(July-August 1956)

Dell, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
Dell
Editing:
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Format:
Standard US dimensions; color; saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lassie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Inks:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Colors:
Morris Gollub (painting)

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Lassie

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

The Dalmatian (Table of Contents)

The Dalmatian / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A brief history and description of the dalmation.

Indexer Notes

Morris Gollub did several dog portraits for the MGM's Lassie series including this one. The identification is by Richard Richmond.

The Sea Devil (Table of Contents)

Lassie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Buff Saunders (friend, treasure hunter); Gerry Lawrence; Lassie; Rocky Langford
Synopsis:
In Colombia Rocky and Gerry, with Lassie, decide to help Buff Saunders, an old friend, find an old foundered Spanish treasure ship. On a skin-diving search Rocky and Buff are attacked by a manta ray but Lassie saves them. Lassie then finds the ancient treasure chest.

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Steve Whitaker and David A. Roach confirm Mayo.
No credits.
Story marked "567," which is a date code.

The Green Flame (Table of Contents)

Lassie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Gerry Lawrence; Lassie; Mariles (chief mining engineer); Rocky Langford; Valdo (mine foreman)
Synopsis:
Rocky and Gerry, with Lassie, travel to a Colombian emerald mine that apparently is exhausted. They then stop the superstitious miners from burning rare plants to appease their gods by showing where more emeralds might be found. Lassie finds out that Valdo, the foreman, is stealing the emeralds and everyone is grateful.

Indexer Notes

No credits.

Pencils: Steve Whitaker and David A. Roach suggest Mayo.

"The Runt" (Table of Contents)

Luis, Rios and Dorado / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Dorado (collie); Luis (old gaucho) ; Rios (young gaucho)
Synopsis:
Four gauchos and Dorado, a small dog, are herding longhorns. Rios, a young gaucho, dislikes Dorado while Luis, and old gaucho, speaks well of the dog. While crossing a racing river, Rios is saved by the dog from drowning.

Indexer Notes

No credits.

Reina The Black Panther (Table of Contents)

Reina / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal
Characters:
hunter (Mateo's father); Mateo; Reina and her two cubs
Synopsis:
A hunter and his son Mateo want to kill Reina for her hide, but then stop because she is defending her cubs. Months later Mateo is hurt and this time his father must defend him from Reina who, however, somehow remembers the previous incident and leaves.

Indexer Notes

No credits. Art identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

The Race For Life (Table of Contents)

Lassie / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Cashimir Arbolon (railroad worker); Gerry Lawrence; Lassie; Rocky Langford; Tipi (Vernal's monkey); Vernal (chief engineer)
Synopsis:
Rocky and Gerry, with Lassie, go to Quito in Ecuador for the inauguration of a new railroad line where Vernal, the chief engineer, has a dispute with Arbolon, a worker. Arbolon's gang then sabotages a railroad bridge during the trial run and hold Rocky and Gerry captive. Lassie then is able to warn the train in time and the police arrest the culprits.

Indexer Notes

No credits.

Pencils: Steve Whitaker and David A. Roach suggest Forgione.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tom and Jerry / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Tom and Jerry Summer Fun (#3).

"Play It Smart - Play Safe When You Go Swimming" By Bill Wisdom (Table of Contents)

Bill Wisdom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
AK-55

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bill Wisdom
Synopsis:
Tips on how to play safely at the beach.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Sponsored by Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum. No credits.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lassie
  2. 1. The Dalmatian
    The Dalmatian
  3. 2. The Sea Devil
    Lassie
  4. 3. The Green Flame
    Lassie
  5. 4. "The Runt"
    Luis, Rios and Dorado
  6. 5. Reina The Black Panther
    Reina
  7. 6. The Race For Life
    Lassie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tom and Jerry
  9. 8. "Play It Smart - Play Safe When You Go Swimming" By Bill Wisdom
    Bill Wisdom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Max Capp
  • Per Sandell
  • Richard Richmond
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Martin Olsen