(August 1949)

Dell, 1946 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
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)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

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

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

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 Secret of Naranjal (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G.A.#30-498

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ] (horse); Captain Vegas; Chief Yakut; Tomah, little boy son of Yakut; Linda, sister of Tomah; Mateo, Linda's husband; Klamok, Linda's aged intended as per Yakut
Synopsis:
Deputy Marshall Gene, pursuing a criminal into Mexico, tracks him solo with Federales permission, finds the criminal's corpse, a victim of fierce Indians, is taken by Chief Yakut, rescues Yakut's Christian son Tomah while Yakut believes both have died in The River of the Lost along with his Christian daughter Linda who eloped with her beloved Mateo to whom she was wed by the old missionary to the Indians before he died days earlier. Gene and Tomah connect up with Linda and Mateo, and Gene finds a way out of the canyon, finds the lost mines and ghost town of El Naranjal, rich in gold and food.

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott states: "Gene Autry and the Secret of Naranjal. 24p. For Gene Autry Comics. Sent November 10, 1948." Spanish dialogue abounds. (Du Bois had written three Spanish language educational books in 1927.) ~Dave Porta

Champ Meets a Horse Thief (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)
Synopsis:
Of the purebred Arabian mares and colts that ran off last issue, Champ rescues Whitey the colt and two of the mares from a horse thief, returns them to the ranch, where his master is confident that with Champ's held the rest can be recovered from the wild.

Indexer Notes

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

Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott states: "Champ Meets a Horse Thief. 6p. For Gene Autry Comics #33, November issue. Sent January 3, 1949." This concludes the story begun in the previous issue. ~Dave Porta

History Repeats Itself (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Randy Booth; Ginger (horse); Dan O'Neill; Mickey O'Neill; Fred Hudson (villain)
Synopsis:
First line: "Randy! Where are you? Randy!"

Indexer Notes

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

Gene Autry Turns the Tables (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ] (horse); Sheriff Dune; Little Lark; Chief Spotted Horse; Beak Obray (villain)
Synopsis:
First line: "Gene rides into Rapid Creek on the cold trail of "Beak" Obray, mail train robber."

[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

On inside back cover in black and white.

[Gene Autry Pinup] (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

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 Secret of Naranjal
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. Champ Meets a Horse Thief
    Champ
  5. 4. History Repeats Itself
  6. 5. Gene Autry Turns the Tables
    Gene Autry
  7. 6. [Gene Autry Pinup]
    Gene Autry
  8. 7. [Gene Autry Pinup]
    Gene Autry
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