Four Color Comics (2nd Series)

    (Dell, 1941-1962)
™ and © Dell Publishing Co.

Published weekly from 1941 until 1962, Dell’s Four Color Comics had more issues published than any other American comic—some 1354 in all. During its decades-long run, it featured dozens of comic icons including Uncle Scrooge, Prince Valiant, Bozo the Clown, Bugs Bunny, Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and countless others.

Despite its singular place in comics history, many comic readers have never heard the name “Four Color Comics.” Why? Because virtually every issue ran under the name of the main character—the inscription “Four Color Comics” only appeared in the title’s indicia. This was doubly confusing to readers. A cover reading, say “Popeye” with an issue number of #145, naturally left readers wondering where Popeye #1–144 had gone.

The complete list of Four Color Comics that appears here was generously donated by Maggie Thompson of CBG.

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   NotesWriterArtist

#1

  6/1/1942
  $0.10
  $600.00
No copies available
    

#2

 
  $0.10
  $2,625.00
No copies available
  Carl Ed 

#3

 
  $0.10
  $1,150.00
No copies available
  V.T. Hamlin 

#3 - 2nd printing

  8/7/2014
  $0.00
  $5.00
No copies available
Red framed border on coverLarger sized reproduction of FC #3; Reprint by Kari Therrian; SquareboundV.T. Hamlin 

#4

 
  $0.10
  $750.00
No copies available
  Zack MosleyZack Mosley, Boody Rogers

#5

  1/1/1942
  $0.10
  $875.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance Raggedy Ann; 1st Appearance Raggedy Andy  

#6

 
  $0.10
  $1,500.00
No copies available
  Walter BerndtWalter Berndt

#7

 
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
    

#8

 
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
  Russ Westover 

#9

  8/1/1942
  $0.10
  $5,400.00
No copies available
   Carl Barks

#10

  9/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,050.00
No copies available
  Don MooreAlex Raymond

#11

 
  $0.10
  $310.00
No copies available
  Roy CraneRoy Crane

#12

 
  $0.10
  $750.00
No copies available
    

#12 Variation A

 
  $0.15
  $530.00
No copies available
15 cent price variant   

#13

 
  $0.10
  $2,050.00
No copies available
    

#14

 
  $0.15
  $440.00
No copies available
    

#15

 
  $0.10
  $1,250.00
No copies available
    

#16

 
  $0.10
  $975.00
No copies available
  Leon SchlesingerCarl Buettner

#17

 
  $0.10
  $480.00
No copies available
    

#18

 
  $0.10
  $440.00
No copies available
  Harold GrayHarold Gray

#19

  3/1/1943
  $0.10
  $600.00
No copies available
   Carl Buettner

#20

 
  $0.10
  $235.00
No copies available
  Frank Miller 

#21

 
  $0.10
  $410.00
No copies available
  Walter LantzWalter Lantz

#22

 
  $0.10
  $200.00
No copies available
    

#23

  6/1/1943
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
    

#24

 
  $0.10
  $450.00
1 copy available for $59.00
    

#25

 
  $0.10
  $460.00
No copies available
  Walter LantzWalter Lantz

#26

 
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
    

#27

  2/1/1950
  $0.10
  $500.00
No copies available
    

#28

  8/1/1943
  $0.10
  $220.00
No copies available
    

#29

  9/1/1943
  $0.10
  $2,850.00
No copies available
   Carl Barks

#30

  10/1/1943
  $0.10
  $540.00
No copies available
   Ken Hultgren

#31

 
  $0.10
  $200.00
No copies available
  Frank WillardFrank Willard

#32

 
  $0.10
  $205.00
No copies available
  Walter BerndtWalter Berndt

#33

  12/1/1943
  $0.10
  $4,000.00
No copies available
    

#34

  1/1/1944
  $0.10
  $560.00
No copies available
  Chester GouldChester Gould

#35

  1/1/1944
  $0.10
  $165.00
No copies available
  Bill HolmanBill Holman

#36

  2/1/1944
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
  Zack MosleyZack Mosley

#37

 
  $0.10
  $200.00
No copies available
  George McManusGeorge McManus

#38

  3/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,200.00
No copies available
Photo cover Gaylord Du BoisBurris Jenkins

#39

 
  $0.10
  $370.00
1 copy available for $37.00
 Oswald the Rabbit (1944); ca. 1944Gaylord Du BoisLloyd White

#40

 
  $0.10
  $245.00
No copies available
  Billy DeBeckBilly DeBeck

#41

  4/1/1944
  $0.10
  $235.00
No copies available
  William Miller, Mrs. L. M. Child 

#42

 
  $0.10
  $190.00
No copies available
  Stanley LinkStanley Link

#43

  4/1/1944
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
  Roy CraneBill Zaboly

#44

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $205.00
1 copy available for $35.00
  Milton Caniff 

#45

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $450.00
No copies available
 Raggedy Ann and Andy  

#46

  6/1/1944
  $0.10
  $625.00
No copies available
    

#47

  7/1/1944
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
    

#48

  7/1/1944
  $0.10
  $1,100.00
No copies available
  Chase CraigCarl Barks

#49

  7/1/1944
  $0.10
  $625.00
No copies available
    

#50

 
  $0.10
  $390.00
No copies available
 Fairy Tale Parade (1944); ca. 1944 Walt Kelly

#51

  8/1/1944
  $0.10
  $410.00
No copies available
   Tom McKimson, Carl Buettner

#52

  9/1/1944
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
  Harold GrayHarold Gray

#53

 
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
    

#54

 
  $0.10
  $340.00
No copies available
    

#55

 
  $0.10
  $190.00
No copies available
  Russ Westover 

#56

  9/1/1944
  $0.10
  $370.00
1 copy available for $250.00
  Chester GouldChester Gould

#57

  11/1/1944
  $0.10
  $400.00
No copies available
   Till Goodan

#58

 
  $0.10
  $210.00
No copies available
  Zack MosleyZack Mosley

#59

  11/1/1944
  $0.10
  $185.00
1 copy available for $37.00
   Walt Kelly

#60

 
  $0.10
  $160.00
No copies available
    

#61

  11/1/1944
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
   Carl Barks

#62

  1/1/1945
  $0.10
  $2,600.00
No copies available
   Carl Barks, Al Taliaferro

#63

 
  $0.10
  $480.00
No copies available
    

#64

  2/1/1945
  $0.10
  $125.00
No copies available
  Bill HolmanBill Holman

#65

  3/1/1945
  $0.10
  $140.00
No copies available
  Walter BerndtWalter Berndt

#66

 
  $0.10
  $360.00
No copies available
   Jesse Marsh

#67

  4/1/1945
  $0.10
  $160.00
No copies available
    

#68

  4/1/1945
  $0.10
  $210.00
No copies available
  Charles H. HermanWalt Kelly

#69

  4/1/1945
  $0.10
  $600.00
No copies available
   Walt Kelly

#70

  4/1/1945
  $0.10
  $360.00
No copies available
    

#71

  5/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,100.00
No copies available
 The Three Caballeros (Disney) Walt Kelly

#72

 
  $0.10
  $285.00
No copies available
    

#73

 
  $0.10
  $125.00
No copies available
  Gus Edson 

#74

  6/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,600.00
No copies available
  John StanleyJohn Stanley

#75

  6/1/1945
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
    

#76

 
  $0.10
  $285.00
No copies available
  Harold Gray 

#77

  7/1/1945
  $0.10
  $340.00
No copies available
  Pat Sullivan 

#78

  7/1/1945
  $0.10
  $215.00
No copies available
   Carl Buettner

#79

  8/1/1945
  $0.10
  $975.00
No copies available
   Carl Barks

#80

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $680.00
No copies available
  Zack MosleyZack Mosley, Boody Rogers

#81

 
  $0.10
  $765.00
No copies available
  Frank Willard 

#82

 
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
 Reprints from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1942Fran StrikerCharles Flanders

#83

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $320.00
No copies available
    

#84

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $430.00
No copies available
  Don MooreAlex Raymond

#85

  10/1/1945
  $0.10
  $165.00
No copies available
    

#86

  10/1/1945
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
    

#87

  11/1/1945
  $0.10
  $235.00
No copies available
   Walt Kelly

#88

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
   Carl Buettner

#89

  11/1/1945
  $0.10
  $135.00
No copies available
    

#90

  12/1/1945
  $0.10
  $175.00
No copies available
   Walt Kelly

#91

  12/1/1945
  $0.10
  $195.00
No copies available
   Walt Kelly

#92

  1/1/1946
  $0.10
  $600.00
No copies available
 Pinocchio (Disney) Walt Kelly

#93

  1/1/1946
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
    

#94

  1/1/1946
  $0.10
  $115.00
No copies available
    

#95

  2/1/1946
  $0.10
  $480.00
1 copy available for $94.99
    

#96

  2/1/1946
  $0.10
  $265.00
1 copy available for $22.00
    

#97

 
  $0.10
  $580.00
No copies available
  John StanleyJohn Stanley

#98

  2/1/1946
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
  Fran StrikerEd Kressy, Charles Flanders
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