(February 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
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's TAPPAN'S BURRO, No. 449." Code number is Z.G.O.S. #449-532. Copyright 1952 by Zane Grey, Inc. "Published by arrangement with the Hawley Publications, Inc." "Picturized edition adapted from the novel "Tappan's Burro" by Zane Grey, copyright 1923, by Zane Grey; copyright renewed 1951 by Lina Elise Grey."


Zane Grey's Tappan's Burro (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks/colors:
The burrow is similar to one he painted on the cover of Lone Ranger #20 note the placement of the ears. Gollub's reference material for the burrow drawings came from a year he spent in South Dakota studying the animals in Custer State Park. The wild burrows have been there for a very long time and are fondly referred to as "begging burrows" today, because they eagerly appoach vehicles in the park looking for handouts. Gollub did a year in the park making wild animal drawings for the St Louis Natural History Museum in 1935.

The Wagon Train (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
traditional
Pencils:
Ray Thayer
Inks:
Ray Thayer
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
A traditional cowboy song about Sioux Indians attacking a wagon train.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Large illustration with typeset text. Stanzas two through seven of the nine stanza song printed under the title "Sioux Indians" in the 1918 book "Cowboy Songs and other Frontier Ballads" by John Avery Lomax. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Zane Grey's Tappan's Burro (Table of Contents)

comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Ray Thayer
Inks:
Ray Thayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
The adventures of the prospector Tappan and his faithful burro Jenet as they battle desert heat, rustlers, and mountain snowstorms over the years.

Indexer Notes

Adapts Zane Grey's 1923 novel "Tappan's Burro."

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. Gaylord Du Bois script written as "Through Fire and Snow."

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on back cover in color.

Oddity: Man depicted as Tappan in the cover painting has dark hair and a beard. In the interior story, Tappan has light brown hair and is clean-shaven.

Editing
This Issue is currently being edited by Richard Richmond (since 2014-12-03, last edit 2014-12-03)

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Zane Grey's Tappan's Burro
  2. 1. The Wagon Train
  3. 2. Zane Grey's Tappan's Burro
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