Marge signed an agreement in 1944 with Western Publishing Company for publishing and distributing a variety of books, comics, and other publications which featured Little Lulu and other characters assiciated with her in stories, pictures, or other printed form. This included coloring and other activity books, phonograph records, games, puzzles, and sewing cards. The agreement also included comic panel rights for newspaper publication. This page contains information about the comic books. (This page is still under construction.) You may click on the thumbnails to see a larger image.
The first 10 Little Lulu comics were issued by Dell, before the comic was published on a regular schedule, as part of what are known as Four Color comics. These comics were of a variety of characters not regularly issued, and they were numbered sequentially as they were published. Four Color #74 had 36 pages, and the rest of them had 52 pages. Although Marge had the rights to the Lulu characters, she did not create the Little Lulu comics. Instead, the stories and artwork were done by other artists, such as John Stanley and Irving Tripp. Following are the numbers and dates of those Little Lulu Four Color comics. (Thanks, Penny, for sending pictures of #74 and #131.)
For more information about the Little Lulu Four Color comics, see Those Elusive Four Colors! by Jonathan A. Merrill.
Page last updated 07 May 2003.
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