(March 1950)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
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 DRIFT FENCE, No. 270." Code number is Z.G.O.S. #270-503. Copyright 1950 by Zane Grey, Inc.


Zane Grey's Drift Fence (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Traft

The Chuck Wagon (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan
Inks:
Till Goodan
Letters:
Till Goodan

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about the chuck wagons used to feed cowboys on the range.

Indexer Notes

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

Drift Fence (Table of Contents)

comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script:
Zane Grey (original story); ? (comic adaptation)
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Big Jim Traft; Jim Traft (his nephew); Molly Dunn; Slinger Dunn; Hack Jocelyn
Synopsis:
At his uncle's request, Jim Traft comes to the Diamond Outfit, where he is to be in charge of building one hundred miles of fence to keep the ranch's cattle from straying. He has to win the respect of his men while fending off those who don't want the free range fenced.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1929 novel, "The Drift Fence," by Zane Grey. A sequel to this story, "Hash Knife Outfit," was adapted as "Range War" in Four Color #555 (May-July 1954).

Gollub Illustrated the main story and used many of his wrestling moves in the fight scene panels. It is also his habit on interior panels to show the direction of the movement with curved lines. I concur that both front cover and back cover are his work as well. Rick Richmond.

Horse-Breaking Rigs (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan (signed)
Inks:
Till Goodan (signed)
Letters:
Till Goodan

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about the "Hackamore" and "Snaffle Bit," harnesses used while breaking horses.

Indexer Notes

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

[Drift Fence] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Molly Dunn
Synopsis:
A girl cringes against a saddle on a fence, with the shadow outline of the two cowboys fighting (image from the front cover) in the background.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for the story. Same artist as front cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Zane Grey's Drift Fence
  2. 1. The Chuck Wagon
  3. 2. Drift Fence
  4. 3. Horse-Breaking Rigs
  5. 4. [Drift Fence]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Richard Richmond
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Merlin Haas
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