Four Color #279 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Pluto Battle the Giant Ants
(June 1950)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielson Cobb (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
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 "Walt Disney's MICKEY MOUSE and PLUTO BATTLE THE GIANT ANTS, No. 279." Code number is M.M.O.S. #280-506. (Note code number is different than indicia number.) Copyright 1950 by Walt Disney Productions. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).


Mickey Mouse and Pluto Battle the Giant Ants (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Wright
Inks
Bill Wright
Colors
?; Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Pluto
Synopsis
Mickey is shocked by a giant ant.
Reprints
Keywords
ants

[Flock Together] (Table of Contents: 1)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Letters
Melvin Millar [Tubby Millar]

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie
Synopsis
Mickey wants to buy Morty and Ferdie a canary, but finds a parrot and dog are also part of the deal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Story title and lettering credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Mickey Mouse and Pluto Battle the Giant Ants (Table of Contents: 2)

Mickey Mouse and Pluto / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Wright
Pencils
Bill Wright
Inks
Bill Wright
Colors
?; Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Wright

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Goofy
Synopsis
While on a plane trip over the uncharted Amazon jungle, Mickey and Goofy discover a city of giant ants who speak in Morse Code signals through their antennas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Monkey Business (Table of Contents: 3)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Tony Strobl
Colors
?; Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Tony Strobl

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie; Minnie Mouse; Clarabelle Cow
Synopsis
Morty and Ferdie adopt two monkeys, who cause general havoc for Mickey and the rest of the town.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Popular Pastime] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Letters
Melvin Millar [Tubby Millar]

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse
Synopsis
Mickey and Minnie have to share their new TV set with the neighbors.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Story title and lettering credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Morty and Ferdie at Camp Ruffit] (Table of Contents: 5)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hubbard
Inks
Al Hubbard
Colors
?; Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Melvin Millar [Tubby Millar]

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie
Synopsis
Morty and Ferdie are off to Camp Ruffit.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Lettering credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mickey Mouse and Pluto Battle the Giant Ants
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. [Flock Together]
    Mickey Mouse
  3. 2. Mickey Mouse and Pluto Battle the Giant Ants
    Mickey Mouse and Pluto
  4. 3. Monkey Business
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. [Popular Pastime]
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. [Morty and Ferdie at Camp Ruffit]
    Mickey Mouse
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