Four Color #304 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse in Tom-Tom Island
(December 1950)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
1950
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Eleanor Packer (managing editor); Alice Nielsen Cobb (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994). Indicia title is "Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse in Tom-Tom Island." Code date is W.D.O.S. #304-5012.

Tom-Tom Island (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Thursday
Reprints
Keywords
drums; native tribesmen; pith helmets

Indexer Notes

Part of "animated covers" series. Sections of back covers could be cut out and inserted into slits cut in the front cover and moved back and forth.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look... Minnie just made some pie!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Morty; Ferdie
Synopsis
Morty and Ferdie borrow Mickey's shoes when they swipe a pie from Minnie's windowsill.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; monochrome (black and red).

Tom-Tom Island (Table of Contents: 2)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Riley Thomson
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Thursday; Friday; Minnie Mouse (cameo)
Synopsis
Mickey receives a request from Tom-Tom Island (somewhere by Africa) that he and Goofy visit his native friends Thursday and Friday. Goofy turns out to look exactly like the natives' idol "Teetotem" and they won't let him leave.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Friday is first introduced in Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip story "Mickey Mouse Meets Robinson Crusoe" (December 1, 1938, to April 13, 1939). Thursday, Friday's brother, is first introduced in Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip story "An Education for Thursday" (January 15, 1940, to April 20, 1940). The latter story is reprinted as "Mickey's Surprise Visitor" (Four Color #268, March 1950).

Rescue of the Rangers (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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy
Synopsis
Mickey and Goofy become forest rangers at Sleepy Valley National Park. They soon learn that the last four rangers at the park have disappeared and receive a threat that they might be the next ones.
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brrr-r! Plenty cold outside...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Morty; Ferdie
Synopsis
On a cold day, Mickey bundles Morty and Ferdie up snugly, only to regret it later at the movies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; monochrome (black and red).

How to make the front cover move... (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Thursday

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Directions for cutting out a section of the back cover and inserting it in slits cut in the front cover; thus making a moving drum hand.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tom-Tom Island
    Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. ["Look... Minnie just made some pie!"]
    Mickey Mouse
  3. 2. Tom-Tom Island
    Mickey Mouse
  4. 3. Rescue of the Rangers
    Mickey Mouse
  5. 4. ["Brrr-r! Plenty cold outside..."]
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. How to make the front cover move...
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