Four Color #296 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse in Private Eye for Hire
(October 1950)

Dell, 1942 Series
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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)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Walt Disney's MICKEY MOUSE in PRIVATE EYE FOR HIRE, No. 296." Code number is M.M.O.S. #296-5010. 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).

Private Eye for Hire (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Buettner ?
Inks
?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse
Reprints
Keywords
magnifying glasses

Indexer Notes

Part of the "Animated Cover" series.

[Mattress Safety Mat for Washing Dishes] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Pabian
Inks
Jim Pabian
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Jim Pabian

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie
Synopsis
Mortie and Ferdie intentionally drop dishes so they won't have to wash them. Mickey foils their scheme by putting a mattress by the sink.

Indexer Notes

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

Private Eye For Hire (Table of Contents: 2)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Captain O'Hara
Synopsis
Mickey becomes a private investigator. A man hires him to trail his wife to keep her from cheating on her diet. While doing that Mickey becomes involved with a gang of shoplifters.

The Black Pearl Mystery (Table of Contents: 3)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 19 pages (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; Goofy; Black Pete
Synopsis
While vacationing in Shark Bay, Mickey and Goofy find a message in a bottle that has a map to a treasure in a sunken ship in the bay. Black Pete has disguised himself as a hermit on the shore of the bay and tries to steal the treasure.

Indexer Notes

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

Mickey Mouse and the Tagalong Pup (Table of Contents: 4)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Pabian
Inks
Jim Pabian
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Jim Pabian

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Tagalong; Pluto; Mr. Meanie
Synopsis
Mickey finds a small pup that whistles. The pup has run away from the circus and Mickey returns him and receives a reward. The pup runs away again and when Mickey returns him this time, the circus owner has him arrested, thinking he has stolen the pup to receive another reward.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[Watchmaker] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Pabian
Inks
Jim Pabian
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
Jim Pabian

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse
Synopsis
Mickey owns a clock repair shop and advertises an "Any clock repaired for only one dollar!!" sale.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

How To Make the Front Cover Move.. (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Buettner ?
Inks
?
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Directions for making the front cover move.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Private Eye for Hire
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. [Mattress Safety Mat for Washing Dishes]
    Mickey Mouse
  3. 2. Private Eye For Hire
    Mickey Mouse
  4. 3. The Black Pearl Mystery
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. Mickey Mouse and the Tagalong Pup
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. [Watchmaker]
    Mickey Mouse
  7. 6. How To Make the Front Cover Move..
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