(February 1958)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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

This issue has variants.

First of seven Tales of Wells Fargo Four Color issues. Based on the 1957-62 NBC TV series.


["I've Got A Six-Gun Cure For Strong Box Fever."] (Table of Contents)

Tales of Wells Fargo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Hardie (photo of Dale Robertson)

[Strong Box Fever] (Table of Contents)

Tales of Wells Fargo / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Hardie (photos of Dale Robertson)
Synopsis:
Jim Hardie tracks down a robber that robs a train of a strong box.
Keywords:
train robbery

Indexer Notes

Printed in black-and-white on inside front cover. Six stills from the TV series that tell a story. This is not a preview of an interior story, as is usually the case with these sequences.

Alder Gulch (Table of Contents)

Tales of Wells Fargo / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Hardie; Boone Helm
Synopsis:
Hardie investigates a series of stagecoach robberies in a remote area called "Alder Gulch." The sheriff in Virginia City doesn't seem very interested in solving the thefts, which makes Hardie suspicious.
Keywords:
robbery; stagecoach; undercover agent; vigilantes

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Alan Hutchinson, and several others (2013-03-04). Inks credit by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Alberto Becattini (2013-03-05).

Manuel (Table of Contents)

Tales of Wells Fargo / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia (pp 1-7); ? (pp 8-16, see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Hardie; Pablo Diaz; Manuel Diaz
Synopsis:
A Basque immigrant sheepherder is accused of kidnapping a little girl and stealing a valuable diamond brooch and Hardie has to prevent a lynching.
Keywords:
Basque; diamond; lynching; sheepherder

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Alan Hutchinson, and several others (2013-03-04). Inks credit by Alberto Becattini (2013-03-05), who says "Pages 1-7 were inked by Giacoia. I believe there's a different inker on pages 8-16 (although Giacoia might have inked some of the faces), but I can't identify him."

Famous Road Agents (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Henry Plummer; Bill Miner; Black Bart
Synopsis:
Brief summaries of three famous stage-coach robbers.
Keywords:
robbery; stagecoach

Indexer Notes

Printed in black-and-white on inside back cover. Panels with text underneath. Pencils credit by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Alan Hutchinson, and several others (2013-03-04).

Wells Fargo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
A rival of Wells Fargo builds an office in San Francisco in the 1850s, using Chinese labor. However the Chinese believe the location is "evil" and after the building is finished, Chinese merchants refuse to enter the building and give Wells Fargo, located across the street, their business.
Keywords:
1850s; Chinese; San Francisco

Indexer Notes

On back cover. Panels with text underneath. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Pencils credit by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Alan Hutchinson, and several others (2013-03-04).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I've Got A Six-Gun Cure For Strong Box Fever."]
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  2. 1. [Strong Box Fever]
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  3. 2. Alder Gulch
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  4. 3. Manuel
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  5. 4. Famous Road Agents
  6. 5. Wells Fargo
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Merlin Haas
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  • 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
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