1945-1972 Western Publishing Co. Produces
Marge's Little Lulu Comic Books


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. I will put some comic covers here to show a variety of months and the changes in the covers over time.You may click on the thumbnails to see a larger image. (This page is still under construction.)

Dell Comics 1955 - 1962

The comics LL #1 through LL #14 had 36 pages; LL #15 through LL #40 had 52 pages; LL #41 through 50 had 36 pages; LL #51 through LL #70 had 52 pages. The remaining LL comics had 36 pages, except the two giants LL #165 and LL #166.

Marge's Little Lulu #85 July, 1955
Here is the front cover. The Dell Lulu comics continued to be published monthly.

Marge's Little Lulu #94 April, 1956
Here is the front cover. The Dell logo changed slightly with #87, with a row of dots around the word "Dell".

Marge's Little Lulu #101 November, 1956
Here is the front cover.

Marge's Little Lulu #112 October, 1957
Here is the front cover.

Marge's Little Lulu #117 March, 1958
Here is the front cover.

Marge's Little Lulu #126 December, 1958
Here is the front cover.

Marge's Little Lulu #136 October, 1959
Here is the front cover.

Marge's Little Lulu #146 August, 1960
Here is the front cover.

Marge's Little Lulu #152 February, 1961
Here is the front cover. With this issue the price increased from 10 to 15. There continued to be 36 pages in the comics.

Marge's Little Lulu #154 April, 1961
Here is the front cover. The Dell logo changed with this issue to look like a stamp with the 15 price included with the word "Dell".

Marge's Little Lulu #160 October, 1961
Here is the front cover. This comic, or #161 (I don't have that one) is the last Dell comic to be published monthly. A bi-monthly and then quarterly schedule was used in 1962.

 

Marge's Little Lulu #162 February-March, 1962
Here is the front cover. Issue #160 was October, 1961, with the comics being published monthly. I am missing issue #161, so I don't know what month(s) it was for (if anyone can tell me, I would appreciate it.) Issue #162 is dated February-March, 1962, with the comics being published bi-monthly. There was apparently a gap, because if #161 was November, 1961 or even November-December, 1961, that leaves January unaccounted for.

Marge's Little Lulu #163 April-May, 1962
Here is the front cover. This issue also states the comics were published bi-monthly. The Dell logo changed with this issue, no longer looking like a stamp and including numbers.

Marge's Lulu and Tubby in Japan May-July, 1962
This comic does not have the usual issue number, and it states "Published by Dell Publishing Co, Inc." rather than "Published quarterly. . . ." It appears this one fills the gap between #163 and #164.

Marge's Little Lulu #164 July-September, 1962
Here is the front cover. It states in this comic that the comics are being published quarterly, instead of bi-monthly. This is the last Dell Little Lulu comic to be published. The next comics were Gold Key, although both the Dell and Gold Key comics stated the comics were designed and produced by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.

 

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