(June 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)

The Cowboy's Rain Slicker (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan
Inks:
Till Goodan
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

The Return of John Jay (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); John Jay; Longhorn Jay; Sam; Sally Jay; Crayle; Rena Jay
Synopsis:
Roy saves the life of a Paiute Indian from a grizzly bear. He turns out to be John Jay, who disappeared five years earlier.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Roy Springs a Trap (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); Doris Wayne; Simon Rennett; Frank Davis (FBI Agent); Lincoln Dobbs
Synopsis:
Roy and an FBI agent are chasing a diamond swindler, who has killed Mr. Rennett and kidnapped his secretary.

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)

Pioneers of the Old West / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Thomas "Pegleg" Smith; Maurice Le Duke
Synopsis:
Shot in the leg, Tom Smith cut it off with his own knife, and carved himself a wooden leg. He found the "Lost Pegleg Mine" in 1829.

[Camel Reins] (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
Synopsis:
How Uncle Mike captures a box-office robber, who made his getaway on a camel.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010.
Last half page Subscription Form for Dell Comics.
Art confirmed by Alberto Becattini (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. The Cowboy's Rain Slicker
  3. 2. The Return of John Jay
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. Roy Springs a Trap
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. Pioneers of the Old West
    Pioneers of the Old West
  6. 5. [Camel Reins]
    Trigger
  7. 6. 5-NEW Thrilling Pictures in Full Color
    Dell Comics
  8. 7. [Roy Rogers Pin-Up]
    Roy Rogers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Robert W Phillips (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Michel Maillot