(April 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:

I'm takin' it Easy this Easter! (Table of Contents)

Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Drawing of kids and Easter rabbit, and photo of Milky Way Chocolate, inside front cover.

Mantrap at Broken Butte (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R.R.#64-534

Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Bullet (dog); Sheriff Bing; Bart Madden; Lucky Grant; Purdy Mellish; Clem Calder; Calder Sons; Kenneth Brant (FBI Agent)
Synopsis:
Purdy Mellish sell dope to the Calders, and they begin rustling to pay him. Now Roy and the FBI are after them.

Trouble at Tanner's Ford (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); Helen Tanner; Nick Koretz; Sad Simpson; Chunky Rucker; Vic Kossuth
Synopsis:
Saving a girl from ambush, Roy comes on the trail of a wanted mail robber and his gang.

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.

Medicine Smoke (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 Bob Marsh; Doc Bellows (alias Simeon Bollard); Will Hosmer; Kenneth Brant (FBI Agent)
Synopsis:
The medicine show has just left town, and Roy finds the wagon burned and Doc Bellows gone. They are suspected to be foreign agents spreading the Hoof-and-Mouth Disease by way of their linament sale

Lion Hound (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bob Peters; Buck; Pardner (dog)
Synopsis:
Buck had a big hound supposed to track down mountain lions.

Roy Rogers at the Rodeo (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Bullet (dog); Boy; Girl

Indexer Notes

Comic strip and Subscription Form for Dell Comics.

Go ahead...you can really pet the fuzzy yellow cat! (Table of Contents)

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Pictures of Whitman books inside back cover.

Post's Sugar Crisp (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. I'm takin' it Easy this Easter!
    Milky Way
  3. 2. Mantrap at Broken Butte
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. Trouble at Tanner's Ford
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. Medicine Smoke
    Roy Rogers
  6. 5. Lion Hound
  7. 6. Roy Rogers at the Rodeo
    Dell Comics
  8. 7. Go ahead...you can really pet the fuzzy yellow cat!
    Whitman
  9. 8. Post's Sugar Crisp
    Post's Sugar Crisp
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