Indicia title is "JOHNNY MACK BROWN, No. 584." Code number is J.M.B. #584-549. (No O.S. in code number.) Copyright 1954 by Johnny Mack Brown. Fifth of 13 Johnny Mack Brown Four Colors. Would be Johnny Mack Brown #14 if regular series had continued.
Inside front cover; black and white. Two illustrations with typeset text.
Lenox had many fillers in western titles for Dell, and he can be spotted by his inking and horses with a marked line along the side of the nostrils. Also their broad, rounded chest.
Art identification by Hames Ware and Mike Barrier (March 2011).
Originally credited to "Sparky Moore ?" and "John Ushler ?". The first panel points to both pencils and ink by Ushler because of the very high hatbrim with flat underside in level with the eyebrows. This is a sure sign of Ushler's pencil layout, and also the horse with rounded neck, almost like a chess piece Knight. Faces and action are Ushler too. He had many western stories for Dell on Roy Rogers and Rex Allen. There is nothing of Sparky Moore in the pencilwork.
Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on back cover in color. Navajo sand-painting ceremonies and burial customs are presented in a respectful manner. Art identification by Hames Ware and Mike Barrier (March 2011).