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Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) comic books

  • Issue #4
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 4
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    Indicia title is "SMILIN' JACK, No. 4." Untitled stories starring Smilin' Jack. Cotton Lee wrecks Jack's plane and Jack gets his pilot's license revoked. Jack refuses to smuggle munitions for Baron Bloodsoe; The Baron decides to have Jack pushed out of a plane without a parachute; The Baron and Teekeela use a deadly gas to kill everyone on a stratosphere airliner--except for Dixie, who he is smitten with. Jack searches for the Baron's hideout with the border patrol. Dixie comes home to find that Cotton, who had eloped with Jack's sister Jill, has left her. Cotton is deserted by the smugglers, but he manages to ride the plane down and survive. Jack returns with the smugglers, but is spurned by Dixie and Jill when they learn he was the one who killed Cotton. While recuperating from the surgery, Jack finds out that Dr. Medic is madly in love with Dixie. Jack takes a job as a test pilot to forget women, but is instantly the target of two women's affection. Scripts and art by Zack Mosley. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 6
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    Stories, Art and Cover by Walter Berndt. Starring Smitty in reprints from Smitty dailies (Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate), circa 1936-1937. 64 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 7
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Indicia title is "SMOKEY STOVER, No. 7." Cover art by Bill Holman. Untitled stories starring Smokey Stover. Smokey sees a man to whom he owes $50; To escape, he hides in a box full of dynamite. Smokey gets to be chief for one day. Smokey is supposed to be raking leaves, but decides to take a nap in the pile of leaves. Smokey gives an exploding cigar to a friend and it makes the round until it comes back to him. Fiddling Finnegan practices his awful fiddling at Smokey's firehouse. Smokey's son is supposed to practice the violin, but rigs it up with a clock's pendulum. Smokey decides to go to Texas for a vacation because it's all downhill on the map. Cookie bakes the Chief a birthday cake, but the only "candle" Smokey can find turns out to be a firecracker. Smokey and the Chief hide their clothes in a pile of sand while they go swimming, but the sand turns out to be cement. Scripts and art by Bill Holman. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 9
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1246582009
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Piece fill/spine rebuild, color touch. Heavy taping along spine.
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    Indicia title is "DONALD DUCK FINDS PIRATE GOLD, No. 9." Cover art by Hank Porter. Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold, script by Bob Karp (adaptation) and Homer Brightman (original storyboards), pencils by Carl Barks (story pages 1, 2, 5, 12-40) and Jack Hannah (story pages 3, 4, 6-11, 41-64), inks by Carl Barks (story pages 1, 2, 5, 12-40) and Jack Hannah (story pages 3, 4, 6-11, 41-64); Bearing a map found in Donald's seafood restaurant, the ducks and a parrot named Old Yellow Beak set sail for an island where the pirate Henry Morgan's treasure is buried; Unknown to them, the crew of the ship is made up of Black Pete, disguised as an old woman, and two of his rat-faced henchmen; Peter takes over the ship, but the ducks and the parrot reach the treasure island on a raft; They dig up the treasure while Pete lies in wait. Back cover treasure map. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 11
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    Indicia title is "WASH TUBBS, No. 11."U ntitled stories starring Wash Tubbs. Easy gets in the middle of a love triangle with Helga Zmith and Beverly Hill; Zmith turns out to be the mastermind of a mid-ocean robbery that nets her gang $3,000,000. With Easy gone, Wash decides to go back to his home town; He connects with an old pal, Gozy Gallup, but Gozy's wife tosses both of them out of the house. Wash gets a check for $3,000 for helping recover the S.S. Platonic's gold. Wash opens the Topsy-Turvey Club and is an immediate success. The law is helpless when Slaughter repeatedly vandalizes Wash's night club. Easy sets a trap for Slaughter, but Slaughter is warned and instead goes to the club where he roughs up Wash and demands the lease for the night club. Slaughter machine-guns Wash's limousine and one of his men threatens to disfigure Carol with acid. Scripts and art by Roy Crane. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 14
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    Indicia title: Smilin' Jack. No. 14. Untitled Smilin' Jack stories. Smilin' Jack infiltrates The Ring disguised as Powder. The Head finds out Jack is Powder; Jack escapes. Jack's plane crashes and he ends up on an island; It happens to be the island in which Powder is engaged to the Chief's daughter. Smilin' Jack is still being mistaken as someone named Powder, and he is forced to marry Boona Goo. Limehouse puts Jack and Fat Stuff in jail and to work in the sulphur mine. Smilin' Jack, Fat Stuff, The Head and The Claw escape from jail, but are eventually caught. Smilin' Jack escapes from prison again, and it looks like he may be rescued. Downwind rescues Jack from the island and brings him back to civilization. Scripts and art by Zack Mosley. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 19
    • 4" cumulative spine split.
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    • Centerfold detached.

    Indicia title is "WALT DISNEY'S THUMPER MEETS THE SEVEN DWARFS, No. 19." Cover art by Carl Buettner. Thumper Meets the Seven Dwarfs, script and art by Carl Buettner; Thumper goes on a quest to find the "end of the world"; He falls in a hole, which leads to the Seven Dwarfs' diamond mine; After spending the night at the Dwarfs' house, Thumper takes a drink from a "wishing well"; Thumper wishes to meet a giant and is captured by one; He is taken to the giant's castle to be kept as a pet; Thumper wishes for Doc and Dopey to help him and they magically appear in the castle and help him escape; After a series of adventures, Thumper wishes the trio was back in the Dwarfs' house. Reprinted in Silly Simphonies. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 21
    • 3 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached. Only one staple (manufacturing).

    Indicia title is "OSWALD, THE RABBIT, No. 21." Easter Adventures starring Oswald, art by Ken Hultgren; Oswald and his friends have a series of adventures and misadventures as they prepare for Easter. Oswald the Rabbit back cover art by Ken Hultgren. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 28
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    Indicia title is "WASH TUBBS, No. 28." Several untitled Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune stories, scripts and art by Roy Crane. Wash has followed Carol McKee and her father to Panazuela; He brought Captain Easy, who was suffering from amnesia from a blow on the head; They are thrown into prison when a revolution starts. Bull Dawson steals the country's $6 million in gold, but the boat gets hung up on a sandbar. Easy gets control of the boat from Dawson and dumps the gold overboard in order to get away; The group is picked up by a ship and return to the United States. Rowden Splendix plants a fake story about Wash's father returning from Africa, then hires a bum to play the part. With Wash's bum of a father fouling up his relationship with the McKees, Rowden Splendix and his father up the ante by having him take a woman "customer" out on the town. Easy finds Wash on his "date" with I.R. Splendix's hired girl, Fifi, and substitutes himself at the pair's table. Easy goes to the police and fingers Bolito Coker as the one who killed I.R. Splendix. Wash, still on the run with his bum "father," hides out on a houseboat; They end up at the farm of the bum's long-deserted wife and son. Reprinted from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1939. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 29
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #2003805004

    Indicia title is "DONALD DUCK AND THE MUMMY'S RING, No. 29."Cover art by Carl Buettner. Intro in which Donald puts up wall posters with the story titles on them, art by Carl Buettner. Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring, script and art by Carl Barks; Huey is trapped inside a mummy case and taken to Egypt by emissaries of the Bey El Dagga, who is restoring life in his province to the way it was in ancient times. The Hard Loser, script and art by Carl Barks; Donald and the nephews are rivals in the "Screwball Derby," a cross-country horse race in which any dirty trick may be played on the other contestants. Too Many Pets, script by Carl Barks and Merrill de Maris (plot), art by Carl Barks; An organ grinder gives the nephews a monkey named Jingo, who plays hob with Donald's house until Donald sells him to a stranger. Back cover in which Donald is on a ladder closing the book, art by Carl Buettner. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 30
    • Cover coming loose at single center staple.
    • Staple rust.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split (glued).

    Indicia title is "BAMBI'S CHILDREN, No. 30." Cover art by Ken Hultgren. Bambi's Children, script by Felix Salten (original story), art by Ken Hultgren; The adventures of the children of Bambi and Faline (Gino and Gurri), Thumper (Hopper and Patter), and Flower (Buttercup and Primrose). Map of the Forest filler page, art by Ken Hultgren. Back cover portrait-style illustration of Bambi with his children Geno and Gurri, art by Ken Hultgren. 60 pgs.(including covers) $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 35
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.17) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Indicia title is "SMOKEY STOVER, No. 35." Cover art by Bill Holman. Several untitled Smokey Stover strips, scripts and art by Bill Holman. Hotfoot Hogan hooks up two miles of fire hose to a hydrant so he can have running water at home. Smokey is quarantined for measles in a phone booth. Smokey finds a goat, but it eats the cans from a case of tomato soup and leaves the soup. Smokey introduces the Chief to a hair tonic salesman. Smokey tries to carry a player piano to the fourth floor, but it ends up in the basement. Smokey and the Chief deal with firebug Arson Nick; The Chief tries to grow hair and settles for a toupee. Smokey takes dancing lessons. Reprinted from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1938-1941. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 36

    Indicia title is "SMILIN' JACK, No. 36." Several untitled Smilin' Jack strips. Just when Jack is set to marry Mary, his former fiancee Dixie Lee returns, now widowed and blind. Mary and Jack fly Dixie to a specialist to check her eyes; On the way Dixie leaves the plane, not wanting to come between Jack and Mary. While saving Dixie and Mary in the wind tunnel, Jack's legs are badly burned by a steam pipe. While he's recuperating in the hospital, his roommate is Downwind, who was roughed up by all the girls he was stringing along. Jack opens his pilot training classes for college students, one of whom is afraid of planes. Madam Mongoose gathers a group who all have had trouble with the law. Madam Mongoose and Longdrink sabotage Jack's plane before he demonstrates some maneuvers for his class. Reprinted from Smilin' Jack (News Syndicate Co.) newspaper strips from 1938-1940, and from Popular Comics (Dell, 1936 series) #91 (September 1943). 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 43
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing pages (affects art and story). Staple rust.

    Indicia title is "POPEYE, No. 43." Untitled Popeye/ Thimble Theatre strips. Poopdeck Pappy breaks a vase and tries to blame Swee'pea. Popeye has Wimpy write a love poem to Olive for him. Wimpy comes to mooch some food from Popeye's refrigerator. Swee'pea scares him off. Wimpy gets kicked out of a restaurant, but keeps going back in. Swee'pea is depressed, so Popeye has an artist paint "pitchers" for him. Popeye criticizes Olive's dancing. Popeye is jealous of Olive's dancing teacher. Popeye tries to make Wimpy think he's become dizzy after eating a huge mound of hamburgers. Wimpy tries to trick Popeye with a stuffed duck. Olive and Popeye sit on opposite sides of the room since they've both been eating onions. Reprints Thimble Theatre (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from the late 1930s and early 1940s. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 44
    • Heavy oxidation.
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    • Cover detached at single center staple

    Indicia title is "TERRY AND THE PIRATES, No. 44." Untitled Terry and the Pirates strips, scripts and art by Milton Caniff. Connie and Big Stoop get a $5,000 reward from Mr. Smythe-Heatherstone and hire servants to do their work for Pat and Terry. After a confrontation with Baron De Plexus and his bodyguard, Pat decides to leave Hong Kong and take Terry, Connie, and Big Stoop to see Smythe-Heatherstone. At the plantation, Pat and Terry meet April Kane, the young sister of Dillon Kane, who has disappeared. Pat and Connie find Dillon Kane being held captive in the cave. Sanjak shows up at De Plexus' airstrip with a hypnotized April. De Plexus and his thugs try to get information on Sanjak in Yankuk, but the populace, even the underworld, refuses to give them any information. Reprints Terry and The Pirates (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1938 and 1939. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 49
    • Three center wraps detached, lateral spine tear.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.25) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch. Staple rust.

    Indicia title is "WALT DISNEY'S SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, No. 49." Cover art by Walt Kelly. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, script by Merrill de Maris, pencils by Hank Porter, inks by Bob Grant; Jealous Queen Grimhilde orders her huntsman to take beautiful Snow White to the forest and kill her, so that the Queen would be "the fairest one of all"; The huntsman can't do the deed and tells Snow White to flee through the forest; She finds the home of the Seven Dwarfs, who eventually accept her as one of the household. Untitled story; The Seven Dwarfs are lonesome after Snow White goes to live in the Prince's castle. She sends them a magic wishing lamp and they wish for someone to take Snow White's place so they won't be lonely. On cue, Dumbo is blown by a strong wind through the window. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 50

    Indicia title is "FAIRY TALE PARADE, No. 50." Cover art by Walt Kelly. The Magic Garden, art by Walt Kelly; Wee folk grow food in a garden but a witch tries to steal it all. The Nightingale, script by Hans Christian Andersen (original story), art by Arthur E. Jameson; The Emperor of China cages a beautifully singing nightingale. The Stolen Princess, art by George Kerr; A royal wedding amongst the wee folk is interrupted by an evil sorcerer. The Fourth Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor; Sinbad is married in the far east and when his wife dies, he is buried alive with her. The Brave Little Tailor, script by The Brothers Grimm (original story), art by Arthur E. Jameson; A brave tailor defeats giants and captures a unicorn in order to win half a kingdom. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.