(June 1954)

DC, 1945 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1954-04-28
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.

[Rolling Blunder] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jim Davis
Inks
Jim Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow; Tito (logo component); Burrito (logo component)
Synopsis
Fox's roller coaster car hurtles toward Crow's impromptu trackwork.
Reprints
Keywords
detour; roller coaster; trackwork

Binky Says: "Act Your Age!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Binky [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
An exciting baseball game... ...has a disastrous climax...
Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky; Billy; Allergy; Billy's Mom; baby; Mr. Jones
Synopsis
Billy crashes through Mr. Jones' garden to catch a fly ball, and thinks nothing of it... until the baby throws a ball and breaks Billy's model airplane. This prompts Billy to fix up Mr. Jones' garden.
Keywords
baby; baseball; carelessness; garden; kids-at-play; learning one’s lesson; thoughtlessness

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

[Alias "Black Buford"] (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
330
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dat's a insult!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow; sheriff (walrus)
Synopsis
The Crow poses as a desperate criminal to bedevil the Fox.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; criminal; meta humor; printing set; wanted poster; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Meta Moment: The Crow reads a "Fox and Crow" comic book - Page 5, Panel 3.

Tootsie Roll America's Favorite Candy (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The (Free)joles Came at a Price!] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tito and His Burrito / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
174
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tito, what would you like for supper tonight?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tito; Burrito; Mamacita; Papacita
Synopsis
Tito and Burrito do an extraordinary amount of hard work for a frijoles dinner.
Keywords
anticipation; dinner; escalating events; frijoles; hard work; Mexico

Scripto Guarantees the Best... in Writing! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Fun Shop (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With these letters you can spell the name of a tropical bird!
Genre
children
Characters
two boys; girl
Synopsis
Learn what certain names mean. Unscramble six letters to spell the name of a tropical bird. "The Magic Eye" optical illusion.
Keywords
names; optical illusion; word puzzle

Circles (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even a slowpoke can catch this!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Crawford Crow
Synopsis
Unscramble the letters of four different words to arrive at a single-word answer to Crawford Crow's riddle.
Keywords
riddles; word puzzle

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Dotto Zoo (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't try to see me in the sky... 'cause I'm a bird that cannot fly!
Characters
boy with pencil
Synopsis
Connect the dots and find a bird.
Reprints
Keywords
connect the dots

Indexer Notes

Lower half of page.

[Stall of the Wild!] (Table of Contents: 10)

Flippity and Flop / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
105
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just look at those bills!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Flippity; Flop; Sam; master of the house (unseen, off-panel); woodpecker; Virgil Vulture; mule; two pigs; cow; chicken; duck; sheep; goat
Synopsis
Faced with living as a "wild bird", Flippity turns to a vulture for lessons on how to get food. Unfortunately, he excels at it in vulture style.
Reprints
Keywords
canary; cat; dog; food; getting carried away; vulture

Low Tide (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Very Old Walrus sat on the sand, holding something very secret in his closed hand.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Very Old Walrus; Mary Mussel; Christopher Crab; Amy Abalone; Owen Oyster; Olga Oyster; Olga's father (oyster); Mr. Turtle; Mr. Seal
Synopsis
The Very Old Walrus tells beach/ocean-life children the story of Olga Oyster and her pearl.
Keywords
oyster; pearl; storytelling; walrus

Play Boxes (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you find 7 small birds
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
parrot; two lovebirds
Synopsis
Find the names of seven small birds within a mosaic of scrambled letters.
Keywords
word puzzle

Indexer Notes

Top half of page.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[My Dinner with The Caliph of Crabmeat] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It boins me up!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Fauntleroy Fox; Crawford Crow
Synopsis
The Crow shows how effort-intensive it is to con a meal out of the Fox. He poses as a telegram messenger boy, an employment agent for domestic help, a butler; The Caliph of Crabmeat's food-taster, and finally as The Caliph himself. Later he complains about how hard he has to work to feed himself.
Keywords
dinner; disguise; hard work; meta humor; royalty; trickery

Indexer Notes

Meta Moment: Crawford Crow acknowledges that he is a comic character, when complaining about all the thinking he has to do to con a meal out of the Fox.
CRAWFORD CROW: "Dat Fox has it easy! I do all da brain woik in dis strip!"

Step Right Up Folks, and Get the Greatest Laugh-Show on Earth! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

In just 10 minutes of FUN a day I changed myself from this bloodless, pitiful skinny shrimp to this NEW muscular red-blooded head-to-toe HE-MAN! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hello, Bob - Have You Found that Underseas Treasure? (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co.; Cloverine Brand Salve / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Rolling Blunder]
    The Fox and the Crow
  2. 1. Binky Says: "Act Your Age!"
    Binky [DC]
  3. 2. [Alias "Black Buford"]
    The Fox and the Crow
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll America's Favorite Candy
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [The (Free)joles Came at a Price!]
    Tito and His Burrito
  6. 5. Scripto Guarantees the Best... in Writing!
    Scripto
  7. 6. Fun Shop
  8. 7. Circles
  9. 8. ["Let's go see the lions and tigers now..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. Dotto Zoo
  11. 10. [Stall of the Wild!]
    Flippity and Flop
  12. 11. Low Tide
  13. 12. Play Boxes
  14. 13. Editorial Advisory Board
  15. 14. [My Dinner with The Caliph of Crabmeat]
    The Fox and the Crow
  16. 15. Step Right Up Folks, and Get the Greatest Laugh-Show on Earth!
    Mutt & Jeff
  17. 16. In just 10 minutes of FUN a day I changed myself from this bloodless, pitiful skinny shrimp to this NEW muscular red-blooded head-to-toe HE-MAN!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. Hello, Bob - Have You Found that Underseas Treasure?
    Wilson Chemical Co.; Cloverine Brand Salve
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