(November 1954)

Dell, 1946 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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)
Format:
Standard Golden Age US Size; Color; Saddle-stitched; Was ongoing

[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)

["Ride 'em, cowboy!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gena Autry; Kid Cowboy

Indexer Notes

Subscription ad from the publisher with coin case offer

Gene Rides the Storm (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Alvarado ?; John Ushler ?
Inks:
Pete Alvarado ?; John Ushler ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Webb Denton; Freddie Denton, Alice Denton; Mike
Synopsis:
A snowstorm and an explosion nearly bury a farm cabin, so Gene and Champion have a job getting the people out.

Indexer Notes

Some of the hands and faces looks like Alvarado, but not the horses. They have more of Ushler, except the eyes and inking. There are some Gene stories with the same pencilling, but with different inking from this one. Uncertain credits.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.22)

A Mighty Square Hombre (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mister Wilson; Curly Hill; Widder Bartlett
Synopsis:
Curly Hill bought a mine to help out a widow, and later, when gold was struck, gave her back half of it...

Indexer Notes

Tony Sgroi is spotted by the eyes, mouth and cheekbone on the close up face, and the emotion lines on the happy miners.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.22)

The Unknown Nephew (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Joey Boyd; Fred; Morton
Synopsis:
A kid has run away, and when Gene finds him, he tells Gene where to look for two wanted crooks...

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.22)
The open hands of Firfires looks more like gloves than hands, and his faces and stiff figures are easy to spot. His horses are very elegant.

One Lucky Bolt (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ollie Truitt; Ned Dayton; Effie Dayton; Big Al
Synopsis:
Mr Truitt knows there is oil on the Dayton place, and try to get it by fire and trickery...

Indexer Notes

The artwork is found in many Gene Autry stories, but the artist is quite elusive, maybe Al McKimson, by the face of Mrs Dayton. The faces of men with mustache is very common.
Uncertain art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.22)

Page 1496 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. One lucky bolt. (In Gene Autry comics, Nov. 1954, p. [27-32]) Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of Elizabeth Beecher. © Western Print. & Litho. Co.; 12Oct54; B5-28764." ~Dave Porta

Booger Red The Greatest of Them All (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
August Lenox
Pencils:
August Lenox
Inks:
August Lenox
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Booger Red was the greatest rider in the Southwest
The art is not signed, but the special marked nostril of the horse must be Lenox
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.22)

Page 1495 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. Booger Red the greatest of them all. (In Gene Autry comics, Nov. 1954, p. [3] of cover) Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of August Lenox. © Western Print. & Litho. Co.; 12Oct54; B5-28765." ~Dave Porta

Here's How we got Lionel Trains (Table of Contents)

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Comic strip in full color, and Special Coupon Offer!

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. ["Ride 'em, cowboy!"]
    Gene Autry
  3. 2. Gene Rides the Storm
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. A Mighty Square Hombre
  5. 4. The Unknown Nephew
    Gene Autry
  6. 5. One Lucky Bolt
  7. 6. Booger Red The Greatest of Them All
  8. 7. Here's How we got Lionel Trains
    Lionel Trains
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Porta
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Gregory Fischer