(July 1954)

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)

Big League (Table of Contents)

Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Tough Tenderfoot (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nicholas Firfires
Inks:
Nicholas Firfires
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G.A.#89-547

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Frank Tilden; Dave McNabb; Leonard Crane; Emily Tilden
Synopsis:
When Frank Tilden refuses to sell the Rocking-T Ranch, someone is trying to kill him

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.25)

["Wow...Look at that Covertible Travel!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Ben Jordan; Doc Bledsoe
Synopsis:
All inhabitants of Red Gulch are put to sleep by a fume grenade, and the town looted, when Gene arrives

Indexer Notes

A difficult one. The horses looks like Ushler, execpt the eyes. The faces and hands, and even some movement of people looks like Alvarado.

Proof Positive (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Elizabeth Beecher
Pencils:
Nat Edson
Inks:
Nat Edson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Texas Ranger Bret Bailey; Blazer (horse); Whitey (dog); Shrimp; Dex Cruger
Synopsis:
Cruger ambushes Ranger Bailey, and changes clothes and identity with him, but his dog and horse are not fooled

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.25)

Page 1496 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. Proof positive. (In Gene Autry comics, July 1954, p. [40-45]) Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of Elizabeth Beecher. © Western Print. & Litho. Co.; 17Jun54; B5-28255." ~Dave Porta

Self Defence or Murder (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Ross; Sheriff Ned Thomas; Flint Walters; Ned Sanchez
Synopsis:
Ned Sanchez mistakes Johnny for Flint Walters, and tries to kill him, but Johnny fires a shot and Ned is killed...

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.25)

10,000 Boys & Girls are wearing this ring! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.25)

For real Summer Fun (Table of Contents)

Daisy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Daisy Training B-B Rifle

"Spark Up...to pick-off a base-runner!" (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Roy Campanella

Indexer Notes

Baseball comic strip in full color from Wheaties "Breakfast of Champions"

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. Big League
    Milky Way
  3. 2. The Tough Tenderfoot
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. ["Wow...Look at that Covertible Travel!"]
    Gene Autry
  5. 4. Proof Positive
  6. 5. Self Defence or Murder
  7. 6. 10,000 Boys & Girls are wearing this ring!
    Gene Autry
  8. 7. For real Summer Fun
    Daisy
  9. 8. "Spark Up...to pick-off a base-runner!"
    Wheaties
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Porta
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Rodney Hinkle
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  • Gregory Fischer