(September 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 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 "THE VIGILANTES, No. 839." Code number is "VIGILANTES O.S. 839-579. Copyright 1957 by Western Printing & Lithographing. Copies exist with either 10 cent or 15 cent prices.


West of the Law (Table of Contents)

The Vigilantes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sam Savitt (painting)
Inks:
Sam Savitt (painting)
Colors:
Sam Savitt (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

The Vigilantes (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ziegler
Inks:
Bill Ziegler
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Historical background of the forming of vigilante groups in boom towns and mining camps of the Old West.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two illustrations (One complete panel and one cropped figure from the stories) and typeset text.

West of the Law (Table of Contents)

The Vigilantes / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ziegler
Inks:
Bill Ziegler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Brace Wade; Parson Jeb Wright
Synopsis:
Dart Maddon organizes an army of paid killers to rule the town of Conestoga in the High Sierras in 1859. Brace Wade comes to town and helps Parson Jeb Wright organize an vigilante group to take control from Maddon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction to series. Pencils and inks credits from Steven Rowe (via e-mail December 19, 2008).

The Gold Grabbers (Table of Contents)

The Vigilantes / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ziegler
Inks:
Bill Ziegler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Brace Wade; Parson Jeb Wright
Synopsis:
Gold is discovered at Yellow Creek. The Golden Glow Mining Company is storing its gold in its mine tunnels for later shipment. A gang plans to rob the mine and tricks the vigilantes of Conestoga into riding into a trap, where they are put to work digging a tunnel to the stored gold. The Parson and Brace, who had been out of town when the other men left, later come to Yellow Creek and find that their men had never arrived. With help from the mining company men, the Parson and Wade rescue the Conestoga men and capture the gang.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Steven Rowe (via e-mail December 19, 2008).

The Nature of Things (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for "The Nature of Things" Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #842. No cover reproduction.

Boom Town Law (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ziegler
Inks:
Bill Ziegler
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Henry Plummer
Synopsis:
Vigilantes in Alder Gulch, Montana, capture an gang of outlaws led by Henry Plummer.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath.

Wanted...Justice! (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
History of the vigilante organization in San Francisco in the 1850s-1860s.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Panels with typeset text underneath.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. West of the Law
    The Vigilantes
  2. 1. The Vigilantes
  3. 2. West of the Law
    The Vigilantes
  4. 3. The Gold Grabbers
    The Vigilantes
  5. 4. The Nature of Things
  6. 5. Boom Town Law
  7. 6. Wanted...Justice!
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