(September 1954)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? photo; Arnold Holeywell (painted background)
Inks:
? photo; Arnold Holeywell (painted background)
Colors:
? photo; Arnold Holeywell (painted background)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers

Indexer Notes

Art credits from owner of original art, Don Mangus, 4/19/2007.

Bonanza (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
August Lenox
Pencils:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Inks:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

The art infos come from the book "Roy Rogers: a biography, radio history, television career chronicle ..." by Robert W. Phillips

Page 1495 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. Bonanza. (In Roy Rogers comics, Sept. 1954, p. [2] of cover) Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of August Lenox. © Western Print. & Litho. Co.; 20Jul54; B5-28507." ~Dave Porta

Gun Flames at Windy Gulch (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
Reprints:

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.

Trail of the Bushwhacker (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
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

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.
Reprint information from Stephane Petit via the GCD Errors list, August 2009.

The Prospector (Table of Contents)

Breed of the Pioneers / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Thomas Murphy
Pencils:
Al McKimson Team
Inks:
Al McKimson Team
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Faces reveals Al McKimson, 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 could work on the same story (also by R W Phillips). Art identification by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

Page 1495 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. Breed of the pioneers (In Roy Rogers comics. © Western Print. & Litho. Co. The prospector. Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of Thomas Murphy. © 20Jul54; B5-28506." ~Dave Porta

["It's okay, Pat! He's dead...stone dead!"] (Table of Contents)

Chuckwagon Charlie's Tales / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Writer infos come from the book "Roy Rogers: a biography, radio history, television career chronicle ..." by Robert W. Phillips.
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.

Riding Circle (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
August Lenox
Pencils:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Inks:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The art infos come from the book "Roy Rogers: a biography, radio history, television career chronicle ..." by Robert W. Phillips.

Page 1496 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. Riding circle. (In Roy Rogers comics, Sep. 1954, p. [32]) Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of August Lenox. © Western Print. & Litho. Co.; 20Jul54; B5-28504." ~Dave Porta

[Free!] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Roy Rogers Comics. Two third page showing the Red and Blue Wallet offered if you subscribe. Roy Rogers and Trigger drawn.

Stampede (Table of Contents)

Fineline / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Gene Troy; Chuck
Synopsis:
Short comic strip showing how Chuck's Fineline Pen got him in the movies.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. Bonanza
  3. 2. Gun Flames at Windy Gulch
    Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys
  4. 3. Trail of the Bushwhacker
    Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys
  5. 4. The Prospector
    Breed of the Pioneers
  6. 5. ["It's okay, Pat! He's dead...stone dead!"]
    Chuckwagon Charlie's Tales
  7. 6. Riding Circle
  8. 7. [Free!]
    Roy Rogers comics
  9. 8. Stampede
    Fineline
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Michel Maillot
  • 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