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
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Animal comics, no. 1. © Sept. 8, 1942; AA 409454; Oskar Lebeck, Croton-on-Hudson, N. Y. 27533
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