(August 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:
Don Spaulding (painting)
Inks:
Don Spaulding (painting)
Colors:
Don Spaulding (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger swings from a rope to hit an outlaw in the face with his boots.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

More Pages! More Pictures! More Fun! (Table of Contents)

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bugs Bunny (cameo); Howdy Doody (cameo); Flash Gordon (cameo); Tom & Jerry (cameo); Elizabeth Taylor (photo, cameo); Goofy (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color. Illustrated ad for Whitman coloring and activity books. Covers of eight books depicted.

Paroled Man (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:
When a rancher unexpectedly dies in his sleep, his ranch goes to his son, who was just paroled from prison. A rival rancher tries to frame the son for rustling.

Indexer Notes

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

Dawn Attack (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:
An obnoxious young man overhears a member of a wagon train plotting an attack with Indians, but no one will believe him.

Indexer Notes

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

The Medicine Shirt.... (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Wolf
Synopsis:
A Pueblo Indian boy uses armor from a long-dead Spanish explorer to scare off Apache raiders.

Indexer Notes

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

[Preparing for Winter] (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:
While exploring the Yellowstone Park area, Little Buck stumbles over his dog Tumbleweed and breaks his leg. Young Hawk returns to their camp to find that the girl Neekoota has been joined by an old woman and a young boy. The group sets up a new camp near a hot spring and builds lodges to spend the winter.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois' personal records.

Buffalo Run (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about how the Indians hunted buffalo.

Indexer Notes

Mostly text with one illustration.

5 One Year Subscriptions..Only $4.50 (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Subscription form for eight Dell Comics. No art. Relates to promo on the facing page, which is the inside back cover.

Dell Comics Special (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger (cameo); Tarzan (cameo); Bugs Bunny (cameo); Little Lulu (cameo); Tubby (cameo); Roy Rogers (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color. Promo for subscriptions to Dell Comics featuring portions of the covers of eight Dell titles. Subscription forms are on the facing page, the last interior page of the comic.

"Spark Up if you want to be a catcher!" Said Yogi Berra (Table of Contents)

Wheaties; Spark Up with Wheaties! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Yogi Berra

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra. Ad includes photo of Berra with facsimile autograph. Part of "Spark Up With Wheaties!" series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. More Pages! More Pictures! More Fun!
    Whitman
  3. 2. Paroled Man
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. Dawn Attack
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. The Medicine Shirt....
  6. 5. [Preparing for Winter]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Buffalo Run
  8. 7. 5 One Year Subscriptions..Only $4.50
  9. 8. Dell Comics Special
  10. 9. "Spark Up if you want to be a catcher!" Said Yogi Berra
    Wheaties; Spark Up with Wheaties!
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