(December 1950)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (president); Helen Meyer (vice-president); Albert P. Delacorte (vice-president)
Color:
Four color interiors; full color covers
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse)
Reprints:

[Roy Rogers Pin-Up] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse)

Christmas at Colt'sfoot Canyon (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale (signed)
Inks:
Albert Micale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Pat Downey; Burr Downey; Tommy White Crow; Brownie (horse)
Synopsis:
His dad has promised fifty dollars to anybody who can ride the bronc, Brownie, and Pat's got to have that money for a Christmas present for his friend Tommy White Eagle.

Roy Shoots the Woks (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); FBI Agent Boyd Galatin; Soupy Furness; Betty Lockwood; Fred Lockwood; Buddy Lockwood; Frank Lockwood
Synopsis:
Fred is in prison for a framed up robbery, but has escaped. The crook who framed him is caught by Roy during a safecracking job.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

The Terror of the Mesquite (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McKimson team
Inks:
Al McKimson team
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Pablo; Dan Morton; Anne Morton; Tiger Cole; Jerry Morton
Synopsis:
Roy has unofficially been asked to help in stopping the flood of counterfeit money that seems to be pouring across the border. In a border town he finds out his old friend Dan is in trouble, as the counterfeiters have taken over his ranch.

Indexer Notes

This story is similar to several Roy stories credited to the team Al McKimson, Randy Steffen, Alvarado and Andrew Bensen by Robert W Phillips.
See Roy Rogers #24 Silver Spider, #25 Trades Lead, #26 Jerkline Feud, #27 Mustang Mountain, and #28 Apache Blood.
The art may vary a bit since several of them worked on the same story (also by R W Phillips)

Al McKimson was a pen name for several artists. First the brothers Chuck and Tom McKimson. Others were Pete Alvarado, John Ushler, Randy Steffen, Andrew Bensen, Hi Mankin, Mike Arens, Alex Toth.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010.

Pioneers of the Old West (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale (signed)
Inks:
Albert Micale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Marshal Jim Roberts
Synopsis:
First line:"He was a mild-looking man, to be found on such a roaring street. As he passed into the glow of the coal-oil lamps outside the ELDORADO saloon..."

Indexer Notes

Signed AM.

"The gold Nugget" (Table of Contents)

Trigger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Parkhurst [as Harry Parks]
Inks:
Harry Parkhurst [as Harry Parks]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Trigger (horse); Uncle Mike; Pete; Pat
Synopsis:
A tale of how Trigger and Uncle Mike found gold.

Indexer Notes

Last half page Form for Christmas Gift Subscriptions
Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Use this Form for Christmas Gift Subscriptions (Table of Contents)

Dell Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers (Photo)

Indexer Notes

Half page photo of Roy, and a subscription form.
Inside back cover

Parents! Look! Free Xmas Gifts (Table of Contents)

Dell Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?; (photo)
Inks:
?; (photo)
Colors:
?; (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Santa Claus; Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Dell Characters

Indexer Notes

Large drawing of Santa Claus, and small drawings of Dell Characters; cover of Roy Rogers Comics.
Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. [Roy Rogers Pin-Up]
    Roy Rogers
  3. 2. Christmas at Colt'sfoot Canyon
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. Roy Shoots the Woks
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. The Terror of the Mesquite
    Roy Rogers
  6. 5. Pioneers of the Old West
  7. 6. "The gold Nugget"
    Trigger
  8. 7. Use this Form for Christmas Gift Subscriptions
    Dell Comics
  9. 8. Parents! Look! Free Xmas Gifts
    Dell Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Robert W Phillips (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Michel Maillot