(March 1951)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
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 TRAIL TO DANGER, No. 319." Code number is C.O.S. #319-513. Copyright 1951 by Gene Autry. Second of two Champion Four Colors. Continues as "Gene Autry's Champion" (Dell, 1951 series) #3 (August-October 1951). The small photo of Gene Autry in the corner of the cover is his only appearance in the comic.


The Trail to Danger (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

[Champion Rearing] (Table of Contents)

Champion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse, photo)
Synopsis:
Mid-range shot of Champion rearing. (Only horse is shown, not the rider.)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Full-page photograph.

The Trail to Danger (Table of Contents)

Champion / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse); Rickey West; Rebel (dog); Smoky Ashton; Baldy; Bud
Synopsis:
While on a train, a conman switches a briefcase full of cash for one filled with cut paper, then jumps from the train with the cash. Rickey West sees him jump and the conman pretends to have a broken leg to get him to leave to get help.

Indexer Notes

Champion lives on Smoky Ashton's Flying A ranch and is ridden by the boy Rickey West. There are no references to Gene Autry in the issue, other than the cover photo.

El Lobo the Killer (Table of Contents)

Champion / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse; Ricky West; Rebel (dog); Smoky Ashton
Synopsis:
Rickey takes Champion and Rebel to hunt for the colt Starlight in the snow in the mountains. Champion saves the colt from an attack by a wolf.

Bad Man's Vengence (Table of Contents)

Champion / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse); Ricky West; Rebel (dog); Smoky Ashton; Hop Kee
Synopsis:
Hicks, a rough ranchhand tries to ride Champion and his cruel tactics get him fired. Hicks hires two men to get his revenge by setting fire to the barn on the Flying A, but their plot is broken up by Rebel and Smoky Ashton. Later the three kidnap Ricky West and hold him for ransom.

[Down a Dusty Incline] (Table of Contents)

Champion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse)
Synopsis:
Photo of Champion going down a dusty incline (riverbank?).

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Full-page photograph.

On Gene Autry's Ranch (Table of Contents)

Champion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse)
Synopsis:
Champion with a colt and calf.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Same artist as front cover. The hills and cliffs in the background are rendered in the same fashion in both paintings and there are many other similarities.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Trail to Danger
    Gene Autry's Champion
  2. 1. [Champion Rearing]
    Champion
  3. 2. The Trail to Danger
    Champion
  4. 3. El Lobo the Killer
    Champion
  5. 4. Bad Man's Vengence
    Champion
  6. 5. [Down a Dusty Incline]
    Champion
  7. 6. On Gene Autry's Ranch
    Champion
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Richard Richmond
  • Merlin Haas
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  • Roger A. Budnick
  • John P. Selegue
  • Merlin Haas
  • Ken Lemons
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  • Gary Perlman
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Kenneth Blair
  • Mike Nielsen
  • David Porta
  • Matthew Torrance
  • Ken Kwilinski
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Max Capp
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  • Lou Mazzella
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Donald Dale Milne
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