(March 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:

Man with a Winning "Way" (Table of Contents)

Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.
Drawing of two kids, and photo of Milky Way Chocolate.

Mantrap on Longshot Mesa (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Kenneth Brant (FBI Agent); Dr. Robert Bryce; Bat Ewalt (villain)
Synopsis:
Roy and the FBI are searching in the mountains for Dr. Bryce, framed for murder. FBI has proven he is innocent, but he doesn't know it.

The Rifleman of Boulder Wash (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); Doc Kell; Kirby Means; Sheriff Bob; Harry Roke (villain); Sue Crofter; Sam Crofter
Synopsis:
Roy and Bullet are on the trail of an escaped convict who has killed two prospectors for their gold.

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.

Canyon Burial (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); Floyd; Lars Anderson; Hilda Anderson; Red Knife (villain)
Synopsis:
Old Lars Anderson is cleared of a murder after ten years, and Roy sets out on a trip to find the Swede to tell him.

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), and in this there are signs of Arens on many faces.

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, and Alex Toth.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010.

Ranch Rescue (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Andy Prime; "Dollar" Dawney; Luke Prime; John Kicking Horse; Randall Torry (banker, villain)
Synopsis:
Old Prime wants to sell the ranch and start with orange groves, but not his grandson.

[The Burro] (Table of Contents)

Chuckwagon Charley's Tales / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chuckwagon Charley; Pete; Pat; Ozzie Manners; Esau (burro)
Synopsis:
Charley tells of the biggest, orneriest jack burro in New Mexico.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Two BIG Hits...FREE!... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Drawings of kids, and photo of Roy.

Picture Puzzles (Table of Contents)

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Roy Rogers; Goofy

Indexer Notes

Six Picture Puzzles

Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, says- (Table of Contents)

Post's Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Large and small drawind of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Trigger on back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. Man with a Winning "Way"
    Milky Way
  3. 2. Mantrap on Longshot Mesa
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. The Rifleman of Boulder Wash
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. Canyon Burial
    Roy Rogers
  6. 5. Ranch Rescue
  7. 6. [The Burro]
    Chuckwagon Charley's Tales
  8. 7. Two BIG Hits...FREE!...
    Dell Comics
  9. 8. Picture Puzzles
    Whitman
  10. 9. Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, says-
    Post's Grape-Nuts Flakes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Robert W Phillips (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Michel Maillot