(August-September 1961)

Dell, 1952 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1961-06-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Editing
Chase Craig

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1962 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[The Long Arm and Short Sleeves of the Law] (Table of Contents)

Woody Woodpecker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; four flying ducks
Synopsis
Four flying ducks flout traffic cop Woody's signal to stop by flying straight through the sleeves of his uniform.
Reprints
Keywords
ducks; flight path; traffic cop

Indexer Notes

"2nd Big Contest - Enter Now!" and "Trade for Super values at the Dell Trading Post see inside" on top and bottom (respectively) of front cover.

Weighty Problem (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
Come here! I need some weight on this suitcase to get it closed!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Andy Panda; Oswald the Rabbit
Synopsis
Woody and pals are performing as acrobats and use some of their expertise to close a suitcase.
Reprints
Keywords
acrobats; ingenuity; suitcase

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

The Golden Fleece (Table of Contents: 2)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
68-618
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Avast, you little lubbers! We're hauling you in!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell/Western Straight Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Knothead; Splinter; pirates; a sheep; Mabel; Horace; cruise ship crew
Synopsis
Woody and the kids are attacked by pirates and escape to an island with a sheep that appears to be the Golden Fleece of legend. When the pirates arrive and try to capture the sheep, Woody and the kids escape again, to be picked up by a cruise ship.
Reprints
Keywords
boat; pirates; sea or island setting; sheep

Indexer Notes

Knothead and Splinter start-and-finish each others sentences. Not the way they were usually written. Cruise ship is "S.S. Tourina."

Color This Picture and You Can Win (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Clobbered Coach (Table of Contents: 4)

Oswald the Rabbit / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lynn Karp
Inks
Steve Steere
Colors
?
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, kids, here we are at the junior baseball diamond!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Oswald the Rabbit; Floyd; Lloyd; Reddy Fox; Floyd's friends
Synopsis
When the boys gather for their baseball game, they find the umpire can't make it. Reddy disguises himself as a substitute umpire but the boys discover him and the whole team chases him away.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; best-laid-plans; disguise; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Start Trading Now at the Dell Trading Post (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Dell Comics; Dell Trading Post / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

The Rainmaker Faker (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Bill Weaver
Inks
Bill Weaver
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be sure the fire is out, kids! There hasn't been any rain for so long that everything is dry!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Dell/Western Straight Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Splinter; Knothead; Rainmaker; American Indian tribe
Synopsis
A phony rainmaker accuses Woody of stealing his rattle, in an attempt to avoid fulfilling a contract. Woody is forced into a rain dance and there is finally rain after he waxes his car.
Reprints
Keywords
frame-up; Native Americans; rainmaking

Chilly Plays It Cool (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Vivie Risto
Inks
Vivie Risto
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Hey, Chilly, where are you going with the suitcases?" Sammy Seal called.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chilly Willy; Sammy Seal; a ship's captain
Synopsis
Chilly gets work on a ship to head for a warmer climate, but the job is working in the cold-storage room and the ship's destination is the North Pole.
Reprints
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; ship

The Barber Boo Boo (Table of Contents: 8)

Woody Woodpecker / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Weaver
Inks
Bill Weaver
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a break! The first week out of barber school and I find a job staring me in the face!
Feature Logo
Woody Woodpecker [Western Straight Lettering Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; pet shop owner; dogs; a dogcatcher; Mrs. Van Giltbilt; Jeeves
Synopsis
Woody gets a job as a dog barber and despite some mix-ups, manages to get Mrs. Van Giltbilt's dogs trimmed and delivered to the dog show on time.
Reprints
Keywords
barber; dogs

Special Offer from Pop-Ice! Join the “Popeye Navy Club” (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Pop-Ice / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hot Stuff (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Carey
Inks
John Carey
Letters
John Carey

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Woody, this place is so swanky!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Woody Woodpecker; Winnie Woodpecker; waiter
Synopsis
Woody and Winnie are on a date at an expensive restaurant and order a flaming dish, which sets the kitchen on fire.
Reprints
Keywords
date; fire; restaurant

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Long Arm and Short Sleeves of the Law]
    Woody Woodpecker
  2. 1. Weighty Problem
    Woody Woodpecker
  3. 2. The Golden Fleece
    Woody Woodpecker
  4. 3. Color This Picture and You Can Win
    Dell Comics
  5. 4. The Clobbered Coach
    Oswald the Rabbit
  6. 5. Start Trading Now at the Dell Trading Post
    Dell Comics; Dell Trading Post
  7. 6. The Rainmaker Faker
    Woody Woodpecker
  8. 7. Chilly Plays It Cool
    Chilly Willy
  9. 8. The Barber Boo Boo
    Woody Woodpecker
  10. 9. Special Offer from Pop-Ice! Join the “Popeye Navy Club”
    Pop-Ice
  11. 10. Hot Stuff
    Woody Woodpecker
  12. 11. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers only $1.98
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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