(July 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 "LITTLE BEAVER, No. 483". Code number is L.B.O.S. #483-537. Copyright 1953 by Stephen Slesinger. First Little Beaver Four Color after regular Little Beaver (Dell, 1951 series) ends with #8 (January-March 1953).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Beaver / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-Ko
Keywords:
canoes; Indians; Native Americans

Crazy Dog Warriors (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Lenox (signed Lenox)
Inks:
August Lenox (signed Lenox)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the Crazy Dog warriors of the Crow Indians.

Indexer Notes

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

[Horse Race] (Table of Contents)

Little Beaver / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-Ko; Papoose (horse); Laughing Doe; Bright Knife; Chief Hungry Bear; Bad Wolf (villain)
Synopsis:
Laughing Doe wants to marry Bright Knife, but he can only offer ten ponies for her; and Bad Wolf offers twenty ponies. Little Beaver proposes a horse race between Bright Knife and Bad Wolf, with the winner to win ten ponies and the hand of Laughing Doe. Bright Knife has the fastest horse, but Bad Wolf helps some white men steal Bright Wolf's horse. While rescuing Bright Knife's horse, it goes lame, so Little Beaver has to ride his horse Papoose against Bad Wolf in the race.

[Renegades Raid Auntie Duchess' Ranch] (Table of Contents)

Little Beaver / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-Ko; Auntie Duchess
Synopsis:
Little Beaver and Po-Ko visit Auntie Duchess on Red Ryder's Ranch. Duchess is alone while the men are out on the range. Two renegade Indians raid the house and loot it. Little Beaver and Duchess distract and delay them enough that the renegades are caught by the returning ranch hands.

Greatest Hunter of Them All (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Elk; Chief Flaming Arrow
Synopsis:
Little Elk kills his first buffalo, but takes five arrows to do so. Embarrassed, he cuts all but one arrow from the hide before returning to camp. At the village feast, he confesses his deception to his father, Chief Flaming Arrow.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Text story with two 1/4 page illustrations.

Ride Back from Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Bandits set up a gruesome death trap for an Indian who has interrupted a robbery. They tie one arm and leg to each of two horses then send them off running. Unknown to the villains, however, is that the Indian had trained the horses to run side-by-side for a trick at an annual festival and the horses take him unharmed back to his village.

Indexer Notes

Generic western story. Not a Little Beaver story.

The Root and Hog War (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Lenox (signed Lenox)
Inks:
August Lenox (signed Lenox)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
True story of Bannock Indians of Idaho going to war when white settlers bring hogs to eat the camas plants that were the Indians' primary source of food.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Reluctant Burro] (Table of Contents)

Little Beaver / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver
Synopsis:
A prospector has trouble with a stubborn burro.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Little Beaver
  2. 1. Crazy Dog Warriors
  3. 2. [Horse Race]
    Little Beaver
  4. 3. [Renegades Raid Auntie Duchess' Ranch]
    Little Beaver
  5. 4. Greatest Hunter of Them All
  6. 5. Ride Back from Death
  7. 6. The Root and Hog War
  8. 7. [The Reluctant Burro]
    Little Beaver
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