(July-August [1957])

Dell, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Dell
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

M-G-M's Lassie / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; animal; children
Characters:
Lassie
Synopsis:
Full-page painted illustration depicts Lassie discovering a cache of primitive art d'objets.

Indexer Notes

front cover

Return of the Jungle God (Table of Contents)

M-G-M's Lassie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
LASSIE #35-577

Genre:
adventure; animal; children
Characters:
Lassie; Rocky; Dr. Bates (archeology professor); Cimba (river trader); Darte (river trader); Mochi Indians; Gerry (cameo in artwork); Timbu (cameo in artwork)
Synopsis:
Lassie, Rocky, and Dr. Bates travel the Amazon in search of a lost native city but are taken captive by Mochi Indians. Lassie escapes but returns to dig Rocky and Dr. Bates from their prison hut. When the three find a lost temple to the god Apec beneath the hut, the Indians believe their god has returned after an absence of centuries and send the captives on their way with well wishes.

Indexer Notes

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

Wings of Courage (Table of Contents)

M-G-M's Lassie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; animal; children
Characters:
Lassie; Gerry; Rocky; Timbu; Wing (mallard duck); Yaguarundi
Synopsis:
Lassie carries an injured duck to the homestead and the bird mends under the care of Rocky and Gerry. A jungle cat prowls around the perimeter of the homestead waiting for an opportunity to devour the bird but Lassie drives the cat off and the duck joins a wild flock.

Indexer Notes

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

Trail of Peril (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (header illustration)
Inks:
? (header illustration)
Colors:
? (header illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; animal; children
Characters:
Fernando (shepherd); Hector (sheep dog); Hercules (sheep dog)
Synopsis:
Hector is an older dog ready for retirement from sheep herding but his replacement spends more time chasing rodents and lizards than learning to herd sheep. Hercules proves himself a capable sheep dog however when an earthquake strikes in the night and he herds the flock out of a narrow gorge and onto the open plateau.

["The dry season!..."] (Table of Contents)

Reina, the Black Panther / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; animal; children
Characters:
Reina (panther); Reina's Cubs; Kurree (condor)
Synopsis:
During the dry season, food is scarce and Reina must compete with other predators for what little is available. When her cub is attacked by a condor, she rushes to its defense and drives the condor away. The rains arrive and once again forest life will thrive but the condor will not forget Reina's attack.

Treasure of the Rio Branco (Table of Contents)

M-G-M's Lassie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; animal; children
Characters:
Lassie; Gerry; Rocky; Timbu; Marc Lauro (diamond hunter); Guino (Marc's friend in Diamonte); Valente (diamond buyer and cafe owner)
Synopsis:
When Rocky's friend Marc is robbed of a valuable diamond, Rocky and Lassie travel to Diamonte, a mining camp, to find the thief. Guino points an accusing finger at Valente as the thief but Lassie is not so sure. Rocky sets a trap for the thief with a beautiful diamond but the thief escapes. Lassie follows a trail to Valente's cafe and discovers Guino trying to sell Rocky's diamond to the cafe owner. The mystery is solved and Guino is taken to the nearest police station.

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    M-G-M's Lassie
  2. 1. Return of the Jungle God
    M-G-M's Lassie
  3. 2. Wings of Courage
    M-G-M's Lassie
  4. 3. Trail of Peril
  5. 4. ["The dry season!..."]
    Reina, the Black Panther
  6. 5. Treasure of the Rio Branco
    M-G-M's Lassie
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