(September 1952)

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

FREE...5 Beautiful, Big, Full Color "Pin-Ups" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Small photo of Roy, and drawings of Dell Characters inside front cover.
Subscription Form for Dell Comics.

Poisoned Water (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:
?
Job Number:
R.R.#52-529

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Bullet (dog); Kenneth Brant (FBI Agent); Sheriff Landry; Nazhini; Limping Tongue (renegade); Saboteurs
Synopsis:
Saboteurs are poisoning the watersystem of the new defense plant. At the same time a renegade Indian clad in white bearskin frightens the Indians to give him sheep as sacrifice.

A Challenge in the Big Bend (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Carver Kilman (villain);
Synopsis:
Roy is after heroin smugglers that drop their cargo from airplane.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Coward's Cache (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Kirk Naylor; Ben Packer; Sheriff Greene
Synopsis:
Ben Packer is framed for the pay roll robbery, done by Kirk Naylor, and Roy and Ben are searching for the stolen money.

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.

Roy Plays a Hunch (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Bullet (dog); Lew Corless; Sheriff Harry;
Synopsis:
Bullet tracks down three bankrobbers holed up in a wagon camp, pretending to be crippled.

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.

The Oregon Trail (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:
Bobby McKay; Dakin; Wee Mary McKay; Susan McKay
Synopsis:
Three young kids heading for Oregon alone.

[Bobcats] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thayer
Inks:
Ray Thayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chuckwagon Charley; Pete; Pat
Synopsis:
Charley is out hunting bobcats.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Barbed Wire (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney
Inks:
Bob Jenney
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Joseph F. Glidden

Preacher Roe Sparks in Pitching Duel! (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Preacher Roe

Indexer Notes

Baseball comic strip with Preacher Roe. Wheaties ad.
Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. FREE...5 Beautiful, Big, Full Color "Pin-Ups"
    Dell Comics
  3. 2. Poisoned Water
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. A Challenge in the Big Bend
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. Coward's Cache
    Roy Rogers
  6. 5. Roy Plays a Hunch
    Roy Rogers
  7. 6. The Oregon Trail
  8. 7. [Bobcats]
    Chuckwagon Charley's Tales
  9. 8. Barbed Wire
  10. 9. Preacher Roe Sparks in Pitching Duel!
    Wheaties
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Robert W Phillips (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Michel Maillot