(May-July 1959)

Dell, 1957 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
On-sale date:
1959
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell
Editing:
Helen Meyer
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

"Copyright © 1959 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bronco Layne / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bronco Layne (photo of Ty Hardin)

The Rio Smugglers (Table of Contents)

Bronco Layne / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
Cheyenne #11-595

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Billy Bob (Duke Rhein thug); Bronco Layne; Duke Rhein (cattle owner); Flowers (Duke Rhein thug); Ike Thompson (land owner, Jim O'Neil's neighbor); Jim O'Neil (friend of Bronco Layne, unjustly incarcerated); Judge Roy McHenry; Lonzo (Jim O'Neil's ranch hand); Mary O'Neil (Jim O'Neil's wife); Suzy O'Neil (Jim O'Neil's daughter); Sheriff of Trinity
Synopsis:
Bronco Layne goes to the town called Trinity to help his friend Jim O'Neil who is about to be hanged for the murder of a ranger, Colly Smith. Layne investigates Duke Rhein, a cattle owner, and finds out that he and his thugs are smuggling opium across Jim O'Neil's ford in the Rio Grande river by packing it inside hollowed out cattle horns. Duke had also killed the ranger who knew too much and framed Jim O'Neil. Bronco tries to stop O'Neil's execution but finds out that Jim's wife and daughter are held hostage. When he finally finds them, Jim O'Neil can then say what he knows and the guilty are brought to justice.

Avalanche Trap (Table of Contents)

Sheriff Myles Reilly / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Colors:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Scrag Mabry (outlaw); Sheriff Myles Reilly (sheriff of Lodestar)
Synopsis:
Scrag Mabry, a bank robber and killer, prepares an avalanche for Sheriff Reilly who has been doggedly hunting him down and is now riding his horse on a rim trail. The sheriff however sees the sun flash from a rifle barrel and so narrowly manages to escape. A second avalanche triggered by the first one crashes down upon Scrag Mabry and the sheriff rides home. (Contains an illo of man on a horse on a rim trail with an avalanche heading toward him.)

Indexer Notes

No credits.

["I have interrupted him at his kill!"] (Table of Contents)

Small Bear / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Long Lance (Cheyenne Chief); Small Bear (Cheyenne warrior)
Synopsis:
Small Bear wounds and is wounded by a mountain lion. The animal, not able to hunt, later attacks the Cheyenne tribe and it's horses convincing them that it is a "spirit cat". Small Bear feels responsible and still recovering from his wounds and against the Chief's orders, for the sake of his tribe and his honor, hunts the animal by himself. He slays it with his spear lodged between rocks and then everyone congratulates him.
Keywords:
Cheyenne

Indexer Notes

No credits. Art identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

The Crooked Circle (Table of Contents)

Bronco Layne / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bronco Layne; Chief Eskimizin (Arivaipa Chief); Colonel Burton; Forrest (deserter); Sergeant Flint (corrupt Fort Grant officer); 'Silver Dollar' Drew (Tucson Ring ringleader); the Tucson Ring (gang of thugs, includes Barney and MacRoy)
Synopsis:
In the Arizona territory, Bronco Layne comes across a cavalryman shot dead. At Fort Grant, Colonel Burton tells him he suspects of someone in his fort working for the crooked Tucson Ring who is paying soldiers to desert and is selling worthless supplies to the army. The murdered soldier was a deserter who had changed his mind and was thus finished off with the complicity of the treasonous Sergeant Flint. So Bronco then decides to infiltrate the gang, but is revealed by Sergeant Flint. Bronco manages to narrowly escape and then lays a trap of his own for the criminals to fall into.

Indexer Notes

Page 13 is 2/3 of a page. No credits.

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Helen Meyer
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Statement of ownership, management and circulation. Subscribed by Helen Meyer (business manager) on September 18, 1958 before John C. Weber (notary public).

"Fresh Up" Freddie Says: "Right Now, You're Probably Asking Yourself - What Does A Dynamite Loader Drink To Quench His Thirst?" (Table of Contents)

"Fresh up" Freddie; 7-Up / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
"Fresh up" Freddie
Synopsis:
Dynamite loader "Fresh up" Freddie puts out the fire in his throat by drinking 7-Up.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. 7-Up soft drink ad. The "Fresh up" Freddie character is an anthropomorphic rooster that appeared in commercials on the Zorro TV show. No credits.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bronco Layne
  2. 1. The Rio Smugglers
    Bronco Layne
  3. 2. Avalanche Trap
    Sheriff Myles Reilly
  4. 3. ["I have interrupted him at his kill!"]
    Small Bear
  5. 4. The Crooked Circle
    Bronco Layne
  6. 5. [Statement of Ownership]
  7. 6. "Fresh Up" Freddie Says: "Right Now, You're Probably Asking Yourself - What Does A Dynamite Loader Drink To Quench His Thirst?"
    "Fresh up" Freddie; 7-Up
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