(June 1955)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly with the exception of Jan., May, July, and Nov.
On-sale Date
1955-04-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[Picnic Stowaway] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now that I've rid myself of that crow, I'll enjoy a pleasant day at the beach!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow
Synopsis
The Crow stows away in the Fox's picnic basket.
Keywords
inattentiveness; moocher; picnic basket; stowaway

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Foxhound Fitness Fuss] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fox and the Crow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Cecil Beard; Alpine Harper
Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
390
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dat sounds like foxhounds yeowpin'!
Feature Logo
The Fox and the Crow
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow; two foxhounds
Synopsis
Two foxhounds ready themselves for fox hunting season with vigorous physical exercise. Fearing that he may not be able to outrun such mad-dashing dogs, Fauntleroy Fox turns to Crawford Crow for help.
Keywords
fox hunt; foxhounds; hunting season; meta humor; physical fitness; rocket; training

Indexer Notes

DC Comics Meta Moment: Crawford Crow sets off a rocket to fool the fitness-bound hounds into thinking it's the Fox demonstrating his superior speed:

HOUND 1: "What in the world is that, Pete?!"
HOUND 2: "It must be Superman!"

[TV or Not TV] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Fox and the Crow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Cecil Beard; Alpine Harper
Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
384
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, goodie! It's time for 'Who Cares', my favorite TV program!
Feature Logo
The Fox and the Crow
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow
Synopsis
The pair battle over who will watch the Fox's TV.
Keywords
escalating events; television set; working-at-cross-purposes

The Tired Turtle (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you think of any reason why a town would be called Turtle Creek?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hopewell Horse; turtles; Indians; Thomas (large old turtle)
Synopsis
A community of turtles lives peacefully until a tribe of Indians settle on the land. The turtles plan to create a new community on the other side of a nearby creek, but need big old Thomas to help them across.
Keywords
creek; legend; Native Americans; settlement; turtles

[Much Ado about "Nuttin'!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Fox and the Crow / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Cecil Beard; Alpine Harper
Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes that mooching Crow! I wonder what he wants this time!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow
Synopsis
The Fox obsesses over the Crow's use of the word "nuttin'" (nothing).
Keywords
comic obsession; escalating events; sorry-you-asked; word meanings; word usage; words

Indexer Notes

A clever dialogue-dominated script that is almost "Seinfeld-ian" in its execution.

[Foxie Gets a Fan Letter] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Fox and the Crow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Cecil Beard; Alpine Harper
Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
356
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, for pity's sake! Why, I do believe -- Why, it is! I have an admirer!
Feature Logo
The Fox and the Crow
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow; TV host
Synopsis
When the Fox gets a fan letter from an unknown admirer, he lets it go to his head and allows the Crow to manage his career.
Keywords
admirer; agent; fame; fan letter; meta humor; publicity

Indexer Notes

Meta Moment: The text of Foxie's fan letter reads as follows: "Dear Mr. Fox, I have seen you in this magazine and in the movies and I think you are super-double peachy keen! - An admirer!"

In addition to referencing "The Fox and the Crow" comic book title, it also refers to the Fox and Crow theatrical animated shorts produced by Columbia and UPA.

Daisy Gunbook Ready! For Boys, Girls and Dads (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Hound Sounds Abound] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Hound and the Hare / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Cecil Beard; Alpine Harper
Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
28
First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, son! Let's go over that once again!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hound (dad); Shep (puppy); Hare
Synopsis
The Hound gives his son Shep lessons on how to sound like a ferocious hare-hound.
Keywords
voice-coaching

Say Hey Kids... Get One Just Like Mine! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Anra, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy Says: "There May Be a Career in Health for You!" (Table of Contents: 10)

Buzzy [DC] / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's something I've been wanting to ask you, Dr. Norton...
Feature Logo
Buzzy
Genre
advocacy; medical; teen
Characters
Buzzy; Jimmy; Dr. Norton (veterinarian); Mr. Walters (high school guidance counselor)
Synopsis
Jimmy asks Dr. Norton why he became a veterinarian, rather than a physician.
Keywords
education; health careers

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

Tootsie Roll America's Favorite Candy (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Picnic Stowaway]
    The Fox and the Crow
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. [Foxhound Fitness Fuss]
    The Fox and the Crow
  4. 3. [TV or Not TV]
    The Fox and the Crow
  5. 4. The Tired Turtle
  6. 5. [Much Ado about "Nuttin'!"]
    The Fox and the Crow
  7. 6. [Foxie Gets a Fan Letter]
    The Fox and the Crow
  8. 7. Daisy Gunbook Ready! For Boys, Girls and Dads
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  9. 8. [Hound Sounds Abound]
    The Hound and the Hare
  10. 9. Say Hey Kids... Get One Just Like Mine!
    Anra, Inc.
  11. 10. Buzzy Says: "There May Be a Career in Health for You!"
    Buzzy [DC]
  12. 11. Tootsie Roll America's Favorite Candy
    Tootsie Roll
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