(February 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:
?
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, guns drawn, kneels over a fallen robber.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Collect College Pennants (Table of Contents)

Hormel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color. Illustrated ad for Hormel canned foods (Spam, Dinty Moore stew, Mary Kitchen hash, etc.) featuring college pennant premiums.

Apache Pass (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 11 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:
Crazy Wolf and his Apache braves take Colonel Meredith's daughter captive.

Indexer Notes

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

The Fugitive (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 12 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:
Clay Trowbridge, unjustly accused of murder, hides out on Risco Island, an outlaws' refuge between Mexico and the United States.

Indexer Notes

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

Zanzibar (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse); Scout (horse)
Synopsis:
Mrs. Trotter comes to Powder Bend to claim an inheritance, but finds her life in danger after witnessing the killing of the manager of an express office.

The Water of Vengeance (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jerry Parrin; Rev. Walter Parrin
Synopsis:
A young boy and his mule track down men who stole horses from a wagon train.

Indexer Notes

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

[Wolf Attack on Ice] (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:
Desperate for food in February, a pack of wolves attacks Young Hawk and Little Buck while they are ice-fishing.

Indexer Notes

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

The Iron Horse (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Railroads and how they changed the West.

Indexer Notes

Half text, half art.

Save Money and Get This Handsome Wallet (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 (cameo); Silver (horse) (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color. Promo for subscriptions to Dell’s Lone Ranger comic. Premium is vinyl plastic wallet.

Foreign License Plates (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Illustrated ad for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring Foreign License Plates premium.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. Collect College Pennants
    Hormel
  3. 2. Apache Pass
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Fugitive
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Zanzibar
    The Lone Ranger
  6. 5. The Water of Vengeance
  7. 6. [Wolf Attack on Ice]
    Young Hawk
  8. 7. The Iron Horse
  9. 8. Save Money and Get This Handsome Wallet
  10. 9. Foreign License Plates
    Wheaties
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