(December 1951)

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, 1951, 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); ?

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

Read About This Amazing Gift Offer... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry (photo); Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Subscription page for Gene Autry Comics.
On inside front cover in black and white.

Gene Autry and the Mysterious Arrows (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / comic story / 23.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nicholas Firfires
Inks:
Nicholas Firfires
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G.A.#58-5112

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ] (horse); Dan Birton; H. Schmidt (villain, death); Hank (villain, death); Slim (villain, death)
Synopsis:
First line: "Breaking camp, Gene Autry dodges as he hears the sudden chilling, all-but-forgotten whine of.... An indian arrow!"

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.26)

[Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Helen Meyer (business manager)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

The Slumbering Sheriff (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff Tom Barlow; Dude Fallon (villain)
Synopsis:
First line: "Because of his weight and his years, Sheriff Tom Barlow beleived wholeheartedly in the Mexican idea of a siesra."

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1951, by Western Printing & Litho. Co.

The Orneriest Crook (Table of Contents)

[A Panhandle Pete Yarn] / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Panhandle Pete; Tommy Travis; Janey; Sheriff Nate Peters; Mr. Weldon; Carl Robbins [Mr. Standish] (villain)
Synopsis:
First line: "Oh, dear! That was such an exiting story! I hated to have it end!"

Indexer Notes

Could this be a possible work by Pete Alvarado? It looks very much like the Gene Autry story in Western Roundup #1, which is credited to Alvarado by Robert W. Phillips, but also credited to John Ushler by Hames Ware.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.23)
Copyright, 1951, by Western Printing & Litho. Co.

[Gene Autry Comics] (Table of Contents)

Dell / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ]

Indexer Notes

Subscription information for Gene Autry Comics.

Rangeland Lingo (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Lenox
Inks:
August Lenox
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Not signed, but the marked line towards the nostril of the horse is indication of Lenox, as is the frontleg.
On inside back cover in black and white.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.23)

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

Dell / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

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); Champion (horse, photo)

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. Read About This Amazing Gift Offer...
    Dell
  3. 2. Gene Autry and the Mysterious Arrows
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. [Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation]
  5. 4. The Slumbering Sheriff
  6. 5. The Orneriest Crook
    [A Panhandle Pete Yarn]
  7. 6. [Gene Autry Comics]
    Dell
  8. 7. Rangeland Lingo
  9. 8. ["Use this form for Christmas gift subscriptions"]
    Dell
  10. 9. Gene Autry Pinup
    Gene Autry
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