(March 1955)

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)
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); Champion (photo, a horse)
Reprints:

High Skip (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan (signed)
Inks:
Till Goodan (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

Frozen Gold (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nicholas Firfires
Inks:
Nicholas Firfires
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G.A.#97-553

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Sheriff Tim Lake; Spud Wilson
Synopsis:
Gold bars are smuggled out from the smelter encased in big ice cubes dumped into the river...

Indexer Notes

Notice the nice horse's head on the first page, a Firfires clue, and the sleepy face of the Sheriff on third page, another clue.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.22)

Black Light Tip-Off (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); Red Boy (dog); Tad Carter; Willie; Pete
Synopsis:
The dog Red Boy is stolen and held for $1000 in ransom

Indexer Notes

The artwork of Firfires is identified by his stiff figures and nice horses, and open fork hands
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.22)

Paydirt and a Dream (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mickey O'Toole; Sheriff Engle; Sharps Denton
Synopsis:
O'Toole had been robbed of his belongings, and a dream destroyed, but the robbers would soon restore his dream and much more...

Indexer Notes

The very low line of the hatbrim seen in the second picture, is a good sign of Ushler, as are the rounded arch of the horse's neck, and very varied inklines.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010

Henry's Hard Luck Town (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
Synopsis:
Pete tells about the naming of a mining town, and how a stop for refreshments turned it into a ghost town...

Indexer Notes

Notice the head and face of the kid on page one, and you can't be mistaken, this is Sgoi. Also his cheekbones with thin penlines, and elegant horses.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.22)
Bottom of last page has a cover picture of The Flying A's Range Rider

The Best Shot (Table of Contents)

A Tall Tale of the West / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Lenox (signed)
Inks:
August Lenox (signed)
Letters:
Typeset ?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
A tall tale of a Swede named Febold Feboldson, who got a good dividend for a single shot...

Attention, All Gene Autry Fans (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry

Indexer Notes

Subscription ad from the publisher, with small drawing of Gene, and a Pocket Printer for only $1.40

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. High Skip
  3. 2. Frozen Gold
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. Black Light Tip-Off
    Gene Autry
  5. 4. Paydirt and a Dream
  6. 5. Henry's Hard Luck Town
    Panhandle Pete
  7. 6. The Best Shot
    A Tall Tale of the West
  8. 7. Attention, All Gene Autry Fans
    Gene Autry
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Gregory Fischer