(December 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:
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:

Exiting Books by Whitman (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Roy Rogers; Rip Foster; Sand Dune Pony; Ginny Gordon; Huckleberry Finn

Indexer Notes

Color covers of five hard-cover books, sold for 45 cents each

Guns of Chance (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Blackie Swan (villain); Doc Watson; Laura
Synopsis:
Blackie Swan is busted out of jail by his bunch, and hit in the leg, needs a doctor. Gene is mistaken for the doc, and is taken blindfolded to the killer's hideout...

Gene Autry in Twin Trouble (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nicholas Firfires
Inks:
Nicholas Firfires
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Sheriff; Alkali Loomis; Bill Smith; Steve Mitchell
Synopsis:
A bank robber disguised as Gene Autry, makes his getaway, and the Sheriff chase the real Gene instead. He escapes, and is soon on the track of his double...

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.25)

The Torch (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Sgroi
Inks:
Tony Sgroi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Apache Johnson; Pete Drago [El Hachon, The Torch]
Synopsis:
Gene is commissioned by The Vigilantes to hunt down a breed renegade called El Hachon, The Torch, and he trace him to a small town below the border...

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.25)

The Combination (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Sgroi
Inks:
Tony Sgroi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Bill Smith; Sheriff Tatum; Luther Tatum (villain)
Synopsis:
Gene is on his way to clear an innocent man for a murder. The same man is caught in a framed up stage robbery, but Gene has his idea who the real robbers are...

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.25)

The Wrong Rustler (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff Sam Farley; Guy Wetzel; Pete Ulick
Synopsis:
The Sheriff's best friend is accused of rustling. He smell a frameup, but has to arrest him...

Treasure of the Rock Pens (Table of Contents)

Panhandle Pete / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Sgroi
Inks:
Tony Sgroi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Panhandle Pete; Tommy; Janey; Daniel Dunham
Synopsis:
Panhandle Pete are figuring on having a look for the elusive treasure of the Rock Pens, but the kids are eager to hear more about the Pens before he leaves...

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.25)

Save Money this Christmas... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Gene Autry (photo); Santa Claus (drawing)

Indexer Notes

Subscription ad with two photos of Gene Autry and two drawings, one of Santa Claus and one of the Dell Comics Characters.

The famous Daysy 1000-shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carabine (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Red Ryder

Indexer Notes

One small drawing of Red Ryder on horseback, and photos of Daysy Air Rifles

Bob Waterfield Sparks in Grid Battle! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Bob Waterfield

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. Exiting Books by Whitman
  3. 2. Guns of Chance
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. Gene Autry in Twin Trouble
    Gene Autry
  5. 4. The Torch
    Gene Autry
  6. 5. The Combination
    Gene Autry
  7. 6. The Wrong Rustler
  8. 7. Treasure of the Rock Pens
    Panhandle Pete
  9. 8. Save Money this Christmas...
  10. 9. The famous Daysy 1000-shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carabine
  11. 10. Bob Waterfield Sparks in Grid Battle!
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  • Steinar Ådland
  • Merlin Haas
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