Nancy

Publisher: Dell
Publication Dates: September 1957 – December 1959
Number of Issues Published: 28 (#146 – #173)
Color: Full Color Cover and Interiors
Dimensions: Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interiors
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Publication Type: magazine

Numbering continues from Nancy and Sluggo (St. John, 1955 series) #145
Numbering continues with Nancy and Sluggo (Dell, 1960 series) #174

Nancy and Sluggo

1960 Series

Publisher: Dell
Publication Dates: January-February 1960 – March-May 1962
Number of Issues Published: 14 (#174 – #187)
Color: Full Color
Dimensions: Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Publication Type: magazine

Numbering continues with Nancy and Sluggo (Western, 1962 series) #188

1962 Series

Publisher: Western
Publication Dates: October 1962 – October 1963
Number of Issues Published: 5 (#188 – #192)
Color: Full Color
Dimensions: Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Publication Type: magazine

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Nancy is an American comic strip, originally written and drawn by Ernie Bushmiller and distributed by United Feature Syndicate. The strip was originally called Fritzi Ritz, but over several years, the focus changed from ditzy Fritzi to her niece Nancy, who got her own Sunday topper strip starting October 3, 1938.

The character of Nancy, a precocious eight-year-old, first appeared in the strip Fritzi Ritz about the airheaded flapper title character. Larry Whittington began Fritzi Ritz in 1922, and it was assumed by Bushmiller three years later. On January 2, 1933, Bushmiller introduced Fritzi’s niece, Nancy. In 1949, he was quoted as saying that he originally intended Nancy “just as an incidental character and I planned to keep her for about a week and then dump her… But the little dickens was soon stealing the show and Bushmiller, the ingrate, was taking all the bows.” Nancy became the focus of the daily strip, which was renamed for her in 1938 after Lawrence W. Hager, editor of the Owensboro, Kentucky Inquirer-Messenger (now the Messenger-Inquirer), lobbied for the change; Sluggo Smith, Nancy’s friend from the “wrong side of the tracks” had been introduced earlier that year, and the strip’s popularity rose. Fritzi Ritz became a secondary character, although her solo strip continued as a Sunday-only strip, and her
relationship with Phil Fumble was an ongoing presence until his departure in 1968. Comics historian Don Markstein ascribed the strip’s success to Bushmiller’s “bold, clear art style, combined with his ability to construct a type of gag that appealed to a very broad audience.

Nancy appeared in comic books—initially in a 1940s comic strip reprint title from United Feature, later St. John Publications and later in a Dell comic written by John Stanley. Titled Nancy and Sluggo, United Feature published #16–23 (1949–1954), St. John published #121–145 (1955–1957). Titled Nancy, until retitled Nancy and Sluggo with issue #174, Dell published #146–187 (1957–1962). (Hy Eisman produced some of Dell’s Nancy stories in 1960-61.[42] Gold Key published #188–192 (1962–1963). Dell also published Dell Giants devoted to Nancy (#35, No. 45 and “Traveltime”), and a Four Color #1034.[7] Nancy and Sluggo also appeared in stories in Tip Top Comics published by United Feature (#1–188), St. Johns (#189–210), and Dell (#211–225), Sparkler #1–120 (1941–1954) and Sparkle #1–33 (1953–1954) published by United Feature. Fritzi Ritz and Nancy appeared in several Comics on Parade (#32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 55, 57, 60–104) published by United Feature.

Nancy was reprinted in the UK comic book, The Topper, from the 1950s through the 1970s. Nancy also had its own monthly comic book magazine of newspaper reprints in Norway (where the strip is known as Trulte) during 1956–1959.

146-154

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155-163

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And Sluggo Comics On Parade 77,93,97,99

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And Sluggo 123,127,130,135,144,174-179

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And Sluggo 180-186,188,190-192

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