(January 1955)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers
Reprints:

Attention all Children... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Subscription form for Dell Comics with small drawing of Santa Claus.

Gunman's Trail (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 art infos come from the book "Roy Rogers: a biography, radio history, television career chronicle ..." by Robert W. Phillips.

Roy Ropes a Tiger (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
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 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.

Simple Sam (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

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 January 2011. Two illustrations.

["Charley, I don't believe there are any birds in this draw..."] (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:
typeset

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.

Billy Tilghman Last of the Old-time Sheriffs (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Billy Tilghman
Reprints:

New Daisy (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver

New Dancing Puppets (Table of Contents)

Mars Snickers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. Attention all Children...
    Dell Comics
  3. 2. Gunman's Trail
    Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys
  4. 3. Roy Ropes a Tiger
    Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys
  5. 4. Simple Sam
    Breed of the Pioneers
  6. 5. ["Charley, I don't believe there are any birds in this draw..."]
    Chuckwagon Charlie's Tales
  7. 6. Billy Tilghman Last of the Old-time Sheriffs
  8. 7. New Daisy
    Daisy Air Rifle
  9. 8. New Dancing Puppets
    Mars Snickers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Michel Maillot
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Robert W Phillips (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Michel Maillot