(June 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Dell A Movie Classic
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 OKLAHOMAN, No. 820."
Code number is T.O.O.S. #820-576.
Copyright 1957 by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
"Movie Classic" on cover.


The Oklahoman (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Dr. John Brighton (photo of Joel McCrea); Cass Dobie (photo of Brad Dexter)

The Oklahoman (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Dr. John Brighton (photo of Joel McCrea); Cass Dobie (photo of Brad Dexter); Charlie Smith (photo of Michale Pate)
Synopsis:
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Seven photos from the movie plus partial cast list.

The Oklahoman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Daniel B. Ullman (movie writer); Paul S. Newman (comic adaptation)
Pencils:
Bob Jenney
Inks:
Bob Jenney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Dr. John Brighton; Cass Dobie; Jim Hawk; Maria Smith; Charlie Smith; Mel Dobie
Synopsis:
Dr. John Brighton settles in Cherokee Wells after his wife dies giving birth to his daughter. Five years later, big cattleman Cass Dobie is trying to run off the smaller ranchers and makes an enemy of the Doctor. Cass Dobie suspects there is oil on Indian Charlie Smith's property. He sends his brother Mel to take a sample for analysis, but Smith sees him and Mel tries to shoot him. Smith kills him with a knife and Cass Dobie vows revenge. Dr. Brighton has to keep Smith safe from Cass until the inquest.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Based on the 1957 movie "The Oklahoman." Script credit from "Who's Who in American Comic Books 1928-1999" website. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). "R. Jenney" appears on a store sign in panel two of page two of the story.

The First Oil Well (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney
Inks:
Bob Jenney
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Edwin Drake
Synopsis:
The drilling of the first oil well by Edwin Drake in Pennsylvania in 18959.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Land Rush (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
A description of the land rush in Oklahoma in 1889.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Panels with typeset text underneath. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Oklahoman
  2. 1. The Oklahoman
  3. 2. The Oklahoman
  4. 3. The First Oil Well
  5. 4. The Land Rush
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