(July 1949)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color cover
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Hampton
Inks:
John Hampton
Colors:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver

Indexer Notes

When the newspaper strips had been used up as reprints in the comic book, the new stories were done by ghost artists, and this must be John Hampton. In Jerry Bails' Who's Who he is credited to Red Ryder in 1947-49, and the artwork is similar to his signed work at The Kiyotee Kids in # 40. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

Red Ryder Ranch (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed); ? (photos)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed); ? (photos)
Letters:
Fred Harman (signed)

Characters:
Fred Harman; Little Beaver; Guy Daniels; Rita Daniels; Veva Daniels; Richard Mincheff; Tommy Belcher; Jimmie Belcher

Indexer Notes

Here the credit is Fred Harman, as he wrote the letter and made drawings. Photos by unknown. Inside front and back covers.

"Beth and Old-timer help Red..." (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Hampton
Inks:
John Hampton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Fred Harman; Little Beaver; Beth Wilder; Little Beaver; Lake (outlaw); Old-timer; Outlaw Boss
Synopsis:
Beth and Old-timer help Red and Little Beaver to trail their cattle to the railroad. Three outlaws lay in wait to stampede the herd and see that the girl goes down in front of it.

Indexer Notes

John Hampton is credited to ghost Red Ryder in Jerry Bails' Who's Who in the late 1940s, and the artwork here is similar to the art in The Kiyotee Kids in #40. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

["Me got-um take bath..."] (Table of Contents)

Little Beaver / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Hampton
Inks:
John Hampton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Red Ryder
Synopsis:
Two fillers. One shows Little Beaver taking a bath in the river, and the other how he always hits bull's eye with his arrows.

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

["So long kids!"] (Table of Contents)

Telecomics; King of the Royal Mounted / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; Jim Gary
Inks:
?; Jim Gary
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Slatsy (Telecomics boy); King; Kid; Dr. Jay; Clint (villain)
Synopsis:
The Telecomics Kids is an introduction to King of the Royal Mounted on TV. Dr. Clint, fearing arrest because he realizes that King knows he murdered Dr. Jay, has turned his duplicate robot on King.

Indexer Notes

Produced by Stephen Schlesinger, Inc. © 1949 by Telecomics, Inc. N.Y. King is © 1944 by King Features Syndicate Inc. Not signed. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011

Little Beaver's Dust-um Pan (Table of Contents)

Little Beaver / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-ko
Synopsis:
Little Beaver and Po-ko try out a new slingshot and when she missed the target, they find gold where the arrow zipped into the river.

Indexer Notes

The artist is very likely Bill Ely, who made The Kiyotee Kids story, with an abundance of wrinkles and lines in the clothing. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

["Don't drop that safe..."] (Table of Contents)

The Kiyotee Kids / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff; Sandy Rivers (Kiyotee kid); Ted Lucas (Kiyotee kid); Billy Haynes (Kiyotee kid); Andy Packer (Kiyotee kid); Silk Selden (outlaw)
Synopsis:
Silk Selden and his gang are lying in wait to ambush the gold shipment, but The Kiyotee Kids spoil his plans by home-made explosives.

Indexer Notes

Bill Ely is credited to The Kiyotee Kids by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and by comparing work by him elsewhere, this is him. Notice his extended use of wrinkle lines in clothing, and also on scenery and faces. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

Adventure at it's Best! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; King; The Kiyotee Kids

Indexer Notes

Back cover, three small drawings and subscription form.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Ryder
  2. 1. Red Ryder Ranch
  3. 2. "Beth and Old-timer help Red..."
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. ["Me got-um take bath..."]
    Little Beaver
  5. 4. ["So long kids!"]
    Telecomics; King of the Royal Mounted
  6. 5. Little Beaver's Dust-um Pan
    Little Beaver
  7. 6. ["Don't drop that safe..."]
    The Kiyotee Kids
  8. 7. Adventure at it's Best!
    Red Ryder
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Steinar Ådland
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