let me know when the picture's clear!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter
Synopsis
Woody adjusts his television roof antenna until he achieves the perfect picture.
Keywords
roof; TV antenna

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

Doomed On Kokomoko Island (Table of Contents: 2)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

Job Number
W.W. #47-582
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! A real honest-to-goodness tropical paradise!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell Nuts as "O"s Logo]
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; native lei vendor; juice bar attendant; donkey cart vendor; The Cap'n; Mister Sly
Synopsis
On a tropical island, two unscrupulous treasure hunters follow Woody and the kids, believing them to be descendants of Red Top, the 17th century pirate, and hope to discover the location of Red Top's hidden treasure.
Reprints
Keywords
donkey; exploring; fort; pirates; sea or island setting; treasure

Taxi Trouble (Table of Contents: 3)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Weaver
Inks
Bill Weaver
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Weaver

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now remember, men - today is "Helping Hand" Day at Tarwheel Taxi!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell tilted logo with round "o"s]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; taxi boss; various taxi drivers; chowhound (dog); two male passengers; little old lady; motorcycle cop
Synopsis
Driver Woody is out to win the vacation prize offered by his taxi company for Helping Hand Day.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; good deeds; series of mishaps; taxi

Something Fishy (Table of Contents: 4)

Chilly Willy / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Hi, Chilly!" Sammy Seal called in greeting as he raced into Chilly Willy's igloo.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; Bully Bear; Sammy Seal
Synopsis
Chilly Willy and Sammy Seal temporarily thwart the fish-stealing Bully Bear with baseball moves, but all three soon end up rushing down the river on an ice flow.
Keywords
baseball; bear; best-laid-plans; fishing; ice; penguin; seal; working-at-cross-purposes

Indexer Notes

In the single illustration, Bully Bear is colored brown, rather than his usual "polar-bear-white".

The Private Eye Spy (Table of Contents: 5)

Homer Pigeon / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Veve Risto
Inks
Veve Risto
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Veve Risto

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ooh, look, Homer! That's Edgar Eagle! Isn't he handsome!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Homer Pigeon; Carrie Pigeon; Edgar Eagle; Eddy
Synopsis
To impress Carrie, Homer tries to land a job at the "Sleuth's Inc. Detective Agency".
Keywords
detective; spy; wrong impression

Kids Will Be Kids (Table of Contents: 6)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, kids! Stop throwing snowballs!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell Nuts as "O"s Logo Single "W"]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; Wally Walrus; Willie Walrus; snowman contest judges; Butchie Buzzard
Synopsis
Knothead, Splinter, and Willie Walrus compete in a kids' snowman-building contest, but adults Woody and Wally soon take over and turn it into a game of one-upmanship between each other.
Reprints
Keywords
contest; rivalry; snowman; winter setting

[Garden Variety Tuba] (Table of Contents: 7)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My garden hose leaks and I was wondering if I could borrow your tuba!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Buzz Buzzard
Synopsis
Buzz Buzzard uses Woody's tuba as a garden hose.
Keywords
alternative uses; annoying neighbor; garden; hose; tuba; watering

Indexer Notes

The awkward transition from panel one to panel two seems to indicate that this story was trimmed to make room for the Statement of Ownership that occupies the bottom tier of this page.

[Statement Showing The Ownership, Management, Circulation Etc.] (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Helen Meyer (credited) (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1957. No circulation figures appear as part of this report. Lower tier (1/4) of page.

[TIM...ber!] (Table of Contents: 9)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mi mi mi mi...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker
Synopsis
Chopping down a tree, Woody begins his cry of "Timber!" far more enthusiastically than he finishes it.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; cartoon gag adaptation; chopping; tree

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover. Shares the page with the Dell Pledge to Parents (in final panel).

Adapts a black-out gag used in several Tex Avery Droopy cartoons: "Wags to Riches" (1949), its later CinemaScope remake "Millionaire Droopy" (1956), and "Daredevil Droopy" (1951).

Look Here! 12 Big Issues of Your Favorite Dell Comic (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Custom-Carved Ice Fishing]
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. [The Perfect Picture]
    Woody Woodpecker
  3. 2. Doomed On Kokomoko Island
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. Taxi Trouble
    Woody Woodpecker
  5. 4. Something Fishy
    Chilly Willy
  6. 5. The Private Eye Spy
    Homer Pigeon
  7. 6. Kids Will Be Kids
    Woody Woodpecker
  8. 7. [Garden Variety Tuba]
    Woody Woodpecker
  9. 8. [Statement Showing The Ownership, Management, Circulation Etc.]
  10. 9. [TIM...ber!]
    Woody Woodpecker
  11. 10. Look Here! 12 Big Issues of Your Favorite Dell Comic
    Dell Comics
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