(November 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 THE MYSTERIOUS RIDER, No. 301." (note that it is "Zane Grey," not "Zane Grey's.") Code number is Z.G.O.S. #301-5011. Copyright 1950 by Zane Grey, Inc. Eighth of 26 Zane Grey Four Colors.


The Mysterious Rider (Table of Contents)

Zane Grey / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier

The Cowboy's Life (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
[traditional song]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover; black and white. Illustrations and lyrics to the western song "The Cowboy's Life" in large type. Lyrics are from "Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads" collected by John A. Lomax, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1929.

The Mysterious Rider (Table of Contents)

comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois (adaptation); Zane Grey (novel)
Pencils:
Bob Jenney
Inks:
Bob Jenney
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bent Wade; Bill Bellhounds; Jack Bellhounds; Columbine Bellhounds; Wilson Moore
Synopsis:
Bent Wade mistakenly kills an innocent man who was accompanying his wife and newborn daughter. His wife takes their daughter back east, but the wagon train they are traveling with is massacred by Indians. Bent Wade spends the next 20 years searching for his daughter, whose body was missing from the remains of the wagon train. He is seemingly cursed, as innocent men die by various means whenever he is around. His travels take him to Bill Bellhound's Whiteslides Ranch, where unknown to him, his daughter was taken 20 years ago when she was found in a grove of Columbine trees. Columbine is pledged to marry the cruel Jack Bellhounds, but loves ranch hand Wilson Moore. Jack frames Moore for a robbery and Wade must find a way to clear him.

Indexer Notes

Adapts Zane Grey's 1921 novel "The Mysterious Rider."

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 181, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta (October 2013).

[The Pecos Queen] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[traditional song]
Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Patty Morehead

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Painting with block of typeset lyrics to the western song "The Pecos Queen." Lyrics are from "Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads" collected by John A. Lomax, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1929.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mysterious Rider
    Zane Grey
  2. 1. The Cowboy's Life
  3. 2. The Mysterious Rider
  4. 3. [The Pecos Queen]
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