POGO POSSUM #1 (Oct 1949) 6.0 FN 52 Pages of Pure Walt Kelly Genius!!
Walt Kelly created the characters of Pogo Possum and Albert Alligator in 1941 for issue No. 1 of Dell's "ANIMAL COMICS", soon after leaving the Walt Disney Studio where he had been an up & coming animator. He loved having the creative freedom that his sw ... Read More
- Series Name
- POGO POSSUM
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- Main Character
- Funny Animal
- 6.0 FN
Item DescriptionWalt Kelly created the characters of Pogo Possum and Albert Alligator in 1941 for issue No. 1 of Dell's "ANIMAL COMICS", soon after leaving the Walt Disney Studio where he had been an up & coming animator. He loved having the creative freedom that his swamp characters provided him; "nature's screechers" as he called them.
Albert Alligator was the original main character, but unassuming 'everyman' character Pogo Possum became the lead character before long.
Here is the very first issue of POGO POSSUM - the 16-issue run of which shows Kelly's maturing and detailed style becoming ever more beautiful! These 52 pages feature 6 stories of varying lengths, from 1 page to 24, titled with Kelly's punderful way with words: "Beauregard Bugleboy", "How Come That Showboat?", "The Great two-GunFiasco" and etc! In addition to Pogo and Albert, chums Howland Owl, Porky Pine and Churchy LaFemme are present, along with the other denizens of the Okeefenokee Swamp!
Kelly even did the text page illustrations here, which were usually assigned to other Dell artists!
This is an outstandingly beautiful copy, and we conservatively grade it a 6.0 FN/VF. There are no obvious blemishes or defects we can see. It is tight, and squared, and the interior color is great! There are a few stress lines on the cover, and a very-hard-to-detect date stamp. Overstreet thinks you should pay $132 for this issue in this grade . . . we think you'll be happy with our $88 price tag - the very best - and only - POGO #1 deal you'll find here at HipComic! And FREE SHIPPING!
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