(December 1954)

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

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "TUROK SON OF STONE, No. 596." Code number is TUROK O.S. #596-5412. Copyright 1954 by Western Printing and Lithographing Company. First of two Turok Son of Stone Four Color issues.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Turok Son of Stone / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Robert C. Susor (painting)
Inks:
Robert C. Susor (painting)
Colors:
Robert C. Susor (painting)

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Turok
Synopsis:
Turok at the Cave Mouth into Lost Valley
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; Indians; Native Americans

The Dinosauria (Table of Contents)

Dinosauria / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Characters:
tyrannosaurus, brontosaurus, stegosaurus, pterodacryl
Synopsis:
Write-up on each of the four characters
Reprints:

Turok and the World Below (Table of Contents)

Turok Son of Stone / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Rex Maxon
Inks:
Rex Maxon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Turok; Andar
Synopsis:
In North America, before the advent of the white man, Native American Turok and his young friend Andar are out hunting when they find and venture into a cave system. After many trials, they find a lost world, as beautiful as it is deadly. In this jungle, dinosaurs and other pre-historic creatures still live side by side!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Randall Scott's Gaylord DuBois Account Books Sorted by Title via David Porta and the GCD Error List (29 August 2006). As per Gaylord du Bois's Account Books, page 51: "Young Hawk Finds World Below. 16p. For Young Hawk one-shot, 1954. Sent November 22, 1953." The story was written by Gaylord Du Bois, in fulfillment of an assignment to write a YOUNG HAWK one-shot for FOUR COLOR, continuing the adventures Du Bois had been writing (that appeared for many years as the YOUNG HAWK second feature series in THE LONE RANGER comic book) of the teenage pre-Columbian Mandan Indians, Young Hawk, and his companion, Little Buck, who is about two years his junior (in the artists' depictions in THE LONE RANGER comic book, they appeared in earlier stories to be about 11 & 13, then progressed to about 14 & 16), as they continue their journey through the country. Neither of them had achieved full brave status in their tribe. They were youths. In this respect, it was consistent with other series that Du Bois wrote whose protagonists were two or three juveniles, such as PAT, PATSY AND PETE, and THE HURRICANE KIDS and THE KIYOTEE KIDS and THE BROTHERS OF THE SPEAR and THE JUNGLE TWINS. After Du Bois mailed the YOUNG HAWK one-shot scripts to his editor and entered them as such in his account book, some time between doing so and their publication as a finished comic the names of the protagonists were changed into Turok and Andar by someone. One surmises that the change of name from the Young Hawk and Little Buck characters was an editorial decision after the scripts arrived at the editorial offices. Did the editor change the names? Did the editor create the names? The original scripts by Du Bois were written as part of the ongoing Young Hawk continuity in which he and Little Buck, two Mandan youths, are on an odyssey through the continent, and their current location in that continuity just happened to be near the Carlsbad Caverns, hence the one shot followed their adventures there. Was the dinosaur aspect of the one-shot assigned to Du Bois by his editor or did Du Bois come up with it on his own?

Turok and the Terrible Ones (Table of Contents)

Turok Son of Stone / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Rex Maxon
Inks:
Rex Maxon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Turok; Andar
Synopsis:
Exploring the pre-historic jungle, Turok and Andar come across a tribe of cavemen, who naturally are suspicious. Turok is able to win their favor by showing them how they can use arrows with poisonous tips to hunt prey and kill hostile dinosaurs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Randall Scott's Gaylord DuBois Account Books Sorted by Title via David Porta and the GCD Error List (29 August 2006). As per Gaylord du Bois's Account Books, page 51: "Young Hawk Conquers the Terrible Ones. 18p. For Young Hawk one-shot, 1954. Sent December 14, 1953." The story was written by Gaylord Du Bois, in fulfillment of an assignment to write a YOUNG HAWK one-shot for FOUR COLOR, continuing the adventures Du Bois had been writing (that appeared for many years as the YOUNG HAWK second feature series in THE LONE RANGER comic book) of the teenage pre-Columbian Mandan Indians, Young Hawk, and his companion, Little Buck, who is about two years his junior (in the artists' depictions in THE LONE RANGER comic book, they appeared in earlier stories to be about 11 & 13, then progressed to about 14 & 16), as they continue their journey through the country. Neither of them had achieved full brave status in their tribe. They were youths. In this respect, it was consistent with other series that Du Bois wrote whose protagonists were two or three juveniles, such as PAT, PATSY AND PETE, and THE HURRICANE KIDS and THE KIYOTEE KIDS and THE BROTHERS OF THE SPEAR and THE JUNGLE TWINS. After Du Bois mailed the YOUNG HAWK one-shot scripts to his editor and entered them as such in his account book, some time between doing so and their publication as a finished comic the names of the protagonists were changed into Turok and Andar by someone. One surmises that the change of name from the Young Hawk and Little Buck characters was an editorial decision after the scripts arrived at the editorial offices. Did the editor change the names? Did the editor create the names? The original scripts by Du Bois were written as part of the ongoing Young Hawk continuity in which he and Little Buck, two Mandan youths, are on an odyssey through the continent, and their current location in that continuity just happened to be near the Carlsbad Caverns, hence the one shot followed their adventures there. Was the dinosaur aspect of the one-shot assigned to Du Bois by his editor or did Du Bois come up with it on his own?

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Turok Son of Stone
  2. 1. The Dinosauria
    Dinosauria
  3. 2. Turok and the World Below
    Turok Son of Stone
  4. 3. Turok and the Terrible Ones
    Turok Son of Stone
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