(February-April 1960)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Dell Western Adventure
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 "TALES OF WELLS FARGO, No. 1075". Code number is W.FARGO O.S. #1075-602. Copyright 1960 by Overland Productions, Inc. Fourth of seven Tales of Wells Fargo Four Colors. Based on the 1957-62 NBC TV series "Tales of Wells Fargo."


[The Ghost Stage] (Table of Contents)

Tales of Wells Fargo / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Hardie (photo of Dale Robertson)

[Previews] (Table of Contents)

Tales of Wells Fargo / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Hardie (photo of Dale Robertson)
Synopsis:
Previews of the two stories.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo and four illustrations. Script submitted on August 3, 1959 under the title "The Ghost Stage & Wire from War Paint". Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

The Ghost Stage (Table of Contents)

Tales of Wells Fargo / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia ?
Inks:
Joe Giella ?; Frank Giacoia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Hardie
Synopsis:
When Jim Hardie and his stage are delayed by a boulder on the road, he and the driver find their intended gold shipment has been picked up by another Wells Fargo stage and signed for by a driver that Hardie knows to be dead. Hardie tracks down the "ghost stage" but eventually realizes that this robbery was just meant to distract him from an even larger gold robbery using another fake driver.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted on July 22, 1959 under the title "Jim Hardie Trails the Ghost Stage". Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Unknown original indexer from 2003 gives Gil Kane and Joe Giella as artists. Alberto Becattini says it's Frank Giacioa on pencils and inks (May 14, 2007).

The Telegram from War Paint (Table of Contents)

Tales of Wells Fargo / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky ?; Frank Giacoia ?
Inks:
Frank Gianoia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Hardie
Synopsis:
Left for dead in a stage robbery, the guard manages to crawl inside the stage and send it to the next stop. As the guard recovers he sends for Jim Hardie. He tells Hardie who the gunmen are and Hardie rides off to question one of them. Meanwhile a hard-of-hearing old busybody is listening in and after getting a couple of drinks tells the story at a nearby saloon. One of the robbers is at the saloon and hears the gossip. He rides to the same ranch as Hardie, but he plans on leaving no witnesses.

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Script submitted on July 25, 1959, under the title "Jim Hardie Answers a Wire from War Paint". Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils appear to be mostly by Mike Sekowsky while some panels look like Gil Kane. (Merlin Haas, August 4, 2007). Alberto Becattini says Frank Giacoia on pencils and inks (May 14, 2007)

The "Jehu" (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia ?
Inks:
Frank Giacoia ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Charlie Parkhurst
Synopsis:
Facts about the fast drivers of Wells Fargo stages, called "Jehu"s. One particular jehu, Charlie Parkhurst, was discovered, years after he retired, to have been a woman.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Script submitted on August 1, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Wells Fargo Express Box (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Script submitted on August 1, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). This sequence replaced by an ad in some copies. See sequence 6.

This is a Beaverbear (Table of Contents)

Kraft Caramels / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Illustrated ad for Kraft Caramels candy. Part of a "hybrid animals" series. This sequence replaces Sequence 5 in some copies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Ghost Stage]
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  2. 1. [Previews]
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  3. 2. The Ghost Stage
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  4. 3. The Telegram from War Paint
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  5. 4. The "Jehu"
  6. 5. Wells Fargo Express Box
  7. 6. This is a Beaverbear
    Kraft Caramels
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