(January 1952)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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
Reprints:

A FREE Gift to All My Friends! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger

Indexer Notes

Photo of Roy Rogers and Trigger, and small drawing of Dell Characters.

The Mystery of Circle Lake (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Sheriff Owens; Curt Barnes; Dave Carbury; Bill Tenant; Sally Tenant
Synopsis:
Cattle are rustled by flying boat from Circle Lake.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

The artwork 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.

[The Avalanche] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Dennis McCrea; Dennis (dog); Rodney Parks
Synopsis:
An avalanche takes on two kids and a dog in Wolf Jaw Pass.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

[Lost in the Blizzard] (Table of Contents)

Chuckwagon Charley's Tales / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hi Mankin; Albert Micale
Inks:
Hi Mankin; Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chuckwagon Charley; Pete; Pat; Dan Pace; Mary Pace; Curly (dog)
Synopsis:
Dan Pace gets lost in a blizzard.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010.
Last half page Subscription Form for Dell Comics, with small drawings of Roy and Trigger by Albert Micale.

Bowlegs (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Reprints: show reprint note before migration

[Blank pages] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1.5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Contents of these two pages are unknown because the last two pages are missing in my scan.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. A FREE Gift to All My Friends!
    Dell Comics
  3. 2. The Mystery of Circle Lake
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. [The Avalanche]
    Breed of the Pioneers
  5. 4. [Lost in the Blizzard]
    Chuckwagon Charley's Tales
  6. 5. Bowlegs
  7. 6. [Blank pages]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Robert W Phillips (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Michel Maillot