(April 1948)

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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
?
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

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Roy Rogers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
? (Photo)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Roy Rogers (photo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Photo Cover: Color, posed-for-comics photo, from well-used series, has Roy standing behind post, six-shooter drawn

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Cover #2. Inside front cover: first subscription ad takes the place of the usual photo here, however ad incorporates encircled B&W photo of Roy on "Trigger".

Roy Rogers and the Ghost of the Lost Galleon (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Albert Micale (signed, splash panel, first occurrence)
Inks:
Albert Micale (signed, splash panel, first occurrence)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
Roy R#4-484

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Sue Loriston (poor, young, fatherless rancher); Mom (Sue's mom); Harry Ferguson (rich young rancher); Bill Hankins (old desert prospector, ranch hand)
Synopsis:
60 years ago Sam Powell struck gold. His mine is on the Loriston's property. An invisible bell sounds. Wind blowing the bell on the sand-buried, galleon-shaped house Powell built? A jinx on the Loriston's: father killed last year; since, can't keep help but Bill Hankins. Today it's earthquake, then fire at the ranch, then dynamite in the wood stove. Next day waterhole drained, cattle thirsty, cloudburst, flood; whirlwind uncovers the galleon. Roy and Sue follow the bells' ringing, find the old mine, Sue goes missing. Cave-in kills Bill the saboteur, Sue lives, is rich, loves Harry. Exit Roy.

Indexer Notes

Trigger is colored yellow, while Roy's gunbelt, boots, etc. are now realistically colored brown; unusual for cattle are colored Trigger's usual gold.

Script credit confirmed as per page 94, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (1985). Script identification confirmed by David Porta, December 2013. Written as 22 pages.

Johnny Owens – Poison to Outlaws (Table of Contents)

Great Lawmen of the Old West / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Johnny Owens (western Marshal); Eagle Feather (Cheyenne leader); Cheyenne leaders; Cheyenne raiders; a sheriff; a sheriff's deputy; a sheriff's posse; a wounded Cheyenne squaw; two road agents; "Doc" Cornet (a gambler)
Synopsis:
Johnny helps drive off Cheyenne raiders, kills their leader, Eagle Feather. Johnny warns off two road agents attempting to hold up a stagecoach carrying an Army paymaster with payroll, which stagecoach Johnny was riding guard on. Johnny had served under Quantrell as a guerrilla fighter during the Civil War. He was peace officer in a number of western towns, including Newcastle where he accounted for a couple of cattle rustlers, a hold-up artist named Blizzard, and his gambler friend, "Doc" Cornet. His duel with Cornet, bore witness to Johnny Owens' nerve and speed with a gun.

Indexer Notes

Story sent July 18, 1947.

Script credit confirmed as per page 94, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (1985). Script identification confirmed by David Porta, December 2013.

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Chuckwagon Charley's Tales / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Harry Parks (Parkhurst; signed, last panel)
Inks:
Harry Parks (Parkhurst; signed, last panel)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; western-frontier
Characters:
Chuckwagon Charley; Pat; Pete; Tommy Frayne (15 years old, a homeless orphan wandering the west with...); White Wind (Tommy's adopted Borzoi Wolfhound who was raised by a coyote); Shoefly (Tommy's horse); a 1,000lb grizzly bear; Dennis Coy (who hunts the bear and lives in a little ranch house with...); Mary (Dennis's young wife)
Synopsis:
Shoefly stops short, smells something bad. Grizzly breaks Dennis's rifle, swipes him with his claws. Tommy and White Wind save the rancher, kill the grizzly, carry Dennis home to his wife. Tommy helps with the chores while Dennis heals. Dennis asks Tommy to go partners on the ranch with him and Mary. White Wind gives his assent. Woof.

Indexer Notes

Du Bois introduced Tommy Frayne & White Wind in Chuckwagon Charley's Tales episode #4, the which appears in Animal Comics #30. Script credit confirmed as per page 6 , Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (1985). Script identification confirmed by David Porta, December 2013. This was the eighth Chuckwagon Charley episode, and last one earmarked in the Account Books as being written for Animal Comics (which was canceled with issue #30). True to its origin as a feature for Animal Comics, Chuckwagon Charley's Tales remained an animal feature throughout its ten year run in Roy Rogers.

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Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)

Characters:
Roy Rogers (photo)

Indexer Notes

Cover #3. Inside back cover: B&W, candid-like photo of Roy cutting up with unknown horse.

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Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (Photo)
Inks:
? (Photo)
Colors:
? (Photo)

Characters:
Roy Rogers (Photo)

Indexer Notes

Cover #4. Back cover: Color, posed-for-comics photo has Roy blowing into six-gun.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  3. 2. Roy Rogers and the Ghost of the Lost Galleon
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. Johnny Owens – Poison to Outlaws
    Great Lawmen of the Old West
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Chuckwagon Charley's Tales
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
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