(August-October 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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 "BAT MASTERSON, No. 1013". Code number is B.M.O.S. #1013-598. Copyright 1959 by Ziv Television Programs, Inc. First and only Bat Masterson Four Color. Becomes Bat Masterson (Dell, 1960 series) with #2 (February-April 1960). Based on the "Bat Masterson" TV series.


Bat Masterson (Table of Contents)

Bat Masterson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bat Masterson (photo of Gene Barry)

[Preview] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson; ? (photo)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bat Masterson (photo of Gene Barry)
Synopsis:
Preview of first story, "The Tough Crew".

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Five panels with text underneath plus photo of Gene Barry as Bat Masterson. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Tough Crew (Table of Contents)

Bat Masterson / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bat Masterson; Terence O'Rourke
Synopsis:
Bat stops a gang of bullies from harrasing an orphan boy. Later the boy tells Bat that the gang is the same one that robbed a railroad payroll and killed his father. Bat leaves town and has the boy keep a lookout on the bank. That night the boy spots the gang breaking into the bank and at the same time Bat comes back into town to disrupt the operation.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Script submitted on February 5, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

The Treasure Hole (Table of Contents)

Bat Masterson / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bat Masterson; June Borden; Shifty Means (villain)
Synopsis:
June Borden comes west only to find her father murdered in a tussle over a gold nugget. Bat has been entrusted with a map to the gold that the prospector drew while dying. She and Bat go to the prospector's camp, but are followed by a pair of claim jumpers. Bat overcomes them and after they leave, he and the girl find a large bag of gold that was stored at the bottom of a seep-spring.

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Script submitted on February 7, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Apache Pass (Table of Contents)

Landmarks of the Old West / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Events at Apache Pass.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with text underneath. Script submitted March 2, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

Tombstone (Table of Contents)

Roaring Towns of the Old West / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Wyatt Earp (cameo); Doc Holiday (cameo); John Slaughter (cameo)
Synopsis:
Some of the more famous events that happened in Tombstone, Arizona.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Panels with text underneath. Script submitted March 2, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Bat Masterson
    Bat Masterson
  2. 1. [Preview]
    Bat Masterson
  3. 2. The Tough Crew
    Bat Masterson
  4. 3. The Treasure Hole
    Bat Masterson
  5. 4. Apache Pass
    Landmarks of the Old West
  6. 5. Tombstone
    Roaring Towns of the Old West
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