(February-April 1962)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1961-11-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell [stamp]
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 "BONANZA, No. 1283." Code number is BONANZA O.S. #1283-621. Copyright 1961 by National Broadcasting Company, Inc. Third of three Bonanza Four Colors. On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date. Continues as Bonanza (Dell, 1962 series) #01070-207 (May-July 1962).


Bonanza (Table of Contents)

Bonanza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ben Cartwright (photo of Lorne Greene); Little Joe Cartwright (photo of Michael Landon); Hoss Cartwright (photo of by Dan Blocker); Adam Cartwright (photo of Pernell Roberts)
Reprints:

[The Four-Flusher / One Dark Night] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
? (photo); Tom Gill
Inks:
? (photo); Tom Gill
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ben Cartwright (photo of Lorne Greene); Little Joe Cartwright (photo of Michael Landon); Hoss Cartwright (photo of Dan Blocker); Adam Cartwright (photo of Pernell Roberts)
Synopsis:
Previews of the two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Cropped photo and two panels previewing each of the two stories.
Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott states: "Summary. Cover #2 for Bonanza, February/April issue. Sent June 24, 1961." ~Dave Porta

The Four-Flusher (Table of Contents)

Bonanza / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ben Cartwright; Little Joe Cartwright; Hoss Cartwright; Adam Cartwright; Hop Sing; Lucky Lou Montaine (villain); Caliban Grousse (villain)
Synopsis:
Gambler "Lucky Lou" Montaine captures the Cartwrights and tries to makes Ben sign a deed turning the Ponderosa over to him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott states: "The Four-Flusher. 15p. For Bonanza, February/April issue. Sent May 31, 1961." ~Dave Porta

The Arrow and the Axe (Table of Contents)

Bonanza / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Hoss Cartwright; Little Wolf
Synopsis:
When Little Wolf hits a mother bear with an arrow, Hoss has to defend himself armed only with an ax.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

One Dark Night (Table of Contents)

Bonanza / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ben Cartwright; Little Joe Cartwright; Hoss Cartwright; Adam Cartwright; Paiute Joe
Synopsis:
The Cartwrights trail vanishing cattle to a canyon death trap. During a single dark night, Adam tracks rustlers who devise an ingenious plot to drive cattle into a river and then divert them from the river into a cavern.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott states: "One Dark Night. 15p. For Bonanza, February/April issue. Sent June 13, 1961." ~Dave Porta

Swimming Cattle (Table of Contents)

Bonanza / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
The dangers of cattle swimming across rivers in cattle drives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Bonanza logo is on the story; but no characters appear.
Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott states: "Swimming Cattle. Cover #3 for Bonanza, February/April issue. Sent June 17, 1961." ~Dave Porta

The Sleeve-Gun (Table of Contents)

Bonanza / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Sequence has the Bonanza logo, but no characters appear. This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 7.
Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott states: "The Sleeve Gun. Cover #4 for Bonanza, February/April issue. Sent June 17, 1961." ~Dave Porta

Announcing the All-New Daisy B-B Gun (Table of Contents)

Daisy Manufacturing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Landston ? (signed) (painting)
Inks:
Landston ? (signed) (painting)
Colors:
Landston ? (signed) (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Painting is signed, but signature is not clear. Illustrated ad for Daisy B-B Guns. Featured is the "Spittin' Image" Model 1894 for $12.95. Daisy Manufacturing Co., Rogers, Ark. This ad replaces Sequence 6 in some copies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Bonanza
    Bonanza
  2. 1. [The Four-Flusher / One Dark Night]
    Bonanza
  3. 2. The Four-Flusher
    Bonanza
  4. 3. The Arrow and the Axe
    Bonanza
  5. 4. One Dark Night
    Bonanza
  6. 5. Swimming Cattle
    Bonanza
  7. 6. The Sleeve-Gun
    Bonanza
  8. 7. Announcing the All-New Daisy B-B Gun
    Daisy Manufacturing
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