([September] 2009)

Harry N. Abrams, 2009 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
40.00 USD; 49.95 CAD; 24.99 GBP
Pages
360
On-sale date
2009-09 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Abrams ComicArts
Brand
Abrams ComicArts
ISBN
978-0-8109-5730-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780810957305 54000
Editing
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Color
Color
Dimensions
9.5 inches by 11.5 inches
Paper Stock
White matte
Binding
Hardcover with dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Reprints classic children's comic book stories from 1939 through 1965 from many publishers.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly ?
Inks
Wall Kelly?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

inside front cover and facing page

[blank page] (Table of Contents: 2)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Gary Hallgren; typeset

Synopsis
Title page

[Title Verso] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
copyright page

Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Gary Hallgren; typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 6)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jon Scieszka
Letters
typeset

Out of the Trash and Into a Treasury (Table of Contents: 7)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Forward by the editors

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)

Synopsis
A photograph of a 1940s family reading comics

Chapter 1, Hey, Kids! (Table of Contents: 9)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
An introduction to Chapter 1

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Clifford / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jules Feiffer
Inks
Jules Feiffer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Please! I can't stand t'have anybody read over my shoulder!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Clifford
Synopsis
Clifford reads a comic book.
Reprints

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

Sugar and Spike / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Mayer ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once upon a time there was a cute little baby boy named (of all things) Cecil...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sugar Plumm; Cecil "Spike" Wilson
Synopsis
The Plumms move to the neighborhood and Sugar and Spike meet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

titled "First Meeting" in the table of contents

Pint-Size Love Story (Table of Contents: 12)

Sugar and Spike / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Mayer ?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sugar Plumm; Cecil "Spike" Wilson
Synopsis
Spike misses Sugar when she's not allowed to play with him.
Reprints

We Want a Clubhouse! (Table of Contents: 13)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Ruff; Margaret Wade; Tommy Anderson
Synopsis
Dennis and his friends build a clubhouse but can't decide on a president for their club.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Clifford / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Inks
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Clifford
Synopsis
Clifford crosses the street to punch a heckler.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "Crossing the Street."

It's Friendship (Table of Contents: 15)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dexter Taylor
Inks
Dexter Taylor
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Little Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica make a couple trips in the rain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Table of contents incorrectly credits this story to Bob Bolling.

Five Little Babies (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Lulu / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley (layouts); Irving Tripp
Inks
Irving Tripp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Lulu; Tubby; Alvin; Wilbur; Gloria; Noonan; Annie
Synopsis
After being humiliated by Wilbur, Lulu connives to embarrass all the boys.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Scribbly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
94 29A
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good morning boys and girls...
Genre
humor
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Miss Loomis
Synopsis
Scribbly is late to class.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Scribbly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
95 30A
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I must not draw my teacher's picture in school...
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Miss Loomis; newspaper editor
Synopsis
Scribbly uses his portrait of his teacher in a newspaper ad.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Scribbly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
96 31A
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Haw! Haw! Look! It's teacher!
Genre
humor
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Miss Loomis; Mr. Jenkins
Synopsis
Miss Loomis sends Scribbly to the principal's office because of his portrait of her.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Scribbly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
97 32A
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Jenkins, you know I don't often come to you...
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Loomis; Scribbly Jibbet; Mr. Jenkins
Synopsis
Mr. Jenkins gives Scribbly an ambivalent scolding for his portrait of Miss Loomis.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Scribbly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
98 33A
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scribbly's teacher sent him to Mr. Jenkins...
Genre
humor
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Mr. Jenkins; Miss Loomis
Synopsis
Scribbly teaches Mr. Jenkins how to draw caricatures of Miss Loomis.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Scribbly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
99 36A
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well...how d'you like it, Scribbly?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Jenkins; Scribbly Jibbet; newspaper editor
Synopsis
Mr. Jenkins comic strip is published in the city newspaper.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Scribbly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
100 35A
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scene in P.S. 83 as seen by the principal!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Loomis; Mr. Jenkins; Scribbly Jibbet
Synopsis
Miss Loomis confronts Mr. Jenkins about his comic strip portrayal of her.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Egghead Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
Harvey Kurtzman
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eggy -- can I go to the library with you?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Egghead Doodle
Synopsis
Egghead's companion gets him in trouble in the library.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "Quiet"

["The easiest way to get a job done is to have fun doing it!] (Table of Contents: 25)

Intellectual Amos / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
André LeBlanc
Pencils
André LeBlanc (signed)
Inks
André LeBlanc (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Intellectual Amos; Wilbur
Synopsis
Amos and Wilbur make a mess trying to get a mosquito.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "In the Library."

Grown-Up Game (Table of Contents: 26)

Sugar and Spike / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Mayer ?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sugar Plumm; Cecil "Spike" Wilson
Synopsis
Sugar and Spike play checkers.
Reprints

Double Talk (Table of Contents: 27)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; George Wilson
Synopsis
Dennis invents his own language idioms.
Reprints

Two Foots Is Feet (Table of Contents: 28)

Little Lulu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley (layouts); Irving Tripp
Inks
Irving Tripp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lulu Moppet; George Moppet; Mrs. Moppet; Alvin Jones; Mr. Jones
Synopsis
Lulu and Alvin get tickled about nonsense words.
Reprints

Chapter 2 Funny Animals (Table of Contents: 29)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
An introduction to the second chapter.

[Watering Lilies] (Table of Contents: 30)

Uncle Wiggily / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Editing
Oskar Lebeck (original editor)

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Wiggily
Synopsis
Uncle Wiggily's flowers have a visitor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title is from the table of contents

Hickory and Dickory Help the Easter Bunny (Table of Contents: 31)

Hickory and Dickory / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
Walt Kelly ?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hickory; Dickory; Easter Bunny; Bo Peep
Synopsis
Hickory and Dickory help out a tired Easter bunny.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Nutsy Squirrel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Woody Gelman
Pencils
Irving Dressler
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whee-ee!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Nutsy Squirrel; Professor
Synopsis
The professor uses logic to convince Nutsy that he is not an airplane.
Reprints

Never Give a Diving Board an Even Break (Table of Contents: 33)

Pogo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pine; Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator; two doves
Synopsis
Albert thinks a seesaw is a diving board.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Anthony, the Rogue / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Gordon ?
Pencils
Dan Gordon
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Richard Hughes (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nobody knows the real me...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Anthony
Synopsis
Anthony explains his night life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "Night Life."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

The Three Mouseketeers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Mayer ?
Editing
Larry Nadle (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well? What're you looking at?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Minus; Fatsy; Patsy; ol' Whiskers
Synopsis
Minus has to retrieve the baseball from the house of the Big-Feets, despite the cat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "Mouseketeering."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

The Fox and the Crow / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Davis
Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here I am, Crow!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow
Synopsis
Crow digs for treasure.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "Digging for Treasure."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

The Fox and the Crow / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jim Davis
Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, oh! So dat's what Foxie's up to!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow
Synopsis
Crow invades Fox's refrigerator.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "Cold Cuts."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

The Fox and the Crow / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jim Davis
Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, I won't lend you $5.00...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow
Synopsis
Fox won't lend Crow money unless Crow tries to get work.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

The Fox and the Crow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Davis
Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before I t'ink up some real nasty, underhanded chiselin' trick...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow
Synopsis
Fox has studied every issue of "Real Screen Comics" and knows all of Crow's schemes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "The Great Chiseler."

[Hypno-Gun] (Table of Contents: 40)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Barks

Job Number
WDC #145-5210
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Scrooge McDuck
Synopsis
Donald believes that the nephews' toy gun actually has the power to hypnotize, and he tries it out on Uncle Scrooge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the table of contents and is in general use by Carl Barks fans.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Intellectual Amos / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
André LeBlanc
Pencils
André LeBlanc
Inks
André LeBlanc
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
George Brenner (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeow! Holy smokes! Am I dreaming?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Amos
Synopsis
Amos encounters a thieving ostrich.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "A Queer Bird."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Rover; Pogo / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Noonan; Walt Kelly
Inks
Dan Noonan; Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; humor; animal; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rover; Fearless; Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Kelly art is a short strip that runs along the bottom of the cover.

[Gone Fishing] (Table of Contents: 43)

Uncle Wiggily / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Uncle Wiggily
Synopsis
Uncle Wiggily catches a fish in his hat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story is told in mime, ie, without dialog.

The title is from the table of contents.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

Rover / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Noonan
Pencils
Dan Noonan
Inks
Dan Noonan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rover, you may remember, had fallen from a truck on his way from the kennel...
Genre
adventure; animal
Characters
Rover; Shep; the sheepherder
Synopsis
Rover is rescued from wolves by sheepdog Shep.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "Wolf Attack."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

Jigger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley [as Biff]
Pencils
John Stanley [as Biff]
Inks
John Stanley [as Biff]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you gonna spend the whole day laying around like that, Mooch?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jigger; Mooch
Synopsis
Jigger and Mooch go to the country to search for food.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Table of contents gives the title as "A Day in the Country."

Chapter 3 Fantasyland (Table of Contents: 46)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
An introduction to Chapter 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
? (black and yellow only)
Letters
Walt Kelly ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Three little men one summer night...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A group of elves are enchanted by the moon.
Reprints
Keywords
fairy tales

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "The Moon in the Lake."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

Alix in Folly-land / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara
Pencils
Tom McNamara (signed)
Inks
Tom McNamara (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! What is it, Unk? Spot somethin'?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Alix; Alix's uncle
Synopsis
A boy learns not to play with matches.
Reprints
Keywords
educational

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "One Little Match."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzleburg / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Carlson
Pencils
George Carlson (signed)
Inks
George Carlson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The evening sun was taking its daily farewell squint...
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Pie-Face Prince; King Hokum; Panetella Murphy
Synopsis
The Prince and the Princess must escape from a trio of witches.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "Gooseberry Jam."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Map of the Fairy Tale Lands (Table of Contents: 51)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A map of fairy tale lands.
Reprints

Prince Robin and the Dwarfs (Table of Contents: 52)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Two dwarves, tired of being the butt of jokes, transform the court into dwarves.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Carlson
Inks
George Carlson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A "leap-frog" game.
Reprints

Tom Thumb Is Lost! (Table of Contents: 54)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Carlson
Inks
George Carlson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A pencil maze.
Reprints
Keywords
fairy tales

Daze of Yore! (Table of Contents: 55)

Supermouse / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Milt Stein [as Milton Stein] (signed)
Inks
Milt Stein [as Milton Stein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Supermouse; Cheesie; Herkimer [also as Herkie]
Synopsis
Supermouse encounters a dragon.
Reprints

[The Tweedle Twins vs. the Horrible Groark] (Table of Contents: 56)

The Tweedle Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tweedle-Dee; Tweddle-Dum; Town Crier; Groark
Synopsis
Tweedle-Dum battles a Groark, thinking it's Tweedle-Dee in disguise.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 57)

Little Lulu / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Stanley
Inks
John Stanley
Colors
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lulu Moppett
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 58)

Droopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gordon (signed)
Inks
Dan Gordon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On your way, mongrel!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Droopy
Synopsis
Droopy steals a ghost's sheet to stay warm on a snowy day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "Snow Day."

The Guest in the Ghost Hotel (Table of Contents: 59)

Tubby / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley
Inks
John Stanley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Tubby Tompkins; Iggy
Synopsis
Tubby visits a haunted house.
Reprints

Topsy Turvy (Table of Contents: 60)

Alice / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Alice; Tweedle-Dee; Tweedle-Dum
Synopsis
Alice and the Tweedle twins can't decide which way is up.
Reprints

Chapter 4 Storytime (Table of Contents: 61)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
An introduction to Chapter 4.

[Bam!] (Table of Contents: 62)

Albert and Pogo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo Possum; Albert Alligator
Synopsis
Pogo uses Albert's snoring to inflate a balloon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is told in mime, i.e., without dialog. The title is taken from the table of contents (which is a sound-effect in the story).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 63)

Egbert Elephant and his Friends / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Noonan
Pencils
Dan Noonan
Inks
Dan Noonan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One bright sunny morning Tuffy Tiger woke up.
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tuffy Tiger; Egbert Elephant; Donot Inflate
Synopsis
Egbert and Tuffy meet a penguin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "The Hunters."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 64)

Billy and Bonny Bee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Thomas
Pencils
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Oskar Lebeck (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Inside one room of the hollow tree trunk on the knoll...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Billy Bee; Bonny Bee; a dragonfly; Daddy Longlegs
Synopsis
Billy and Bonny are hunted by a dragonfly.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "The Dragonfly."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 65)

Intellectual Amos / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
André LeBlanc
Pencils
André LeBlanc (signed)
Inks
André LeBlanc (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
George Brenner (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Amos, izzat all yer durn goblin likes ter do...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Amos; Wilbur
Synopsis
Amos and Wilbur visit an ant colony.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives the title as "Ants."

[Bee Bumbler] (Table of Contents: 66)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Barks

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Neighbor Jones
Synopsis
A Junior Woodchuck beehive causes trouble for Donald.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is from the table of contents. First line is "The opening scenes of this drama take place in the early summer!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 67)

Donald Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey, Dewey, and Louie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents incorrectly credits this cover to Carl Barks.

[Tralla La] (Table of Contents: 68)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
?
Letters
Garé Barks

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scrooge McDuck; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
The ducks accidentally introduce the bottle cap to a remote Tibetan village as a medium of exchange and create hyper-inflation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is from the table of contents.

Captain Marvel in the Land of Surrealism! (Table of Contents: 69)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Wendell Crowley (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel; Leonardo Vinch
Synopsis
Captain Marvel and a surrealist artist visit the land from which the artists paintings are derived.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and revised artwork credits from the index to the original publication.

Art for Laugh's Sake (Table of Contents: 70)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Wendell Crowley (original editor)

Genre
humor
Reprints

Chapter 5 Weird and Wacky (Table of Contents: 71)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
An introduction to Chapter 5.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 72)

Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
Harvey Kurtzman
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's my buddy!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man gets into an argument with himself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "Me Hit I!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 73)

J. Rufus Lion / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Mayer ?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just a minute- just a minute- is THAT supposed to be a description of ME?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
J. Rufus Lion; Arsenic the Giraffe
Synopsis
Rufus tries to take over the writing of his own story but Arsenic contradicts his every word.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "Lyin' Lion"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 74)

J. Rufus Lion / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say -- who ever told you ya could drive a car?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
J. Rufus Lion; Arsenic the Giraffe
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 75)

Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harvey Kurtzman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have an egg!!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man hard-boils an egg.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "Hard-Boiled Egg."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 76)

Patsy Pancake / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Milt Gross
Pencils
Milt Gross
Inks
Milt Gross
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Awfternoon, Sir Patsy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Patsy Pancake; Chives
Synopsis
Patsy and Chives go out to dinner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "Dinner is Served."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 77)

Burp the Twerp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole
Editing
George Brenner (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Burp, whould you mind watching Junior while I go shopping?
Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp; Junior
Synopsis
Burp tries his hand at baby sitting.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "Babysitting."

You Are What You Think You Are! (Table of Contents: 78)

Flip and Flopper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don Christensen [as Don Arr]
Pencils
Don Christensen [as Don Arr]
Inks
Don Christensen [as Don Arr]
Colors
?
Letters
Don Christensen ?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Flip; Flopper; Professor Poodle
Synopsis
Flip and Flopper practice self-improvement.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 79)

Burp the Twerp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Pencils
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole
Editing
George Brenner (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm a cinch to win the mile run at the track --
Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp
Synopsis
Burp wins a footrace by a nose.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "By a Nose"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 80)

Foolish Faces / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Basil Wolverton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Handlehead Harry dashes for shelter whenever raindrops start to pelter...
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Handlehead Harry; Nobbnose Greggs; Doug Droopsnoots; Shaggyman Flynn; Backwards Bonk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "Five Curious Cases."

A Nightmare Scare (Table of Contents: 81)

Powerhouse Pepper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Basil Wolverton

Genre
humor
Characters
Powerhouse Pepper
Synopsis
Powerhouse dreams of attacks by freaks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 82)

Foolish Faces / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Basil Wolverton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A profile view of Goopan Goon causes dames to gasp and swoon!
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Goopan Goon; G. Gangway Grunt; Leghorn Dickens; Buster Bashbrain
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "Profiles."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 83)

Burp the Twerp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole
Editing
George Brenner (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm gonna ask Toodles to marry me --
Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp; Toodles
Synopsis
Burp proposes marriage to Toodles.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "The Proposal."

Mice Business (Table of Contents: 84)

Melvin the Monster / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley
Inks
John Stanley
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Don J. Arneson (original editor)

Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Melvin Monster; Baddy Monster; Mummy Monster
Synopsis
Baddy visits a mouse restaurant.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 85)

Frankenstein / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer
Pencils
Dick Briefer
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Samuel Bierman (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah...nature is wonderful!
Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Frankenstein; Ludwig van Beethoven
Synopsis
Frankenstein wants to learn to play music.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "Musical Monster."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 86)

Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Look! Did you ever see an optical illusion??
Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A man and boy play with printed optical illusions.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "Optical Illusions."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 87)

Gerald McBoing Boing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss]
Pencils
Mel Crawford ?; P. D. Eastman
Inks
Mel Crawford ?; P. D. Eastman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
Boing B. #1-528
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the story of Gerald McCloy...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Gerald McBoing Boing; Mr. McCloy; Mrs. McCloy; Doctor Malone
Synopsis
Gerald McBoing Boing, the boy who makes noises instead of speaking, becomes famous by providing sound effects for radio shows.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

An adaptation of the script to the animated film of the same name. Art credits from the index to the original publication; this reprint lists just P. D. Eastman. The table of contents gives this story's title as "Boing Boing."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 88)

Hey Look! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
Harvey Kurtzman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well -- P! Here we go again!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man and a boy entertain with silly faces and poses.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The table of contents gives this story's title as "I'm a Teapot!"

About the Artists (Table of Contents: 89)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman; Françoise Mouly
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Short biographies of the artists and writers in this book.

Index (Table of Contents: 90)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
An index to this book.

More Comics for Your Reading Pleasure! (Table of Contents: 91)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman ?; Françoise Mouly ?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Suggested modern comics.

A Word on TOON Books (Table of Contents: 92) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Acknowledgements] (Table of Contents: 93)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Acknowledgements of copyrights for the stories in this book.

[blank page] (Table of Contents: 94)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 95)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly ?
Inks
Walt Kelly?
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover and facing page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 96)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Milt Stein (Supermouse figure); Walt Kelly (background)
Inks
Milt Stein (Supermouse figure); Walt Kelly (background)
Colors
?
Letters
Gary Hallgren; typeset

Characters
Supermouse
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 97)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jules Feiffer
Inks
Jules Feiffer
Colors
?

Characters
Clifford

Indexer Notes

back cover

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [blank page]
  4. 3. [Title Page]
  5. 4. [Title Verso]
  6. 5. Contents
  7. 6. Introduction
  8. 7. Out of the Trash and Into a Treasury
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Chapter 1, Hey, Kids!
  11. 10. ["Please! I can't stand t'have anybody read over my shoulder!"]
    Clifford
  12. 11. ["Once upon a time there was a cute little baby boy named (of all things) Cecil..."]
    Sugar and Spike
  13. 12. Pint-Size Love Story
    Sugar and Spike
  14. 13. We Want a Clubhouse!
    Dennis the Menace
  15. 14. ["1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9..."]
    Clifford
  16. 15. It's Friendship
    Little Archie
  17. 16. Five Little Babies
    Little Lulu
  18. 17. ["Good morning boys and girls..."]
    Scribbly
  19. 18. ["I must not draw my teacher's picture in school..."]
    Scribbly
  20. 19. ["Haw! Haw! Look! It's teacher!"]
    Scribbly
  21. 20. ["Mr. Jenkins, you know I don't often come to you..."]
    Scribbly
  22. 21. ["Scribbly's teacher sent him to Mr. Jenkins..."]
    Scribbly
  23. 22. ["Well...how d'you like it, Scribbly?"]
    Scribbly
  24. 23. ["Scene in P.S. 83 as seen by the principal!"]
    Scribbly
  25. 24. ["Eggy -- can I go to the library with you?"]
    Egghead Doodle
  26. 25. ["The easiest way to get a job done is to have fun doing it!]
    Intellectual Amos
  27. 26. Grown-Up Game
    Sugar and Spike
  28. 27. Double Talk
    Dennis the Menace
  29. 28. Two Foots Is Feet
    Little Lulu
  30. 29. Chapter 2 Funny Animals
  31. 30. [Watering Lilies]
    Uncle Wiggily
  32. 31. Hickory and Dickory Help the Easter Bunny
    Hickory and Dickory
  33. 32. ["Whee-ee!"]
    Nutsy Squirrel
  34. 33. Never Give a Diving Board an Even Break
    Pogo
  35. 34. ["Nobody knows the real me..."]
    Anthony, the Rogue
  36. 35. ["Well? What're you looking at?"]
    The Three Mouseketeers
  37. 36. ["Here I am, Crow!"]
    The Fox and the Crow
  38. 37. ["Oh, oh! So dat's what Foxie's up to!"]
    The Fox and the Crow
  39. 38. ["No, I won't lend you $5.00..."]
    The Fox and the Crow
  40. 39. ["Before I t'ink up some real nasty, underhanded chiselin' trick..."]
    The Fox and the Crow
  41. 40. [Hypno-Gun]
    Donald Duck
  42. 41. ["Yeow! Holy smokes! Am I dreaming?"]
    Intellectual Amos
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Rover; Pogo
  44. 43. [Gone Fishing]
    Uncle Wiggily
  45. 44. ["Rover, you may remember, had fallen from a truck on his way from the kennel..."]
    Rover
  46. 45. ["Are you gonna spend the whole day laying around like that, Mooch?"]
    Jigger
  47. 46. Chapter 3 Fantasyland
  48. 47. ["Three little men one summer night..."]
  49. 48. ["Gee! What is it, Unk? Spot somethin'?"]
    Alix in Folly-land
  50. 49. ["The evening sun was taking its daily farewell squint..."]
    The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzleburg
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
  52. 51. Map of the Fairy Tale Lands
  53. 52. Prince Robin and the Dwarfs
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
  55. 54. Tom Thumb Is Lost!
  56. 55. Daze of Yore!
    Supermouse
  57. 56. [The Tweedle Twins vs. the Horrible Groark]
    The Tweedle Twins
  58. 57. [no title indexed]
    Little Lulu
  59. 58. ["On your way, mongrel!"]
    Droopy
  60. 59. The Guest in the Ghost Hotel
    Tubby
  61. 60. Topsy Turvy
    Alice
  62. 61. Chapter 4 Storytime
  63. 62. [Bam!]
    Albert and Pogo
  64. 63. ["One bright sunny morning Tuffy Tiger woke up."]
    Egbert Elephant and his Friends
  65. 64. ["Inside one room of the hollow tree trunk on the knoll..."]
    Billy and Bonny Bee
  66. 65. ["Amos, izzat all yer durn goblin likes ter do..."]
    Intellectual Amos
  67. 66. [Bee Bumbler]
    Donald Duck
  68. 67. [no title indexed]
    Donald Duck
  69. 68. [Tralla La]
    Uncle Scrooge
  70. 69. Captain Marvel in the Land of Surrealism!
    Captain Marvel
  71. 70. Art for Laugh's Sake
  72. 71. Chapter 5 Weird and Wacky
  73. 72. ["That's my buddy!"]
    Hey Look!
  74. 73. ["Just a minute- just a minute- is THAT supposed to be a description of ME?"]
    J. Rufus Lion
  75. 74. ["Say -- who ever told you ya could drive a car?"]
    J. Rufus Lion
  76. 75. ["I have an egg!!"]
    Hey Look!
  77. 76. ["Awfternoon, Sir Patsy!"]
    Patsy Pancake
  78. 77. ["Burp, whould you mind watching Junior while I go shopping?"]
    Burp the Twerp
  79. 78. You Are What You Think You Are!
    Flip and Flopper
  80. 79. ["I'm a cinch to win the mile run at the track --"]
    Burp the Twerp
  81. 80. ["Handlehead Harry dashes for shelter whenever raindrops start to pelter..."]
    Foolish Faces
  82. 81. A Nightmare Scare
    Powerhouse Pepper
  83. 82. ["A profile view of Goopan Goon causes dames to gasp and swoon!"]
    Foolish Faces
  84. 83. ["I'm gonna ask Toodles to marry me --"]
    Burp the Twerp
  85. 84. Mice Business
    Melvin the Monster
  86. 85. ["Ah...nature is wonderful!"]
    Frankenstein
  87. 86. ["Hey! Look! Did you ever see an optical illusion??"]
    Hey Look!
  88. 87. ["This is the story of Gerald McCloy..."]
    Gerald McBoing Boing
  89. 88. ["Well -- P! Here we go again!"]
    Hey Look!
  90. 89. About the Artists
  91. 90. Index
  92. 91. More Comics for Your Reading Pleasure!
  93. 92. A Word on TOON Books
  94. 93. [Acknowledgements]
  95. 94. [blank page]
  96. 95. [no title indexed]
  97. 96. [no title indexed]
  98. 97. [no title indexed]
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