(May-June 1960)

Dell, 1960 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1960-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Chase Craig (editor)

Issue Notes

[Western Style Steer-ing Wheels] (Table of Contents)

Huckleberry Hound / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound
Synopsis
Huck tricks-out his bike - western style.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; bicycle; cattle horns; doing-something-their-own-way; western gear

Indexer Notes

Yakky Doodle added to this cover for the reprinted version in Huckleberry Hound (Western, 1962 Series) #29 (April 1967), owing to the character's "transfer" to The Huckleberry Hound Show in the mid-1960s.

Weak in the Trees (Table of Contents: 1)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo and title lettering)

Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound
Synopsis
Never jump into a hammock with both ends tied to supple apple trees.
Reprints
Keywords
apples; bombardment; hammock; trees; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside front cover.

Time Jumper (Table of Contents: 2)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (title lettering); Rome Siemen (rest of story)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's just awful the way some o' these stories end up! Doggone!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 2 Single Line of Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; librarian; Bad Cactus Carl (western villain); western townsfolk; Sir Caddy (villainous knight); Sir Caddy's steed; King Archie
Synopsis
Unlocking the secret of an unlikely method of time travel, Huck sets out to right some of history’s wrongs.
Reprints
Keywords
armor; art or lettering modification; books; clocks; doors; ingenuity; king; knight; library; medieval setting; outlaw; roads; six-gun; time travel; unlikely hero; western setting

Indexer Notes

Huck travels a "timeway" ("a freeway through the ages"), made up of winding brick paths leading to different doors for various years and time periods. His own entry-door is marked "1960" in this original Dell printing. and "1969" for the Gold Key reprint.

Rock-A-Bye Boo Boo (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen; Harvey Eisenberg (logo and title lettering)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shut the door part way, Boo Boo!
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Harvey Eisenberg Logo 2]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Ranger Smith; Big Brian Bear
Synopsis
Tired of having to wait on a demanding Yogi hand and foot, Boo Boo rebels by disguising himself as a baby bear so that Yogi will wait on him for a change. The ruse takes a strange turn when a rushing underground river leads the pair to a valley of big bears, where full-grown Yogi is regarded as a "baby".
Reprints
Keywords
baby disguise; forest setting; role reversal; ruse; size differential; strange valley; underground river; waterfall; wrong impression

Two Foxy Fellows (Table of Contents: 4)

Biddy Buddy / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (title lettering only); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One bright sunny morning Biddy Buddy sat motionless on the bank of his pond and gazed at his reflection in the water.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Biddy Buddy; fox
Synopsis
Biddy Buddy outfoxes a hungry fox.
Reprints
Keywords
bramble; duck; fox; pond; reflection

Indexer Notes

Biddy Buddy is a little duck who evolved into the Hanna-Barbera character Yakky Doodle. He evolved from the little duck character in Hanna and Barbera's Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts. Harvey Eisenberg draws the fox in this story to look very much like Yakky Doodle’s recurring foe, Fibber Fox – at a time before either Yakky Doodle or Fibber Fox were established as TV characters.

Jam Session (Table of Contents: 5)

Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (title and sound effects lettering only); Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got to work out some new sounds for my Frantic Feline Combo today!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pixie; Dixie; Mr. Jinks; The Frantic Felines (a band of trumpet-playing beatnik cats)
Synopsis
Pixie and Dixie try desperately to derail Mr. Jinks' newfound enthusiasm for loud drumming!
Reprints
Keywords
band; comic obsession; drums; mallet; music; trumpets

The Helpless Helper (Table of Contents: 6)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo and story title only); Rome Siemen (rest of story)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Traffic! Smog! Noise! There comes a time in every hound's life when he just can't take the city anymore!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Myopic Q. Mole, Esquire
Synopsis
Fleeing the city for the peace and quiet of the country, do-gooder Huck becomes the self-appointed protector of a nearsighted mole who has decided to live on the surface, rather than remain underground. He should have minded his own business.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; city; country; forest setting; fourth-wall-breaking; leave-well-enough-alone; mole; need-for-peace-and-quiet; protector; series of mishaps; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

As a former animator, Harvey Eisenberg nicely renders several instances of cartoon slapstick violence – all of which happen to Huck. Fourth-Wall Flouting: Huck directly addresses the readers on page seven, panel six.

The Master's Touch (Table of Contents: 7)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg

Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; art supplies salesman
Synopsis
Huck gears-up with the finest art supplies for a unexpected purpose.
Keywords
alternative uses; art supplies; artist

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. On final interior page of the comic. The lower right one-third of this page is reserved for the Dell Comics "Pledge to Parents."

The Jumper (Table of Contents: 8)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you ready, Huckleberry?
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; unseen pilot of airplane; farmer
Synopsis
Huck and his pilot miscalculate Huck's parachute jump, leading to an unconventional attempt at a do-over.
Keywords
airplane; miscalculation; parachute

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

Quick Dip (Table of Contents: 9)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound
Keywords
advertising variance per issue

Indexer Notes

Color on back cover. Some copies replace this story with an advertisement for "New Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows" (see below).

New Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Kraft Marshmallows / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Western Style Steer-ing Wheels]
    Huckleberry Hound
  2. 1. Weak in the Trees
    Huckleberry Hound
  3. 2. Time Jumper
    Huckleberry Hound
  4. 3. Rock-A-Bye Boo Boo
    Yogi Bear
  5. 4. Two Foxy Fellows
    Biddy Buddy
  6. 5. Jam Session
    Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks
  7. 6. The Helpless Helper
    Huckleberry Hound
  8. 7. The Master's Touch
    Huckleberry Hound
  9. 8. The Jumper
    Huckleberry Hound
  10. 9. Quick Dip
    Huckleberry Hound
  11. 10. New Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
    Kraft Marshmallows
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