(May 1951)

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)

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

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Kids

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Jinx of the Headless Valley (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale [as AM] (signed)
Inks:
Albert Micale [as AM] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Tommy (pilot); Carl Anderson; Martha Anderson
Synopsis:
On route from Alaska by cargoplane, Roy and Trigger have to bale out in parachute over Headless Valley.

Indexer Notes

Signed AM in first panel.

Roy Reads the Signs (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale [as AM] (signed)
Inks:
Albert Micale [as AM] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Tim Dooley; Lawyer Burrage; Sheriff Ben Rickhard; John Dooley; Dan Tyce; Tiny Mogher
Synopsis:
John Dooley is arrested after a man is found killed on his doorstep. It is a frameup, and Roy finds a clue to who did it, and why.

Indexer Notes

Signed AM in first panel.

The Orange Nuggets (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Grizzly (prospector); McKay; Marilyn McKay; Tommy McKay; Marshal Wilks; Jug Sander
Synopsis:
Roy is helping an old prospector to catch a gang of claim jumpers from New York.

Indexer Notes

This story is similar to several Roy stories credited to the team Al McKimson, Pete Alvarado, Randy Steffen 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 [as AM] (signed)
Inks:
Albert Micale [as AM] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Broken Horn; Spotted Horse; Black Tree; Eddie
Synopsis:
In a dark cavern deep within the Kokoweef Mountains, three Indians are panning for gold.

[The Wallet] (Table of Contents)

Trigger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hi Mankin ?
Inks:
Hi Mankin ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Trigger (horse); Uncle Mike; Pete; Pat; Whitey (robber)
Synopsis:
Trigger saves the life of Uncle Mike when he is robbed of his wallet.

Indexer Notes

Last half page Subscription Form for Dell Comics.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

5-NEW Thrilling Pictures in Full Color (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Albert Micale; ? (photo)
Inks:
Albert Micale; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Roy Rogers; Bullet (dog); Dell Characters

Indexer Notes

Photo of Roy and Bullet, and small drawings of Roy and Dell Characters.
Inside back cover.

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

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. [Roy Rogers Pin-Up]
    Roy Rogers
  3. 2. Jinx of the Headless Valley
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. Roy Reads the Signs
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. The Orange Nuggets
    Roy Rogers
  6. 5. Pioneers of the Old West
  7. 6. [The Wallet]
    Trigger
  8. 7. 5-NEW Thrilling Pictures in Full Color
    Dell Comics
  9. 8. [Roy Rogers Pin-Up]
    Roy Rogers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven G. Willis
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Robert W Phillips (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Michel Maillot