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Uploader: OtherEric
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First appearance in any medium of Walt Kelly's Pogo Possum. OtherEric scans, Agentuup edits.

3-December-2011 11:25 pm
Username: theorbys
Comment: A thoroughly enjoyable, pleasant, comic with all animal stories, but what puts it over the top is that it has the first Pogo. And a very different Pogo, and a very different Albert than what they would later become, for the moment there is little to indicate that this would become a work of genius, although it is a nice story.

Issue: #1
Published: 1942 [September 8], Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Oskar Lebeck
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Newsprint Binding: Publishing Format:
Notes: Copyright, 1942, by Oskar Lebeck. Indicia publisher is Dell Publishing Company, Inc. The comic was published on September 8, 1942. As per page 615: Catalog of Copyright Entries 1942 Pamphlets, Leaflets, Etc. New Series Vol 39 Pt. 1 IMAGE LINK: http://goo.gl/CnPsmD Which states: Animal comics, no. 1. © Sept. 8, 1942; AA 409454; Oskar Lebeck, Croton-on-Hudson, N. Y. 27533 The "©" is followed by the publication date. "©" implies copyright registration of a published work followed by date of publication IMAGE LINK: http://goo.gl/Zn0XnO The publication date would be the date the publication was printed, cut, assembled, stapled, packaged, and shipped from the printing plant to retailers.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (2 pages)
Credits: Pencils: H. R. McBride | Inks: H. R. McBride
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals

Text Story (1 page) Ambition
Credits: Script: Worth Carnahan [as W. B. C.] (signed)

Comic Story (5 pages) Albert Takes the Cake
Synopsis: Bumbazine bakes Pogo a birthday cake, but Albert tries to steal it.
Credits: Script: Walt Kelly | Pencils: Walt Kelly | Inks: Walt Kelly
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Albert (first Appearance, An Alligator) Pogo (first Appearance, A Possum) Bumbazine (first Appearance) Mrs. Jay (first Appearance) Beetle (first Appearance)

Comic Story (11 pages) Katonka Flies North
Featuring: Katonka
Synopsis: A grateful goose alerts the soldiers that healed him that some German spies are sneaking around the island.
Credits: Script: Gaylord Du Bois
Genre: War
Characters: Katonka Sgt. Bain Private Rooney Tauber (villain) Nazis (villains)

Comic Story (12 pages) Piggy Pranks
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Pa Dunn Ma Dunn Bobby Dunn Paddy (a Pig) Pinkie (a Pig)

Comic Story (7 pages) Right of Way
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Snuffy (a Skunk) Violet (a Skunk) Judge Martin

Comic Story (11 pages) Muzzy and Ginger
Synopsis: Muzzy and Ginger escape from a pet shop. Dr. Atkins finds them and takes them as pets for the State School for Crippled Children.
Credits: Script: Walt Kelly | Pencils: Walt Kelly | Inks: Walt Kelly
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Muzzy (a Chimpanzee) Ginger (a Kitten) Homer Dr. Atkins

Comic Story (8 pages) The Monarch of Panther Gorge
Credits: Pencils: George Kerr | Inks: George Kerr
Characters: The Monarch (a Deer) Game Warden Dan Burke Tom

Comic Story (10 pages) Milk for the Baby
Credits: Pencils: George Avison (signed) | Inks: George Avison (signed)
Characters: Babe (a Baby Elephant) Ernie Cyrus Solon Walker Mrs. Walker Sonny Walker

Text Story (1 page) A Matter of Intelligence
Credits: Script: Worth Carnahan [as W. B. C.] (signed)

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