(December 1952)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ernest Nordli (painting)
Inks:
Ernest Nordli (painting)
Colors:
Ernest Nordli (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger opens a door and the thug inside gets ready to slug him with a gun butt.

Exciting Books by Whitman (Table of Contents)

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Roy Rogers (cameo); Rip Foster (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Color illustrated ad for Whitman 49 cent hard-cover story books. Titles described and covers depicted for Roy Rogers and the Rimrod Renegades; Rip Foster Rides the Gray Planet; Sand Dune Pony; and Ginny Gordon and the Mystery of the Old Barn.

Bandits in Uniform (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Gill ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse); Scout (horse)
Synopsis:
Andrew Gage, the U. S. government tax collector in newly-annexed Mexican territory, is hiring men to rob ranch owners so he can take over their property for not paying their taxes. The son of one of the victimized ranchers impersonates the Lone Ranger to get some of the gold back.

In His Father's Footsteps (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse); Scout (horse)
Synopsis:
Quick draw artist Mike Pickens has terrorized a town and killed its sheriffs. When Pickens shoots Jim Carver, the current sheriff, Carver's son leads a posse to the gang's hideout.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

The Great Theft (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Strong Bull; Running Wolf
Synopsis:
Two Mandan boys, caught while raiding a village house in a ritual theft, redeem themselves by stealing items from a Sioux chief.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois' personal records.

[Westward to the Redwoods] (Table of Contents)

Young Hawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Young Hawk; Little Buck; Desert Lark; The Raven
Synopsis:
After rescuing Broken Knife from a bear, Young Hawk and Little Buck go to the village of Chief Standing Elk. They leave the Pueblo maiden Desert Lark with the tribe and journey westward to the Redwood forests with an old trader called the Raven.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline. Final appearance of Desert Lark, first appearance of The Raven. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois' personal records.

Give a Christmas Gift That Will Bring Good Cheer Every Month In The Year! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Lone Ranger (cameo); Santa Claus (cameo)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Promo for subscriptions to Dell Lone Ranger comics.

The Famous Daisy 1000-shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed); ?
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed): ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Red Ryder (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Illustrated color ad for Daisy Air Rifles, with small full-figure drawing of Red Ryder on horseback by Fred Harmon. Other art by different artist(s). Daisy Defender No. 141, Daisy Pump Gun No. 25, and Daisy Gravity-Fed Repeater No. 155 models depicted.

Bob Waterfield Sparks in Grid Battle! (Table of Contents)

Wheaties; What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Bob Waterfield

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Color ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring Los Angeles Rams quarterback Bob Waterfield. Part of the "What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!" series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. Exciting Books by Whitman
    Whitman
  3. 2. Bandits in Uniform
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. In His Father's Footsteps
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. The Great Theft
  6. 5. [Westward to the Redwoods]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Give a Christmas Gift That Will Bring Good Cheer Every Month In The Year!
  8. 7. The Famous Daisy 1000-shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine
  9. 8. Bob Waterfield Sparks in Grid Battle!
    Wheaties; What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
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  • Merlin Haas
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