(August 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. 844." Code number is GUNSMOKE O.S. #844-578. Copyright 1957 by Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Based on the "Gunsmoke" TV series.


Trail's End (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:

Indexer Notes

Cover is collage of photo and drawings.

["A marshal has to carry a gun..."] (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:
Introduction to series.

Indexer Notes

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

Trail's End (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon; Kitty; Chester
Synopsis:
Matt and Kitty are on a train returning to Dodge City after a day of visiting friends when the train is attacked by robbers. After the train gets back to Dodge, Matt and Chester go after the robbers.

Indexer Notes

Originally pencils and inks credited to Jim MacDonald 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

Check Your Guns (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Dillon; Chester; Kitty
Synopsis:
Matt Dillon has trouble with the storekeepers when he tries to impose an order requiring guns to be checked.

Indexer Notes

Originally pencils and inks credited to Jim MacDonald 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

Western Pistols (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Types of pistols used in the Old West.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath.
Originally pencils and inks credited to Jim MacDonald for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Western Theater (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about theaters in the Old West.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 6.
Originally pencils and inks credited to Jim MacDonald for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Juicy Fruit Gum Safety Quiz (Table of Contents)

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
One large "find the mistakes" drawing.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustrated ad for Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. Part of a "Summer Safety" series. This ad replaces Sequence 5 in some copies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Trail's End
    Gunsmoke
  2. 1. ["A marshal has to carry a gun..."]
    Gunsmoke
  3. 2. Trail's End
    Gunsmoke
  4. 3. Check Your Guns
    Gunsmoke
  5. 4. Western Pistols
  6. 5. Western Theater
  7. 6. Juicy Fruit Gum Safety Quiz
    Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum
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