Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Four Color Fairy Godmothers

In the 1950s world of Disney comic books, even supporting characters could become stars in their own right. Case in point--Flora, Fauna and Merryweather take center stage in this Dell Four Color Comic from 1959.

Crossovers with other Disney personalities were common to these types of character showcases and Sleeping Beauty’s Fairy Godmothers had some very distinct guest stars appear between its pages. In the issue’s first story, “Good Deed Day,” Merry attempts to cheer up a lonely and depressed Reluctant Dragon, the star of the 1941 feature film of the same name.

In “To the Rescue,” the girls do their best, with the assistance of Timothy Mouse, to help Dumbo weather an extreme crisis of confidence that has the little elephant grounded. In the end we learn that “Sometimes a good heart does more than all the magic in the world.”

In the issue’s final tale, the trio find themselves in the middle of some messy court politics centering on the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. They come to the aid of the Knave of Hearts who has been falsely accused of stealing tarts.

Rounding out the book is the back cover recipe for Flora’s Fudge, a magical dessert for any occasion.


BJWanlund said...

That's really cool!

Even though I am a Disney comic geek, even I didn't know about this! Very, very cool! Thank you very much! Another Diz comic to search for!


Anonymous said...

That's awesome Jeff! I need to take some ebaying lessons from you.