(October 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:
?
Format:
standard newsstand comic book

[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 kicks an attacking Indian in the face.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Oh Boy! Here's My First Issue... (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color. Promo in strip form for subscriptions to Dell Lone Ranger comics. Premium is Dell Comics Club ballpoint pen.

The Loaded Burros (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:
American rifles are being smuggled across the Rio Grande bridge to outlawed Mexican general Juan Cortalez, who wants to capture the Texas territory between the Rio and the Pecos rivers.

Indexer Notes

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

The Eagle Tattoo (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:
Tad, the blacksmith's son, trails the leader of a gang after identifying him by an eagle tattoo on his arm.

Indexer Notes

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

The Dream of Little Fox (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
? [as F. T.] (signed)
Inks:
? [as F. T.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Fox; Chief Long Lance
Synopsis:
Indian orphan Little Fox dreams of owning a horse like Chief Long Lance's Red Cloud.

Indexer Notes

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

[Hunt in the Snow] (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 (cameo)
Synopsis:
Hunting in deep snow, Young Hawk and Little Buck find two deer fleeing from a pack of wolves. The wolves catch one deer, then five of them are killed by the boys' arrows. While taking the meat home, they are attacked by a band of Crow Indians.

Indexer Notes

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

General Custer's Last Ride (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Gen. George A. Custer
Synopsis:
The story of "Custer's Last Stand."

Indexer Notes

Half text, half illustration.

Kids! Bike Back to School on the Best! (Table of Contents)

Schwinn Bikes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color. Illustrated ad for Schwinn Bicycles. Schwinn Phantom depicted. Arnold, Schwinn, & Company, Chicago, Ill.

"Spark Up-With Wheaties!" Said Power Hitter George Kell (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
George Kell

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring Boston Red Sox player George Kell giving batting tips. Ad includes photo of Kell with facsimile autograph. Part of "Spark Up With Wheaties" series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. Oh Boy! Here's My First Issue...
  3. 2. The Loaded Burros
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Eagle Tattoo
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. The Dream of Little Fox
  6. 5. [Hunt in the Snow]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. General Custer's Last Ride
  8. 7. Kids! Bike Back to School on the Best!
    Schwinn Bikes
  9. 8. "Spark Up-With Wheaties!" Said Power Hitter George Kell
    Wheaties; Spark Up with Wheaties!
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