(January 1951)

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 "TONTO, No. 312." Code number is TONTO O.S. #312-511. Copyright 1950 by The Lone Ranger, Inc. Only Tonto Four Color. Continues as The Lone Ranger's Companion, Tonto (Dell, 1951 series) with #2 (August-October 1951).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tonto / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tonto
Keywords:
buffaloes; horses; hunting; Indians; Native Americans

The Hopi Snake Dance (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Description of the Hopi Indians' Snake Dance.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Three illustrations with text.

Laughing Dog's War Party (Table of Contents)

Tonto / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon Small (signed)
Inks:
Jon Small (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tonto; Stone Bear; Scout (horse); Laughing Dog
Synopsis:
Tonto returns to his home village to find that hunters have been killed or wounded by rifles that blow up when fired. Despite interference from Laughing Dog, a warrior who wants the rifles to challenge the Army, Tonto finds the traders who are dealing the inferior rifles and convinces Laughing Dog that the traders are crooks.

Tonto and the Stock Killers (Table of Contents)

Tonto / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon Small ?
Inks:
Jon Small ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tonto; Scout (horse)
Synopsis:
Tonto helps a rancher by setting traps for a pack of wolves that is preying on his cattle. They capture something similar but unexpected.

The American Cayuse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Sitting Bull (cameo)
Synopsis:
History of horses in North America, starting with their introduction into Mexico by Hernando Cortez.

The Shaman (Table of Contents)

Tonto / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tonto; Tall Pines; Swift Otter; Scout (horse)
Synopsis:
Tonto and his friends Tall Pines and Swift Otter help a white man retrieve his gold after he is robbed by three other white men. Tonto pretends to be a shaman to force a confession from the guilty party.

How to Build a Wigwam (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Directions for building a wigwam.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Illustrations and text.

The Batista (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Description of the construction of a batista, a giant war club used by the Arikara and Huron tribes to crush enemy's canoes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustrations and text.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tonto
  2. 1. The Hopi Snake Dance
  3. 2. Laughing Dog's War Party
    Tonto
  4. 3. Tonto and the Stock Killers
    Tonto
  5. 4. The American Cayuse
  6. 5. The Shaman
    Tonto
  7. 6. How to Build a Wigwam
  8. 7. The Batista
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Merlin Haas
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  • Gene Reed
  • Roger A. Budnick
  • John P. Selegue
  • Merlin Haas
  • Ken Lemons
  • Chris Launder
  • Jim Walls
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Gary Perlman
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • James Ludwig
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Kenneth Blair
  • Mike Nielsen
  • David Porta
  • Matthew Torrance
  • Ken Kwilinski
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Max Capp
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Darrel McCann
  • Peter Croome