(February 1957)

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:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (president); Helen Meyer (vice- president); Albert P. Delacorte (vice- president)
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. 769." Code number is GUNSMOKE O.S. #769-572. Copyright 1956 by Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Third of five Gunsmoke Four Colors. Based on the "Gunsmoke" TV series.


The Marshal's Gamble (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[intro] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon (photos of James Arness)
Synopsis:
Intro to series.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Four photos with typeset text.

The Marshal's Gamble (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim McLaughlin
Inks:
Jim McLaughlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon; Chester; Kitty
Synopsis:
Matt Dillon catches gambler Dodd using a marked deck in a card game. Later Dodd is robbed of the casino's receipts by masked men who he identifies as members of the Bar W, the same outfit he was cheating with the marked cards. Dillon brings two Bar W men to jail, but isn't sure if Dodd is lying to him to get revenge on the Bar W men.

Indexer Notes

"The Gunsmoke artist is Jim McLaughlin (long faces, narrow jaw, etc.). He worked at Ace before they folded..." from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Hames Ware says McLaughlin ID in the Who's Who of American Comic Books originally came from Lou Cameron.
Art ID by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Crossfire (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim McLaughlin
Inks:
Jim McLaughlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon; Chester; Kitty (cameo)
Synopsis:
When gunfighter Jim Jasps' brother is jailed for stealing a horse, Jasps threatens Matt Dillon with gunplay if he isn't released.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on back cover in color. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Marshal's Gamble
    Gunsmoke
  2. 1. [intro]
    Gunsmoke
  3. 2. The Marshal's Gamble
    Gunsmoke
  4. 3. Crossfire
    Gunsmoke
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