(April 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

Issue Notes

Copyright, 1953, 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); Champion (a horse, photo)

I'm Takin' it Easy This Easter! (Table of Contents)

Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Easter Bunny

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Dead Man's Curve (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ] (horse); Grin Davis; Ferd Simpson; Deke Jackson (villain); Clem Wilson (villain)
Synopsis:
The stagecoach has been driven over the cliff, and the payroll stolen, but no tracks could be found.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.23)

Treetop Trickery (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ] (horse); Sheriff Hy Lawson; Vic Crane (death); Betty Tigh; Rufe Tigh; Bob Welsh; Moss Tigh (villain)

The Silver of Los Moros (Table of Contents)

[A Panhandle Pete Yarn] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Panhandle Pete; Tommy Travis; Janey; Captain Jess Billingsley; Chief White Wolf; Ana; Jose; Musset; Grumble (death)
Synopsis:
Pete tells a story about a map drawn on scraped javelina hide, and that showed one of the Comanche silver mines.

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1953, by Western Printing & Litho. Co.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.23)

The Ghost Mine (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ed Franklin; Jane Franklin; Johnny Franklin; Karl; Jeff Goodall

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1953, by Western Printing & Litho. Co.

Murder Map (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ] (horse); Grubby Keats; Sloan (villain)

Frame-Up (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion [Champ] (horse); Terry Blaine; Art Blaine; Butch (dog); Vic Winters (villain); Hutch (villain)

["Here's a pen any cowhand would be glad to own"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry

Indexer Notes

Subscription page.

["Go ahead...you can really pet the fuzzy yellow cat!"] (Table of Contents)

Whitman Publishing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Gretchen Fraser Sparks in Ski Race (Table of Contents)

Wheaties; What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Gretchen Fraser

Indexer Notes

Back cover.
Color ad in comic form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring Olympic slalom skier Gretchen Fraser.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. I'm Takin' it Easy This Easter!
    Milky Way
  3. 2. Dead Man's Curve
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. Treetop Trickery
    Gene Autry
  5. 4. The Silver of Los Moros
    [A Panhandle Pete Yarn]
  6. 5. The Ghost Mine
  7. 6. Murder Map
    Gene Autry
  8. 7. Frame-Up
    Gene Autry
  9. 8. ["Here's a pen any cowhand would be glad to own"]
    Gene Autry
  10. 9. ["Go ahead...you can really pet the fuzzy yellow cat!"]
    Whitman Publishing Company
  11. 10. Gretchen Fraser Sparks in Ski Race
    Wheaties; What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
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