Four Color #176 - Tillie the Toiler
(December 1947)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1947-10-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine [circle]
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "TILLIE THE TOILER, No 176." Code number is T.O.S. #176-4712. Copyright 1947 by King Features, Inc. Based on the "Tillie the Toiler" newspaper strip. Eighth of twelve Tillie the Toiler Four Colors.

On sale date is date of publication per Copyright Entries 1947. Same as issue #175.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tillie the Toiler / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Callahan
Inks
Jack Callahan
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Tillie
Keywords
ice skating

[Mac Paints Himself] (Table of Contents: 1)

Tillie the Toiler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Callahan
Pencils
Jack Callahan
Inks
Jack Callahan
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Callahan

Genre
humor
Characters
Tillie; Mac; Mumsy
Synopsis
Mac gets paint over his suit and goes to a costume party as a rainbow.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; Black, red, and white.

Mac, the Iceman Goeth (Table of Contents: 2)

Tillie the Toiler / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Callahan
Pencils
Jack Callahan
Inks
Jack Callahan
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Callahan

Genre
humor
Characters
Tillie; Mac; Spike Etaks; Doc
Synopsis
Mac comes up with an invention for an ice-making machine. He teams up with a doctor, who wants to make a sandwich machine, and opens a skating rink. He hires Spike Etaks as a skating instructor, but becomes jealous when Spike spends all of his time skating with Tillie.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Title is a take off on the title of the 1939 Eugene O'Neill play "The Iceman Cometh." The skating instructor's name, Etaks, is "skate" spelled backwards.

At Last Mac Is In the Dough (Table of Contents: 3)

Tillie the Toiler / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Callahan
Pencils
Jack Callahan
Inks
Jack Callahan
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Callahan

Genre
humor
Characters
Tillie; Mac; Honky Biltops (intro); Mumsy
Synopsis
Tillie promises to bake a cake for Mrs. Biltops' sale. Trouble is, Tillie can't bake and her mother has always baked the cakes for her. This time her mother refuses. Tillie tries and fails and then Mac tries his hand at the task.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Tillie Jones Orchestra Is Born and Mac Gets the Blame (Table of Contents: 4)

Tillie the Toiler / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Callahan
Pencils
Jack Callahan
Inks
Jack Callahan
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Callahan

Genre
humor
Characters
Tillie; Mac; Mumsy; Corny Earblaster; Sasha Stradington; Fingers Sharpo
Synopsis
Tillie thinks Mac is a natural drummer and organizes a band. Tillie is the singer and Mac writes a song, "Pick a Paper Hat." The band keeps getting thrown out of the members' houses when they practice and they finally end up setting up in a barn.

Indexer Notes

The complete lyrics to Mac's song are shown. It is to be sung to the tune "London Bridge is Falling Down." Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Prof. Knoggin, Phrenologist] (Table of Contents: 5)

Tillie the Toiler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Callahan
Pencils
Jack Callahan
Inks
Jack Callahan
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Callahan

Genre
humor
Characters
Tillie; Mac
Synopsis
Mac goes to a phrenologist to get the bumps on his head read.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; Black, red, and white.

[The Broken Heel] (Table of Contents: 6)

Tillie the Toiler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Callahan
Pencils
Jack Callahan
Inks
Jack Callahan
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Callahan ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Tillie; Mac
Synopsis
Tillie breaks a heel on her shoe. She and Mac get in trouble when Mac breaks the window on the door of a shoe repair shop.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tillie the Toiler
  2. 1. [Mac Paints Himself]
    Tillie the Toiler
  3. 2. Mac, the Iceman Goeth
    Tillie the Toiler
  4. 3. At Last Mac Is In the Dough
    Tillie the Toiler
  5. 4. The Tillie Jones Orchestra Is Born and Mac Gets the Blame
    Tillie the Toiler
  6. 5. [Prof. Knoggin, Phrenologist]
    Tillie the Toiler
  7. 6. [The Broken Heel]
    Tillie the Toiler
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