(February 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell
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 "GUNSMOKE, No. 679." Code number is GUNSMOKE O.S. #679-562. Copyright 1955 by Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. First of five Gunsmoke Four Colors. Based on the CBS-TV series "Gunsmoke."


Gunsmoke (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon (photo of James Arness)

[Introduction] (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Matt Dillon (photos of James Arness)
Synopsis:
Introduction to series.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two photos plus typeset text.

The Decoy (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Jim McDonald
Inks:
Jim McDonald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon; Chester
Synopsis:
A stranger seems to save Matt Dillon's life in a bar fight, but later he makes an excuse to take Dillon out of Dodge so that his gang can rob the bank.

Indexer Notes

Chester's appearance is not that of Dennis Weaver, who played the character on the TV series. Pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007); script credit from Newman's record book, The Comics! Vol. 14, no. 10 (Oct. 2003)

Colts for Hire (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Jim McDonald
Inks:
Jim McDonald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon; Chester
Synopsis:
Thinking Matt Dillon is too soft on troublemakers in their businesses, the owners hire four gunslingers to act as private police. The gunslingers eventually take over and the businessmen beg Dillon to get rid of them.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on the back cover in color. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Chester's appearance is not that of Dennis Weaver, who played the character on the TV series. Pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007); script credit from Newman's record book, The Comics! Vol. 14, no. 10 (Oct. 2003)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Gunsmoke
    Gunsmoke
  2. 1. [Introduction]
    Gunsmoke
  3. 2. The Decoy
    Gunsmoke
  4. 3. Colts for Hire
    Gunsmoke
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