(September 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:
?
Format:
standard newsstand comic book

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger uses a wrestling hold to disarm a thug.

Indexer Notes

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

Morris Gollub was active in professional wrestling in St. Louis Missouri for several years during the 1930s, many of his painted covers mimic wrestling moves, in this case the arm bar.

Dell Comics are Good Comics (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger; Silver (horse)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Illustrated promo for subscriptions to Dell’s Lone Ranger comic. Different from promo in The Lone Ranger #14 with same name. Includes partial reprint of the cover to The Lone Ranger #12.

The Lone Ranger and the Bridge Across Ghost Canyon (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:
A crooked foreman sabotages the building of a bridge over a canyon and places the blame on the Lone Ranger.
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1946 or 1947 newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Four tiers of panels per page.

The Lone Ranger and the Escape of Brazos Bill (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)
Synopsis:
Insane killer Brazos Bill escapes from prison and goes on a rampage.
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1946 or 1947 newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Four tiers of panels per page.

Ranger Captain of the Lone Star State (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Smith?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub ?
Inks:
Morris Gollub?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography; western-frontier
Characters:
Captain Bill McDonald; Bill Ogle
Synopsis:
Adventures of "Captain Bill" McDonald of the Texas Rangers during the 1890s.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations. Illustrations typical of Gollub's work see note on Sargeant Preston of the Yukon #4 cover art the path of the bullet.

[Fire Arrows] (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; White Wolf; Singing Bird
Synopsis:
Young Hawk and Little Buck use fire arrows to fend off a Sioux attack of their home village.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois' personal records.

The Pole and Hoop Game (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about the Plains Indians pole and hoop game.

Indexer Notes

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

Chief Grant Richards of the Tonkawa Tribe (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chief Grant Richards (Tonkawa Indian)
Synopsis:
Portrait of Chief Grant Richards of the Tonkawa Tribe.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; 8th 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 Bridge Across Ghost Canyon
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Lone Ranger and the Escape of Brazos Bill
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Ranger Captain of the Lone Star State
  6. 5. [Fire Arrows]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. The Pole and Hoop Game
  8. 7. Chief Grant Richards of the Tonkawa Tribe
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Richard Richmond
  • Merlin Haas
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Merlin Haas