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Dell Publishing, an American publisher of books, magazines and comic books, was founded in 1921 by George T. Delacorte, Jr. They published comics under the Dell Comics line, most in partnership with Western Publishing. In 1943, Dell entered into paperback book publishing with Dell Paperbacks. They also used the book imprints of Dial Press, Delacorte Books, Delacorte Press, Yearling Books, and Laurel Leaf Library.

Dell published several issues of the classic Popeye comic books from February 1948 through July 1962.

Issue Lead Story Title Date
1 Shame on You Feb 1948
2 That's What I Yam May 1948
3 Ghost Island Aug 1948
4 Dead Valley Nov 1949
5 Moon Goon Feb 1949
6 Raft Apr 1949
7 Help Jun 1949
8 On the House Aug 1949
9 Misermites Oct 1949
10 Rockabye Berries Dec 1949
11 Swell Day Feb 1950
12 Which Whistle Apr 1950
13 Shipwreck Jun 1950
14 Western Railroading Oct 1950
15 Animal Talk Jan 1951
16 New Zoo Apr 1951
17 King Blozo's Problem Jul 1951
18 The Box Oct 1951
19 A Thousand Bucks Worth of Fun Jan 1952
20 Here Comes the Bride Apr 1952
21 Interplanetary Battle Jul 1952
22 Spinach Farm Oct 1952
23 Boom! Boom! Jan 1953
24 Golden Street Apr 1953
25 Shrink Weed Jul 1953
26 Spookers Oct 1953
27 The Happy Little Island Jan 1954
28 Moneybag Apr 1954
29 The Boo-Bird Jul 1954
30 Desert Pirates Sep 1954
31 Mud Jan 1955
32 Alone Apr 1955
33 Trouble-Shooter Jul 1955
34 Nothing Oct 1955
35 Wishing Jan 1956
36 King Popeye of Popilania Apr 1956
37 The Search for the Spinach Icebox Jul 1956
38 The Dog Who Wore a Crown Oct 1956
39 The Mountain That Talked Back Jan 1957
40 The Mystery of the Magic Flute Apr 1957
41 Spinach Soap Jul 1957
42 On Trap Island Oct 1957
43 Mind Over Muscles Jan 1958
44 Popeye Meets "Orbert" Apr 1958
45 The Moon Rocket Jul 1958
46 Boy King Oct 1958
47 Popeye's Cafe Jan 1959
48 Strong Man Apri 1959
49 Trillionaire Lady Jul 1959
50 The Black Ghosk Oct 1959
51 The Giant Jan 1960
52 The Witch's Roost Mar 1960
53 On Jeep Island May 1960
54 Gentlemen Only Jul 1960
55 Popeye Meets the Misermites Sep 1960
56 Robot Twins Nov 1960
57 Orchids fer Jeep Island Janu 1961
58 Queen of the Gorillas Mar 1961
59 Salty the Parrot May 1961
60 The Fence Jul 1961
61 Granny Sep 1961
62 Nobody Home Nov 1961
63 Haunted Island Jan 1962
64 Moon Plant Apr 1962
65 Short Cut Jul 1962

These classic Popeye comic book issues were followed by Western Publishing.

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