(September 1965)

Ballantine Books, 1952 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ballantine Books, Inc.
Brand
BB Ballantine
Editing
?

Issue Notes

5th printing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae

Indexer Notes

Frank Frazaetta may have created, or contributed to, this illustration.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

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

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Al Capp

Indexer Notes

Title page, front matter

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Steinbeck

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am writing this from what we Americans call Yurrp.

Indexer Notes

Introduction

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Chaplin [Charlie Chaplin]
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Benjamin Franklin said, 'Pieces of pleasantry and mirth have a strange power in them to allay the beats and tumults of our spirits.'

Innocents in Peril (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Chapter One Sadie Hawkins' Day! (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Li'l Abner; Ole Man Mose; Drew Pearson; Tenderleif Ericson; Daisy Mae; Available Jones; Stupefyin' Jones; Dogpatch gals; Dogpatch bachelors; Quentin Rasputinreynolds; Marryin' Sam; Moonbeam McSwine
Synopsis
Viking maiden Tenderleif Ericson revives in a Dogpatch cave after being frozen for 947 years. Her age gives her a head start at the Sadie Hawkins Day Race, and she chooses to pursue Li'l Abner. But when she tries to drag him across the finish line, he's rooted to the spot by the sight of Stupefyin' Jones.
Keywords
Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip; Sadie Hawkins Day Race; Sadie Hawkins' Day Race; suspended animation; Viking

Chapter Two The Injuns are Comin'! (Table of Contents: 8)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Lonesome Polecat; Polecat tribe; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Dogpatchers; Mandrake P. Mothball; President; President's secretary; radio producers; Hairless Joe
Synopsis
Discovering that the Polecat tribe has never legally concluded peace with the United States, the government tries to buy the country from them with a truckload of trinkets. When the Polecats learn that this offer means assuming the huge national debt, they take a radio performance contract instead.
Keywords
American Indian; Dogpatch; Native American; newspaper comic strip; President; Washington D.C.; White House

Chapter Three "Zoot Suit" Yokum (Table of Contents: 9)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; J. Colossal McGenius; Miss Pennypacker; zoot suit manufacturers; moron; warden; Gat Garson; ordinary citizens
Synopsis
In order to promote their product, zoot suit manufacturers pay Li'l Abner a pittance to repeatedly risk his life while wearing a zoot suit. He becomes wildly popular, and so do the suits. Makers of traditional clothing briefly spring Li'l Abner's double Gat Garson from Alcatraz so he can commit mayhem, masquerading as Li'l Abner, while wearing a zoot suit. Sales collapse and the public goes back to traditional styles.
Keywords
Doppelganger; mistaken identity; newspaper comic strip; zoot suit

Chapter Four Dumpington van Lump (Table of Contents: 10)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Dumpington van Lump; butler; van Lump matriarchs; Dr. Snakepit; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Dogpatchers; upstairs maid; artist; policewoman; janitors
Synopsis
Daisy Mae is captured as a bride for wealthy Dumpington van Lump, but she refuses. The van Lumps force her compliance by starving Dogpatch, but the upstairs maid pushes her out the window and takes her place, hidden behind the bridal veil. Daisy Mae is then imprisoned by an artist until Li'l Abner comes to the rescue. Dumpington tries to kill Li'l Abner, only to be caught in a trap of his own making.
Keywords
Dogpatch; imposter; New York City; newspaper comic strip; skyscraper; turnip termites; wedding

Chapter Five Salomey's Narrow Escape! (Table of Contents: 11)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Salomey the Pig; Bounder J. Roundheels; P. Fangsgood Droolsby; chef; Dogpatchers; Joe Btfsplk; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Daisy Mae; Romeo Scragg
Synopsis
Roundheels, who longs to join the Gourmets' Club, needs a hammus alabammus to create the world's most succulent dish. Learning that the Yokums have the last such specimen in Salomey the Pig, he hires the Scraggs to bury them under a landslide, then steals the pig. Joe Btfsplk jinxes his plans and rescues Salomey, then causes a flood that frees the Yokums. Roundheels has himself boiled down to a single drop, taking the place of the hammus alabammus, and joins the Gourmet's Club posthumously.
Keywords
Chef; cuisine; Dogpatch; gourmet; hammus alabammus; jinx; newspaper comic strip; pig

Chapter Six El Passionato (Table of Contents: 12)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Felix Fandango; jailer; dictator; La Nuisanceta; people of El Passionato
Synopsis
Seeking the sole copy of a Fearless Fosdick comic book, Li'l Abner finds the owner in El Passionato, waiting for execution. Learning that only the dictator can pardon Felix, Li'l Abner incites the local girls to revolt in his favor, promising he will make their lethargic men take daily trips to breathe the more vigorous air of El Tabasco. Once the revolution is over, Felix pardoned, the men recharged, the girls satisfied, and the comic obtained, he resigns as dictator.
Keywords
Dictator; El Passionato; jail; newspaper comic strip; revolt

Chapter Seven Jack Jawbreaker (Table of Contents: 13)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Rockwell P. Squeezeblood; Mackintosh; Baldwin; Jack Jawbreaker; newspaper executives
Synopsis
Li'l Abner goes to work for Rockwell P. Squeezeblood, who runs a highly-lucrative comic strip syndicate by making sure that he saves his cartoonists from the miseries of wealth.
Keywords
Cartoonist; newspaper comic strip

Chapter Eight Target fo' Tonight! (Table of Contents: 14)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
Al Capp
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; gangsters; Marryin' Sam; Pappy Yokum; Mammy Yokum; Dogpatchers; insurance salesmen
Synopsis
Mistaking Li'l Abner for Gat Garson, gangsters issue a death sentence on him. Dogpatchers mortgage their homes to make the first payment on a life insurance policy, so as to cash in when he dies. But the gangsters realize their mistake, and Li'l Abner lives.
Keywords
Dogpatch; doppelganger; insurance fraud; newspaper comic strip

Chapter Nine The Soshul Leopards (Table of Contents: 15)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Dogpatchers; Salomey the Pig; Abijah Gooch; Blabbermouth McJabber; It Hain't Necessarily Moe
Synopsis
Long the undisputed social leaders of Dogpatch (since Mammy can beat up everybody else in town), the Yokums suddenly and inexplicably find themselves at the bottom of the social scale. It turns out that a stranger, It Hain't Necessarily Moe, now wins all the fights. Mammy discovers that he has a secret partner, and clobbers them both.
Keywords
Dogpatch; newspaper comic strip

Chapter Ten The Marriage of Li'l Abner (Table of Contents: 16)

Li'l Abner / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Li'l Abner; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Uncle Future [Future Yokum]; Daisy Mae; Lester Gooch; Fearless Fosdick; Prudence Pimpleton; Fearless Fosdick Fan Club; bell boy; Marryin' Sam
Synopsis
Uncle Future, whose visions always come true, predicts that Li'l Abner will shortly be married. In order to avoid such a horrible fate, Li'l Abner takes an oath to do only what perennial bachelor Fearless Fosdick would do. In a chance encounter with the Fosdick cartoonist, Daisy Mae vents her rage, and he decides that for the sake of American girls, Fosdick must marry. When he does, the horrified Li'l Abner has to follow suit. When Fosdick's marriage turns out to be be a dream, Li'l Abner assumes that his is too. But Mammy informs him he is hopelessly, permanently married.
Keywords
Cartoonist; Dogpatch; Dogpatch ham; honeymoon; newspaper comic strip; wedding

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Al Capp"]
  4. 3. ["I am writing this from what we Americans call Yurrp."]
  5. 4. ["Benjamin Franklin said, 'Pieces of pleasantry and mirth have a strange power in them to allay the beats and tumults of our spirits.'"]
  6. 5. Innocents in Peril
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Chapter One Sadie Hawkins' Day!
    Li'l Abner
  9. 8. Chapter Two The Injuns are Comin'!
    Li'l Abner
  10. 9. Chapter Three "Zoot Suit" Yokum
    Li'l Abner
  11. 10. Chapter Four Dumpington van Lump
    Li'l Abner
  12. 11. Chapter Five Salomey's Narrow Escape!
    Li'l Abner
  13. 12. Chapter Six El Passionato
    Li'l Abner
  14. 13. Chapter Seven Jack Jawbreaker
    Li'l Abner
  15. 14. Chapter Eight Target fo' Tonight!
    Li'l Abner
  16. 15. Chapter Nine The Soshul Leopards
    Li'l Abner
  17. 16. Chapter Ten The Marriage of Li'l Abner
    Li'l Abner
  18. 17. ["Wowee gang!"]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. ["John Steinbeck says"]
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