(August-October 1960)

Dell, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Western Adventure
Editing:
George T. Delacorte (Publisher); Helen Meyer (President); Paul R. Lilly (Executive Vice President); William F. Callahan, Jr. (Executive Vice President); Harold Clark (Vice President-Advertising Director); Albert P. Delacorte (Treasurer)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Colt .45 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (color photo)
Inks:
? (color photo)
Colors:
? (color photo)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chris Colt [as portrayed by Wayde Preston]

Indexer Notes

front cover

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

Colt .45 / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (black and white photo; black and white panel)
Inks:
? (black and white photo; black and white panel)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Chris Colt [as portrayed by Wayde Preston]
Synopsis:
Table listing the two "Colt .45" stories. One black and white photo of Chris Colt and one black and white panel.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Fugitive (Table of Contents)

Colt .45 / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nat Edson
Inks:
Nat Edson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
COLT .45 #6-608

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chris Colt; Captain Stokes; Cavalrymen; Corporal; Kinman (fugitive); Private Edwards; Corporal Blane; Colonel Whitney; Hotel Clerk; Belle (prostitute); Parks
Synopsis:
Colt uses a ruse to bring a fugitive hiding in Mexico back to the States.

Indexer Notes

Sleepy faces, and horses with large and sharp hooves are Edson. Also the man with black mustache, and rather small hats. Art ID by Steinar Ådland.

The Gunslinger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Harry (storekeeper); Clerk; Lou Choate (gunslinger); Vern Goff (freight hauler); Sheriff; Two Highwaymen
Synopsis:
A gunslinger reforms and takes a job as a guard with a stage line.

Indexer Notes

Alex Toth is credited to Colt .45 in Jerry Bails' Who's Who only for 1963, but faces and eyes must be him, and the emotion lines on page 4. Also notice the face of the sheriff in the i barber chair and in the last panel. Art ID by Steinar Ådland.

Cave of Fear (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sparky Moore
Inks:
Sparky Moore
Colors:
? (header illustration)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mama Alegria; Andres; Fernando; Bear; Papa Alegria
Synopsis:
Two boys exploring a cave are frightened by a bear.

Indexer Notes

Faces and ears of the boys must be Sparky. Art ID by Steinar Ådland.

The Sentinel (Table of Contents)

Colt .45 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nat Edson
Inks:
Nat Edson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chris Colt; Ab (elderly fisherman); Carp (stagecoach robber); Carp's Partner; Storekeeper; Sheriff; Deputy; Scarecrow
Synopsis:
Chris Colt traps two stagecoach robbers by using a scarecrow.

Indexer Notes

Horses with sharp pointed ears, hooves and manes are all Edson, and squinting faces. Also notice his simple ears compared with Sparky's more detailed on the two kids in the text story. Art ID by Steinar Ådland.

Why the Name? (Table of Contents)

Colt .45 / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Illustrated article about the origins of western words such as stagecoach and prairie schooner.

Indexer Notes

Sharp, large hooves, and pointed ears of the horses are Edson. Art ID by Steinar Ådland.

Incognito (Table of Contents)

Colt .45 / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nat Edson
Inks:
Nat Edson
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Illustrated article about disguises such as hair dyes and beards.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover
Small eyes and few lines in ears points to Edson. Art ID by Steinar Ådland.

[Candy Ad] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page ad for Kraft Caramels.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Colt .45
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
    Colt .45
  3. 2. The Fugitive
    Colt .45
  4. 3. The Gunslinger
  5. 4. Cave of Fear
  6. 5. The Sentinel
    Colt .45
  7. 6. Why the Name?
    Colt .45
  8. 7. Incognito
    Colt .45
  9. 8. [Candy Ad]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland