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

  • 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 pages, full color. 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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    • Cover detached.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Piece fill/spine rebuild, color touch. Heavy taping along spine.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Tear/spine split seals. Heavy cover oxidation, extra staples (manufacturing).

    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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 16
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    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover reattached with glue.

    Indicia title is "PORKY PIG, No. 16." Cover art by Chase Craig. Porky and Petunia paint an introduction to the stories in the issue on a board fence, art by Carl Buettner. Porky Pig and -Sh-h-h!!- Th' Secret of the Haunted House!, script by Chase Craig, art by Carl Buettner; Porky and Petunia spend the night in a haunted house, not knowing that it's the hideout for a gang of counterfeiters. Porky Pig Meets Beaky Buzzard, script and art by Chase Craig; Porky and his friends write millionaire Wilfred Crump to ask for a small loan to buy a gold mine. Hollywood gossip style page of facts about Porky, art by Carl Buettner. Porky paints "That's All Folks!" on the same board fence as the inside front cover, art by Carl Buettner. 68 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 17
    • 5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Centerfold detached. Staple rust. Rust migration. Slight mold.
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Indicia title is "POPEYE AND WIMPY, No. 17." Untitled Thimble Theatre stories with Popeye and the gang. Pappy insists on sitting on tacks when he visits the Oyl family for dinner. Wimpy is mad at Pappy because he ordered food and then left Wimpy with the bill. Popeye takes Pappy to a party, but he makes a shambles of it. Popeye takes Pappy to another party. Pappy tricks the hostess into sitting on a tack. Pappy takes a mermaid to a dance, but Pooky Jones has to carry her and do the dancing. Popeye invents a machine to put a diaper on Swee'pea. Popeye improves his invention so that it gives babies a bath before putting on their diaper. Swee'pea is upset when he doesn't win a prize in the baby contest. Reprinted from Thimble Theatre (King Features Syndicate) strips. Scripts and art by E. C. Segar, some strips have art by Bela Zaboly. 68 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 26
    • .5" Spine split from top. Centerfold detached.

    Indicia title is "POPEYE, No. 26." Several untitled Thimble Theatre stories, scripts and art by E. C. Segar. Wimpy double-talks a farmer into giving him a cow. Wimpy shoots a farmer's cow, but Popeye gets the blame. Geezil and Popeye eat at Wimpy's café; Wimpy's cooking methods are a somewhat unorthodox. Wimpy makes Popeye feel guilty when he kills a rabbit to feed to a hungry dog. Popeye gives Wimpy some hamburgers to feed to a hungry dog, but Wimpy eats them himself. Geezil complains about Wimpy's soup, until Wimpy tells Geezil he should be mayor. After Wimpy drops a steak on the floor, Popeye demands a new steak; Wimpy tricks him into taking the original one. Popeye has a nightmare where he is knocked out in a prize fight. Swee'pea's real mother comes to claim him; Swee'pea runs away and with Wimpy's help is re-united with Popeye. Swee'pea adopts a pelican. Swee'pea adopts a pelican. Reprinted from Thimble Theatre (King Features Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1930s. 68 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 29
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Spine split seals. Staining throughout interior, 2" cumulative spine split.
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    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing, front cover detached.

    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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 30
    • Cover coming loose at single center staple.
    • Staple rust.
    • Cover detached (anchored with tape from interior).
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached.

    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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 34
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split, cover glued to first wrap along spine. Tape and glue throughout interior.
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    • Centerfold detached at original single center staple. Cover and a few stub pages coming loose.

    Indicia title is "DICK TRACY, No. 34." Several untitled Dick Tracy strips, scripts and art by Chester Gould. John Lavir blackmails Tess into helping him with his stolen dog racket; She and Lavir get into a scuffle and the police find Lavir with his throat cut and charge Tess. Tracy and Pat try to prevent the hijacking of a truckload of furs, but get caught in a fiery crash; Tracy gets Fred Marken to help set up a trap for the fur thieves. Stooge Viller gets $55,000 from a safe-deposit box and goes into business with "The Professor" manufacturing small items that would be useful for criminals. Tracy finds The Professor's workshop, but is captured by Stooge Viller. After being accidentally shot by his daughter, Stooge Viller tries to escape by swimming across a river, but drowns. The baby's grandfather snatches the baby from the police station and takes it to his laboratory where he injects it with tropic sleep germs. Reprinted from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strips from 1938-1940. 60 pages, full color. 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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 45

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    Indicia title is "RAGGEDY ANN, No. 45." Cover art by George Kerr. Untitled Raggedy Ann stories, art by George Kerr. A cuckoo from a clock falls and lands on Quacky Doodles; The Raggedys fix the cuckoo, while Quacky, miffed because nobody is paying attention to him, goes outside into the meadow. Marcella takes her toys to the beach, but leaves them on the beach overnight. Raggedy Ann falls in a bucket of mop water and the bleach turns her completely white. When food runs low in the middle of winter, the Raggedys take Grampie and Granny Fieldmouse to Cookie Land, where there is an endless supply of sweets. Dr. Stork loses his spectacles and the Raggedys help him make his deliveries of babies. The toys have a pillow fight and a stray pillow knocks open the door to Dicky Bird's cage. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 48
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing, interrupts art and story.

    Stories by unknown. Art by Carl Barks and various. Featuring the tales "Porky of the Mounties" and "Porky and the Pirate," plus additional stories on the inside front and inside back covers, as well as the back cover. Starring Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Bugs Bunny, Uncle Ham, Dauntless, Pierre (villain), Captain Blackheart, Captain Wimple (villain), Ratsy (villain), Sniffles, Beaky Buzzard and Cicero Pig! 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 49
    • Three center wraps detached, lateral spine tear.
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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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.