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Lil Genius (1954) comic books 1958

  • Issue #16
    Lil Genius (1954) 16

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    Cover by Frank Johnson. Stories and art by Frank Johnson and others. Ollie Orwell is as much trouble as his better-known counterpart, Dennis the Menace. As the comic expands to 64 pages of material, new mischievous brats are introduced alongside Lil Genius and Li'l Tomboy, who are sometimes billed as the Li'l Rascal Twins: Shadow, Rock and Rolla all cause their share of comic chaos. Li'l Tomboy's parents try to get her to imitate the artists and musicians they see on TV; unfortunately, LT picks a wrestling channel. Rock and Rolla set out to recover the stolen club treasury, and capture a thief who's a master of disguise. Plus a note from Alfred Fago, the Executive Editor of Charlton, attesting to the "good taste" and so forth of Code-approved comics. Teacher I Know; The Hypnotist; I'll Say; C'mon in, the Lemonade's Fine!; Gloom and Doom Again; Lil Tomboy: The Ribbon; Earthquake; Speak to the Squirrels; Lil Tomboy: TV Talent; Some Baby; Li'l Rascal Twins; No Wonder; The Richest Millionaire; Lil Tomboy: Not Very Happy; Raro the Rabbit: Fishsnapper; The Truckman's Apprentice; Rock and Rollo: The New Treasurer; Li'l Tomboy: Team Spirit; Two Geniuses in the Family; Freddy Freckiles: Cold Cash; Li'l Rascal Twins: The Cleaner Uppers; A Lesson in Grammar; Li'l Tomboy: Watch Those Eyes; Rock and Rollo: The Club; Shadow: Test for Shadow; Niagara Falls. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #17
    Lil Genius (1954) 17
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    Cover by Frank Johnson. Stories and art by Frank Johnson and others. Ollie Orwell is as much trouble as his better-known counterpart, Dennis the Menace. As the comic expands to 64 pages of material, new mischievous brats are introduced alongside Lil Genius and Li'l Tomboy, aka the Li'l Rascal Twins; Li'l Lumberjack, Li'l Farmboy, and Eddie Extra all cause their share of comic chaos. Ollie gets all his friends in on buying cereal boxes to win a horse in a contest. Ollie's plan to get even with a bully involves his Uncle John, a visiting circus strongman. In a very strange story, newsboy Eddie Extra stops a mobile counterfeiting ring, dodges a high-speed car chase, and witnesses a bank job, but his editor doesn't think it's exciting enough for the front page. Plus a note from Alfred Fago, the Executive Editor of Charlton, attesting to the "good taste" and so forth of Code-approved comics. Also featuring a vintage ad for a "Jet Rocket Space Ship." Lil Tomboy: She Who Laughs Last; My Box Top for a Horse; Uncle Sam; Eddie Extra: The Four Star Flash; No Wonder; A Christmas Surprise; Li'l Lumberjack: Good Hunting; One Part; Tough Patient; Eddie Extra: Jealous Kid; If I Had a Million; Monkeyshines; Li'l Tomboy: Who Needs a Doctor; Day in the Woods; Goofy; Whatta Ole Meanie. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #18
    Lil Genius (1954) 18

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    Cover by Frank Johnson. Stories and art by Frank Johnson and George Wildman. Ollie Orwell is as much trouble as his better-known counterpart, Dennis the Menace. Li'l Genius and Half Pint figure out a ventriloquism routine that causes confusion. Would-be cub reporter Eddie Extra gets a photo of a reclusive celebrity. Li'l Tomboy tries to turn her cousin Li'l Genius into a hero. Plus a note from Alfred Fago, the Executive Editor of Charlton, attesting to the "good taste" and so forth of Code-approved comics. Jigsaw; Good Time Ollie; Be Kind to Animals; Li'l Pardner: Cowboys and Kings; A Boy's Best Friend; The Vanilla Kid; Li'l Lumberjack: Bucky, the Tame Deer; Who's the Dummy?; Building Blues; Dog Problem; The Haunted House; Eddie Extra: Camerantics; Daisy Deer's Dream; Can I Keep Him?; Li'l Pardner: War Dance; Li'l Rascal Twins; Heroic Effort; Eddie Extra: Up in the Air; Gym Dandies; Clean Fun. 96 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #19
    Lil Genius (1954) 19

    Cover by Frank Johnson. Stories and art by Frank Johnson and others. Ollie Orwell is as much trouble as his better-known counterpart, Dennis the Menace. Ollie's string collection is coming along so well, he now has a giant ball that fills the living room. But when he tries to get rid of it, it entangles the entire town. Ollie's anxious Uncle Jitter comes for an ill-timed visit. Plus a note from Alfred Fago, the Executive Editor of Charlton, attesting to the "good taste" and so forth of Code-approved comics. Also, a vintage ad for "Gigantic Dinosaurs," a set of inflatable toys. Stringing Along; Pop's Panic; Operation Nerves; Hold That Tiger; Li'l Farmboy: The Swimming Pool; Planting Antics. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Lil Genius (1954) 20

    Cover by Frank Johnson. Stories and art by Frank Johnson and others. Ollie Orwell is as much trouble as his better-known counterpart, Dennis the Menace. Ollie's latest obsession is tinkering with clocks to make "improvements," such as making his dad's time clock punch his boss in the face. Ollie turns an enraged bull into an impromptu lumberjack. Mr. Jones ill-advisedly hires Ollie to wash his windows. This Clock-Eyed World; Real Bull Dozer; Washed Up; Eddie Extra: Hard Sale; Private Defective. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Lil Genius (1954) 21

    Cover by Frank Johnson. Stories and art by Frank Johnson and others. Ollie Orwell is as much trouble as his better-known counterpart, Dennis the Menace. Ollie wants to practice his magic act, right at the same time as when his dad's new boss is visiting. Ollie's parents turn him loose in a department store while they go shopping. Ollie explores an abandoned house, and inadvertently makes its new owner believe it's haunted. Hokey Pocus; Leave Everything to Me; The Martians Meet Their Match; Department Store Imp; Drain in the Face; Captain Coreys Curiosity Corner; G-g-ghosts. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.