(January 1954)

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 and an outlaw have a fistfight in a stream.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

The Same to You...And Many of 'em (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 Long Bridge (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 18 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:
Cheyenne raiders besiege Fort Adams and ambush a wagon train near the "Long Bridge."

Indexer Notes

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

Rocky Ridge Mystery (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 rancher's son returns from attending college in the east, to find his artistic talents are not appreciated by his father.

Indexer Notes

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

Charro Credit (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Arturo Vaca; Vicente Vaca
Synopsis:
Two charros, twin brothers, foil a bank robbery.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Grizzly's Revenge] (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
Synopsis:
After escaping from the Blackfeet, Young Hawk and Little Buck find a secluded valley full of fish and deer. Little Buck makes the mistake of wounding a grizzly, which seeks revenge.

Indexer Notes

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

Parents! Give Dell Comic Gift Subscriptions! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo for subscriptions to various Dell Comics. Rate is five one-year subscriptions for $4.50 plus Lucky Penny Pocket Piece premium. Partial covers to various Dell titles are depicted, some being line-drawings of photo covers.

Indian Pipes (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.8 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Descriptions of Indian smoking pipes.

Indexer Notes

Half text, half art.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1953. No circulation figures given.

["Which Daisy Training B-B Rifle Do You Want Hanging On Your Christmas Tree, Pardner?"] (Table of Contents)

Daisy Manufacturing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Red Ryder (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color. Illustrated ad for Daisy Air Rifles. Daisy Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine No. 111, Daisy Pump Gun No. 25, and Daisy Defender Repeater No. 142 models are depicted.

"Spark Up! Fake Out That Pass Defender!" Said Tom Fears (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Tom Fears

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring Los Angeles Rams end Tom Fears. Ad includes photo of Fears with facsimile autograph. Part of "Spark Up With Wheaties!" series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. The Same to You...And Many of 'em
    Mars; Milky Way
  3. 2. The Long Bridge
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. Rocky Ridge Mystery
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Charro Credit
  6. 5. [The Grizzly's Revenge]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Parents! Give Dell Comic Gift Subscriptions!
  8. 7. Indian Pipes
  9. 8. Statement of Ownership
  10. 9. ["Which Daisy Training B-B Rifle Do You Want Hanging On Your Christmas Tree, Pardner?"]
    Daisy Manufacturing
  11. 10. "Spark Up! Fake Out That Pass Defender!" Said Tom Fears
    Wheaties; Spark Up with Wheaties!
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