(August 1954)

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

Issue Notes

Last 52 page issue.


[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers
Reprints:

Always look for Whitman Books (Table of Contents)

Whitman Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A long list of Whitman books with famous names on black background with white and yellow letters.

Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys and the Savage Portrait (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Mario Aquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers

Indexer Notes

The art infos come from the John Buscema checklist compiled by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr and Michel Maillot.
The Writer and additional art infos come from the book "Roy Rogers: a biography, radio history, television career chronicle ..." by Robert W. Phillips.

Roy Rides the Rim (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Mario Aquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers

Indexer Notes

The art infos come from the John Buscema checklist compiled by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr and Michel Maillot.
The Writer and additional art infos come from the book "Roy Rogers: a biography, radio history, television career chronicle ..." by Robert W. Phillips.

Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys and Hot Lead at Rocklin's (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Mario Aquaviva
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers

Indexer Notes

The art infos come from the John Buscema checklist compiled by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr and Michel Maillot.
The Writer and additional art infos come from the book "Roy Rogers: a biography, radio history, television career chronicle ..." by Robert W. Phillips.

The Lion Hunt (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Thomas Murphy
Pencils:
Al McKimson Team (3 illustrations)
Inks:
Al McKimson Team (3 illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

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. The art may vary a bit since several of them worked on the same story (also by R W Phillips). Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010.

Page 1496 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. The lion hunt. (In Roy Rogers comics, Aug. 1954, p. [38-39]) Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of Thomas Murphy. © Western Print. & Litho. Co.; 22Jun54; B5-28350." ~Dave Porta

["Charley, look!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Ray Thayer
Inks:
Ray Thayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

The artist Ray Thayer had most of the Chuckwagon Charley's Tales. In Jerry Bails' Who's Who, he is credited to Zane Grey FC#449 Tappan's Burro. Using that as a start, it is easy to pick out the rest of his work in the 50's, and this is one. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011. Script is credited Du Bois in Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[Hi, Pardners...] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Roy Rogers Comics. Two third page showing the KE puzzle game offered if you subscribe. Roy Rogers head drawn.

Do you need Money? (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
How to earn $35.00 by selling 300 Christmas cards. Drawings of six different boxes.

Railroad Emblems (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
One Railroad Emblem packed free in every special package of Post's Sugar Crisp. 22 different Railroad Emblems illustrated.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. Always look for Whitman Books
    Whitman Books
  3. 2. Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys and the Savage Portrait
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. Roy Rides the Rim
    Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys
  5. 4. Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys and Hot Lead at Rocklin's
    Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys
  6. 5. The Lion Hunt
  7. 6. ["Charley, look!"]
    Chuckwagon Charlie's Tales
  8. 7. [Hi, Pardners...]
    Roy Rogers
  9. 8. Do you need Money?
  10. 9. Railroad Emblems
    Post's Sugar Crisp
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Michel Maillot
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dave Porta
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Robert W Phillips (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Michel Maillot