(July 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:
Ernest Nordli ? (painting)
Inks:
Ernest Nordli ? (painting)
Colors:
Ernest Nordli ? (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger dives from a ledge to tackle an outlaw who is choking Tonto.
Reprints:

Worth Going Out on a Limb For-- (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.

Rio Grande Gun Runners (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:
Kyle Ferris and his gang robs rifles from Army wagon train shipments and sells them to Mexican bandits across the Rio Grande River.

Indexer Notes

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

Stalled Armistice (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:
Red Dog and his Cheyenne braves attack a settlement to get rifles in order to fight an Army detachment.

Indexer Notes

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

The Crossbow (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ricardo Nuñez; Fray Tomas; Captain Cardenas
Synopsis:
A Spanish soldier rescues an Indian maiden from a cruel Conquistador.

Indexer Notes

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

[Geysers and Hot Springs] (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; Neekoota
Synopsis:
In what is now Yellowstone Park, Young Hawk and Little Buck kill a moose that is attacking an old man and his teenage granddaughter. The old man dies of a heart attack. After making friends with the girl, the two boys explore the geysers and hot springs.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline. 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.

Cowboys! Cowgirls! (Table of Contents)

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger (cameo); Roy Rogers (cameo); Dale Evans (cameo); Gene Autry (cameo); Red Ryder (cameo); Hopalong Cassidy (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color. Illustrated ad for Whitman western character coloring books, sticker books, and picture books. Covers of several items are depicted.

Hurry! Send for This Big Wheaties Offer! (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustrated color ad for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring miniature 1953 state license plates.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. Worth Going Out on a Limb For--
    Mars; Milky Way
  3. 2. Rio Grande Gun Runners
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. Stalled Armistice
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. The Crossbow
  6. 5. [Geysers and Hot Springs]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Hi-Yo Kids! Here’s Your Official Dell Comics Club Pen!
  8. 7. Cowboys! Cowgirls!
    Whitman
  9. 8. Hurry! Send for This Big Wheaties Offer!
    Wheaties
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