(August 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
Editing:
?
Format:
standard newsstand comic book

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Hank Hartman (painting)
Inks:
Hank Hartman (painting)
Colors:
Hank Hartman (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger puts his hands up as he is covered by a pair of Indians with rifles.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Your Wish Come True! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Promo for subscriptions to Dell Lone Ranger comics. Premium is magnifying glass. Also includes Dell’s "A Pledge to Parents.”

Ambush (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 managers of the Circle Bar Ranch have been stealing the ranch's cattle, but not enough to keep the ranch from turning a profit. When the ranch's absentee owners send an accountant for a routine audit, the managers panic because they don't have enough cash on hand to match the books. They plot to ambush the accountant before he can get to the ranch.

Indexer Notes

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

Border Intrigue (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 10 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:
An American outlaw and his gang join forces with a Mexican rebel in a plot to steal a large shipment of Army rifles and take them across the Rio Grande river to Mexico.

Indexer Notes

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

Showdown (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Pop Gordon; Chico Davis
Synopsis:
A showdown between Pop Gordon and the man he put in prison has an unexpected ending.

Indexer Notes

Text story with very small illustration. First one-page text story in this series.

[Fishing for the Man-Sized Pike] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Young Hawk; Little Buck; Strong Eagle
Synopsis:
While camping by a northern lake, Young Hawk rigs a fishing line to an arrow to shoot a huge northern pike.

Indexer Notes

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

Old Man Badger (Table of Contents)

Animals of the West / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
Facts about badgers.

Indexer Notes

Half text-half art.

The Lone Ranger’s Golden West (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Color promo with cover depiction of Dell Giant “The Lone Ranger’s Golden West“ #3.

The First Cattlemen (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about Spanish cowboys and Mexican vacqueros.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white; half text-half art.

Amazing Offer (Table of Contents)

Colonial Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Illustrated ad for selling greeting cards for Colonial Studios, Inc., White Plains, N.Y.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. Your Wish Come True!
  3. 2. Ambush
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. Border Intrigue
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Showdown
  6. 5. [Fishing for the Man-Sized Pike]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Old Man Badger
    Animals of the West
  8. 7. The Lone Ranger’s Golden West
  9. 8. The First Cattlemen
  10. 9. Amazing Offer
    Colonial Studios
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