The Lone Ranger #105 [10 cent cover price]
(March 1957)

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:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Trail to the Texas Rangers (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Sam Savitt (painting)
Inks:
Sam Savitt (painting)
Colors:
Sam Savitt (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger
Synopsis:
Lone Ranger leads US Calvary charge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit from "Sam Savitt Checklist" in Illustration Magazine Vol 1, #4, August 2002; the original indexer credited Hank Hartman with the painting.

["A cowboy's saddle blanket has often been a bed blanket..."] (Table of Contents)

Ways of the West / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
multi-panel illustrated article on saddle blankets
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; black and white; script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman’s personal records.

The Trail to the Texas Rangers (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; Dan Reid
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger, Tonto, and Dan Reid return to the Texas Panhandle to attend the dedication ceremony of a new Texas Ranger station that will be named Fort Reid. Outlaws kidnap Dan Reid after the ceremony.

Indexer Notes

references to Lone Ranger's origin; Like his bullets; the Lone Ranger's horse Silver's horseshoes are made of silver; script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

The Hard Lesson (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
Synopsis:
Schoolteacher Enoch Turner has come west to teach the Blackfoot Indians to read and write. The tribe's medicine man is not happy and forces him from the village.

Indexer Notes

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

True Gold (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Prospector Hal Baker has to decide whether to lead a posse to a canyon to capture bank robbers and possibly lose his gold claim there.
Reprints:

["You are right, Little Buck..."] (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
Synopsis:
Shipwrecked on the Yucatan peninsula, Young Hawk, Little Buck; and a boy named Atan that they rescued from an island, journey inland across a desert, finding ancient ruins, then a thriving Mayan city.

Indexer Notes

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

The Cedar Bird (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
Facts about the Cedar bird.

We Love Those Cough Drops... (Table of Contents)

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

illustrated ad for Smith Brothers Cough Drops

It’s Yours Free! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger

Indexer Notes

inside back cover; black and white; promo for subscriptions to Dell’s Lone Ranger comic; also Dell’s Pledge to Parents.

New Fruit-Flavor, Fruit-Color Trix (Table of Contents)

Trix / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

back cover; illustrated ad for Trix cereal.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Trail to the Texas Rangers
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. ["A cowboy's saddle blanket has often been a bed blanket..."]
    Ways of the West
  3. 2. The Trail to the Texas Rangers
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Hard Lesson
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. True Gold
  6. 5. ["You are right, Little Buck..."]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. The Cedar Bird
  8. 7. We Love Those Cough Drops...
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  9. 8. It’s Yours Free!
  10. 9. New Fruit-Flavor, Fruit-Color Trix
    Trix
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Merlin Haas