(September 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; Tonto
Synopsis:
An outlaw has Tonto covered as the two walk down a street toward where the Lone Ranger is waiting in ambush.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Lone Ranger Fans! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color. Promo for subscriptions to Dell Lone Ranger Comics. Premium is American flag ring.

Home-Coming (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:
A dozen young Confederate soldiers return to Morgan's Gap at the end of the Civil War, only to receive a cool reception from the townspeople. Meanwhile the Lone Ranger and Tonto try to convince a young Indian chief not to break the peace.

Indexer Notes

Even though the soldiers are supposed to have served in "General Lee's" Army, their uniforms are colored blue instead of gray. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

The Sheriff's Son (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:
A sheriff's son, falsely imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, returns to his home town to find his former girlfriend's brother trying to make trouble for him.

Indexer Notes

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

A Life for a Life (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tom Weller; Hosteen Nezh
Synopsis:
A cattleman is repaid for his kindness to three Indians dying of thirst.

Indexer Notes

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

[Little Brother, the Hawk] (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:
Caught in a snowstorm while wintering in what is now Yellowstone Park, Young Hawk finds a half-frozen hawk with a broken wing and nurses it to health.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline. First appearance of "Little Brother," Young Hawk's pet hawk. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois's personal records.

Indian Calumets (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about Indian calumets (smoking pipes).

Indexer Notes

Half text; half art.

Have lots of Fun... (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 Toys and Games.

"C'mon, Spark Up!" Said Stan Musial (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Stan Musial

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Stan Musial. Ad includes photo of Musial. Part of "Spark Up With Wheaties" series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. Lone Ranger Fans!
  3. 2. Home-Coming
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Sheriff's Son
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. A Life for a Life
  6. 5. [Little Brother, the Hawk]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Indian Calumets
  8. 7. Have lots of Fun...
    Whitman
  9. 8. "C'mon, Spark Up!" Said Stan Musial
    Wheaties; Spark Up with Wheaties!
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