Four Color, also known as Four Color Comics and One Shots, was a long-running 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). plaatje1

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 rivals, Action Comics and Detective Comics, ended their initial runs in 2011 at 904 issues and 881 issues, respectively. 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.


You can access the information and comics through the sidebar.

The comics are mostly in packages from around 100mb, inside these rar-packages you will find the comics in cbr format.

You can view the comics with any cbr-reader like CDisplay or ComicRack.

Thanks to the following sites for the information :

Grand Comics Database


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  1. Today i posted the last Four Color Comics, possibly there will be no more updates on this blog because i think all Four Color Comics that has been published are posted, if you know about missing issues please let me know.
    Enjoy the comics.

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  2. Hi Boutje

    Remember when I lost almost my complete collection of scan of comic books a few months ago and was so happy to find your site. I’ve recovered most of what was lost by using your blogs and my old CDs. Not all the CDs could be copied, but now you have done me an enormous favor—you posted the MY original seven pre-Zorro scans that I originally posted online the early 1990s. How do I know they are my original scans? It’s simple: I recognized the creases and a couple of other things. One of the issues had a brown crayon stain covering a figures face and I had made an edited copy of the first one and put a logo from EDICAO MARAVILHOSA, the Brazilian version of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED—both the original and the re-edited covers appeared on the Dell Four Color Blog.
    THANK YOU, my friend! It’s good to know my work is still being seen around the world

    Don Bearden


    • That is good to hear, and indeed great to see that after 25 years these scans are still floating around the internet. We will keep up the good work.


    • Thanks for the link, onfortunately i don’t have these supposed to be missing issues, but at least i know now what to look for, and offcourse i will post the issue whenever i find one.


    • I am afraid i don’t have many more sections in mind, i have about everything covered i think, the only thing i am working on right now are updates for existing blogs and 1 new blog about Indrajal comics.


      • Hi Boutje,

        I was searching the internet for certain old comic books and came across a search site for your Golden Age of Super-Heroes site and found a statement referring to two titles I really would love to have on one of your blogs. Trouble is I haven’t been able to find them. It referred to the writer as having translated issues of France’s MONDIAL AVENTURES and BraziL’s EDICAO MARAVILHOSA, was that you or somebody else. If you, I would love to have those posted, epecially the NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM. The prices for originals is too high especially when you add shipping and handling. If you have them, please publish them and any other European clones of Classics Illustrated..


      • Hello Don.

        It wasn’t me and i don’t think i have any of these, it’s possible that i have some European Classics Illustrated, i will have a search on some old cd’s the coming days if there is something worth while, when i find some i will upload them and give you the link because i don’t believe i have a blog where they will fit in.


      • Hello Again
        Thank you so much for your quick response, I did find a few “Pogo” issues!
        Four Color #105 -Albert the Aligator & Pogo Possum
        Four Color #148 “ “
        He also had his own series which ran for 16 issues Pogo Possum (Dell)
        Oct/Dec 1949 to Apr/June 1954. (I think these are new stories,not reprints).
        And a Dell Giant comic, Pogo Parade #1 Sept 1953 (but these are reprints from
        Animal Comics). Thank you so much for your site,it is wonderful,to be able to
        read these old comics, yes I will check out the newspaper comics.


  3. Hello Wayne, yes you are right about the issues, they are Four Color Comics, but they are allready on the blog on the Walt Disney page.


    • I agree, but it depends offcourse on what genre you prefer, i like the more familyrelated genres from Dell better over most of the superheroes from Marvel and DC.


  4. Hi! Thanks for your wonderful work! I can’t download the “Rootie Kazootie” files. The link shows the message “Generating new download key”. Could you fix it, please?


  5. Lost all my CBR/CBZ comics files about a month ago after reformatting the wrong drive !
    I am fairly confident that I can recover most of these files.
    The ones that I am really looking do not seem to be available that I originally download from a torrent website.
    Looking for all Dell Giant, Disney Dell Giant and Disney Christmas Comics.
    I would gladly pay for these downloads if anyone has these files.

    Please PM if you can help.


  6. Astounding collection! Amazing job. THank you, thank you so much! Really appreciate all your hardwork. Also any chance of getting Disney 1970s and 80’s comics by Paul Murray especially Mickey and Goofy comics?


  7. I had lost hope of ever laying my eyes on such a treasure of comics so dear to me that I grew up with it in the 70s as a high school boy in India when these comics were available in plenty in MOORE MARKET in CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA. My uncle was the one who introduced these comics taking me and my brother and buys these issues. We had a huge collection of around 100 issues which we savored at every opportunity. These were borrowed for reading by one of our friends who silently vanished with them. Later the Moore market complex was destroyed in a big fire along with thousands of comics issues among other books. Why I am explaining these events was to let you imagine the joy when I hit across your site. I am now 58 years old. But these comics make me live my childhood again. I just don’t know how to thank you. Its like an elixir, a magic potion which gives me my life back once again. I could only express so much in words. Thanks a ton.
    W Malligeswaran


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