(March 1949)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
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 "Zane Grey's WEST OF THE PECOS, No. 222." Code number is Z.G.O.S. #222-493. Copyright 1937, 1949, by Zane Grey, Inc. Published by arrangement with The Hawley Publications, Inc.; authorized edition.


Zane Grey's West of the Pecos (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Inks:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Colors:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
"Pecos" Smith

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Hames Ware (November 9, 2010)

Texas (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Introduction to the setting of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

West of the Pecos (Table of Contents)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Zane Grey (original story); ? (comic adaptation)
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
"Pecos" Smith; Terrill Lambeth; Breen Sawtell (villain); Judge Roy Bean (cameo)
Synopsis:
"Pecos" Smith comes to Eagle Nest, Texas, to find that an old friend has been killed and his son has been jailed on the orders of Breen Sawtell, the town's boss. Smith gets the boy out of jail and becomes a partner on the ranch. What Smith doesn't know is that his partner is actually a girl, disguised as a boy.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1937 novel "West of the Pecos" by Zane Grey. Art identification by Hames Ware (November 9, 2010).

Guitar Croonin' Blues (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
C. Wiles Hallock (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Lyrics to the song "Guitar Croonin' Blues."

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustrations. Song is listed in indicia as copyright 1948 by C. Wiles Hallock.

[Cowboy and Cattle] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Inks:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Colors:
Morris Gollub (painting)

Synopsis:
Mounted cowboy on ridge overlooking herd of cows.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Artist is the same as front cover. "Morris Gollub ?" credit for this sequence was from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Hames Ware also says it's Gollub, so removed the question mark. (November 9, 2010).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Zane Grey's West of the Pecos
  2. 1. Texas
  3. 2. West of the Pecos
  4. 3. Guitar Croonin' Blues
  5. 4. [Cowboy and Cattle]
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