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Little Lulu
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The first Little Lulu cartoon from the 23 February 1935 issue of The Saturday Evening Post
Author(s) Marge
Current status / schedule Ended
Launch date 1935-02-23
End date 1944-12-30
Publisher(s) The Saturday Evening Post
Genre(s) Humor

Little Lulu is the nickname for Lulu Moppet, a comic strip character created in the mid-1930s by Marjorie Henderson Buell. The character debuted in The Saturday Evening Post on 23 February 1935 in a single panel, appearing as a flower girl at a wedding and strewing the aisle with banana peels. Little Lulu replaced Carl Anderson's Henry, which had been picked up for distribution by King Features Syndicate. The Little Lulu panel continued to run weekly in The Saturday Evening Post until 30 December 1944.

Little Lulu was created as a result of Anderson's success. Schlesinger Library curator Kathryn Allamong Jacob wrote:

Lulu was born in 1935, when The Saturday Evening Post asked Buell to create a successor to the magazine’s Henry, Carl Anderson’s stout, mute little boy, who was moving on to national syndication. The result was Little Lulu, the resourceful, equally silent (at first) little girl whose loopy curls were reminiscent of the artist’s own as a girl. Buell explained to a reporter, "I wanted a girl because a girl could get away with more fresh stunts that in a small boy would seem boorish".[1]

Characters and story[edit]

Marge's Little Lulu
Publication information
Publisher Dell/Gold Key(Western)
Schedule bi-monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date Jan/Feb 1948 – March 1984
Number of issues 268
Creative team
Writer(s) John Stanley
Artist(s) Irving Tripp
John Stanley
Collected editions
In the Doghouse ISBN 1-59307-345-3
Lulu Takes a Trip ISBN 1-59307-317-8
Letters to Santa ISBN 1-59307-386-0
Lulu's Umbrella Service ISBN 1-59307-399-2
  • "Little" Lulu Moppet: Lulu is the title character and is often the ringleader of the girls. As such, she is the leader of their less formal club. Her best friend is Annie Inch. Lulu is a kind and sincere little girl who, though prone to mischief, usually ends up saving the day.
  • Thomas "Tubby" Tompkins: Tubby, whose real name is Thomas,[2] is Lulu's friend and the leader of the fellers. He has helped Lulu many times and has tormented her just as much. His closest friends are Eddie, Willy and Iggy, who happens to be Annie's twin brother. When they are together, they can be as nasty to Lulu as any boy would. His parents, Jim and Ellie Tompkins, have less patience with his antics than Lulu's parents have with hers. In fact, Tubby is spanked with more frequency than Lulu. As the junior detective, who was later nicknamed "the Spider", he has helped Lulu get out of hot water when she is punished for something that her father has done. In his own title, Tubby appeared on his own, without Lulu. In addition, he had whimsical adventures with tiny aliens from another planet.
  • Cousin Chubby: Chubby is Tubby's somewhat lookalike cousin, except that he is shorter. The son of Mrs. Tompkins' sister, he is often forced on Tubby when he wants to play. Chubby became his familial nemesis after having to deal with two other cousins, Cousin Peter and cousin Jefferson. The latter had stolen Tubby's clothes, and was stripped in retaliation by the Clubhouse fellers.
  • Alvin Jones: Alvin is the little neighbor boy who is younger than Lulu and is often vexing towards her and her family. To placate the extremely troublesome Alvin, Lulu usually tells him stories, often starring Lulu and her mother, as a poor family who usually tries to make ends meet with little. Later on, even though Lulu as a poor girl is still used, the wicked Witch Hazel and her equally evil niece, Little Itch, became the antagonists of the stories. Alvin has a younger brother named Cedric, who torments him, just as he torments Lulu. In the "Tubby" series, he had his own stories by himself or with another little girl named Kathie.
  • Annie Inch: Annie is Lulu's best friend and occasional co-conspirator in her schemes to best the boys. She is the twin sister of Iggy and the two are often at each other's throats. They have a grandfather named Grandpa Feeb. Like most of the characters, their last names were variable with the stories, mainly her name was either Inch or McGee, but was more commonly remembered as Annie Inch.
  • Gertie Greenbean: Gertie is a friend of Lulu's and is spoken of often. Her first appearance showed her sticking up for Lulu against snobby Wilbur, who became her chief nemesis. In an attempt to get even with her, he shamelessly used his father's influence in the community to have her mother (Gertie and her mother lived in a trailer house) moved outside of town, but Gertie did not realize this. She thought her mother had run off (her mother allowed her to sleep over at Lulu's house, and didn't know her address); and had begun to cry. When Wilbur taunted her about this, the two got into a fight (she was a tomboy) and beat him up. She sent him off crying, and she and her mother reunited. She was also featured in another story when Lulu planned to give her dog, Rover, a T-Bone, but, thanks to the snotty Wilbur, accidentally gave him a strand of pearls.
  • Wilbur Van Snobbe: Wilbur is a snobby rich kid who antagonizes not just Lulu, but nearly everyone else, as he thinks he is superior to them. One of his least endearing traits is the patronizing and extremely rude way that he treats his servants, which causes him to be referred to as "brat!" (Originally, his name was "Van Snobble", but was later accepted as Van Snobbe[citation needed]) Wilbur's nemesis was Gertie Greenbean, who fought him two times until they decided to become friends. He has also clashed with Tubby on many occasions, but in the end, is vanquished, bested and humiliated because he so often underestimates his opponents.
  • Snobbly: Snobbly is Wilbur's butler. Another butler, Parks, was summarily fired after he had had enough of being bullied by Wilbur.
  • The Clubhouse fellers: Iggy Inch, Eddie Stimson, and Willy Wilkins. These boys are Tubby's friends and co-horts, in their more formal and structured club, whose meetings are held in a one-room homemade "clubhouse". They are the ones who usually torment Lulu and the other girls. Sometimes, they turn the tables on Tubby, who seems to not pay his club dues on a frequent basis. Willy is the co-president and has developed a relationship with Gertie Greenbean. Eddie is usually the treasurer. At times, they usually end up needing Lulu to help them out, most especially against their cross-town rivals, the West Side Boys. During these occasions, they usually end up victorious and are happy Lulu is there to help them out.
  • Gloria: A rich friend of Lulu, Gloria's last name varied with the stories (for example, Goode, Love, or Sweet), as was not unusual with some of the characters. She was often connected with Wilbur, but was never in the same economic stratum as he was. She would use Tubby in order to make Wilbur jealous and vice versa. At times, she and Lulu would be shown as antagonistic, due to Lulu's excitement and that Gloria was too "girly" for Lulu's liking, but when united against the common enemy (boys) including Wilbur, they could be friendly forever.
  • Margie: A light brown-haired girl and also a friend of Lulu.
  • Ada: A slightly overweight girl who was a friend of Lulu.
  • Jeannie & Joannie: Two sweet twin girls and also two of Lulu's best friends. They often play with Lulu and Annie.
  • Bearnie: Another of Lulu's friends. He is fat sweet boy who changes into a bad bully.
  • Suzy: A sweet girl with pigtails and Lulu's friend.
  • Freddie: An ugly boy who is in love with Lulu and trying always to kiss her.
  • Linnie: Another of Lulu's friends.
  • Fifi: She is a French kid who is a friend of Lulu, Tubby, and the rest of the gang. She appears in the giant-size comic book "Little Lulu in Paris".
  • George and Martha Moppet: George and Martha are Lulu's mother and father. Martha (Mildred in FC 146, 1947) was more patient with Lulu than her husband tended to be. George and Martha also co-starred with Lulu in some of the stories that she tells Alvin. Sometimes, Martha would spank Lulu for crimes she did not do, and thanks to Tubby's later investigation, would end up finding out that George had done something (like borrowing, misplacing, or breaking an object) that Lulu had wrongly been punished for.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins: Tubby's parents, who have little if any patience with his shenanigans, and have spanked him more times than Lulu's parents have. Often, Mrs. Tompkins forces him to entertain his annoying cousin, Chubby, when he doesn't want to.
  • Miss Feeny: Miss Feeny is the kids' Fourth grade teacher. She is popular and the kids love her. She appreciates Lulu, as she is one of the top students in her class. A spinster, who lives with her mother, she has a pet parrot she loves.
  • Mr. Ernest: Mr. Ernest is the school's principal. He is usually seen yelling at Mr. McNabbem and Mr. Googins for their failure to catch hooky players. He replaced the more stern Mr. Gruffly.
  • Mr. Clarence McNabbem and Mr. Timothy Googins: The school district's highly incompetent truant officers. Mr. Googins was married with children, and was never able to catch a hooky player. His replacement, Mr. McNabbem, wasn't constrained by marriage, but was even worse than his predecessor. He (as well as Googins) always framed Lulu for hooky playing when she was clearly given a legitimate reason to leave the school. For this, both often earned the wrath of Mr. Ernest.

Comic strips and comic books[edit]

John Stanley's Little Lulu No. 72 (June 1954).

A daily comic strip, entitled Little Lulu, was syndicated from 5 June 1950 through May 1969. Artists included Woody Kimbrell (1950–1964), Roger Armstrong (1964–1966), and Ed Nofziger (1966–1969).

Little Lulu appeared in ten issues of Dell Comics' Four Color comic book series (#74, 97, 110, 115, 120, 131, 139, 146, 158, 165), before graduating to her own title: Marge's Little Lulu in 1948. With the Dell Comics/Western Publishing split that created Gold Key Comics, Little Lulu went to Gold Key with issue No. 165. Tubby got his own comic series from 1952 to 1961, first appearing in Four Color No. 381, 430, 444, and #461; then his own title Marge's Tubby from No. 5 thru 49. In this series, Tubby had his own adventures without Lulu, especially with the Little Men from Mars. Upon retirement, Marge sold Little Lulu to Western Publishing. The comic was re–named Little Lulu with No. 207 (September 1972). Publication of the comics ceased in 1984 (with issue No. 268, the last few under the Whitman Comics name), when Western discontinued publishing comics. Artist Hy Eisman retained stories intended for #269–270 (scripted by Paul Kuhn) because the artwork was returned to him after the comic was cancelled. Three of these are to be reprinted in the Lulu fanzine The HoLLywood Eclectern (HE). "The Case of the Disappearing Tutu", slated to be the lead story in Little Lulu No. 270, appears in HE No. 47 (2008).

There were also two giant-sized annuals (#1–2, 1953–1954), fourteen Dell Giants (with seasonal and other themes), a regular-sized un-numbered special on visiting Japan and three Gold Key specials (two with Lulu on Halloween and summer camp, and one with Tubby and the Little Men from Mars). Lulu also appeared in 20 issues of March of Comics and was reprinted in several Golden Comics Digest.

Between 1985 and 1992 Another Rainbow Publishing published a hardbound 18-volume set, the Little Lulu Library, collecting the stories in the Four Color issues, plus the regular series through No. 87.

John Stanley[edit]

Main article: John Stanley (comics)

Writer/artist John Stanley's work on the Little Lulu comic book is highly regarded. He did the initial Lulu comics, later working with artists Irving Tripp and Charles Hedinger (Tripp inking Hedinger before eventually assuming both duties),[3] writing and laying out the stories. He continued working on the comic until around 1959. Stanley is responsible for the many additional characters in the stories. After Stanley, other writers produced the Lulu stories for Gold Key, including Arnold Drake.

Advertising and merchandising[edit]

Little Lulu was featured on numerous licensed products, and she was the centerpiece of an extensive advertising campaign for Kleenex tissues during the 1940s–50s, and she was also seen in Pepsi-Cola magazine ads during that period.[4] Kleenex commercials featuring Little Lulu were regularly seen in the 1950s on Perry Como's television show.[5] Buell played an active role in merchandising Little Lulu, often taking a hands-on role in terms and negotiations.[6] Today the trademarks on Little Lulu are held by DreamWorks Classics, successor-in-interest to former owners Classic Media and Golden Books Family Entertainment.

Theatrical shorts[edit]

In the 1940s, Lulu appeared in a series of theatrical animated shorts produced by Famous Studios for Paramount Pictures from 1943 to 1948, which replaced the Superman shorts of the 1940s. In all, 26 Little Lulu cartoons were released in a period of less than five years. A similar character, Little Audrey, was then created after Paramount failed to renew the Lulu license (and therefore avoided the payment of royalty fees).[7] The voice of Little Lulu was performed by Cecil Roy,[8] and Tubby (who was called Fatso in "Beau Ties") was Arnold Stang.

The theme song for the shorts was written and composed by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise, and Sidney Lippman.

In the early 1960s, Paramount and Famous Studios produced two new Little Lulu cartoons, "Alvin's Solo Flight" (a Noveltoon) in 1961 and "Frog's Legs" (a Comic Kings cartoon) in 1962, but unlike the 1940s cartoons, Arnold Stang didn't do Tubby's voice.

Little Lulu's filmography[edit]

Some of the shorts listed below were released into the public domain, and are marked with an asterisk (*).

# Title Directed by Story by Animated by Original release date
1 "Eggs Don't Bounce" I. Sparber Carl Meyer, Jack Mercer, and Jack Ward Nick Tafuri, Joe Oriolo, Tom Golden, and John Walworth December 14, 1943
Lulu buys some eggs for Mandy, but they end up broken, so she tries to borrow some eggs from Henrietta.
2 "Hullaba-Lulu" Seymour Kneitel Joe Stultz and Graham Place Graham Place, Abner Kneitel,
Gordon Sheehan, and Paul Busch
February 25, 1944
Lulu sneaks into the circus where she disrupts every performance but saves the ringmaster from a lion.
3 "Lulu Gets the Birdie" I. Sparber Carl Meyer Dave Tendlar, Morey Reden,
John Walworth, and John Gentilella
March 31, 1944
When Mandy scolds Lulu for making a mess because she heard from "a little bird", Lulu decides to literally go after the bird.
4 "Lulu in Hollywood" I. Sparber Joe Stultz and Dana Coty Nick Tafuri, Tom Golden, John Walworth, and Joe Oriolo May 19, 1944
Lulu receives a telegram form a director and she is brought to Hollywood where he plans to make her famous.
5 "Lucky Lulu" Seymour Kneitel Carl Meyer Graham Place, Abner Kneitel, and Gordon Sheehan June 30, 1944
Lulu resolves to be good to avoid another spanking but Mandy tells her it's Friday the 13th. She convinces Lulu to carry a good luck charm so she obtains a horseshoe in hopes that she won't get in trouble.
6 "It's Nifty to Be Thrifty" Seymour Kneitel Carl Meyer Orestes Calpini, Rube Grossman, Otto Feuer, and Frank Little August 18, 1944
Lulu's dad tells the story of The Grasshopper and the Ant, and Lulu swears that she will be good with her money but gives into temptation at a candy store.
7 "I'm Just Curious" Seymour Kneitel William Turner and Jack Ward Graham Place, George Cannata, Lou Zukor, and Sidney Pillet September 8, 1944
Lulu sings "I'm Just Curious" after being scolded by her father, Lulu also encounters a chicken hawk.
8 "Lulu's Indoor Outing" I. Sparber Joe Stultz and Carl Meyer Nick Tafuri, Tom Golden, John Walworth, and Gordon Whittier September 29, 1944
Lulu has a picnic in a haunted house much to the dismay of Mandy. After eating the food, the ghosts reveal themselves to be hungry and Lulu invites them home.
9 "Lulu at the Zoo" I. Sparber Seymour Kneitel Nick Tafuri, Tom Golden, John Walworth, and Gordon Whittier November 17, 1944
Lulu wreaks havoc at the zoo where she feeds the animals, much to the chagrin of the zookeeper.
10 "Lulu's Birthday Party" I. Sparber Bill Turner and Otto Messmer Dave Tendlar, Morey Reden, Joe Oriolo, and John Gentilella December 29, 1944 *
As Mandy makes Lulu's birthday cake, Lulu accidentally spoils it, but she returns to be greeted by a wonderful surprise.
11 "Magica-Lulu" Seymour Kneitel Jack Ward Graham Place, Lou Zukor,
George Cannata, and Gordon Whittier
March 2, 1945

Lulu is inspired by a magician's act and decides she wants to be part of the show.

Note: In the U.M.&M. T.V. Corp. version, this episodes is titled Magical Lulu.
12 "Beau Ties" Seymour Kneitel Joe Stultz and Carl Meyer Orestes Calpini, Rube Grossman, Otto Feuer, and Frank Little April 20, 1945
Lulu is shocked that Tubby (called Fatso in this cartoon) has started hanging out with another girl and gets mad at him. Tubby promises to put a carving on a giant tree saying that he will marry Lulu. Tubby then dreams that he is grown up and married to a henpecking Lulu.
13 "Daffydilly Daddy" Seymour Kneitel Joe Stultz and Carl Meyer Orestes Calpini, Rube Grossman, Otto Feuer, and Frank Little May 25, 1945

The plant Lulu guards for her dad ends up in the park where a bulldog watches over it.

Note: In the U.M.&M. T.V. Corp. version, this episode is titled Daffy Dilly Daddy.
14 "Snap Happy" Bill Tytla I. Klein Orestes Calpini, Rube Grossman, Otto Feuer, and Frank Little June 22, 1945
Lulu pesters a photographer to take her picture, ruining his chances to get good scoops.
15 "Man's Pest Friend" Seymour Kneitel I. Klein and George Hill Graham Place, Gordon Whittier, Lou Zukor, and Martin Taras November 30, 1945
Lulu helps her dog, Pal evade the dogcatcher.
16 "Bargain Counter Attack" I. Sparber Bill Turner and Otto Messmer Nick Tafuri, John Walworth, and Tom Golden January 11, 1946 *
Lulu goes to a toy store to exchange a doll, but her tryouts on other toys annoy the store clerk.
17 "Bored of Education" Bill Tytla I. Klein and George Hill Nick Tafuri, John Walworth, Tom Golden, and Frank Little March 1, 1946 *
In history class Lulu is confined in the corner. She dreams of chasing Tubby through history until she gets a splash of the Fountain of Youth.
18 "Chick and Double Chick" Seymour Kneitel Carl Meyer and Jack Ward Graham Place, Martin Taras, and Lou Zukor August 16, 1946 *
Lulu and her dog closely guard some eggs in an incubator from a sneaky black cat.
19 "Musica-Lulu" I. Sparber Bill Turner and Otto Messmer Myron Waldman, Gordon Whittier,
Nick Tafuri, and Irving Dressler
January 24, 1947 *

Lulu wants to play baseball instead of her violin. After a knockout on the head, she dreams she's tried a criminal for disregarding her violin.

Note: In the U.M.&M. T.V. Corp. version, this episodes is titled Musical Lulu.
20 "A Scout with the Gout" Bill Tytla Joe Stultz and Carl Meyer George Germanetti, Tom Golden,
Martin Taras, and Irving Dressler
March 24, 1947 *
Lulu's dad teaches Lulu how to be a girl scout, but a hungry raccoon gets dad into a dangerous predicament.
21 "Loose in a Caboose" Seymour Kneitel Bill Turner and Larry Riley Myron Waldman, Gordon Whittier, Nick Tafuri,
Irving Dressler, and Wm. B. Pattengill
May 23, 1947 *
Lulu travels on a train for a holiday, trying avoid the conductor who thinks Lulu was boarding without a ticket.
22 "Cad and Caddy" Seymour Kneitel Bill Turner and Larry Riley Myron Waldman, Gordon Whittier, Nick Tafuri,
Irving Dressler, and Wm. B. Pattengill
July 18, 1947 *
A golfer hires Lulu to be his caddy, promising to pay her a big juicy red lollipop. But she disappoints him, so she tricks him with the help of her pet frog Quincy to get lollipops off him.
23 "A Bout with a Trout" I. Sparber I. Klein and Jack Ward Myron Waldman, Gordon Whittier, Nick Tafuri,
Irving Dressler, and Wm. B. Pattengill
October 30, 1947 *
Lulu decides to skip school and go fishing, but her guilt for truancy gets the better of her.
24 "Super Lulu" Bill Tytla Joe Stultz and Carl Meyer Steve Muffatti, George Germanetti, and Bill Hudson November 21, 1947 *
Lulu likes Super Hero stuff over Jack and the Beanstalk. She then dreams of rescuing her dad from the Giant's castle as Super Lulu.
25 "The Baby Sitter" Seymour Kneitel Bill Turner and Larry Riley Dave Tendlar, Al Eugster, Martin Taras, and Tom Golden November 28, 1947
Lulu opens a babysitting service but the child she tries watching over hits her on the head and she has a dream that she chases the baby through town.
26 "The Dog Show-Off" Seymour Kneitel I. Klein and Jack Mercer Myron Waldman, Gordon Whittier, Nick Tafuri,
Irving Dressler, and Wm. B. Pattengill
January 30, 1948 *
Lulu helps a little boy enter his dog into the Annual Dog Show and tricks the judge into giving it first prize.
27 "Alvin's Solo Flight" Seymour Kneitel John Stanley Nick Tafuri and I. Klein April 1961
Tubby and Lulu mind the boy Alvin while they try enjoy their stay at the beach, Alvin giving them a hard time.
28 "Frog's Legs" Seymour Kneitel John Stanley Nick Tafuri, Jack Ehret, and Wm. B. Pattengill April 1962
Tubby takes Lulu to catch some frogs to sell at the restaurant for money, but the frogs only cause chaos in the restaurant.

Television and films[edit]

Little Lulu has starred in several TV series and specials.

ABC aired two half-hour Little Lulu live-action specials on Saturday morning as part of the ABC Weekend Special series in the late 1970s. In both Little Lulu and The Big Hex of Little Lulu, Lulu was played by Lauri Hendler. The cast also included Robbie Rist and Annrae Walterhouse.

In 1976–1977, Lulu appeared in Little Lulu and Her Little Friends (produced by Japan's Nippon Animation) on ABC, voiced by Eiko Masuyama in the first three episodes and Minori Matsushima for the remainder.

A Little Lulu cameo was planned for the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but rights to the character could not be obtained in time. She was delegated to appear in the planned sequel which has been indefinitely delayed.

In 1995, Lulu appeared in The Little Lulu Show on HBO, voiced by Tracey Ullman. The series was produced by Canada's Cinar Films after Marge's death in 1993. The series ended in 1999 but continued to air on Family Channel in Canada. It is currently seen on Teletoon Retro in Canada.

Lulu fans hold an annual gathering at the San Diego Comic Con in which they perform a play adapted from a classic Lulu story.[9]

Japanese-style comic-manga[edit]

As of 2009, a new revival of Lulu and her friends for the Brazilian market has them as now being teenagers and depicted in a manga style. The title is Luluzinha Teen e sua Turma (in English: Little Lulu Teen and her Gang).[10] The magazine was created in an attempt to rival the Monica's Gang Teen, which is also a version in manga style comics Monica's Gang where the characters are also teenagers. Just like the other it has also become very popular in his debut coming up to start the wave of "manga teen" for a while. Currently sits as one of the best selling comics in Brazil second only to his rival.

Little Lulu in other languages[edit]

  • Arabicلولو الصغيرةLulu al-Saghyrah
  • BulgarianМалката ЛулуMalkata Lulu
  • CatalanLa petita Lulú
  • Chinese – 小露露Xiǎo Lùlù
  • DanishLille Lullu
  • DutchLieve Lulu
  • English – Little Lulu
  • FinnishPikku Lulu
  • French – Petite Lulu
  • GermanKleine Lulu
  • GreekΗ Μικρή ΛουλούEe Micrí Lulú
  • Hebrewלולו הקטנה
  • HungarianKicsi Lulu
  • IcelandicLitla Lulu
  • Italian – La piccola Lulú
  • Indonesia-Lulu Kecil
  • Japanese – リトル ルルRitoru Ruru
  • Korean리틀 루루Liteul Lulu
  • NorwegianLille Lulu
  • PolishMała Lulu
  • PortugueseLuluzinha
  • Russian – Малышка ЛулуMalish'ka Lulu
  • SwedishLilla Lotta
  • Spanish – La pequeña Lulú
  • Thaiลิตเติ้ล ลูลู่Litteîl Lūlū
  • TurkishKüçük Lulu
  • UkrainianМаленька ЛулуMalenʹkа Lulu
  • VietnameseChút Lulu

Reprints[edit]

The Little Lulu Library[edit]

Main article: Little Lulu Library

Published by Another Rainbow Publishing, were a series of six book box sets released from 1985 to 1992. They were published in reverse order, with Set VI being released first, then counting down to Set I. Each of the six sets contains three volumes, each with about six comics. The comics are printed in black and white; however, the covers are printed in full color. The books are about 9" by 12", with the pages being larger than the original comic book pages.

Dark Horse reprints[edit]

In 2004, Dark Horse Comics obtained the rights to reprint Little Lulu comics. Eighteen black and white volumes plus an un-numbered color special were published through early 2008. After a short hiatus, the series resumed in mid-2009 in full color. Volumes 4 and 5 were originally published before the first three volumes, as it was felt that their content was more accessible.

Little Lulu panel from the 20 March 1943 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.
  1. My Dinner with Lulu ISBN 1-59307-318-6 (reprints Four Color Comics No. 74, 97, 110, 115, 120)
  2. Sunday Afternoon ISBN 1-59307-345-3 (reprints Four Color Comics No. 131, 139, 146, 158)
  3. Lulu in the Doghouse ISBN 1-59307-345-3 (reprints Four Color Comics No. 165 and Little Lulu #1–5)
  4. Lulu Goes Shopping ISBN 1-59307-270-8 (reprints Little Lulu #6–12)
  5. Lulu Takes a Trip ISBN 1-59307-317-8 (reprints Little Lulu #13–17)
  6. Letters to Santa ISBN 1-59307-386-0 (reprints Little Lulu #18–22)
  7. Lulu's Umbrella Service ISBN 1-59307-399-2 (reprints Little Lulu #23–27)
  8. Late for School ISBN 1-59307-453-0 (reprints Little Lulu #28–32)
  9. Lucky Lulu ISBN 1-59307-471-9 (reprints Little Lulu #33–37)
  10. All Dressed Up ISBN 1-59307-534-0 (reprints Little Lulu #38–42)
  11. April Fools ISBN 1-59307-557-X (reprints Little Lulu #43–48)
  12. Leave It to Lulu ISBN 1-59307-620-7 (reprints Little Lulu #49–53)
  13. Too Much Fun ISBN 1-59307-621-5 (reprints Little Lulu #54–58)
  14. Queen Lulu ISBN 1-59307-683-5 (reprints Little Lulu #59–63)
  15. The Explorers ISBN 1-59307-684-3 (reprints Little Lulu #64–68)
  16. A Handy Kid ISBN 1-59307-685-1 (reprints Little Lulu #69–74)
  17. The Valentine ISBN 1-59307-686-X (reprints Little Lulu #75–81)
  18. The Expert ISBN 1-59307-687-8 (reprints Little Lulu #82–87)
  19. The Alamo and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-293-3 (reprints Little Lulu #88–93 in full color)
  20. The Bawlplayers and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-364-6 (reprints Little Lulu #94–99 in full color)
  21. Miss Feeny's Folly and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-365-4 (reprints Little Lulu #100–105 in full color)
  22. The Big Dipper Club and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-420-0 (reprints Little Lulu #106–111 in full color)
  23. The Bogey Snowman and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-474-X (reprints Little Lulu #112–117 in full color)
  24. The Space Dolly and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-475-8 (reprints Little Lulu #118–123 in full color)
  25. The Burglar-Proof Clubhouse and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-539-8 (reprints Little Lulu #124–129 in full color)
  26. The Feud and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-632-7 (reprints Little Lulu #130–135 in full color)
  27. The Treasure Map and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-633-5 (reprints Dell Giant/Marge's Little Lulu and her Special Friends No. 3 and Dell Giant/Marge's Little Lulu and her Friends No. 4 in full color)
  28. The Prize Winner and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-731-5 (reprints Dell Giant/Marge's Little Lulu and Tubby at Summer Camp No. 5 and Dell Giant/Marge's Little Lulu and Tubby Halloween Fun No. 6 in full color)
  29. The Cranky Giant and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-732-3 (reprints Dell Giant/Marge's Little Lulu and Tubby at Summer Camp No. 2 and Dell Giant/Marge's Lulu and Tubby Halloween Fun No. 2 in full color)
  • Little Lulu Color Special ISBN 1-59307-613-4 (reprints a selection of stories from Little Lulu No. 4 through No. 86 in full color)

Dark Horse later began issuing Giant Size volumes, each collects three of their reprint books.

  1. Giant Size Little Lulu Volume 1 ISBN 1-59582-502-9 (reprints Four Color Comics No. 74, 97, 110, 115, 120, 131, 139, 146, 158, 165 and Little Lulu #1–5)
  2. Giant Size Little Lulu Volume 2 ISBN 1-59582-540-1 (reprints Little Lulu #6–22)
  3. Giant Size Little Lulu Volume 3 ISBN 1-59582-634-3 (reprints Little Lulu #23–37)
  4. Giant Size Little Lulu Volume 4 ISBN 1-59582-752-8 (reprints Little Lulu #38–53)

In 2010, Dark Horse reprinted the companion Tubby series (Little Lulu's Pal Tubby) in volumes similar to their Lulu volumes.

  1. The Castaway and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-421-9 (reprints Four Color Comics No. 381, 430, 444, and No. 461 and Tubby #5–6 in full color)
  2. The Runaway Statue and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-422-7 (reprints Tubby #7–12 in full color)
  3. The Frog Boy and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-635-1 (reprints Tubby #13–18 in full color)
  4. The Atomic Violin and Other Stories ISBN 1-59582-733-1 (reprints Tubby #19–24 in full color)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jacob, Kathryn Allamong. "Little Lulu Lives Here", Radcliffe Quarterly, Summer 2006.
  2. ^ [Little Lulu and Her Friends 4 (March 1956); reprinted on pages 120 and 121 of Little Lulu Volume 27: The Treasure Map and Other Stories Dark Horse, 2011]
  3. ^ Little Lulu and Tubby Dark Horse Figures
  4. ^ Kleenex Tissues: Little Lulu
  5. ^ Kleenex Tissues
  6. ^ Marge and Lulu: The Art of the Deal, Jennifer Gotwals, Hogan's Alley, 2010
  7. ^ Maltin, Leonard (1980, rev. 1987). Of Mice and Magic. New York: Plume. Pg. 312
  8. ^ Webb, Graham. The Animated Film Encyclopedia, A Complete Guide to American Shorts, Features and Sequences, 1900–1979. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2000.
  9. ^ McKee, David. "Nerds in Paradise", Las Vegas CityLife, 2 August 2007.
  10. ^ Teenage Little Lulu manga from Brazil

Bibliography[edit]

  • Strickler, Dave. Syndicated Comic Strips and Artists, 1924–1995: The Complete Index. Cambria, California: Comics Access, 1995. ISBN 0-9700077-0-1
  • Taylhardat, Karim. The little lulu (La grumete huérfana; ensayo, Ediciones Sinsentido, Madrid, 2007)

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