(May 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:
?
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. 797." Code number is GUNSMOKE O.S. #797-575. Copyright 1957 by Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Fourth of five Gunsmoke Four Colors. Based on the CBS-TV series "Gunsmoke."


Freight War (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[James Arness photo] (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph); ? (art)
Inks:
? (photograph): ? (art)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon (photo of James Arness)
Synopsis:
"I'm the man who wears the badge but sometimes only the gun will keep law and order."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Cropped photo of James Arness as Matt Dillon with drawn background. Four strips of typeset text are laid over the photo/drawing.

Freight War (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Jim McDonald
Inks:
Jim McDonald
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon; Chester; Kitty
Synopsis:
Matt suspects that Curry, the area's largest freight hauler, is having his men sabotage his rivals' stages to put them out of business, but has to find evidence to make the charges stick.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Confessed Killer (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Jim McDonald
Inks:
Jim McDonald
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon; Chester; Kitty
Synopsis:
Greg Thorne and his father Tad both confess to robbing a stage, but Matt is certain neither one did the deed and tracks down the real robbers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Dodge City (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Jim McDonald
Inks:
Jim McDonald
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about the founding and early days of Dodge City.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Wells Fargo (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Jim McDonald
Inks:
Jim McDonald
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about the early days of the Wells Fargo stage line.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Panels with typeset text underneath. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Freight War
    Gunsmoke
  2. 1. [James Arness photo]
    Gunsmoke
  3. 2. Freight War
    Gunsmoke
  4. 3. The Confessed Killer
    Gunsmoke
  5. 4. Dodge City
  6. 5. Wells Fargo
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