(May-July 1955)

Dell, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell
Editing:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (president); Helen Meyer (vice-president); Albert P. Delacorte (vice-president)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Issue Notes

Copyright, 1955, by Gene Autry.
Designed and produced by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


He found Lost Canyon -- full of wolves! (Table of Contents)

Champion / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sam Savitt (painting); ?(photo)
Inks:
Sam Savitt (painting); ?(photo)
Colors:
Sam Savitt (painting); ?(photo)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
animal; western-frontier
Characters:
Champion (horse); Gene Autry (photo)
Synopsis:
Champion leaps across a wagon wreck.

Indexer Notes

Painted cover by Sam Savitt verified by the painter himself and listed in Illustration Magazine No.4 page 17. The checklist is part of the article on Sam Savitt. The checklist was completed by Leo Pando with help from the late Robert W. Phillips.

Dell Comic: A Pledge to Parents (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Photo: 1954 Distinguished Achievement Awart to President of Dell Publishing from American Legion. Dell Pledge to Parents: "only clean and wholesome juvenile entertainment"

Champion and the Young Rustlers (Table of Contents)

Champion / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
Champion#18-555

Genre:
animal; western-frontier
Characters:
Champion [Champ] (horse); Ricky West; Rebel (dog)
Synopsis:
Two young horse rustlers are working High Valley where Champion watches over the purebred stock. The rustlers capture Champion. Rebel frees Champion. Champion rescues Ricky from a cougar. Ricky captures the thieves, and Champ frees the colts.

Indexer Notes

Written as "Champion and the Raiders of High Valley."

The art is clearly the work of Morris Gollub, the lead characters of Uncle Smokey, Ricky and the dog Rebel are all drawn in typical Gollub style. Compare to Issue No 5 of this series.

Champion Finds the Lobos of Lost Canyon (Table of Contents)

Champion / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; western-frontier
Characters:
Champion [Champ] (horse); Ricky West; Rebel (dog)
Synopsis:
After the train jumps the track, Ricky and Champion wander lost, and encounter horse thieves.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. He found Lost Canyon -- full of wolves!
    Champion
  2. 1. Dell Comic: A Pledge to Parents
  3. 2. Champion and the Young Rustlers
    Champion
  4. 3. Champion Finds the Lobos of Lost Canyon
    Champion
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