(June 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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 "WILD BILL ELLIOTT, No. 472." (Large blank spot after "472" in indicia may mean title was changed.) Code number is B.E.O.S. #472-536. Copyright 1953 by Stephen Slesinger. One of two Wild Bill Elliott Four Colors that interrupt his regular numbered series. This issue follows Wild Bill Elliott (Dell, 1950 series) #10 (September-November 1952) and could be considered issue #11.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wild Bill Elliott / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wild Bill Elliott (photo)

Indexer Notes

Cover is cropped photo with drawn background.

Western Stock Saddle (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about the western stock saddle.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two illustrations with typeset text.

Wild Bill Elliott and the River Slaughter (Table of Contents)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wild Bill Elliott; Stormy Night (horse);
Synopsis:
Rustlers are stealing cattle, slaughtering them, and selling the meat to a crooked distributer. Bill, with the help of Larry Lane of the Cattlemen's Association and Zeb Waters, an old friend who runs a ferry, has to find the location of the illegal slaughterhouse somewhere along the river.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Hy Mankin ? by Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Art is the same as in Four Color #278, which is signed "Cary." No other information is available about this artist on the Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999 website.
New art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Wild Bill Elliott and the Robber Roundup (Table of Contents)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wild Bill Elliott; Stormy Night (horse)
Synopsis:
Bill comes across a stage robbery in progress and one of the robbers is captured. After arriving in Twin Peaks with the captive, Bill learns that there have been four other holdups, all involving gold shipments from the Antler Mining and Smelting Company.

Indexer Notes

Art is the same as in Four Color #278, which is signed "Cary." No other information is available about this artist on the Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999 website.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Black Kettle (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography; western-frontier
Characters:
Black Kettle
Synopsis:
Story of Cheyenne chief Black Kettle, whose camp was attacked in the Sand Creek Massacre.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Two illustrations with hand-lettered text.

[Bill washing his hands] (Table of Contents)

[Wild Bill Elliott] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wild Bill Elliott (photo)
Synopsis:
Posed photo of Bill washing his hands in an old-fashioned washbowl.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Bill Elliott
  2. 1. Western Stock Saddle
  3. 2. Wild Bill Elliott and the River Slaughter
    Wild Bill Elliott
  4. 3. Wild Bill Elliott and the Robber Roundup
    Wild Bill Elliott
  5. 4. Black Kettle
  6. 5. [Bill washing his hands]
    [Wild Bill Elliott]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • 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