(July 1949)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mo Gollub?
Inks:
Mo Gollub?
Colors:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger reaches for his gun as an arrow hits the wall beside him.

Indexer Notes

Cover has the "This is a King Feature" emblem.

Dell Comics are Good Comics (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger, Silver (horse); Tonto; Scout (horse)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white; Illustrated promo for subscriptions to Dell’s Lone Ranger comic. Different than promo in Lone Ranger #12 with same name.

The Lone Ranger and The Killer Hood Gang (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Fran Striker
Pencils:
Charles Flanders
Inks:
Charles Flanders
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse); Scout (horse)
Synopsis:
The Killer Hood Gang kidnaps the daughter of the owner of the El Dorado gold mine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Four tiers of panels per page.

The Lone Ranger and the Murder at Midnight (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Fran Striker?
Pencils:
Charles Flanders
Inks:
Charles Flanders
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse); Scout (horse); Mustang Mag
Synopsis:
Mustang Mag's boarder Old Missouri is framed for the murder of Hermit Joe.
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1944? newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Four tiers of panels per page.

Bear Evidence (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Fred Burris; Chet Bayliss; Tiny Burris
Synopsis:
A bear hunt leads to one man accidentally shooting another and a teen getting mauled by a wounded bear.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations; first fiction text story in this series.

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 139 Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (1984); and as per Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series: 1949 - Page 436. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, June 2014.

[Buffalo on an Island] (Table of Contents)

Young Hawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Young Hawk; Little Buck
Synopsis:
After losing their horse, Young Hawk and Little Buck take refuge on an island where they have to hide from buffalo hunters.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline; first story with three tiers of panels per page. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois' personal records.

War Clubs and Tomahawks (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about Indian war clubs and tomahawks. Also info on lacrosse sticks.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

Geronimo-An Apache Chief (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mo Gollub?
Inks:
Mo Gollub?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Geronimo (Apache Indian)
Synopsis:
Portrait of Geronimo, a famous Apache chief (1828-1909).

Indexer Notes

Back cover; sixth in a series of portraits of Indian warriors.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. Dell Comics are Good Comics
  3. 2. The Lone Ranger and The Killer Hood Gang
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Lone Ranger and the Murder at Midnight
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Bear Evidence
  6. 5. [Buffalo on an Island]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. War Clubs and Tomahawks
  8. 7. Geronimo-An Apache Chief
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Porta
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Merlin Haas