(April 1953)

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:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse)
Synopsis:
With a train bearing down on them on a trestle, the Lone Ranger dismounts from Silver to rescue Tonto, who is lying on the tracks.

I'm Takin' It Easy This Easter! (Table of Contents)

Mars; Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color; illustrated ad for Milky Way candy bars.

The Smiling Caballero (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 20 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:
Juan Lopez, the Smiling Caballero, gains others' trust before robbing them and rustling their cattle.

Indexer Notes

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

Shadow of Death (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:
The Lone Ranger and Tonto take a doctor to stop a diphtheria epidemic in an Apache village.

Indexer Notes

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

Horses for Orani (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wind Maiden
Synopsis:
Navajo girl Wind Maiden fools some Paiutes and captures their horses.

Indexer Notes

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

[Trees for Sails] (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; The Raven; Chief Blackfish
Synopsis:
After leading the Sea People to the lode of copper they had discovered, Young Hawk and Little Buck take a dozen men to recover the canoes the Waikish had stolen.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline. Last appearance of The Raven and Chief Blackfish. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois' personal records.

Hi-Yo Kids! Here’s your Official Dell Comics Club Pen! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Promo for subscriptions to Dell Lone Ranger Comics. Premium is Dell Comics Club ballpoint pen.

Go Ahead...You Can Really Pet the Fuzzy Yellow Cat! (Table of Contents)

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color. Illustrated ad for Whitman Fuzzy Wuzzy Tell-A-Tale children's books.

Gretchen Fraser Sparks in Ski Race (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Gretchen Fraser

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Color ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring Olympic slalom skier Gretchen Fraser.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. I'm Takin' It Easy This Easter!
    Mars; Milky Way
  3. 2. The Smiling Caballero
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. Shadow of Death
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Horses for Orani
  6. 5. [Trees for Sails]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Hi-Yo Kids! Here’s your Official Dell Comics Club Pen!
  8. 7. Go Ahead...You Can Really Pet the Fuzzy Yellow Cat!
    Whitman
  9. 8. Gretchen Fraser Sparks in Ski Race
    Wheaties; What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
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  • Merlin Haas
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