(October 2003)

Dark Horse, 2003 Series
Volume
2
Price
18.95 USD
Pages
136
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand
Dark Horse Comics [facing left]
ISBN
1-56971-976-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781569719763 51895
Editing
Denis Kitchen; Dave Land (Dark Horse editor); Philip W. Simon (Dark Horse editor)

Issue Notes

Printed in China. Design by Lia Ribacchi. The front matter states that Andy Amato, Harvey Curtis, and Walter Johnson also contributed to artwork in this volume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Inks
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 4 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Al Capp

Indexer Notes

Half-title page

Al Capp 1909-1979 (Table of Contents: 3)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Al Capp

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Inks
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Al Capp
Characters
Li'l Abner

Indexer Notes

Title page, front matter

Milton the Masked Man (Table of Contents: 5)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Inks
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Big Julius; Tiny Yokum [Milton the Masked Martian]; Educated Charlie; Swami Riva; Olman Riva; thugs; schoolgirls; Big Julius's daughter
Synopsis
Tiny plays a superhero for TV commercials. Racketeer Big Julius believes the character is real, and Swami Riva accidentally gives him powers.
Keywords
Newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally published from November 27, 1955 though January 1, 1956.

There's No Place Like Home (Table of Contents: 6)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Inks
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Marilyn Monroe; Li'l Abner; Dogpatchers; reporter; Wolf Gal; Daisy Mae; Moonbeam McSwine
Synopsis
Marilyn Monroe goes to Dogpatch to get away from adoring fans, but she's miffed that Dogpatch gals get all the attention from the men.
Keywords
Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strip originally published January 8, 1956.

What Are You Groping For, Van Grope? (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Inks
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Aunt Bessie; Crawley Van Grope; Tigerina; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Tiny Yokum; Salomey; Armand; Pierre; members of the Gourmet's Club
Synopsis
Aunt Bessie wants to marry Crawley Van Grope, but he won't marry her because he's ashamed that he can't get into the Gourmet's Club without a hammus alabammus, believed to be extinct; he'll marry exotic dancer Tigerina instead. Aunt Bessie and Tigerina battle over the last hammus alabammus on earth, and Tigerina wheedles it away from the chef. But the chef sacrifices himself to boil into the needed sauce, so Crawley marries Bessie anyway.
Keywords
Gourmet's Club; hammus alabammus; newspaper comic strip; pig

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally ran from January 15, 1956 through February 19, 1956.

Welcome (--Shudder!!--) Strangers!! (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Inks
Al Capp; Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; advocacy; satire-parody
Characters
Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Mr. and Mrs. Goodpants; Moonbeam McSwine; Dan'l Dawgmeat; new neighors
Synopsis
Dogpatchers form a mob to drive out their new neighbors, because they have square eyes. Mammy muses that square eyes don't do any harm, then learns how human and humane the new folks are. She heads off the mob, and convinces Dogpatchers to welcome the new neighbors just as they would any others.
Keywords
Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip; prejudice

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally appeared February 26, 1956 through March 11, 1956.

Inside Lower Slobbovia (Table of Contents: 9)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Tiny Yokum; ship crew; sea captain; Lower Slobbovians; Mimikniks; cruise passengers; Pat Weeper
Synopsis
Tiny gets shanghaied to Lower Slobbovia. There he discovers Mimikniks, birds which can sing any voice and song that they hear.
Keywords
Lower Slobbovia; newspaper comic strip; shanghaied

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared March 18, 1956 through April 1, 1956.

A -- Shudder!! -- Star Is Born (Table of Contents: 10)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Dig Muddley; Nightmare Alice; Loverboynik; Rory McGoon; Piper Pincus; Marjorie Strain
Synopsis
Dig Muddley becomes Hollywood's greatest gossip columnist by making an alliance with Nightmare Alice. They make up gossip, then she uses her voodoo dolls to make it come true. Dig Muddley flees to outer space when he finds dolls of himself and Alice in wedding clothes.
Keywords
Hollywood; newspaper comic strip; voodoo doll; witch

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared April 8, 1956 through May 13, 1956.

Will Success Spoil Jack Rockheart? (Table of Contents: 11)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Jack Rockheart Jr.; Tremblebottom; Daisy Mae; Li'l Abner; Honest Abe; Bing Crosnik; flunkies; census taker; best-dressed women; Prince of Monte Carload [Li'l Abner]
Synopsis
Thwarted in signing Grace Kelly for a movie, Jack Rockheart swears to make Daisy Mae just as big a star from scratch. This requires getting rid of her husband and child, which is done by expunging them from the census records, so that they don't officially exist. Jack Rockheart tries to crown his success by marrying Daisy Mae to Prince Charlie, who turns out to be Lil Abner in disguise.
Keywords
Disguise; Hollywood; mistaken identity; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared from May 20, 1956 through June 24, 1956.

Mammy Knows Best (Table of Contents: 12)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mammy Yokum; Tiny Yokum; Available Jones; city gal; Hopeful; Boyless Bailey
Synopsis
Tiny experiences a series of perplexing disasters with gals, and Mammy explains the facts of life to him.
Keywords
Dogpatch; mother; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared from July 1, 1956 through July 15, 1956.

Mammy Conjures Up a Wide-Screen Vision, in Dazzling Technicolor!! (Table of Contents: 13)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mammy Yokum; Lil Abner; Daisy Mae; Honest Abe; Evil-Eye Fleegle; Miss Blueboid
Synopsis
Trying to convince her kin that having everything does not necessarily make you happy, Mammy conjures up repeated visions of Evil-Eye Fleegle, exhausting herself before she finally gets a vision that proves her point.
Keywords
Brooklyn; newspaper comic strip; whammy

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared from July 22, 1956 through August 12, 1956.

Doom It May Concern (Table of Contents: 14)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Pearly G. Yokum [Pearly Gates Yokum]; Dogpatch gal; Nelson E. Yokum (owl)
Synopsis
Pearly G. Yokum's visits always herald a death, and various family members attempt suicide so as to spare the others. It turns out that the victim is the family owl.
Keywords
Newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared from August 19, 1956 through September 16, 1956.

Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere (Table of Contents: 15)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Tiny Yokum; Mammy Yokum; Joan L. Sullivan; ambassador; government officials; Abdul the Indescribable; pilots; harem
Synopsis
After ruining his own clothes in a sewer, Tiny dons a harem outfit including veil, after which he whisked off as the latest bride for Abdul, the Indescribable. Tiny straightens out Abdul's back problems and gets sent home as a reward.
Keywords
Cross-dressing; Dogpatch; drag; harem; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Originally appeared from September 23, 1956 through October 14, 1956.

The Prince and the Pauper (Table of Contents: 16)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
General Bullmoose; Bagmar; Bullmoose's double; bodyguards; Squirmingham; Li'l Abner
Synopsis
In hopes of pursuing exotic dancer Bagmar, General Bullmoose commissions a double, but the imitation Bullmoose is so successful that he takes over the real Bullmoose's life. General Bullmoose enlists Li'l Abner's help in confronting the double with a list of the real Bullmoose's crimes, which he threatens to publish. Aghast at having people think that he is so depraved, the double agrees to switch places again. But now Bagmar, having read the confession, spurns the real Bullmoose.
Keywords
Double; mistaken identity; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper strips originally running from October 21, 1946 through November 11, 1956.

Beauty and the Beast (Table of Contents: 17)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Chester Ghoul; reporter; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Dogpatchers
Synopsis
Aiming to prove that there is no such thing as a happy marriage, Chester Ghoul gives the Yokums $10,000 a week for as long as they stay happy together. To show that money means nothing compared to their happiness, Li'l Abner pledges it all to the people of Dogpatch. Once they get money they decide that the Yokums are too poor to remain in their neighborhood.
Keywords
Marriage; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally appeared from November 18, 1956 through December 2, 1956.

When McGoon Comes Over the Mountain (Table of Contents: 18)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Von Floogle; Dogpatchers; Earthquake McGoon
Synopsis
The first scientist in space blacks out and lands in Dogpatch. He assumes that the people there are a lower form of life.
Keywords
Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strip originally ran December 9, 1956.

The McSwine System (Table of Contents: 19)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Moonshine McSwine; Moonbeam McSwine; Tyrone McSwine; Henry Cabbage Cod; Commissioner of Sanitation
Synopsis
Moonshine uses the Code of the Hills (and a shotgun) to force Henry Cabbage Cod into marriage with Moonbeam. But when pigs are banned from the mansion, the McSwines depart in a huff.
Keywords
Boston; Code of the Hills; Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip; shotgun wedding; Yankee Chill

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally ran December 16, 1956 through December 30, 1956.

Yes, Sir, He's My Babysitter!! (Table of Contents: 20)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Honest Abe; Milton; Available Jones; Dogpatchers; residents of Pineapple Junction
Synopsis
The horrified Yokums barely rescue their child from the babysitter's perversion -- setting an example of hard work.
Keywords
Babysitter; Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip; Pineapple Junction

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally ran January 6, 1957 through January 27, 1957.

Watch That Bulganik (Table of Contents: 21)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; General Bullmoose; Lower Slobbovians; bashful bulganiks; ship's crew; families
Synopsis
General Bullmoose corners the market on bashful bulganiks... invisible, silent birds. The public goes wild buying them, until Bullmoose realizes that people "watch" bulganiks so much that TV holdings are becoming worthless.
Keywords
Bashful bulganik; Lower Slobbovia; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally ran February 3, 1957 through February 17, 1957.

A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing (Table of Contents: 22)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Big Stanislouse; mobsters; molls; Four-Eyes; Li'l Abner; Rocky Punchiano; Tennessee Bernie
Synopsis
Big Stanislouse steals the statue of Jubilation T. Cornpone in order to get a diamond-studded belt hidden within. Unfortunately, Li'l Abner is also hidden within. He loses the statue, but wins the belt back in a fight with the world champion boxer.
Keywords
Boxer; boxing; Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally ran February 24, 1957 through March 17, 1957.

One Woman's Family (Table of Contents: 23)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Aunt Bessie; Errol Skin; theatrical agent; actors; Earthquake McGoon
Synopsis
When a promising suitor insists on meeting her family, Aunt Bessie hires suave actors to make a good impression. He decides that since she has such an aristocratic family, he is clearly unworthy of her.
Keywords
Dogpatch; family; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally ran March 24, 1957 through April 7, 1957.

Mammy Knows Best (Table of Contents: 24)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Tiny Yokum; Mammy Yokum; Boyless Bailey; hayriders
Synopsis
Tiny doesn't get the point of the hayride, and manages to annoy everybody else on board.
Keywords
Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strip originally ran April 14, 1957. This is the second use of this title in this volume.

Stranger in Paradise (Table of Contents: 25)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Honest Abe; Lem Scragg; Romeo Scragg; Tremobolino; bullfight spectators
Synopsis
After bullfighter Trembolino saves Honest Abe, Li'l Abner agrees to impersonate him in hopes of fending off the family curse of a family member being killed by a bull every 25 years. Li'l Abner succeeds, but Trembolino meets his doom anyway.
Keywords
Bullfighter; family curse; matador; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally ran April 21, 1957 through May 12, 1957.

Love Song of the Flea (Table of Contents: 26)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Flea-Brain; Tiny Yokum; Jayne Mansfeet; Boyless Bailey; New York bachelor; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae
Synopsis
Flea-Brain manages to foul up not only his own love life, but everybody else's too.
Keywords
Cross-dresser; cross-dressing; Dogpatch; drag; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally ran May 19, 1957 through June 2, 1957.

Break the Bank! (Table of Contents: 27)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Tiny Yokum; Boyless Bailey; Mammy Yokum; bank manager; Mayor Dawgmeat
Synopsis
Boyless Bailey tries to arrange a marriage with Tiny, but he is determined to save her from such a fate.
Keywords
Code of the Hills; Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Original Sunday strip ran June 9, 1957.

Handcuffs Across the Sea (Table of Contents: 28)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Tiny Yokum; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; tramp; Moore family; English exchange student
Synopsis
An exchange student learns that England and America are two countries divided by a common language.
Keywords
Dogpatch

Indexer Notes

Original Sunday strip ran June 16, 1957.

Oui, M-sieu, C'est Mon Bêbe!! (Table of Contents: 29)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Pepe Yokum; Mimi Yokum; Babette Yokum; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Tiny Yokum; Fifi; moderne artistes
Synopsis
Horrified by all the gangsters and savage Indians they see on the cinema, the French branch of the Yokums decides to save the "baby" of the Dogpatch branch by bringing him to France. Teenage daughter Babette is disgusted, until she learns that the baby is tall, muscular Tiny. She lures him into a competition for modern art. When he turns in a blank canvas, he wins by acclamation.
Keywords
Modern art; newspaper comic strip; Paris

Indexer Notes

Original Sunday strips ran June 23, 1957 though June 30, 1957.

The Senator Investigates P.U. (Table of Contents: 30)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Brilliant young senator; scientists; Li'l Abner; general; nurse; spy; ambassador
Synopsis
Scientists need an empty-headed patriot (Li'l Abner) in whose skull they can place a mind-reading device for espionage. They finally give it up as useless, because everybody on both sides is constantly thinking of sex anyway.
Keywords
Mental telepathy; mind-reading; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strips originally ran July 7, 1957 through July 21, 1957. The "brilliant young senator" resembles John F. Kennedy, then in his first Senate term.

The Snake Slithers Into Eden (Table of Contents: 31)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; psychology professor; Hairless Joe; Lonesome Polecat; Dogpatchers
Synopsis
A professor tests Dogpatchers' honesty by leaving in their keeping a sealed box containing the most valuable stuff in the world. Most of them fail miserably, but all that's in the box is air.
Keywords
Dogpatch

Indexer Notes

Original Sunday strips from July 28, 1957 through August 11, 1957.

The Secret Life of Mary Worm (Table of Contents: 32)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Mary Worm; Alan Flounder; Mammy Yokum
Synopsis
Cartoonist Alan Flounder sends his meddlesome mother-in-law away to Dogpatch. Her advice is so aggressive that it breaks up Li'l Abner and Daisy Mae, until Mammy Yokum takes a hand.
Keywords
Cartoonist; Dogpatch; mother; mother-in-law

Indexer Notes

Original Sunday strips ran from August 18, 1957 through September 1, 1957. Spoofs the comic strip "Mary Worth" and its writer Allen Saunders.

The Worm Turns!! (Table of Contents: 33)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Milton Goniff; Steve Cantor; Jewel Brynner; Red Chinese soldiers
Synopsis
Feeling that he's not improving his lot while working with Al Capp, Li'l Abner gets a job on the "Steve Cantor" strip. Steve and Li'l Abner deliberately land behind the Iron Curtain in order to capture Jewel Brynner, the dangerous bald girl spy. She defects when Li'l Abner gives her a hair restorative, but he decides to go back to his own strip.
Keywords
Cartoonist; Iron Curtain; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Original Sunday strips ran from September 8, 1957 through September 29, 1957. Spoofs the comic strip "Steve Canyon" and its creator Milton Caniff.

Jayney Get Your Gum (Table of Contents: 34)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Jayne Cornfield; Mammy Yokum; Daisy Mae; announcer
Synopsis
Hollywood star Jayne Cornfield got her start when she beat out Daisy Mae as Miss Pumpkin Harvest in Dogpatch. Mammy discovers that Jayne cheated, and clobbers her.
Keywords
Newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Sunday strip originally ran October 6, 1957.

Nightmare Alice in Wonderland (Table of Contents: 35)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Nightmare Alice; quiz show hosts; TV executive
Synopsis
Nightmare Alice uses witchcraft to bankrupt the TV network until she gets her favorite show back on.
Keywords
Newspaper comic strip; T.V.; television; TiVo; TV; witch

Indexer Notes

Sunday strip originally ran October 13, 1957.

The Wilkes-Barresaurus (Table of Contents: 36)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Hairless Joe; Lonesome Polecat; anthropologists; steam shovel operators; Wilkes-Barresaurus
Synopsis
Hairless Joe and Lonesome Polecat are shielding a supposedly-extinct Wilkes-Barresaurus in their cave, but he falls in love with a steam shovel.
Keywords
Dinosaur; Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Original Sunday strips ran from October 20, 1957 through October 27, 1957.

Hurricane Daisy!! (Table of Contents: 37)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Honest Abe; Mammy Yokum; Soft-Hearted John; producer; Randolph Squat
Synopsis
Daisy Mae is embarrassed that she has become bow-legged, but is forced to appear that way in TV westerns. Luckily she soon gets straightened out.
Keywords
Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip; T.V.; television; TiVo; TV

Indexer Notes

Original Sunday strips ran from November 3, 1957 through November 24, 1957.

Go Home Joe Btfsplk!! (Table of Contents: 38)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Joe Btfsplk; Dogpatchers; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Miss Fortune; Marryin' Sam; Dawn Ameche; Lucky Lipscomb; talent scout; Dorothy the talking mule
Synopsis
Joe Btfsplk meets Miss Fortune, who is just as big a jinx as he is. Marryin' Sam agrees to perform a wedding, but only if he, Joe, and Miss Fortune do it by telephone from three different locations. Crossed wires get all the wrong people married.
Keywords
Dogpatch; jinx; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Original Sunday strips ran from December 1, 1957 through December 29, 1957.

Annotations for Al Capp's Li'l Abner: The Frazetta Sundays, Volume 2 (1956-57) (Table of Contents: 39)

text article / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script
Denis Kitchen
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
Cartoonist

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Mary Worth / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Ken Ernst
Pencils
Allen Saunders
Inks
Allen Saunders ?
Letters
Allen Saunders ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Really, Mr. Rapp!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mary Worth; Hall Rapp; Joe; Fred; Ed
Synopsis
Cartoonist Hal Rapp shows off his assembly-line studio for an uninterested Mary Worth.
Keywords
Cartoonist; newspaper comic strip

Indexer Notes

Daily comic strip originally published August 27, 1957. Spoofs Al Capp.

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Al Capp"]
  4. 3. Al Capp 1909-1979
  5. 4. ["Al Capp"]
  6. 5. Milton the Masked Man
    Li'l Abner
  7. 6. There's No Place Like Home
    Li'l Abner
  8. 7. What Are You Groping For, Van Grope?
    Li'l Abner
  9. 8. Welcome (--Shudder!!--) Strangers!!
    Li'l Abner
  10. 9. Inside Lower Slobbovia
    Li'l Abner
  11. 10. A -- Shudder!! -- Star Is Born
    Li'l Abner
  12. 11. Will Success Spoil Jack Rockheart?
    Li'l Abner
  13. 12. Mammy Knows Best
    Li'l Abner
  14. 13. Mammy Conjures Up a Wide-Screen Vision, in Dazzling Technicolor!!
    Li'l Abner
  15. 14. Doom It May Concern
    Li'l Abner
  16. 15. Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere
    Li'l Abner
  17. 16. The Prince and the Pauper
    Li'l Abner
  18. 17. Beauty and the Beast
    Li'l Abner
  19. 18. When McGoon Comes Over the Mountain
    Li'l Abner
  20. 19. The McSwine System
    Li'l Abner
  21. 20. Yes, Sir, He's My Babysitter!!
    Li'l Abner
  22. 21. Watch That Bulganik
    Li'l Abner
  23. 22. A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing
    Li'l Abner
  24. 23. One Woman's Family
    Li'l Abner
  25. 24. Mammy Knows Best
    Li'l Abner
  26. 25. Stranger in Paradise
    Li'l Abner
  27. 26. Love Song of the Flea
    Li'l Abner
  28. 27. Break the Bank!
    Li'l Abner
  29. 28. Handcuffs Across the Sea
    Li'l Abner
  30. 29. Oui, M-sieu, C'est Mon Bêbe!!
    Li'l Abner
  31. 30. The Senator Investigates P.U.
    Li'l Abner
  32. 31. The Snake Slithers Into Eden
    Li'l Abner
  33. 32. The Secret Life of Mary Worm
    Li'l Abner
  34. 33. The Worm Turns!!
    Li'l Abner
  35. 34. Jayney Get Your Gum
    Li'l Abner
  36. 35. Nightmare Alice in Wonderland
    Li'l Abner
  37. 36. The Wilkes-Barresaurus
    Li'l Abner
  38. 37. Hurricane Daisy!!
    Li'l Abner
  39. 38. Go Home Joe Btfsplk!!
    Li'l Abner
  40. 39. Annotations for Al Capp's Li'l Abner: The Frazetta Sundays, Volume 2 (1956-57)
  41. 40. ["Really, Mr. Rapp!"]
    Mary Worth
  42. 41. ["Here comes a double whammy from your favorite comic strip"]
  43. 42. Limited Edition Li'l Abner Classic Comic Statues
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
  45. 44. ["Al Capp"]
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