Four Color

MAD Competitors from USA

Four Color • USA

Click Image for Slideshow

Period: 1939 - April 1962

Companies: Dell Publishing Co.,Inc.

Buy on:       

Items: 1

Last added: Yak Yak #1186

Four Color, also known as Four Color Comics and One Shots, was an American comic book anthology series published by Dell Comics between 1939 and 1962. The title is a reference to the four basic colors used when printing comic books (cyan, magenta, yellow and black at the time).

More than 1,000 issues were published, usually with multiple titles released every month. An exact accounting of the actual number of unique issues produced is difficult because occasional issue numbers were skipped and a number of reprint issues were also included. Nonetheless, the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide lists well over 1,000 individual issues, ending with #1354. It currently holds the record for most issues produced of an American comic book; its nearest rival, DC's Action Comics, reached the 1,000-issue milestone in 2018. The first 25 issues are known as "series 1"; after they were published, the numbering began again and "series 2" began. Four Color published many of the first comics featuring characters licensed from Walt Disney.

Wikipedia contributors. (2018, May 15). Four Color. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:29, July 25, 2018, from

Involved MAD Artists

Jack Davis
  • Go to Yak Yak #1186 • USA

    Yak Yak #1186


This page was created on 25th July 2018 6:30 pm
Last updated on 25th July 2018 6:30 pm