(July-September 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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 RIFLEMAN, No. 1009". Code number is T.RIFLEMAN O.S. #1009-597. Copyright 1959 by Four Star-Sussex. First and only Rifleman Four Color. Becomes The Rifleman (Dell 1960 series) with #2 (January-March 1960). Based on the ABC TV series "The Rifleman". All instances of "The Rifleman" as a logo in this issue have an asterisk at the end with a note somewhere else on the page that says "*Trademark".


The Rifleman: Outlaw's Pony (Table of Contents)

The Rifleman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lucas McCain [The Rifleman] (photo of Chuck Connors); Mark McCain (photo of Johnny Crawford)

[Preview] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lucas McCain [The Rifleman] (photos of Chuck Connors); Mark McCain (photo of Johnny Crawford)
Synopsis:
Introduction to the series.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Three photos and typeset text.

Outlaw's Pony (Table of Contents)

The Rifleman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lucas McCain [The Rifleman]; Mark McCain; Marshal Micah Torrence
Synopsis:
Lucas joins a posse after the Cattleman's Association is robbed of $3,000. Meanwhile Mark goes fishing at a nearby creek. The posse finds the robbers and Lucas wings one of them and his horse bolts. Mark finds the horse and takes him home. When Lucas returns he finds the stolen money and takes it to the sheriff. After he leaves the robbers come by looking for a horse and Mark stalls them until Lucas returns.

Indexer Notes

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

A Score to Settle (Table of Contents)

The Rifleman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lucas McCain [The Rifleman]; Mark McCain; Marshal Micah Torrence
Synopsis:
Three Reagan brothers come to town to seek revenge on Lucas McCain for a long-ago incident that left their father crippled.

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[The Bluff] (Table of Contents)

The Rifleman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lucas McCain [The Rifleman]; Mark McCain
Synopsis:
Two men get the drop on Lucas McCain for testifying against their brother and sending him to jail. McCain challenges them to start shooting and the men back down, dropping their guns. McCain's son then comes by, with some cartridges for his empty rifle.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Flip Special (Table of Contents)

[The Rifleman] / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Lucas McCain [The Rifleman] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Facts about Winchester rifles and Lucas McCain's specially-made Winchester, the "Flip Special".

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Panels with typeset text underneath.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Rifleman: Outlaw's Pony
    The Rifleman
  2. 1. [Preview]
    The Rifleman
  3. 2. Outlaw's Pony
    The Rifleman
  4. 3. A Score to Settle
    The Rifleman
  5. 4. [The Bluff]
    The Rifleman
  6. 5. The Flip Special
    [The Rifleman]
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