(January 1955)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Don Spaulding (painting)
Inks:
Don Spaulding (painting)
Colors:
Don Spaulding (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger drives a stagecoach hauling presents and a Christmas tree.

Indexer Notes

Christmas cover. Per Alan Hutchinson, a preliminary character study painted for the cover was offered for auction by Heritage Auctions in early 2010. Heritage identified that oil painting study was signed by Don Spaulding (02 March 2010).

Attention All Children and Moms and Dads Too! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus (cameo)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color. Promo for subscriptions for various Dell comics.

The Fiery Barricade (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse); Scout (horse)
Synopsis:
The Russ Carson gang joins up with renegade Mexican army officer Carlos Cortez. Cortez impersonates a Mexican official to get gold for his personal army.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

The Telltale Bullet (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse); Scout (horse)
Synopsis:
A doctor's son is wounded in a robbery and is told to lure the Lone Ranger and Tonto into an ambush at the doctor's office.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

Showdown Valley (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Larry Moran; Pawnee Sam; Jed Slocum
Synopsis:
Nineteen-year-old Larry Moran must have an armed showdown with land grabber Jed Slocum.

Indexer Notes

Text story with two illustrations.

["Young Hawk! There's the two humped bluff!"] (Table of Contents)

Young Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Jon Small ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Young Hawk; Little Buck; Wolf Jaw (Young Hawk's father); Moon Woman (Young Hawk's mother)
Synopsis:
After months of wandering; Young Hawk and Little Buck return to their home Mandan village, only to find that some do not believe their tales of their journey.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline. Short recap of trip. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois' personal records.

Indian War Trail (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Inks:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about Indian paddling techniques in a canoe.

Indexer Notes

Half text-half art.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1954. No circulation figures given.

New Daisy Lightning Loader Red Ryder Carbine (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Characters:
Red Ryder (cameo); Little Beaver (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color. Illustrated ad for Daisy Air Rifles. Daisy Pump Gun No. 25 and Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine No. 94 are depicted.

Mary Hartline and Cliffy the Clown New Dancing Puppets (Table of Contents)

Mars; Snickers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Mary Hartline (cameo); Cliffy the Clown (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Illustrated ad for Snickers candy bars featuring Mary Hartline and Cliffy the Clown (both from the ABC TV show "Super Circus") dancing puppets premium.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. Attention All Children and Moms and Dads Too!
  3. 2. The Fiery Barricade
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Telltale Bullet
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Showdown Valley
  6. 5. ["Young Hawk! There's the two humped bluff!"]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Indian War Trail
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. New Daisy Lightning Loader Red Ryder Carbine
    Daisy Air Rifles
  10. 9. Mary Hartline and Cliffy the Clown New Dancing Puppets
    Mars; Snickers
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