(November 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:
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[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 (horse, photo)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover in black and white.

Gene Autry and the Ghost Prison (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Arens
Inks:
Mike Arens
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G.A.#43-5011

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Blue Montana; Tom Larsen; Pete (villain); Conrad Denbow (villain); Rufe Denbow (villain); Mary; Cyrus; Warden Ingraham (villain); Deke (villain)
Synopsis:
First line: "Huh, that´s funny, Champ! Old Blue´s Montana´s shack seem´s deserted!"

Indexer Notes

The oldtimer with hat floating on his heavy hair, and smoking a corncob pipe is particular to Arens art. Also notice the angular gun holsters, and his girls usually have a great tie in the hair. Here we have two.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.23)

The New Sombrero Mystery (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Rory McCarthy; Sheriff Cy Kimball; Young Wally; Ma Briggs; Jinx (villain); Lefty (villain)
Synopsis:
First line: "Yonder´s the trail to Calico Junction, Champ!"

Indexer Notes

Some awkward hands, and peculiar legs and horses, looks similar to the Whitman drawings by Alvarado, so this could be him.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.23)

Always one Mistake (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Big Eagle; Sheriff Sam Blake; Lisette Redan; Ed Grummett; Jake Combs
Synopsis:
First line: "Crack! Big Eagle sat upright, his lithe body tense..."

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1950, by Western Printing & Litho. Co.

A Dude goes West (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nat Edson
Inks:
Nat Edson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Deputy Sheriff Jack Perry; Scrag Bartlett (villain); Hutch (villain); Jess Foster; Bonny Foster
Synopsis:
First line: "That´s a heap o´cash you´re totin´, mister Perry!"

Indexer Notes

Nat Edson has heavy pointed hooves on his horses, and faces that tilt a little to the right, and mostly his hats are small, but not so in this story.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.23)
Last half page a promo ad from the publisher: "Subscribe now-Mail this Coupon Today!"

[Wanted! Boys and Girls that act fast for a Money-Saving offer..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.
Subscription information for Gene Autry Comics.

[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); Champion (horse, photo)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. [Gene Autry Pinup]
    Gene Autry
  3. 2. Gene Autry and the Ghost Prison
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. The New Sombrero Mystery
    Gene Autry
  5. 4. Always one Mistake
  6. 5. A Dude goes West
  7. 6. [Wanted! Boys and Girls that act fast for a Money-Saving offer..."]
    Dell
  8. 7. [Gene Autry Pinup]
    Gene Autry
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Gregory Fischer