(January 1953)

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:
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:

Peter Pan (Table of Contents)

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Peter Pan; Captain Hook; Wendy; Tinker Bell

Indexer Notes

Several Peter Pan books by Whitman.

Christmas at Corbett's Curve (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 12 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); Bullet (dog); Mrs. Landry; Sheriff Jim Landry; Kenny; Kenneth Brant (FBI Agent); Grogan (villain); Harnek (villain)
Synopsis:
Roy and the FBI are on the lookout for two men suspected of sabotaging government installations.

Mountain Mystery (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Bullet (dog); Sheriff Jim; Burro Baker; Bering; Baltic; Channel; Cossack
Synopsis:
Roy and an old prospector track down an armored car that has been stolen, with more than two hundred thousand dollars in it. They also find the hijacked army truck hidden in the same cave.

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.

Man Hunt (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 15 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); Bullet (dog); Sheriff Jim; "Gook" Mason; Kenneth Brant (FBI Agent)
Synopsis:
"Gook" Mason, a three-time killer has escaped from prison. Roy and the FBI are trailing him on horseback and by airplane.

Highway Robbery (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Hardy Macklin; Blanket Joe (roadagent); Danny Bell
Synopsis:
Danny uses a slingshot to knock out a stagerobber.

[Bow and Arrows] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chuckwagon Charley; Pete; John Bucking Horse; Sivertip (grizzly)
Synopsis:
Charley and John are out hunting for old Silvertip with bow and arrows.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

You can say Merry Christmas 12 times a Year! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Roy Rogers; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Small photo of Roy, and drawing of Santa Claus.
Subscription Form for Dell Comics.

"Rope this Famous 1000 Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine..." (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo); Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
? (photo); Fred Harman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver

Indexer Notes

Small drawings and photos.

The Sugar Crisp Bears (Table of Contents)

Post's Sugar Crisp / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Sugar Crisp comic strip on back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. Peter Pan
    Whitman
  3. 2. Christmas at Corbett's Curve
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. Mountain Mystery
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. Man Hunt
    Roy Rogers
  6. 5. Highway Robbery
  7. 6. [Bow and Arrows]
    Chuckwagon Charley's Tale
  8. 7. You can say Merry Christmas 12 times a Year!
    Dell Comics
  9. 8. "Rope this Famous 1000 Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine..."
    Daisy Air Rifle
  10. 9. The Sugar Crisp Bears
    Post's Sugar Crisp
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