(August 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 "GENE AUTRY'S CHAMPION in the GHOST OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, No. 287." Code number is C.O.S. #287-508. Copyright 1950 by Gene Autry.


The Ghost of Black Mountain (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry's Champion / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Morris Gollub; ? (photograph)
Inks:
Morris Gollub; ? (photograph)
Colors:
Morris Gollub; ? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse); Gene Autry (cameo, photo)

Indexer Notes

This is one of several covers where Morris Gollub attempted a kind of photo realism. See Roy Roger's Trigger No.2, often mistaken for a photo. Both titles used photos of the horse as fillers during their runs. (Richard Richmond)

[Champion with Trees in Background] (Table of Contents)

Champion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)

Genre:
animal; western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse)
Synopsis:
Champion, with halter but no saddle, with a background of trees.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Full-page pin-up photo.

The Ghost of Black Mountain (Table of Contents)

Champion the World's Wonder Horse / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse); Ricky West; Uncle Smoky Ashton; Rebel (dog)
Synopsis:
Two outlaws set up a fortified hideout on Black Mountain. They scare off Ricky and Champion who are out hunting stray cattle, but the boy and horse return the next day. The "Ghost" knocks Ricky into an underground river, but Champion saves him. The next day Ricky and his Uncle Smoky return to the mountain and discover the hideout.

Indexer Notes

Gene Autry appears in pinups and on the cover, but is not mentioned in the interior story.

Gene Autry and Champion Train Little Champion (Table of Contents)

Champion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry (photo); Champion (horse, photo); Little Champion (horse, photo)
Synopsis:
Gene Autry standing at left with Champion and Little Champion at right.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Full-page pin-up photo with typeset caption.

[Champion and Bus] (Table of Contents)

Champion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse, photo)
Synopsis:
Champion, in full saddle gear, posed against the back of a bus or trailer that has "Gene Autry and Champ." sign on it.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Full-page color pin-up photograph.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ghost of Black Mountain
    Gene Autry's Champion
  2. 1. [Champion with Trees in Background]
    Champion
  3. 2. The Ghost of Black Mountain
    Champion the World's Wonder Horse
  4. 3. Gene Autry and Champion Train Little Champion
    Champion
  5. 4. [Champion and Bus]
    Champion
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