(December 1943)

Dell, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
Editing
Eleanor Packer

Issue Notes

All comic stories in this issue are in three-tier panel format.

[Turkey Turns the Tables] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Gormley (signed as Leon Schlesinger)
Inks
Dan Gormley (signed as Leon Schlesinger)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; turkey; Porky Pig (floating head); Bugs Bunny (floating head); Elmer Fudd (floating head)
Synopsis
Bugs gets a rather unpleasant Thanksgiving surprise, as a turkey goes on the offensive.
Keywords
axe; grinding wheel; hatchet; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; recipe book; Thanksgiving; turkey; turning the tables

Parents! Give This Welcome Christmas Gift (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[Boomerang the Homing Turkey] (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)
Inks
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)
Colors
?
Letters
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An' I thought this'd be an easy way to get money for th' holidays!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Porky Pig; Boomerang (turkey); Petunia Pig; Sniffles; various citizens; cop; judge
Synopsis
Bugs pulls a fortune telling scam, using Elmer's homing turkey.
Keywords
buyer beware; fortune telling; scam; turkey

Indexer Notes

Vive Risto credits from Alberto Becattini (2020). Previous indexer's note says: Buettner credit per info in Michael Barrier's book Funnybooks The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books.

Sniffles is the same size as Porky Pig in this story, but is his typically tiny self in the next story.

[Puppet Rescue] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sniffles and Mary Jane / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Roger Armstrong (signed)
Inks
Roger Armstrong (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Roger Armstrong (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-and after the puppet master went to bed, the puppets came to life-
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sniffles; Mary Jane; Mary Jane's mother; Cinderella (puppet); Wicked Step-Mother (puppet); Prince (puppet)
Synopsis
Sniffles and Mary Jane visit a realm of "puppets-on-strings", where a Cinderella puppet must be rescued from a precarious position before the puppets "come to life" when the clock strikes ten that night.
Keywords
Cinderella; puppets; rescue; shrinking characters; strings

Indexer Notes

The story refers to Cinderella and company as "puppets" but, on strings such as they are, wouldn't they be marionettes?

Elmer in the Army (Table of Contents: 4)

Elmer Fudd / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Elmer's in a uniform;
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
A 13-stanza poem about Elmer in the Army during World War II. Ends with the line: "For Victory and Peace".
Keywords
Army; poem; World War II

[Messenger Mess] (Table of Contents: 5)

Porky Pig / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Volke
Inks
Ed Volke
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Volke

First Line of Dialogue or Text
D-dog-gonit! I-I've j-just g-gotta f-find a j-j-job!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Porky Pig; Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; telegraph boss; Mister White; Mrs. Van Up De Snoot; black cat; hardware store clerk; drug store clerk
Synopsis
Porky gets a job as a messenger boy for a telegraph service. Bugs is next in line for the job, if Porky fails on his first day. Will Porky persevere over Bugs’ sabotage?
Keywords
job competition; messenger boy; sabotage; telegraph

Looney Tunes Cartoon Lesson (Table of Contents: 6)

Looney Tunes Cartoon Lesson / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Buettner
Inks
Carl Buettner
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kids! If you can draw an oval, you can draw a picture too!
Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig
Synopsis
Lessons on how to draw Porky Pig from some basic shapes - and how to draw Petunia Pig with only slight modifications of those shapes.
Keywords
art lessons; cartooning; educational feature

Indexer Notes

Carl Buettner credits from Alberto Becattini (2020).

[A Most Unusual Snowman] (Table of Contents: 7)

Beaky Buzzard / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)
Inks
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)
Colors
?
Letters
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shore looks like we're gonna git some more snow!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Beaky Buzzard; Cicero Pig; various kids; Nazi spy; snowman contest judges; police officer
Synopsis
Beaky's creatively designed snowman leads to the capture of a Nazi spy.
Keywords
contest; Nazi spy; snowman

[Nap Time for Henery!] (Table of Contents: 8)

Henery Hawk / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)
Inks
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)
Colors
?
Letters
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's time for your nap, Henery!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Henery Hawk; Henery's Mama; two little chicks; fox
Synopsis
Rather than take a nap, Henery runs away from home.
Keywords
nap; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; rebellion; running away from home; there’s-no-place-like-home

[Strangler Fudd the Clavicle Crusher] (Table of Contents: 9)

Elmer Fudd / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)
Inks
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)
Colors
?
Letters
Veve Risto (as Vive Risto)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A wabbit snare is a vewy simple way to catch wabbits!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Elmer Fudd; Bugs Bunny; Apehead the Mangler; promoter; referee
Synopsis
Bugs cons Elmer into a wrestling prize-match with Apehead the Mangler.
Keywords
con job; wrestling; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Vive Risto credits from Alberto Becattini (2020).

Petunia's Thanksgiving Dinner (Table of Contents: 10)

Petunia Pig / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Porky Pig and Petunia were skipping merrily homeward through the November sunshine, when Petunia suddenly began to sing in a high, clear voice.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Petunia Pig; Porky Pig; Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Daffy Duck; Sniffles; Little Blabbermouse
Synopsis
Petunia gets the gang together in Elmer Fudd's mountain cabin to have an old-fashioned Thanksgiving like the Pilgrims had. Bugs Bunny scoffs at the idea and is disinvited. ...Never disinvite Bugs Bunny.
Keywords
cabin; fireplace; heckling; Thanksgiving; turkey

[Crossword Puzzled] (Table of Contents: 11)

Chester Turtle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our coal pile is gettin' pretty low!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chester Turtle; Mrs. Turtle; four Turtle kids; guy shoveling snow; Miss Tweedy (teacher)
Synopsis
To win a “ton of coal” for the winter, Chester enters a crossword puzzle contest – and searches high and low for that last missing word to complete his entry.
Keywords
best of intentions; coal; contest; crossword puzzle; furnace; schoolhouse; sled; snow; winter setting

Fill In and Mail These Coupons for Your Gift Subscriptions... (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Dell Comics; Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

This Christmas Give a Subscription to Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Dell Comics; Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Turkey Turns the Tables]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Parents! Give This Welcome Christmas Gift
    Dell Comics; New Funnies
  3. 2. [Boomerang the Homing Turkey]
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. [Puppet Rescue]
    Sniffles and Mary Jane
  5. 4. Elmer in the Army
    Elmer Fudd
  6. 5. [Messenger Mess]
    Porky Pig
  7. 6. Looney Tunes Cartoon Lesson
    Looney Tunes Cartoon Lesson
  8. 7. [A Most Unusual Snowman]
    Beaky Buzzard
  9. 8. [Nap Time for Henery!]
    Henery Hawk
  10. 9. [Strangler Fudd the Clavicle Crusher]
    Elmer Fudd
  11. 10. Petunia's Thanksgiving Dinner
    Petunia Pig
  12. 11. [Crossword Puzzled]
    Chester Turtle
  13. 12. Fill In and Mail These Coupons for Your Gift Subscriptions...
    Dell Comics; Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies
  14. 13. This Christmas Give a Subscription to Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics
    Dell Comics; Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies
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