([December 20, 1949])

Western, 1949 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
16
On-sale Date
1949-12-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Editing
Western Publishing Production Shop (credited) (designed, produced)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
newsprint cover; newsprint interior
Binding
glue bound
Publishing Format
one-shot; giveaway

Issue Notes

Designed and produced for John Morrell & Co. by Western Printing & Lithographing Company, Racine, Wisconsin. Copyright, 1949, by Western Printing & Lithographing Company. Printed in U.S.A.

Red Heart Dog Food giveaway. Name of work per the cover and the Catalog of Copyright Entries. The date of publication is December 20, 1949, per the Copyright Catalog.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lassie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Western Publishing Production Shop
Inks
Western Publishing Production Shop
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Western Publishing Production Shop; typeset

Genre
animal; adventure
Characters
Lassie (first comic book appearance)

Lassie and the Smugglers (Table of Contents: 1)

Lassie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Western Publishing Production Shop
Pencils
Western Publishing Production Shop
Inks
Western Publishing Production Shop
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
animal; crime; adventure
Characters
Lassie; Lieutenant Bill; Chief; "Lady Luck" Captain; unnamed police officer
Synopsis
Lassie and Lieutenant Bill with other policemen investigate the boat "Lady Luck" for smuggled items. They spot nothing until Lassie grabs a fish. At first thinking she was stealing food, they pulled her away from the fish. But Lassie kept prodding at the fish until someone notices a bottle inside. The Captain pulls a gun but is jumped by Lassie and stopped. The crew is arrested for smuggling perfume.

Indexer Notes

The story starts on the inside front cover.

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

Red Heart Dog Food / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lassie and Operation Haylift (Table of Contents: 3)

Lassie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Western Publishing Production Shop
Pencils
Western Publishing Production Shop
Inks
Western Publishing Production Shop
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
adventure; animal; aviation
Characters
Lassie; Skipper (pilot); Jimmy (co-pilot); Air Force Colonel; unnamed Air Force personnel
Synopsis
The Air Force is dropping hay on starving cattle during a great Western blizzard. Lassie can sense when they are overhead the cattle and the pilots drop the hay onto the cattle. On the way back the engine catches fire and they crash. Lassie runs through the blizzard to get to the headquarters. The next aircrew takes Lassie with them and she can identify when they are over the downed pilots. After the Colonel awards Lassie bombardier's wings.

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

Lassie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lassie in the Mines (Table of Contents: 5)

Lassie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Western Publishing Production Shop
Pencils
Western Publishing Production Shop
Inks
Western Publishing Production Shop
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
adventure; animal
Characters
Lassie; unnamed coal miners
Synopsis
Lassie seems uneasy as she follows miners into a coal mine. While working, the miners are buried alive in a mine collapse. The miners try to dig out but after an hour they collapse due to the lack of oxygen. Lassie continues to dig for them until she reaches through to miners trying to dig them out, saving the trapped miners' lives.

Indexer Notes

The story ends on the inside back cover.

At the bottom of the last page is a blurb for the upcoming Lassie comics series, which ended up being M-G-M's Lassie (Dell, 1950 Series).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Lassie / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Red Heart Dog Food / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lassie
  2. 1. Lassie and the Smugglers
    Lassie
  3. 2. ["Hey kids! Feed your dog the food Lassie loves!"]
    Red Heart Dog Food
  4. 3. Lassie and Operation Haylift
    Lassie
  5. 4. ["Lassie says - 'Here's why I thrive on Red Heart!'"]
    Lassie
  6. 5. Lassie in the Mines
    Lassie
  7. 6. ["Listen! To a new Lassie adventure every week"]
    Lassie
  8. 7. ["And send in..for this swell new feeding tray for your dog!"]
    Red Heart Dog Food
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