This will finish up the stories for Looney Tunes Merrie Melodies No. 125, March 1952 (for a look at the beautiful cover, check out last post). First comes a Mary Jane and Sniffles adventure, penciled and inked by super cartoonist, Al Hubbard, who was the primary artist associated with MJ&S during the 1950s. Super work from Mr. Hubbard, per usual. (ahem) Is it just me, or does the "Mr. Cloud" of this story, pouring rain from his armpits, have tremendous scary potential?
I’ve always loved the little hot-head, Henery Hawk, both in Warner cartoons ( . . . or do I hafta muss ya up?) and in the Looney Tunes comics. Dell editors wisely left Henery with much of his cartoon fiery temper intact. A big plus for the comic stories was Henerey’s oft-times nemesis, Ollie Owl. The dialogue for Ollie, as here, is often very clever and funny. Art is by Veve Risto who worked as an animator for every major studio before working for Western from 1942 to 1964.
Last but far from least is another great Dell comics B&W inside cover from the same issue.