(September 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 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 "THE FASTEST GUN ALIVE, No. 741." Code number is F.GUN.O.S. #741-569. Copyright 1956 by Loew's Incorporated. Adapted from the 1956 M-G-M movie "The Fastest Gun Alive." 10¢ and 15¢ versions exist.


The Fastest Gun Alive (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
George Temple (photo of Glenn Ford)

Indexer Notes

Monochrome photos on cover.

The Fastest Gun Alive (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
George Temple (photo of Glenn Ford); Vinnie Harold (photo of Broderick Crawford)
Synopsis:
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Four photos from the movie with a partial cast list.

The Fastest Gun Alive (Table of Contents)

comic story / 33 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney; Al McWilliams ?
Inks:
Bob Jenney; Al McWilliams ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
George Temple; Dora Temple; Vinnie Harold (villain)
Synopsis:
Whenever it becomes known how good he is with guns, George Temple and his wife Dora have to flee the town, in fear of all the gunmen who might want to challenge him. Unfortunately George can't keep his secret after a visitor spends the morning telling the townsfolk about Vinnie Harold, who just shot Clint Fallon, the "fastest gun alive," in a nearby town. George demonstrates his skill by hitting two flipped silver dollars in mid-air, but later regrets it and plans to leave. In the Sunday morning church service, all the town's citizens swear to keep his secret and support his plans to give up his guns forever. However a boy tells the story to a trio of wanted criminals--led by Vinnie Harold. Harold threatens to burn down the whole town, if George doesn't duel him.

Indexer Notes

Story concludes on inside back cover in black and white. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Alberto Becattini notes: "The name "R.Jenney" appears on page 3, panel two. The name Al McWilliams appears on Page 29, panel four. McWilliams might have contributed to the artwork."

Gun to Gun (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
George Temple (photo of Glenn Ford)
Synopsis:
Sequence of photos of Glenn Ford drawing his gun.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Monochrome colors.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Fastest Gun Alive
  2. 1. The Fastest Gun Alive
  3. 2. The Fastest Gun Alive
  4. 3. Gun to Gun
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