(November-December 1960)

Dell, 1960 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1960-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Chase Craig

Issue Notes

No ads in this issue. All 36 pages are comics or comics-related text material.
This issue has variants:

[The Old Song and Dance Troupe Trope] (Table of Contents)

Huckleberry Hound / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Yogi Bear; Pixie; Dixie; Mr. Jinks
Synopsis
The cast of "The Huckleberry Hound Show" performs as a song and dance troupe.
Reprints
Keywords
cane; cast; piano; sheer joy; show; song and dance act; straw hat; top hat; trumpet

Indexer Notes

This was the cast of "The Huckleberry Hound Show" (sans Boo Boo Bear) during the years 1958-1960. It would change over the years, losing Yogi Bear (to his own show), Pixie, Dixie, and Mr. Jinks, and gaining Hokey Wolf (1960) and Yakky Doodle (1965).

A Cat Tale (Table of Contents: 1)

Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo only); Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
(Whew!) I’m bushed… Beat…
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pixie; Dixie; Mr. Jinks
Synopsis
Pixie and Dixie take advantage of Mr. Jinks’ overly tired state.
Keywords
alternative uses; exhaustion; physical exercise

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

Simply Grand Granddaddy (Table of Contents: 2)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Barbera (writer of original cartoon); Vic Lockman (writer of additional material); ? (adaptation of original cartoon)
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Y’know, if diaries could talk, I’ll bet this one would be yellin’ “Ouch!”
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Western Logo 2 Single Line of Slanted Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Chief Crazy Coyote; frontier scout; General Buster; cowardly horse; desert coyote; family of rabbits; Squawlet O’Hara; other soldiers
Synopsis
Trooper Huck is sent out to capture the wacky Chief Crazy Coyote.
Reprints
Keywords
battle of wits; cartoon adaptation; diary; flashback; flood; fort; historical setting; horse; Indians; practical jokes; reused story; soldiers; western setting

Indexer Notes

The first 8 ½ pages of this story is an adaptation (though not exactly a strict one, as some beats are missed and others added) of the Huckleberry Hound TV cartoon “Hokum Smokum” (1958), written by the character’s creator Joe Barbera. The final 2 ½ pages consist of a “tack-on” plot concerning the flooding of the Indian camp, stylistically the product of prolific Dell and Gold Key scripter Vic Lockman, making this an odd hybrid of a story.

Too Many Rules (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rules, rules, rules! That’s all they have in this national forest!
Feature Logo
Yogi Bear [Western Logo 2]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear; Boo Boo Bear; Ranger Smith; female motorist; real estate salesman; father and son motorists; movie director
Synopsis
Yogi buys some worthless desert property with the hope of turning it into his own tourist park – where he, and not the forest service, makes the rules. He awkwardly simulates various park attractions, made with cardboard and glue, to a skeptical visitor.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; desert setting; dissatisfied customer; enterprise; park; scam; tourists

Indexer Notes

Great moment: When Yogi touts a mighty oak "that has stood on this spot for thousands of years", a gust of desert wind blows down the cardboard prop. Skeptical visitor: “Ha! What do you say to that?” Yogi (quickly regaining his composure): “Er, ahem… TIM-BER!”

Jumping Jack Jinks (Table of Contents: 4)

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 (logo and story title only); Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
(Sign) Hoppo World’s Champion Jumper will meet all comers!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pixie; Dixie; Mr. Jinks; Hoppo (kangaroo pictured on sign); contest judge
Synopsis
Mr. Jinks enters Pixie in a jumping contest with a big cash prize.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; contest; get-rich-quick; jumping

The Flying Fish (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One morning following a rainstorm, Biddy Buddy discovered to his surprise that one of the fishes who usually swam in his pond was missing.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Biddy Buddy; Mother Duck; Mr. Fish; beaver
Synopsis
Biddy Buddy helps Mr. Fish get back to his pond, after being washed away by a flood.
Keywords
beaver; displacement; duck; fish; flood; pond; river; storm; tree

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.

Sir Huckleberry and the Dragon (Table of Contents: 6)

Huckleberry Hound / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Barbera (writer of original cartoons 1958); Warren Foster (writer of original cartoons 1959); ? (adaptation of existing cartoon bits into original story)
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo and story title only); Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brave knights, there is a fire-eating dragon in my kingdom! If there is one among you who will volunteer to capture the beast, let him step forward!
Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 2 Single Line of Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; king; knights; horse; dragon; tower guard
Synopsis
Sir Huckleberry Hound is stuck with the job of capturing a dragon.
Reprints
Keywords
battle of wits; cartoon adaptation; dragon; fourth-wall-breaking; historical setting; horse; knights; practical jokes; reused story; trickery; unlikely hero

Indexer Notes

Not an actual adaptation of a Huckleberry Hound television cartoon, but an original story with gag-elements taken or otherwise adapted from such Hound cartoons as “Dragon-Slayer Huck” (1958), “Tricky Trapper” (1958), “Somebody’s Lion” (1959), and “Knight School” (1959). At times, just as they would in a cartoon, both Huck and the dragon address the audience (readers). Possible script or lettering error: In the first line (transcribed above) the dragon is described as a "fire-eating dragon". Should it have been "fire-breathing dragon"?

His Hee-ro (Table of Contents: 7)

Huck and Yogi / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo only); Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Huck!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; Yogi Bear; Quick Draw McGraw (on wall poster, as “The Masked Rider”)
Synopsis
Huck anticipates the Halloween night episode of “The Masked Rider".
Reprints
Keywords
anticipation; Halloween; television; western TV program

Indexer Notes

On Huck’s wall is a poster of Quick Draw McGraw as “The Masked Rider”, though he is dressed in his “El Kabong” outfit from the TV cartoons written by Michael Maltese.

Substitute Runner (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo only)

Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound; angry dog; rabbit
Synopsis
Magician Huck diverts an angry dog with a rabbit pulled from his magic hat.
Reprints
Keywords
angry dog; diversion; ingenuity; magic hat; magic wand; magician; rabbit; unexpected intrusion

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

Smile, Please (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo only)

Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound
Synopsis
Huck does whatever he can to get himself to smile for a self-portrait photo.
Reprints
Keywords
birdie; camera; doing-something-their-own-way; feather duster; making-faces; mirror; photo; puppet; self-portrait; smile

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Black and white on inside back cover.

Sure Shot (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg (logo only)

Feature Logo
Huckleberry Hound [Dell Harvey Eisenberg Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huckleberry Hound
Synopsis
Sign-painter Huck dots a missing letter "i" in grand fashion.
Keywords
doing-something-their-own-way; painter; sign

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. Color on back cover. Replaced by advertisement on some copies (see sequence 11).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Arnold, Schwinn & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Old Song and Dance Troupe Trope]
    Huckleberry Hound
  2. 1. A Cat Tale
    Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks
  3. 2. Simply Grand Granddaddy
    Huckleberry Hound
  4. 3. Too Many Rules
    Yogi Bear
  5. 4. Jumping Jack Jinks
    Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks
  6. 5. The Flying Fish
    Biddy Buddy
  7. 6. Sir Huckleberry and the Dragon
    Huckleberry Hound
  8. 7. His Hee-ro
    Huck and Yogi
  9. 8. Substitute Runner
    Huckleberry Hound
  10. 9. Smile, Please
    Huckleberry Hound
  11. 10. Sure Shot
    Huckleberry Hound
  12. 11. ["Hey fellows! Ride the best!"]
    Arnold, Schwinn & Co.
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