Four Color #720 [Wrigley's Juicy Fruit back cover]
(August 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

This issue has variants.

Indicia title is "GUNSMOKE, No. 720." Code number is GUNSMOKE O.S. #720-568. Copyright 1956 by Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Second of five Gunsmoke Four Colors. Based on the "Gunsmoke" TV series.


The Hunter (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 (photo of James Arness)
Synopsis:
Intro to series.

Indexer Notes

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

The Hot Spell (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon; Chester; Kitty
Synopsis:
In the midst of a spell of hot weather, Matt has to deal with a gunman he saved from a lynching for horse-stealing. Evidence proves the man innocent of that crime, but he hangs around Dodge and draws trouble.

Indexer Notes

Originally pencils and inks credited to Alberto Giolitti for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).
"The Gunsmoke artist is Jim McLaughlin (long faces, narrow jaw, etc.). He worked at Ace before they folded..." from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Art correction by Steinar Ådland December 2010.
Terry Meister suggests, via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 4104), that the artist is Jim McDonald, 2010-06-25.

The Buffalo Hunter (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon; Chester; Kitty
Synopsis:
Jase Murdock, nicknamed "Long Arm," a half-crazed man who has been hunting buffalo for 30 years, is poaching on Indian territory. Matt Dillon must track Murdock down when he again crosses the boundary after being warned not to.

Indexer Notes

Story concludes on the inside back cover in black and white. Dell's "A Pledge to Parents" is the second panel of the inside cover, in the middle of the story.
Originally pencils and inks credited to Alberto Giolitti for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).
"The Gunsmoke artist is Jim McLaughlin (long faces, narrow jaw, etc.). He worked at Ace before they folded..." from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Alberto Giolitti was the artist on Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
Art correction by Steinar Ådland December 2010
Terry Meister suggests, via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 4104), that the artist is Jim McDonald, 2010-06-25.

Your Vacation is So Short... (Table of Contents)

Bill Wisdom Says; Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
AK-52

Characters:
Bill Wisdom
Synopsis:
Safety rules for summer activities.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustrated ad for Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. Part of "Bill Wisdom Says" series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Hunter
    Gunsmoke
  2. 1. [Intro]
    Gunsmoke
  3. 2. The Hot Spell
    Gunsmoke
  4. 3. The Buffalo Hunter
    Gunsmoke
  5. 4. Your Vacation is So Short...
    Bill Wisdom Says; Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum
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