(September-November 1956)

Dell, 1955 Series
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Volume:
1
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:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

The Thundering Herd (Table of Contents)

Zane Grey's Stories of the West / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sam Savitt (painted)
Inks:
Sam Savitt (painted)
Colors:
Sam Savitt (painted)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Sequoia (Table of Contents)

Natural Wonders of the West / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
The hugest of all living things, the Sequoia tree in California.

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 183, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott, which states: "Natural Wonders of the West. 1p. Cover #2 for Zane Grey's, September issue. Sent March 28, 1956." Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta (October 2013).

The Thundering Herd (Table of Contents)

Zane Grey / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tom Doan; Clark Hudnall (buffalo hunter); Burn Hudnall; Dave Stronghurl; Jude Pilchuck (scout); Milly Fayre; Randall Jett
Synopsis:
In the year 1874, Young Tom Doan reaches the buffalo hunter's jumping-off place, determined to join them.

Indexer Notes

Adapts Zane Grey's novel "The Thundering Herd" first published as a serial novel beginning in the February, 1924 issue of Ladies' Home Journal.

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 183, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta (October 2013).

Hats with either heavy curled up, or just a straight lined brim, very ponderous horses and pin pricked eyes are all Micale. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

The Rifle (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Harkness; Ben Harkness
Synopsis:
Jim gets a new rifle from his Dad, and when he has a chance to use it on a bear, he doesn't fire. The bear had cubs.

The Brave Banker (Table of Contents)

True Western Adventures / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Jesse James (outlaw); Nimrod Long (banker); Cole Younger (outlaw); George Shepherd (outlaw);
Synopsis:
Jesse James and his gang rob the bank in Russelville, Kentucky in 1868.

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 183, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta (October 2013).

Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011. Last panel is an ad for the Dell Comic "Zane Grey's The Trail Driver."

["The Night Hawk"] (Table of Contents)

The Cowboy – at Work – at Play / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
In the early days of the great cattle industry, the "night guard" knew that at any time his outfit might be jumped by Indians who coveted their horses – or by outlaws who wanted their cows for a quick cash sale. Riding slowly around the bedded herd, crooning some song he had learned or made up, the "night hawk" kept his ears open and his eyes "peeled" for danger. When his watch was over, he rode back to the camp and spoke softly to his relief. He never touched the sleeping man. He knew that man might wake at any unexpected touch with a knife or a blazing gun in his hand.

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 183, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott, which states: "The Cowboy. 1p. Cover #3 for Zane Grey's, September issue. Sent March 27, 1956." The four-sentence synopsis above is excerpted from the comic. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta (October 2013).

L. A. Huffman, photographer of the American West, celebrated the night hawk in his photograph "The Night Hawk In His Nest," depicting a sleeping man in his bedroll surrounded by his saddle, spurs, revolver, hat, saddle, saddle blanket, &c. and a horse hobbled in the immediate background. http://tinyurl.com/oq3jyfw

Lower 27% of page: "Dell Comic. A Pledge to Parents."

Dopey Dan and Safety Sam (Table of Contents)

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Dopey Dan; Safety Sam
Synopsis:
How to drive and not to drive a bicycle by Juicy Fruit Gum.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thundering Herd
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West
  2. 1. Sequoia
    Natural Wonders of the West
  3. 2. The Thundering Herd
    Zane Grey
  4. 3. The Rifle
  5. 4. The Brave Banker
    True Western Adventures
  6. 5. ["The Night Hawk"]
    The Cowboy – at Work – at Play
  7. 6. Dopey Dan and Safety Sam
    Wrigley's Juicy Fruit
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