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Pogo Possum (1949) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Pogo Possum (1949) 1
    Published Dec 1949 by Dell.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.97) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Small lateral spine tear.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. "The Great Two-Gun Fiasco"; Spoof western; Albert and Pogo ride to the aid of Soft Shell, using Beauregard and Barnstable as horses; A shootout occurs at Porkypine's hideaway. "How Come That Showboat?"; Churchy and Toadie cheat Pogo out of his lunch, after which Pogo joins Albert in a showboat cabaret performance. "The End of the Rainbow"; Mose, posing as Pogo, tells Rackety Coon Chile about the gold at the end of the rainbow; Albert and Howland are listening in, and when Pogo and Churchy fire rockets and flares, are convinced they see a rainbow. Untitled one-page story; The beetles use Beauregard's head for a springboard. Untitled one-page story; Albert prepares to steal Pogo's freshly caught fish. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Pogo Possum (1949) 2
    Published Jun 1950 by Dell.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. "Fire Bugs"; Albert and Pogo run a fire station, and get called to a fake fire, the fire engine getting confused with a gunboat. "The Gingerbread Cure"; Albert plays sick in order to make Pogo give him a freshly baked cake, but Howland and Churchy end up eating most of it; A cake batter fight breaks out in the end. "Never Give a Diving Board an Even Break"; Albert mistakes Pogo's and Porkypine's swampside seesaw for a diving board, spending four pages of the story fighting this board. "Ol' Willow the Whips"; On a moonlight boat ride, Albert and Pogo get lost and meet Howland and Willow, lost as well; In the dark the protagonists imagine many horrors. "Mother Goosery Rinds"; Pogo and Albert get tricked into babysitting Dee-licious; In order to entertain the child, they end up acting out several Mother Goose rhymes. Untitled one-page story; The frog runs away with Churchy's hat. Untitled one-page story; The bird interprets Albert's pipe as a nest. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Pogo Possum (1949) 3
    Published Oct 1950 by Dell.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.48) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. Untitled one-page story; Churchy of the fire brigade brings marshmallows to the fire. "The Deep Freeze"; Pogo tricks Albert into helping him dig sweet 'taters on the hottest day of the year; Due to very strange circumstance Churchy gets covered in honey and feathers, causing Pogo and Albert to think that a blizzard is on. "The Grasshopper and the Ant"; Pogo and the grasshopper watch the changing of the [ant] guard (quite literally), and trick the ant queen out of her sandwiches. "School for Mice"; Seminole Sam tricks Albert and Beauregard into joining his newly initiated School for Mice, making the way clear for Sam to rob Pogo's pantry. "Feelin' Mighty Hale, and Farewell"; Albert steals and eats a beehive, thinking it's a fish pie; Upon discovering that the pie was intended for the fish fry, he decides to take his own life, but Pogo saves him by pumping his stomach with the fire brigade's pulmotor. Untitled one-page story; Churchy dresses up in fireman's clothing for frying sausages. Untitled one-page story; Albert does hat tricks. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Pogo Possum (1949) 4
    Published Apr 1951 by Dell.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. Untitled one-page story; Churchy chasing butterflies catches Miz Mam'selle's bow. "The Big Hink-Cup"; Pogo and Albert require the help of the fire brigade for the Bunny Boy falling into their cake batter. "Kiddin' on the Keys"; Seminole Sam sells Porkypine an almost self-playing piano with office space inside. "Beware of the Wash Dog"; Howland convinces Albert he can make millions doing washing, and makes him begin at washing Howland's dirty clothing. "His Hand Has Never Lost its Kill"; Albert decides to build a home for the lady bug, and spends seven pages fighting assorted tools. "Planters Punchy"; For Arbor Day Churchy and Rackety Coon Chile decide to plant a tree and try to decide which kind of a hole to put into the ground. Untitled one-page story; A bird keeps stealing Churchy's pancakes. Untitled one-page story; The ants trick Albert out of the contents of his sandwich. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Pogo Possum (1949) 5
    Published Jul 1951 by Dell.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.21) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. Untitled one-page story; Howland seems to enjoy "Pogo Possum" #5, but is actually reading Shakespeare. "The Big Comickal Book Business"; Pogo and Albert receive a fan letter asking for the book to be more amusing, and decide to put more class into the proceedings. "The Impartial Post"; Howland and mailman Chug-Chug try to sell the mail to Albert. "The Flatboat Flukey"; Albert starts a taxi service with Pogo paddling his flatboat. Untitled one-page story; Churchy brings his lunch to the concert in a violin case. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Pogo Possum (1949) 6
    Published Sep 1951 by Dell.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. "Uncle Albert's Bedtime Story" text story. "The Puzzle Master"; Alabaster and Rackety Coon Chile trick Albert into extreme foolery using the instructions for a jig-saw puzzle. "The Howl and the Pussycat"; Howland and Churchy act out the children's rhyme "The Owl and the Pussycat." "How To Be Prepared (Delicious-Like)"; Albert tries tricking the fish into being part of his supper. "The Spin of the Yarn"; Reenactment of the "Chicken Little" story with Pup Dog acting the part of Chicken Little, and the cast in general playing along, Albert being the King. Untitled one-page story; The rabbit cannot hear Albert asking if he wants any tea. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Pogo Possum (1949) 7
    Published Dec 1951 by Dell.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Small piece added, minor color touch.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. "A Tiger Tale" text story. "The Return of the Fiasco Kid"; The fire brigade plus assorted followers-on go after Albert in a pie wagon, but Albert thinks they ride a stagecoach that he can hold up. "Hickory Dickory Parlory Phoo!"; Porky goes to work in his own clock as a cuckoo. "150 Watts Cookin'?"; Albert eats Howland's and Churchy's atomic experiment, making them think he can explode any minute. "A New Jag on the Old Bean Stalk"; Albert telling the story of Jack and the beanstalk for Rackety Coon Chile; Pogo acting as Jack, and Albert as his stepmother--as well as the giant. Pogo and Albert at swimming hole illustration on back cover. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Pogo Possum (1949) 8
    Published Mar 1952 by Dell.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. Untitled one-page story; Churchy painting a portrait of Pogo. "Cinderella and the Three Bears"; Albert telling the fairy tale of Cinderola to Pogo and the bug children, with Pogo acting as Cinderola, the three bears as Cinderola's stepmother and stepsisters, Churchy as the King's page, Howland as Cinderola's furry godmother, and Albert as the prince. "Berried Treasure"; The three children disguised as old men, try tricking a blueberry pie off Albert. "The Boastful Bird" text story. "The Big Rock Candy Quarry"; Rackety Coon Chile and Pogo find sheet music for the song "The Big Rock Candy Mountain" in Albert's trunk, and Albert sets out to find the mountain in order to become a millionaire; Seminole Sam sells him a pile of garbage, claiming it to be rock candy in disguise. Untitled one-page story; Churchy catches the frog's fishing hook. Untitled one-page story; Pogo mistakes Albert's tail for a water melon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Pogo Possum (1949) 9
    Published Jun 1952 by Dell.
    • Paper loss.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. Untitled one-page story; Pup Dog chases the mouse, hiding in a pair of trousers. "Caught In a Jam Session"; Howland fights a war with himself over his house rent. "Pig Game"; Acting out the three pigs story, Churchy burns his straw house, Howland makes the others build a house of sticks, and Albert fights a board, ending up tearing down his brick house. "Little Tommy Tucker"; A strange concoction of assorted fairy tales and nursery rhymes: "Ol' Mother Hubbard", "The Traveling Musicians", and "The Pied Piper of Hamlin" among others. "Who Ghost There?"; Albert reading the news in the dark. "The Voodoo Man" text story. "Spring In the Air! (And Why You Should)"; Albert and Rackety Coon Chile go bird watching and try saving the heron child from Seminole Sam. Untitled one-page story; Albert shoots an apple core from Pogo's head. Pogo pin-up. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #10
    Pogo Possum (1949) 10
    Published Sep 1952 by Dell.
    • 1/16" spine split from bottom.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. Untitled one-page story; Pup Dog ends up catching the big fish, while Beauregard only catches Pup Dog's small bone. "Lulu Red Ridey Hoops"; Pogo and Albert acting out "Little Red Riding Hood" with Pogo playing Riding Hood, Albert playing the wolf, Beauregard posing as a man guiding Riding Hood along, and the ladybug as Riding Hood's mother. "Down With the Sea and Ships"; Churchy, Howland and Bull Weevil go searching for a peaner [peanut] brittle mine, but end up sinking their own swamp barge. "Invisible Pie" text story. "The Epic Cure"; Albert eats a concoction of carrots and cotton, Pogo's soap and water, and the pickings up from Pogo's floor. "Beared Fangs"; Pogo gets caught in a bear trap, and Howland and Churchy assume it to be Barnstable's teeth. "Mother's Gooseberry Rinds"; Albert acts out Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky." Untitled one-page story; Churchy tries to catch the cricket, but ends up catching himself. Untitled one-page story; Albert ends up shooting his mirror image. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #11
    Pogo Possum (1949) 11
    Published Mar 1953 by Dell.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. Untitled one-page story; The frog swallows Alabaster's and Rackety Coon Chile's ping pong ball. "Old Muddle Hupboard"; First Albert, then Pogo tell the story of Old Mother Hubbard. "Hearts of Oak and Heads to Match"; A lifeboat drill [quite literally]. "Dog Daze"; It takes but seven persons to put out a cooking fire. "The Ghost Haunters" text story. "Well Done, Rare Old Medium"; Due to several misunderstandings Albert ends up wearing Miz Beaver's lacy underwear. "The Worm's Turn"; The protagonists try to convince a worm to go fishing with them. "The Dragon Tale"; Albert gets stuck in the music professor's bass horn, and is mistaken for an elephant. Untitled one-page story; Porky needs a new nut for his car engine, being the squirrel turning the wheels. Untitled one-page story; Albert tries blowing out the three candles on his birthday cake. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #12
    Pogo Possum (1949) 12
    Published Jun 1953 by Dell.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. Untitled story; Howland pulling teeth on Churchy and on his own stuffed moose's head. "Li'l Green Robin Hood"; A concoction of the stories of Robin Hood and William Tell, going off a tangent as Howland appears. "The Nesting Habits of the Horn Rimmed Bung Starter" starring Howland and Churchy; Everybody loses their heads--more or less literally. "Who Do Th' Hoo Doo Do?" text story. "How to Draw the Long Bow and Narrow"; Albert making Pogo's fishing rod into a bow and arrow. "Sick 'em Doc"; Howland and Churchy decide to go into the doctoring business, making customers sick with something they got a cure for. "Skull Skill"; Beauregard finds a book on being a detective, and tries to unravel the mystery of the children's cowboy games. Untitled one-page story; The crows steal Albert's seeds. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #13
    Pogo Possum (1949) 13
    Published Sep 1953 by Dell.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. Untitled story; The squirrel is already behind the black drape of the camera. "Thud and Blunder"; Howland proclaims that a real comic book ought to have lots of blood, shooting and knife stabbing in it, but it all ends up in slapstick. "Van Winkle, Van Blinkle and Van Nod"; Pogo sends Albert home to sleep in his own house, after Albert has spent the entire day at Pogo's. "Much Hoodoo About Nothin'" text story. "Nigh Noon or the Fiasco Kid Writhes Again"; Howland decides that the swamp needs law and order, but Albert quickly takes on the job of being sheriff; Howland and Churchy dress as a villain and a damsel in distress, respectively, in order to put Albert's bravery to the test. Untitled one-page story; Bun Rabbit juggles Easter eggs, but the frog gets in the way. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #14
    Pogo Possum (1949) 14
    Published Dec 1953 by Dell.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. "The Hoodoo Man and the Nearsighted Duck" text story. "Cocky Doodle Dandy"; Pogo and Albert discuss whose mother had the highest intentions for them; Albert decides to spy on Pogo dressed as a spy queen. "The Hippocritical Oaf"; Howland's attempts at being a doctor quickly get misdirected into a false fire alarm, with the fire department burning up the fire station on the last page. "Ol' Albert Decides Yuletide and Time Waits For No 'Gator"; Albert tricks the alligator children into thinking that Santa Claus is dead and eats the presents Pogo and Bumbazine hide in his house. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Pogo Possum (1949) 15
    Published Mar 1954 by Dell.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. "The Magic of the HooDoo Man" text story. "Teeth For Two"; Albert gets inspired by "The Three Musketeers" to rescue beautiful maidens in distress, and expects Pogo to be his valet; He ends up saving Miz Beaver from Beauregard brushing flour off her. "The Deaf Trail"; Bun Rabbit, Beauregard, Pogo and Churchy go visiting Bun's hard-of-hearing uncle. Beauregard tries to entertain the uncle with a tall tale from the seven seas. "The Semi-Mental Gentlemints"; Howland wants to enter Churchy in a stupidity contest at the county fair. Untitled story; Pogo receives a letter from Walt Kelly advising the cast to act more refined...of course to no avail. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Pogo Possum (1949) 16
    Published Jun 1954 by Dell.
    • 6 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Walt Kelly. Scripts and art by Walt Kelly. "No Home Like Place" text story. "Pieces of Ate"; Albert disguises as Blackbeard the pirate and steals Alabaster's and Rackety Coon Chile's treasure map, leading to Albert's own house. "Dig That Crazy Bait"; Pogo and Albert go fishing, but none of them wants to dig for worms. "Greetings From Soup To Nuts"; Howland finds a cooking book and decides to make turtle soup out of Churchy. Untitled story; Howland wants Pogo to join his knife-throwing act, promising fame and fortune. Untitled one-page story; The mystery of the two-headed turtle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.