(September-November 1961)

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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "LARAMIE, No. 1223." Code number is LARAMIE #1223-618. Copyright 1961 by Revue Studios. This version of the issue has five pages of ads and promos that are not in the non-ad issue and also has different cover copy.


[The Missing Man] (Table of Contents)

Laramie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jess Harper (as played by Robert Fuller; Slim Sherman (as played by John Smith)

Indexer Notes

Ad edition cover features promo text above the logo and the text in the white box in the lower right corner is different than the non-ad version.

The Missing Man / The Deadly Payload (Table of Contents)

Laramie / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jess Harper (as played by Robert Fuller; Slim Sherman (as played by John Smith)
Synopsis:
Preview of the two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo and two-panel previews of the stories. Art identification by Merlin Haas (December 2010).

The Missing Man (Table of Contents)

Laramie / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jess Harper; Slim Sherman; Jeff Dawkins; Eagle Claws
Synopsis:
An Indian agent is traveling by stagecoach to warn an Army post of an impending Sioux uprising. Slim and Jess must make sure he makes it through.

Indexer Notes

The story has one page deleted from the non-ad version. Pencils credit from Gary Brown, Alan Hutchinson, and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (December 2010)

Color This Picture and You Can Win (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for Dell Comics Coloring contest. First prize is $1,000 and a Thunderbird Jr. car. This promo comes after page two, in the middle of the first story in the issue.

Start Trading Now (Table of Contents)

Dell Trading Post / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Yogi Bear (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo for Dell Trading Post. Prizes could be redeemed for sending in title strips from the covers of Dell Comics. This sequence replaces the "Relief Driver" story from the non-ad edition.

The Deadly Payload (Table of Contents)

Laramie / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jess Harper; Slim Sherman
Synopsis:
A gang steals a payroll from the stagecoach and hides out in an abandoned mine under a ghost town.

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit from Gary Brown, Alan Hutchinson, and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (December 2010)

Special Offer from Pop-Ice! (Table of Contents)

Pop-Ice / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Popeye (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Ad for Popeye Navy Club sponsored by Pop-Ice flavored ice treats. This sequence replaces "Western Fences" from the non-ad edition.

Indian Agent (Table of Contents)

Laramie / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Description of the Indian agent's job on the reservation.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with text underneath. The Laramie logo is on the sequence but no characters appear. Art identification by Gary Brown, Alan Hutchinson, and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (December 2010).

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98 (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath [as RH] (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath [as RH] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for 204 plastic Revolutionary War soldiers for $1.98 from Carle Place, Long Island, N.Y. This ad replaces "Wyoming's Ghost Town" from the non-ad edition.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Missing Man]
    Laramie
  2. 1. The Missing Man / The Deadly Payload
    Laramie
  3. 2. The Missing Man
    Laramie
  4. 3. Color This Picture and You Can Win
  5. 4. Start Trading Now
    Dell Trading Post
  6. 5. The Deadly Payload
    Laramie
  7. 6. Special Offer from Pop-Ice!
    Pop-Ice
  8. 7. Indian Agent
    Laramie
  9. 8. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98
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