(September 1955)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell
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. 643." Code number is B.E. #18-559 (Apparently originally intended to be Wild Bill Elliott #18 before ending up as a Four Color.) Copyright 1955 by Stephen Slesinger. Continues from Wild Bill Elliott (Dell, 1950 series) #17 (April-June 1955).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
? (painting); ? (photo)
Inks:
? (painting); ? (photo)
Colors:
? (painting); ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Cover is collage of cropped Wild Bill Elliot photo and painting of various rope knots.

["Dell is proud to present one of its many awards..."] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Facsimile of Distinguished Achievement Award given Dell publisher George T. Delacorte, Jr. by Newsdealers Post Number 1169, American Legion, on November 14, 1954.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Also includes typeset version of Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." (not in usual form.)

Mystery of Furnace Valley (Table of Contents)

Wild Bill Elliot / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wild Bill Elliott; Stormy (horse); Furnace Valley Scotty
Synopsis:
Bill comes to Mojave to meet an old sourdough friend, Furnace Valley Scotty, who owns a ghost town called Akali. He finds that the town is now the base of an borax-hauling operation owned by Mike Gorin, a former rustler, who claims he bought the town from Scotty.

Indexer Notes

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

Peril at Sundown (Table of Contents)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 16.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wild Bill Elliott; Stormy (horse)
Synopsis:
Bill is serving as temporary sheriff at Sundown. Meanwhile, rancher Gil Carson has an unwelcome guest in outlaw Slip Gavin. Carson was part of a bank robbery with Gavin ten years ago, but has gone straight since. Gavin threatens to expose him unless Carson allows him and his gang to stay at his ranch. While at the ranch, Gavin comes up with a scheme to fleece the local ranchers by pretending to be boss of a survey crew for a new railroad.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on the back cover in color. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

["It's out Now!"] (Table of Contents)

Western Roundup / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Promo for Western Roundup (Dell, 1952 series) #11. Line-drawn version of photo cover is depicted. Promo comes at bottom of last interior page, in the middle of the story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Bill Elliott
  2. 1. ["Dell is proud to present one of its many awards..."]
  3. 2. Mystery of Furnace Valley
    Wild Bill Elliot
  4. 3. Peril at Sundown
    Wild Bill Elliott
  5. 4. ["It's out Now!"]
    Western Roundup
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