(July-September 1953)

Dell, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Comic
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior

Western Roundup (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry; Roy Rogers; Wild Bill Elliott; Rex Allen; Johnny Mack Brown / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Floating heads cover with an illustration in the center.

Gene Autry Photo (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / filler / 1 page (report information)


Genre:
western-frontier

Plan for Murder (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Ushler
Inks:
John Ushler
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Ushler
Job Number:
W.R.#3-537

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Calico Cooper; Sheriff Thorpe; Deputy Joe Banks; Luke Felton; Joyce Cooper
Synopsis:
Roy investigates an automobile accident.

Indexer Notes

Lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Indian Fire Making (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Lenox
Inks:
August Lenox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Fact article describing a Bow-drill fire maker and how to make one.

The No-Good Brother (Table of Contents)

Trigger and Bullet / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sparky Moore
Inks:
Sparky Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Trigger; Bullet; Uncle Mike; Jangles; Sheriff Halton
Synopsis:
Uncle Mike tells a story of how BUllet and Trigger help trap a murderer.

The Cowboy's Rope (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Lenox
Inks:
August Lenox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
A short feature about ropes.

The 13th Knot (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Sgroi
Inks:
Tony Sgroi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry; Judge Harwood; Ruth Harwood; Amos Kelly; Jim Fell; Waco Turley
Synopsis:
Gene investigates a series of murders and comes across a clue. One of the killers has dropped a rope with 13 knots tied in it.

Indian Name Writing (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Lenox
Inks:
August Lenox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
A short lesson in how to read Indian pictographs.

The Last Trick (Table of Contents)

Champion / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nicholas Firfires
Inks:
Nicholas Firfires
Colors:
?
Letters:
Nicholas Firfires

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (Gene Autry's horse); Ricky West; Roy Ketchum; Deke Walton
Synopsis:
Ricky West agrees to help Roy Ketchum train a horse for a race and runs afoul of some crooks who do not want Ketchum's horse to run.

Indexer Notes

Lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Surprise Witness (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Ushler
Inks:
John Ushler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gil Wherry; Jed Collins; Frank Potter

The J-A Home Ranch (Table of Contents)

An Album of Famous Ranches / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan
Inks:
Till Goodan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Till Goodan

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Brief history of Charles Adair's ranch.
Reprints:

The Wetherill Ranch (Table of Contents)

An Album of Famous Ranches / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan
Inks:
Till Goodan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Till Goodan

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Brief history of Richard Wetherill's ranch.
Reprints:

The Prairie Cattle Co. Pioneer Colorado Ranch (Table of Contents)

An Album of Famous Ranches / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan
Inks:
Till Goodan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Till Goodan

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Brief history of the JJ brand.

The Eureka Ranch One of Arizona's Oldest (Table of Contents)

An Album of Famous Ranches / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan
Inks:
Till Goodan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Till Goodan

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Brief history of the Eureka Ranch.

The Lightning C Famous Rodeo Ranch of Texas (Table of Contents)

An Album of Famous Ranches / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan
Inks:
Till Goodan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Till Goodan

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Brief history of the ranch that provides stock for rodeos.

The King Ranch The Great "Running W" of Texas (Table of Contents)

An Album of Famous Ranches / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan
Inks:
Till Goodan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Till Goodan

Synopsis:
Brief history of Captain Richard King's ranch and brand.

The Terrazas Ranch The Famous ThS of Old Mexico (Table of Contents)

An Album of Famous Ranches / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan
Inks:
Till Goodan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Till Goodan

Synopsis:
Brief history of the Terrazas Ranch.

The XIT Ranch The Celebrated "Ten in Texas" (Table of Contents)

An Album of Famous Ranches / text story / pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan
Inks:
Till Goodan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Till Goodan

Synopsis:
Brief history of a ranch that covered ten counties in Texas.

The Bullet Tip-Off (Table of Contents)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hi Mankin
Inks:
Hi Mankin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Hi Mankin

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bill Elliott; Tom Morgan; Rod Morgan; Terry and Melinda Drake; Harry Potter; Rusty Chase; Willie Chase
Synopsis:
Bill tracks down a couple of outlaws who are robbing travellers who stay at a particular hotel.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Indian Bow and Arrow Making (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Instructions on how to make a bow and arrows.

The Cold-blooded Frame-Up (Table of Contents)

Johnny Mack Brown / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Sgroi
Inks:
Tony Sgroi ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Mack Brown; Dick Ransom; Whitey Quirk
Synopsis:
Johnny tries to clear a young man accused of killing his uncle.

Oh Bury Me Not (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Ushler
Inks:
John Ushler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
This is a page of words and music of an old western song.
Reprints:
  • from All American Song Book published by Robbins Music Corporation.
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • Reprinted from All American Song Book published by Robbins Music Corporation.

Indexer Notes

Sheet music is an occasional feature in this title. Art identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

The Ghost (Table of Contents)

Rex Allen / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Arens
Inks:
Mike Arens
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rex Allen; Koko the Wonder Horse; Sheriff Hawkins; Chico City City Council; The Ghost
Synopsis:
U. S. Marshal Rex Allen helps a sheriff track a bandit that's been terrorizing the counryside.

Roy Rogers Photo (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / filler / 1 page (report information)


Characters:
Roy Rogers
Synopsis:
Picture of Roy Rogers and Trigger.

Indexer Notes

Pictures of Roy Rogers and Gene Autry rotate in the inside back cover of this title for several issues.

["Cowboy minding the Herd"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover color photo provided by the Shostal Press Agency.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Western Roundup
    Gene Autry; Roy Rogers; Wild Bill Elliott; Rex Allen; Johnny Mack Brown
  2. 1. Gene Autry Photo
    Gene Autry
  3. 2. Plan for Murder
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. Indian Fire Making
  5. 4. The No-Good Brother
    Trigger and Bullet
  6. 5. The Cowboy's Rope
  7. 6. The 13th Knot
    Gene Autry
  8. 7. Indian Name Writing
  9. 8. The Last Trick
    Champion
  10. 9. Surprise Witness
  11. 10. The J-A Home Ranch
    An Album of Famous Ranches
  12. 11. The Wetherill Ranch
    An Album of Famous Ranches
  13. 12. The Prairie Cattle Co. Pioneer Colorado Ranch
    An Album of Famous Ranches
  14. 13. The Eureka Ranch One of Arizona's Oldest
    An Album of Famous Ranches
  15. 14. The Lightning C Famous Rodeo Ranch of Texas
    An Album of Famous Ranches
  16. 15. The King Ranch The Great "Running W" of Texas
    An Album of Famous Ranches
  17. 16. The Terrazas Ranch The Famous ThS of Old Mexico
    An Album of Famous Ranches
  18. 17. The XIT Ranch The Celebrated "Ten in Texas"
    An Album of Famous Ranches
  19. 18. The Bullet Tip-Off
    Wild Bill Elliott
  20. 19. Indian Bow and Arrow Making
  21. 20. The Cold-blooded Frame-Up
    Johnny Mack Brown
  22. 21. Oh Bury Me Not
  23. 22. The Ghost
    Rex Allen
  24. 23. Roy Rogers Photo
    Roy Rogers
  25. 24. ["Cowboy minding the Herd"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas