(May 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 (photo)

These Whitman Books are Just for Fun! (Table of Contents)

Whitman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Six different Whitman Books inside front cover.

The Mine at Ghost Gulch (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R.R.#65-535

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Bullet (dog); Sheriff Bing Walker; Cholly Ware; Bonnie Ware; Jim Frisbee
Synopsis:
The Ware family has not showed up in town with their weekly gold dust delivery, so the Sheriff sends Deputy Roy Rogers up to Ghost Gulch to investigate.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

The Man with the Iron Hands (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Bullet (dog); Sheriff Bing Walker; Dr. Morton; Prof. Splevin
Synopsis:
Bone hunters have dug up two dead human bodies killed by a man with very strong hands.

The Hermit of Pullin's Pocket (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 10 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; Elijah Walker; Yaqui Indians
Synopsis:
A couple of renegade Yaqui Indians have busted out of the pen, and they are wanted for murder. Deputy Roy is sent out to find them befor they kill again.

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 Twister (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Dave Welland; Judy Welland; Ben Fuller
Synopsis:
Two kids hide in the cellar when a twister appears, but there are others down there too.
Reprints:

[Rattlesnake] (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
Synopsis:
Charley is saved from a rattler by four wild javelinas.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Argentine Gaucho (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan (signed)
Inks:
Till Goodan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

South American Cowboys

Howdy, Boys and Girls- (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Subscription Form for Dell Comics with drawing of Roy Rogers and a ball point pen.
Inside back cover.

Hi-Ya Podners (Table of Contents)

Mineral City / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Small photo of Roy, and a Deluxe 6-Shooter Cap-pistol. Order forms.
Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. These Whitman Books are Just for Fun!
    Whitman
  3. 2. The Mine at Ghost Gulch
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. The Man with the Iron Hands
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. The Hermit of Pullin's Pocket
    Roy Rogers
  6. 5. The Twister
  7. 6. [Rattlesnake]
    Chuckwagon Charley's Tales
  8. 7. Argentine Gaucho
  9. 8. Howdy, Boys and Girls-
    Dell Comics
  10. 9. Hi-Ya Podners
    Mineral City
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