(June 1952)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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 "THE RANGE RIDER, No. 404". Code number is R. RIDER O.S. #404-526. Cover title is "The Range Rider Comics." Copyright 1952 by Tie-Ups, Inc. Adapted from the 1951-53 TV series "The Range Rider". Title continues as Flying A's Range Rider #2 (June-August 1952).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Range Rider / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Range Rider (photo of Jock Mahoney)

Indexer Notes

Photo is retouched to enhance color and a background has been added.

The Stagecoach (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about the Overland Stage Line, which ran from St. Louis to San Francisco from the 1850s to the 1870s.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two illustrations plus hand-lettered text. Letters credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Range Rider and the Monster of the Desert (Table of Contents)

Range Rider / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Schoenke
Inks:
Bob Schoenke
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Range Rider; Dick West; Sage (dog); Rawhide (horse)
Synopsis:
Dick West's uncle Jed Perdue leaves him tied to a tree in the mountains to die of exposure. With Dick's death, Perdue would inherit a valuable ranch. Range Rider rescues him, then goes for help a few miles away where he meets Professor Hornbone. The professor is assembling dinosaur skeletons he is scavenging from tar pits on Dick's ranch. Range Rider and Dick have a showdown with Perdue and two henchmen in the building housing the assembled skeletons.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Sparky Moore by Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007), but thanks to error report # 7376, this artist is identified as Schoenke. He drew Laredo Crockett, and samples from that series confirms it without doubt. Compare the identical horses and faces. He also had some stories in Annie Oakley & Tagg #4 and 8, and several in Gene Autry #69, 75, 76, 81. And some in Range Rider #2 and 4.

Range Rider and the Killer of Rio Hondo (Table of Contents)

Range Rider / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Schoenke
Inks:
Bob Schoenke
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Range Rider; Dick West; Rawhide (horse)
Synopsis:
While out riding, Range Rider and Dick West come across a burning wagon. Range Rider rescues a man from the wagon, but he has been shot and dies soon after telling the pair to search for "El Asesino". Range Rider and Dick trail the bandits to their hideout, then flush them out with a brush fire. The bandits blow up a boulder with dynamite and escape. Later, two bandits dressed as Range Rider and Dick rob the bank in Rio Hondo. A posse finds Range Rider and Dick and the two are arrested. Later, after showing the sheriff papers proving who he is, Range Rider sets a trap to attract the gang.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on the back cover in color.
Art notes as for the first story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Range Rider
  2. 1. The Stagecoach
  3. 2. Range Rider and the Monster of the Desert
    Range Rider
  4. 3. Range Rider and the Killer of Rio Hondo
    Range Rider
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