(November 1952)

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)
Reprints:

My Favorite "Pin-Up" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Gene Autry (photo); Dell Comics Characters (drawing)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Black/white/blue/yellow/red. All pictures in black/white.

The Salt Battle (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Schoenke
Inks:
Bob Schoenke
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G.A.#69-5211

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Juan Gonzales; Anse Crowder; Lampo Crowders; Lita Gonzales
Synopsis:
The Crowder brothers try to force Gonzales off his ranch, take over the Salt Lake and fence it, and then charge for the salt.

Indexer Notes

Thanks to error report # 7376, this artist is identified as Schoenke. He drew Laredo Crockett, and samples from that series confirms it, with identical horses and faces.

The Silent Witness (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Sir Marmaduke (monkey); Stan Lane; Buttons McCauley (villain)
Synopsis:
Stan Lane is killed, and the only witness is a silent one, a monkey...

Best in the West (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Lenox (signed)
Inks:
August Lenox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Article with drawings of a Colt Single-Action "Peacemaker", a Winchester '73 Lever-Action Rifle, and a Colt Dragoon Holster Pistol.
In the background, riders armed with these weapons. Notice the marked nostrils of the horses, a good clue to Lenox if he has not signed his work.

Trapped (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Slade (assayer); Len; Nicky; Sheriff
Synopsis:
Len is held prisoner by the assayer and his hired gunman till he tells them where his gold is hidden, but he figures out a way to split them apart...

Ring Around the Mountain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Dick Lang; Clark Findlay; Curly
Synopsis:
A dude cattle buyer will arrive two weeks early, and only half the cattle is at hand. To buy time, Curly has a plan to keep the dude counting...

Enjoy Hours of Fun (Table of Contents)

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos); ? (drawings)
Inks:
? (photos); ? (drawings)
Colors:
? (photos); ? (drawings)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Dale Evans; Trigger (horse); Lone Ranger; Silver (horse); Donald Duck; Mickey Mouse; Porky Pig; Bugs Bunny

Indexer Notes

Color covers of four coloring books from Whitman with Roy Rogers, Lone Ranger, Mickey & Donald and Bugs Bunny

Stan "the Man" Musial Sparks Rally! (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Stan Musial

Indexer Notes

Baseball comic strip ad in color for Wheaties "Breakfast of Champions"

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. My Favorite "Pin-Up"
    Dell
  3. 2. The Salt Battle
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. The Silent Witness
    Gene Autry
  5. 4. Best in the West
  6. 5. Trapped
  7. 6. Ring Around the Mountain
  8. 7. Enjoy Hours of Fun
    Whitman
  9. 8. Stan "the Man" Musial Sparks Rally!
    Wheaties
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