(July 1949)

Dell, 1946 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (president); Helen Meyer (vice-president); Albert P. Delacorte (vice-president)
Format:
Standard Golden Age US Size; Color; Saddle-stitched; Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Copyright, 1949, by Gene Autry.
Designed and produced by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ray Manley from Western Ways (photo, credited)
Inks:
Ray Manley from Western Ways (photo, credited)
Colors:
Ray Manley from Western Ways (photo, credited)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry (photo); Champion (photo, horse)

Dell Comics are Good Comics (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry (photo)

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black and white.

Gene Autry and the Clue of the Wolf (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Nicholas Firfires
Inks:
Nicholas Firfires ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G.A.#29-497

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ] (horse); Sam Bowdry; Laura Collins; Zack Collins; Dr. Meade; Mr. Carveth; Len Garrick; Fang (wolf); Uncle Eb Collins (villain)
Synopsis:
First line: "A runaway! They´ll be wrecked if we can´t stop ´em, Champ!"

Gene rescues a runaway stage, lays a trap for a highwayman, the tame wolf identifies the mystery culprit, the prospector's daughter who was heading to enroll for schooling gets engaged to her uncle's step-son, owner of the wolf.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.23)

Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott states: "Clue of the Wolf. 24p. (Gene Autry). For Gene Autry. Sent October 25, 1948." ~Dave Porta

A Long Memory (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff Dick Easton; Sam Ross; Tom Truby [Ted Truby] (villain)
Synopsis:
First line: "The noon stage from the south raised a cloud of yellow dust,.."

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1949, by Western Printing & Litho. Co.
Two illustrations.

["You're Lucky, Champ"] (Table of Contents)

Champ / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Champion [Champ] (horse); Whitey [White Cloud] (horse); Tom Garvey
Synopsis:
Wild horses lure away the purebred Arab mares and colts, including the finest colt, White Cloud aka Whitey, in Champ's master's care. Champ pursues, engaging the wild pinto leader in a death match interrupted by a cougar who has downed Whitey; Champ repels the cougar as the herd stampedes at its scent. Champ's master rides back for the wagon as Champ guards Whitey.

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott states: "Champ. 6p. For Gene Autry. Sent December 14, 1948." The story concludes next issue. This is the first Champion solo story. Irvin H. Ziemann wrote in Gaylord DuBois: King of the Comics Writers, Chapter Two: Cowboys, Indians, horses, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Comics Buyer's Guide #833 November 3, 1989) that, "It appears that Du Bois wrote both the first and last of these [Champion] stories." ~Dave Porta

[Gene Autry Pinup] (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry (photo); Champion (photo, horse)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover in black and white.

[Gene Autry Pinup] (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ray Manley from Western Ways (photo, credited)
Inks:
Ray Manley from Western Ways (photo, credited)
Colors:
Ray Manley from Western Ways (photo, credited)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry (photo)

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. Dell Comics are Good Comics
    Gene Autry
  3. 2. Gene Autry and the Clue of the Wolf
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. A Long Memory
  5. 4. ["You're Lucky, Champ"]
    Champ
  6. 5. [Gene Autry Pinup]
    Gene Autry
  7. 6. [Gene Autry Pinup]
    Gene Autry
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