(January 1950)

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:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Santa says Here´s a Christmas GIFT] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (black, white, red)
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.
Two photos of Gene Autry and Champion, and one drawing of Santa Claus.

Bullet-Proof (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Pete Alvarado ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G.A.35-501

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ] (horse); Doc Globe; Bill Denby; Mister Denby; Chickamaw; Sheriff
Synopsis:
Gene recovers from a two-man quack medicine show the life savings of a cripple who just wants to work again, after his boy, Bill, protests the swindle over bad goods. Bill helps Gene investigate the show for robberies done, leads Gene to the site of a crime in progress, knocks the gun from the Indian's hand after two shots, one that hit his partner, Doc, in his fat belly, to no effect. The culprits flee, are found, Bill touches Doc's belly, Gene finds it is a sack of stolen cash, Bill gets the reward, and his lame dad can now afford the operation to get better so he can work again.

Indexer Notes

Maybe pencil artwork by Pete Alvarado, as he began in 1950 on Gene, after two years on Panhandle Pete. Or he may be credited with too much.
Art comments 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: "Gene Autry in Bullet Proof. 16p. For Gene Autry Comics, January issue. Sent May 10, 1949." ~Dave Porta

The Ruse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Elizabeth Beecher
Pencils:
Pete Alvarado ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Big Mike; Watson; Miller; Hank Slade; Ernie Bond
Synopsis:
First line: "One morning in the railhead town of Split Rock, Big Mike does some eavesdropping!"

Indexer Notes

A possible Alvarado pencil work from 1950.

Elizabeth Beecher script credit as per page 36 Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series: 1950, Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress, 1951. Elizabeth Beecher script identification by David Porta, May 2014.

Detective Denny (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Elizabeth Beecher
Pencils:
Pete Alvarado ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff Barker; Danny Barker; Rick Madsen; Spud
Synopsis:
First line: "Sheriff Barker frowned when the knock came on the back door."

Indexer Notes

Elizabeth Beecher script credit as per page 36 Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series: 1950, Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress, 1951. Elizabeth Beecher script identification by David Porta, May 2014.

The Secret of Saddle Butte (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ] (horse); Beth Daly; Uncle Lonesome; Jenny (burro); Jack (burro); Latigo; Gotch
Synopsis:
Gene tracks train robbers into the desert and a dead-end, finds child Beth seeking her prospector uncle Lonesome at the butte, bandits wound Gene and steal Champ, Beth nurses him. Uncle's burro, Jenny, arrives, they follow, survive sandstorm, find water, Lonesome's cabin, rotted corpse, bury it, Lonesome returns, explains it was a badman he killed before, wounded, he for a doc, gone six weeks. He struck uranium, will sell claim, retire; leads Gene to the hide-out over the cliff, Gene heads down. Lonesome saves Gene in the nick of time. Gene muses but for Beth he'd not have closed the case.

Indexer Notes

Last half page promo ad from the publisher: "Use this form for your own subscription"
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: "Gene Autry and Secret of Saddle Butte. 24p. For Gene Autry Comics, February? issue. Sent May 22, 1949." ~Dave Porta

[Use this form for Christmas gift subscriptions] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (black, white, red)
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Gene Autry Pinup (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

The photo is in reverse; playing left handed , jacket buttons on wrong side, and ring on wrong hand. The photo is handcolored, look at face, and rock behind him.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Santa says Here´s a Christmas GIFT]
    Dell
  3. 2. Bullet-Proof
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. The Ruse
  5. 4. Detective Denny
  6. 5. The Secret of Saddle Butte
    Gene Autry
  7. 6. [Use this form for Christmas gift subscriptions]
    Dell
  8. 7. Gene Autry Pinup
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Steinar Ådland
  • Gregory Fischer
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