(January 1953)

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:

Eleven Fun-Packed Ways to Enjoy Peter Pan (Table of Contents)

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Peter Pan; Captain Hook; Tinker Bell; Wendy

Indexer Notes

Eleven 25 cents books about Peter Pan in color

Ghosts of the Modoc (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Flappjack Hobbs; Widge Dunphy
Synopsis:
Gene and Flappjack make a trip to the mountains, and run into a band of killers masked as Indian Ghosts...

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.25)

The Big Joke (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Allie May; Jim May; Mister Harding (villain); Foreman Red (villain)
Synopsis:
Allie May and her brother, Jim, have inherited a ranch, but a neighbour is eager to get her sell out. He has not counted on Gene Autry, though...

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.25)

Just Routine (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Pony Express Rider Clint; Gunman 1; Gunman 2
Synopsis:
Clint has outrode an Indian warparty, when he is bushwhacked by two road agents, but he knows his way around...

The Bad Luck Necklace (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tip (bank robber); Johnny (bank robber); Sheriff Ward
Synopsis:
Two bank robbers escape the posse and are returning to where they buried the strongbox, but an ancient Indian grave yield another find. Not a very lucky one...

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

Dell / 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.

Rope this 1000-shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carabine (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifles / 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 Daisy Air Rifles

Touchdown! (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Doak Walker

Indexer Notes

Football comic strip in full color from Wheaties "Breakfast of Champions"
Back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. Eleven Fun-Packed Ways to Enjoy Peter Pan
    Whitman
  3. 2. Ghosts of the Modoc
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. The Big Joke
    Gene Autry
  5. 4. Just Routine
  6. 5. The Bad Luck Necklace
  7. 6. Save Money this Christmas...
    Dell
  8. 7. Rope this 1000-shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carabine
    Daisy Air Rifles
  9. 8. Touchdown!
    Wheaties
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