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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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    • 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 #10
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 10
    Auction opens October 4
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #1293301007

    Indicia title is "FLASH GORDON, No. 10." Cover pencils by Alex Raymond. A brief profile of Alex Raymond with photographs of him working with 17-year-old model Patricia Quinn; with his children, Alex and Lynne; with his wife; and with his fan mail. Untitled Flash Gordon story, script by Don Moore, pencils by Alex Raymond (signed) and Austin Briggs (p. 2), inks by Alex Raymond (signed) and Austin Briggs (p. 2); Adventures in the forest kingdom of King Barin and the ice kingdom of Queen Fria, starring Dale Arden, Dr. Zarkov, Ming the Merciless, Prince Ronal, Korro, Lupi, Queen Fria, and King Barin. Back cover art by Raymond. Reprinted from "The Ice Kingdom." 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.
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    • Pencil markings on back cover.

    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
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION: Tear seals.

    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.

  • Issue #53
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 53

    Indicia title is "WASH TUBBS, No. 53." Cover art by Roy Crane. Untitled Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy stories, scripts and art by Roy Crane. Wash and Easy are sent by McKee Industries to the remote South Seas island of Hippa-Hula, to find out the secret of how the women there preserve their beauty. The ship makes its way to Hippa-Hula, where the mysterious Mr. Squeege demands they land at night. Wash and Easy try to find the secret of the island's women's beauty. After shooting Squeege, Ruby demands that Van Scamp get the Hippa-Hula beauty secret from his wife. Ruby gets the hotel proprietor to admit the beauty secret he sold them was a fake. Ruby and Van Scamp follow the disguised Wash and Easy before discovering they've been tricked. After being scared by a classmate, Fauntly Gilroy bets he can make any man in town run just as easily--even if the man is Captain Easy. Reprinted from from Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips 1939 and 1940. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 54

    Indicia title is "ANDY PANDA, No. 54." Cover art by Dan Gormley. The Ghostrider, art by Dan Gormley; Charlie and Andy take a vacation out West and end up in the rundown town of Grimy Gulch; When the Ghost Rider appears after a ten-year absence and robs the bank, Andy and Charlie are made deputies and trail him; They get lost and end up in a ghost town, where Miranda Panda and Wally Walrus are held captive by a gang of "ghosts." The Magic Hat, script by John Stanley, art by Dan Gormley; Andy and Charlie go into a magician's hat and find themselves in Hocus-Pocus Land, the place things go when magicians make them disappear. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 56
    • 1" spine split from the top. Chew.
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    • Two center wraps detached and damaged along margins, cover detached at one staple.

    Indicia title is "DICK TRACY, No. 56." Untitled Dick Tracy strips, scripts and art by Chester Gould. A girl with amnesia gets a job as a nightclub singer. Later she leads Tracy to the body of a man in a stream; Tracy confronts the dead man's business partner, but as he's questioning him, the partner is shot. The evidence points to Rudy Seaton as the killer of Fred Mason. Trohs has his gang grab Tracy and bring him to his hideout, where he crushes Tracy's right hand in a vise. Trohs uses the St. Bernard to escape from Tracy. Trosh decides to buy the tourist camp as a hideout. Reprinted from Dick Tracy (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips (1940?). 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 57
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white

    Indicia title is Gene Autry, Raiders of the Range, No. 57. Raiders of the Range starring Gene Autry, art by Till Goodan. Cowboy Lingo article. The Mystery of the Diamond-A, art by Till Goodan; Gene Autry investigates the mysterious horse stealing at the Diamond-A Ranch. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #61
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 61
    • Cover detached. Portion of back cover missing.
    • Interior is complete. RESTORATION. Full length spine split (taped). Extensive tape on interior cover and pages. Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Indicia title is "SANTA CLAUS FUNNIES, No. 61." Cover art by Arthur E. Jameson. How Santa Got His Red Suit, script and art by Walt Kelly; Years ago, Santa did not always wear a red suit; One Christmas eve, Jack Frost steals his sleigh and toys and leaves Santa stranded; He finds refuge at a tiny house full of elves. The Night Before Christmas, script by Clement Clark Moore, art by Arthur E. Jameson; The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas." Miracle in the Wildwood, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Arthur E. Jameson; Two quarrelsome knights divide the village of Benn in half; As time goes by the village falls away from the Christian religion and becomes a cruel, violent place. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 62
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Tear seals to cover and centerfold. Cover glued to first wrap along spine, centerfold glued in place.

    Indicia title is "DONALD DUCK IN FROZEN GOLD, No. 62." Cover art by Carl Buettner. Frozen Gold, script and art by Carl Barks; Donald flies penicillin to Point Marrow, Alaska, but a crook has stashed a stolen map to a gold mine in Donald's plane; When he reaches Alaska, Donald is kidnapped by two crooks and abandoned on the barrens. Mystery of the Swamp, script and art by Carl Barks; Donald and the nephews go exploring in the Everglades, where they run afoul of strange little goblins called Gneezles; Donald tries to capture a Gneezle, but instead the ducks are captured by them, and are to be fed to the alligators. Two untitled Donald Duck stories, art by Al Taliaferro. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 66

    Indicia title is "GENE AUTRY, TRAIL OF TERROR, No. 66." Cover art by Till Goodan. Gene Autry and the Trail of Terror, art by Jesse Marsh; The Sheriff of Burrtown calls in Gene Autry to help him stop the outlaw James Black, alias the Black Hawk, who has terrorized three states. Gene Autry and the Firebug; Gene Autry goes to Peaceful Mesa to visit his friend Pappy Hicks, the sheriff; On the way he finds a dead man and is accused of being his killer; When Gene gets to Peaceful Mesa, he has to avoid a lynch mob and then has to find out who has been setting a series of fires in the town. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #70
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 70
    • Heavy cover oxidation.

    Indicia title is "POPEYE AND WIMPY, No. 70." Cover art by Bela Zaboly. Untitled Thimble Theatre Starring Popeye strips, art by Bela Zaboly [as BeeZ]. Olive climbs a tree looking for Cupid, but is knocked off by an irritated bear. Geezil tricks Wimpy with "invisible" hamburgers. Popeye and Wimpy try to cheer Swee'pea up. Swee'pea decides he wants soup for breakfast. Olive wants to be a hostess at Popeye's "spinburger" stand. Olive tries to make Popeye jealous by dancing with everyone but him. Olive gets a job as a waitress at Rough-House's restaurant. Popeye tries to cheer up Swee'pea after the Navy refused to accept him. Geezil, in a fit of generosity, offers to pay Wimpy's hamburger bill. Wimpy disguises himself so that he can be hired as a counterman at Rough-House's diner. Reprinted from Thimble Theatre (King Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips from the early 1940s. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 72
    • Staple rust. Water damage.
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • 1 1/2" spine split from bottom (taped). Staple rust. Rust migration. Mold.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split (taped). Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Indicia title is "RAGGEDY ANN, No. 72." Cover art by George Kerr. Untitled Raggedy Ann stories, art by George Kerr. Marcella forgets to take Wrinkles, the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, inside when she has to go to town with her mother; Nathan Gnome takes Wrinkles to the "Land of Lost Toys" and the Raggedys have to rescue him. Mr. and Mrs. Muskrat throw a Flapjack Party for all the wildwoods folk and have the Raggedys make the flapjacks. Minkie pulls several tricks to try to ruin the party. After stepping through a magic mirror, the Raggedys are given a tour of Elfland by Eddie Elf. Minkie captures Mrs. Fox in a cage and steals her groceries. Raggedy Ann fixes Wrinkles' hump by filling it with beans. The Raggedys bring a fire engine to put out the fire in Sunny Bunny's house. Individual full-figure drawings of the characters that appear in the comic on the back cover. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #75
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 75
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Staples missing.

    Indicia title is "GENE AUTRY AND THE WILDCAT, No. 75." Cover art by Jesse Marsh. Gene Autry and the Wildcat, art by Jesse Marsh; Gene has a strange encounter with a wild young girl and her hard-bitten uncle; Later he goes to Boonetown, where he finds Sheriff Ted Boone struggling to stop a string of robberies. Gene Autry and Two-Gun Bart, art by Jesse Marsh; Two-Gun Bart Brown escapes from prison and seeks revenge on Tom Hood, who was the sheriff who sent him to prison. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 76
    • Cover oxidation.

    Indicia titles is "LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE, No. 76." Untitled Little Orphan Annie stories. The police and mob boss Nick Gatt use their own ways to try to find the mysterious Axel and keep him from harming Annie; Gatt's methods are more brutal--and more effective. Buck shoots Gregory as the shopkeeper tries to take Annie into a back room where Axel's men are waiting. Annie finds out that Axel and his followers plan to take over the country. While Nick Gatt is trying to figure out a way to stop Axel, Byron Bolo is working on a plan to eliminate Gatt and take over his rackets. Nick Gatt brings Annie back to the Tecums, but he and Bryan Bolo are both killed in an off-panel shootout. Reprinted from Little Orphan Annie (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1940. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 79
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Oxidation. Chipping.

    Indicia title is "WALT DISNEY'S MICKEY MOUSE, No. 79." The Riddle of the Red Hat, script by Eleanor Packer, art by Carl Barks; Mickey laughs at Minnie's new hat, then mistakes a girl in a similar hat for Minnie; The girl mistakes Mickey for someone else and gives him a "diamond ring" that actually contains a large ruby. Pluto the Hero, art by Vivie Risto. Goofy's Orphans, art possibly by Don Gunn. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #84
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 84
    Auction opens October 4
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1039170002
    Auction opens August 9
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Tape on interior cover. Cover oxidation.

    Indicia title is "FLASH GORDON, No. 84." Untitled story, script by Don Moore, art by Alex Raymond; Flash, Dale, and Zarkov aid Queen Desira in an escape across a volcanic desert; They are rescued by the bandit Gundar, who becomes their ally in their battle against King Brazor, who has usurped Queen Desira's throne. Reprinted from Flash Gordon (King Features Syndicate) Sunday strips from 1942-1943. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #87
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 87

    Indicia title is "FAIRY TALE PARADE, No. 87." Cover art by Dan Noonan. Tiny Folk and the Dragon, art by Walt Kelly; The wee folk meet a tiny dragon and help him defeat a giant. The Broomstick Bride, pencils by Dan Noonan; The King, falling ill, wants his son to be married; The court magician, Morin, conjures up a bride from a broomstick and the prince, not knowing of the deceit, agrees to marry her. The Emerald Incense Burner; Abdullah the baker has to support his seven lazy brothers. The Frog Prince, art by Arthur E. Jameson; A frog rescues a princess's golden ball and becomes her companion, much to her disgust. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #89
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 89

    Indicia title is "TILLIE THE TOILER, No. 89." Untitled Tillie the Toiler story, script and art by Russ Westover; Tillie falls for a handsome South American named Felipe; Later Felipe's sister Blanca comes north to bring him home so he won't marry Tillie; Mac falls for Blanca and the four plan a double wedding; Circumstances conspire to ruin their plans. Reprinted from Tillie the Toiler (King Features Syndicate) daily strips from 1941. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #91
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 91

    Indicia title is "SANTA CLAUS FUNNIES, No. 91." Christmas Comes to the Wood Land, script and art by Walt Kelly; The animals of the southern woodland decide to have a Christmas party and invite Santa to attend. Christmas In Norway; Ole and Olga make Christmas presents for their poor friends Sigurd and Sigred; Mr. Olsen dresses like Santa and delivers the presents on skis. A Gift From Santa; Orphan John Hammond is a stable boy in old England, who lives a hard life with a harsh master; Santa stops at the stable to feed and water his reindeer; Santa takes the boy to live with a loving family. Toy Trouble back cover strip by Walt Kelly. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #92
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 92
    • Front cover tearing, staple rust/migration.
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    Indicia title is "WALT DISNEY'S THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO". Cover art by Walt Kelly. The Wonderful Adventures of Pinocchio, script by Carlo Collodi (novel) and Chase Craig (adaptation), art by Walt Kelly; The Blue Fairy brings Gepetto's wooden puppet Pinocchio to life; Jiminy Cricket is enlisted as his conscience.; Pinocchio is first captured by the evil showman Stromboli, but is rescued by the Blue Fairy; Not learning a lesson, Pinocchio is then enticed to travel with a coach load of boys to Pleasure Island. The Wonderful Mis-Adventures of Donocchio; After reading the story of Pinocchio, Donald wishes he was Pinocchio; The Blue Fairy grants his wish, and gives him two more wishes; As Pinocchio, Donald (with a head of black hair) gets involved with Gideon and Foulfellow and ends up sold to Stromboli. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #96
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 96
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    • Staple rust.
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 2" cumulative spine split.

    Indicia title is "DICK TRACY, No. 96." Untitled Dick Tracy stories, scripts and art by Chester Gould. Tracy finds a chemist being held as a slave by Yogee Yamma in an abandoned section of the subway. In a drunken stupor after getting a $500,000 payoff and thinking he has gotten rid of Tracy and the chemist, Yogee Yamma passes out in a hotel room. Black Pearl takes Tracy and Patton to a secret proving grounds in the mountains to have them test her combination tank-plane-submarine. Tracy and Patton have to test the tank against flame-throwers. Junior sets up a bike-parking business with a man named Buck. Junior tracks the bicycle thieves to their mobile workshop, but the crooks back the truck suddenly, severely injuring him. Tracy and Patton capture Deafy's gang at his mother's hamburger stand, but Deafy escapes. Reprinted from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune) newspaper strips from 1940. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #97
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 97
    • Centerfold detached.

    Indicia title is "MARGE'S LITTLE LULU, No. 97." Cover art by John Stanley. Little Lulu stories, scripts and art by John Stanley. Little Lulu Enters a Contest; Lulu makes a model airplane to fly in a contest. Tubby's Travels; Tubby decides he wants to be a hobo. Little Lulu Has Family Trouble; Lulu's cat Christopher has five kittens; Eventually Lulu has to give the kittens away, but the mother cat keeps retrieving them. Little Lulu Goes On a Picnic; Lulu and Tubby go on a picnic and meet up with a bear. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 99

    Indicia title is "SMITTY, No. 99." Untitled Smitty stories, scripts and art by Walter Berndt. Herby's new teacher gets the wrong idea when she sees Herby walking to school with a policeman. Herby starts to write a love note but his teacher looks over his shoulder. Smitty and Mr. Bailey go to their usual North Woods fishing resort; There they bring Little Moose the Indian to live with them and try to teach him "civilized" manners. Herby's parents take in his school teacher as a boarder. A football coach wants Mr. Bailey to give him a never-fail football play from his playing days in 1906. Mr. Bailey thinks a girl in the building across the street is flirting with him when she puts signs in the window. Smitty tries to join the Army and the Navy but is turned down. Reprinted from Smitty (Chicago Tribune) daily newspaper strips from 1941. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #102
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 102
    • Staple added (not manufacturing).

    Indicia title is "OSWALD THE RABBIT, No. 102." Map of scenes from the story, art by Walt Kelly. Oswald Rabbit and The Great Egg Hunt, art by Lloyd White and Walt Kelly; The mortgage is due on Oswald and Toby's house; Mister Skrats, who holds the mortgage and wants them to default so he can dig for buried treasure in the cellar, tricks Oswald and Toby into heading to the mountains to seek the biggest egg, which would win a contest; If the contest wasn't fake, that is; The two find a roc's nest and the roc takes them to a tropical island where they become kings of a cannibal tribe. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #105
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 105
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    • 2" spine split from base of comic.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Walt Kelly. Featuring tales such as "The Internal Intern," "Albert and the Barbecue," "Such A Duel About Nothing or Feud For Thought Use Remarks" and "Fearless Friends of the Fish Fry"! Starring Pogo Possum and Albert the Alligator! 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #112
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 112
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Water damage.

    Indicia title is "PORKY PIG'S ADVENTURE IN GOPHER GULCH, No. 112." Cover art by Carl Buettner. Porky Pig's Adventure in Gopher Gulch, art by Tom McKimson; Porky finds a lost toupee that belongs to movie star Eric Jones. Porky Pig and the Million Dollar Mix-Up, art by Roger Armstrong; Porky is to inherit one million dollars from the estate of his uncle Hog Brissels. Porky Pig's Masquerade, art by Carl Buettner; Petunia is to start work at a new job, but was already scheduled to work a charity bazaar and deliver a cake to Silas Pinchpenny. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #113
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 113

    Indicia title is "POPEYE, No. 113." Cover art by Bud Sagendorf. Queen Olive, script and art by Bud Sagendorf; Olive is kidnapped to become queen of the island of Olivoila; Popeye, Wimpy, and Swee'pea sail a ship to the island to rescue her. Nobody Loves Me or The Lonely Sailor Man, script and art by Bud Sagendorf; Popeye can't figure out why all his friends are hitting him; As usual, Wimpy is the cause of the trouble. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #116
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 116
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #3772271001

    Indicia title is "MICKEY MOUSE AND THE HOUSE OF MANY MYSTERIES, No. 116." Cover art by Harvey Eisenberg. Mickey Mouse and the House of Many Mysteries, art by George Waiss and Dick Moores; When their car runs out of gas in a remote area, Mickey and Minnie are picked up by a radio-controlled car which takes them to a palace in the middle of the desert. Mickey Mouse and Goofy's Prize Fight, art by Don Gunn; When boxer Atomic McBiff kicks a kitten, Goofy decks him with one punch. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #119
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 119
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case; Debris trapped between case and inner well
    • 2 center wraps detached.
    • Label #53D655-008
    • Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0251887007

    Felix the Cat; All new Felix stories begin. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #125
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 125
    • Water damage. Staple rust.

    Indicia title is "THE LONE RANGER, No. 125." The Lone Ranger and the Apache Ambush, script by Fran Striker, art by Charles Flanders; The Lone Ranger and Tonto find a soldier who has been ambushed by Apache Indians; He gives the Lone Ranger a note to take to Captain Carslake warning him of an ambush by Apache warriors. The Lone Ranger and the Outlaws of Red Rock, script by Fran Striker, art by Charles Flanders; The Lone Ranger and Tonto come to Red Rock, which is under the control of a thug named Butch, who is partners with Thorndyke, a crooked lawyer. The Lone Ranger and the Water Proble, script by Fran Striker, art by Charles Flanders; The Lone Ranger and Tonto find themselves in the middle of a range war between cattlemen and sheep herders over access to water for their stock. Reprinted from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) newspaper strips from the late 1930s and possibly early 1940s. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #127
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 127
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #0780461017

    Indicia title is "POPEYE, No. 127". Cover art by Bud Sagendorf. My Kingdom For a Horsh or It's Too Far To Walk!; Olive's brother Castor has discovered gold and Olive and Wimpy go west to visit him; Popeye follows, only to find that Olive has become engaged to Bad Bull Battle, owner of 50 gold mines. Two-To-One" or Fifty Thousand Bucks Fer Two!; Popeye is tricked into a boxing match with a small man named "Little Jim" and his huge brother "Big Jim" and has to fight both at the same time. Scripts and art by Bud Sagendorf. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #128
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 128
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Centerfold detached.

    Indicia title is "SANTA CLAUS FUNNIES, No. 128. Santa and the Angel, script by Oskar Lebeck, art by Morris Gollub; A group of angel babies are busy polishing the stars in preparation for Christmas.; The littlest one becomes tired and falls asleep on a cloud that slowly drifts to Earth and lands in the middle of a snow-covered forest; The angel baby, who is naked, is cold and frightened and starts to cry; This attracts the animals of the forest who huddle around him to keep him warm; The animals decide to take him to the cabin of a woodchopper and his wife, who live at the edge of the forest; It is Christmas Eve and just as the animals reach the house, Santa and his reindeer arrive. Christ is Born: A Christmas Play, art by Dan Noonan. To Santa's Rescue, script and art by Dan Noonan; Tom Felding drives the "Dover Mail" stagecoach from London in a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. A Mouse in the House, script and art by Walt Kelly; Returning from his night's work, Santa finds a mouse in his beard while getting ready for bed. He lets the mouse stay for the evening. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #130
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 130

    Indicia title is "ANDY PANDA, No. 130." Cover art by Dan Gormley. The City of Ice, art by Dan Gormley; While in New Mexico, Andy and Charlie find a man suffering from starvation and exposure. Picnic Problems, art by Dan Gormley; Andy and Charlie go on a picnic, but are harassed by bugs, a raccoon, and a bear. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #131
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 131
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    Indicia title is "MARGE'S LITTLE LULU, No. 131." Little Lulu Is Taken For a Ride; Kidnappers mistake Lulu for the rich girl, Gloria Van Potts, and abduct her from the park. One Man Dog; Alvin finds a dog but his mother won't let him keep it; Tubby wants the dog but Alvin won't give it up. Little Lulu and the Three Bears; Alvin wants Lulu to tell her the story of the Three Bears. Scripts by John Stanley, pencils by John Stanley (layouts) and Irving Tripp, inks by Irving Tripp. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #132
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 132

    Indicia title is "TILLIE THE TOILER, No. 132." Cover art by Jack Callahan. A Four-Bell Picture That Was Only a False Alarm; Jorson Snapps convinces Tillie and friends to appear in a movie he produces. The Surprise Prize; Tillie is a fortune teller in her mother's charity bazaar; Jan Vonsen the movie star stops by and is mobbed. Mac Goes Cow Punchy; Mac is going for a trip to his uncle's ranch and the gang decides to throw a western-themed going-away party, which rapidly snowballs out of control. Scripts and art by Jack Callahan. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #133
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 133
    • 5 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust.

    Indicia title is "DICK TRACY, No. 133." Crime, Inc.; Tracy is on the trail of Krome, an assassin who uses modified children's toys to kill his victims. Kitty; Krome's girlfriend Kitty rescues him from Tracy, but plans to turn him in to the police. Lost in a Blizzard; Krome makes his way through the blizzard to a doctor's office, where his arm has to be amputated because of gangrene from a bullet wound. Selbert the Killer; Tracy and Patton rescue the snowplow driver, but Krome freezes to death hiding in a snow drift. Selbert hides in Mrs. DePool's House; Mrs. DePool hides Selbert in a cistern in the basement of her mansion; Her dead husband framed Selbert, his nephew, and got him sentenced to 22 years in an insane asylum. Poisoned Doorbell; Selbert kidnaps Myrna, Mrs. DePool's granddaughter, and imprisons her in the basement cistern. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #134
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 134
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2128827023
    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Staples missing.

    Indicia title is "TARZAN AND THE DEVIL OGRE, No. 134." Cover art by Jesse Marsh. Tarzan and The Devil Ogre, script by Robert P. Thompson, art by Jesse Marsh; Tarzan leads an expedition into the Ras Dashini mountains to find out whether Doris Ramsay's father is still alive; The trek takes them near the Tower of Hotoombo, reported to be the home of a Devil Ogre and guarded by white gorillas. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #136
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 136
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Indicia title is "THE LONE RANGER, No. 136." Cover art by Morris Gollub. Hidden Gold; The Lone Ranger and Tonto come upon a house that contains a mysterious couple who are holding a girl against her will; After escaping from a water-filled pit, the Lone Ranger helps the girl's father rescue Tonto and the girl from a gang that is after a chest of gold. Manhunt; The Lone Ranger finds Holt and persuades him to return to the cabin. The Menace; While at Stark's cabin, Tonto heard the "cry of The Menace," who was said to be half-man and half-wolf, and went after him. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #138
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 138
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Indicia title is "SMITTY, No. 138." When the Boss is Away…; When Mr. Bailey goes away unexpectedly, the Board of Directors depends on Smitty, his office boy, for advice. Second Childhood; When Mr. Bailey has too many business worries, his doctor tells him to watch Smitty and try to be a kid again. Trip to the North Woods; Smitty and Mr. Bailey go on a fishing trip to the North Woods. Trying to Be Friends with Little Moose; Mr. Bailey tries to be friendly to Little Moose, an Indian who does not like him. Magic Potion Wears Off; Mr. Bailey has Little Moose take him to the hiding place of the big fish, "Old Fighter." The Long Way Home; Since Mr. Bailey is carrying him, Little Moose takes the long way to get back to camp. Herby the Lifeguard; The female lifeguards on a beach have Herby helping them. Smitty Goes to Night School; Herby comes home from a week at the beach, and Smitty decides to go to night school. Reprinted from Smitty (News-Tribune Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1941 and 1942. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #141
    Four Color (1942-1962 Dell Series 2) 141
    • Interior complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.

    Indicia title is "MICKEY MOUSE AND THE SUBMARINE PIRATES, No. 141." Cover art by Harvey Eisenberg. Mickey Mouse and the Submarine Pirates, art by Harvey Eisenberg; Mickey and Goofy take a job on a fishing boat, despite the fact that fishermen have been disappearing. Pluto Never Fails, art by Harvey Eisenberg; While out on a picnic with Minnie, Mickey demonstrates his system of getting Pluto to fetch the proper item for him. Mickey Mouse's Magic Machine, art by Dick Moores; When his nephews fail their history class, Mickey decides to try to teach them with pictures. 52 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.