(December 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:
Morris Gollub ?
Inks:
Morris Gollub ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger uses a judo hold to throw an outlaw over his shoulder.

Hold It! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto (cameo); Young Hawk (cameo); Santa Claus
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Illustrated promo for subscriptions to Dell’s Lone Ranger comic. Premium is five pinups of the Lone Ranger. One year for $1.00.

The Lone Ranger and the Hooded Gang of Terrorists (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 Lone Ranger pretends to be a robber to gain membership in "The Hooded Gang."
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1948 newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Four tiers of panels per page.

The Lone Ranger and the Murder of Mr. Driscoll (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; Missouri
Synopsis:
Driscoll intends to foreclose the mortgage on the Lone Ranger's friend, Mustang Mag, but is shot and killed by someone who frames the Lone Ranger for the murder.
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1948 newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Four tiers of panels per page.

Dead-Shot Dandy (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Smith (credited)
Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Wild Bill Hickok; Tom Custer; Jack Crawford
Synopsis:
The true story of Wild Bill Hickok's days as Sheriff of Hays, Kansas, in 1869.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations. Art identification by Richard Richmond from GCD Error List 2012-06-12.

[Return of the Sioux] (Table of Contents)

Young Hawk / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Young Hawk; Little Buck
Synopsis:
Safe in their wolf's den hideout, Young Hawk and Little Buck make a bow and some arrows and hunt a deer. But the Sioux return and chase Young Hawk to the edge of a cliff.

Indexer Notes

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

Use This Form for Your Own Subscription (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Subscription form for Lone Ranger comics. No art.

The Quarter Horse (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about the Quarter Horse.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white. Text and illustrations. Art identification by Richard Richmond from GCD Error List 2012-06-12.

Use This Form for Christmas Gift Subscriptions (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; subscription form for Lone Ranger comics. No art.

Chief Joseph Napoleon of the Nez Perces (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chief Joseph [Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain] (Nez Perce Indian)
Synopsis:
Portrait of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces (1840-1904).

Indexer Notes

Back cover; 11th in a series of portraits of Indian warriors and chiefs. Actual name was just Chief Joseph, but he was called the "Red Napoleon" for his leadership of the Nez Perce during conflict with the Army in the State of Washington in the 1870s. This drawing is taken from a photograph of Chief Joseph taken in the 1880s.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. Hold It!
  3. 2. The Lone Ranger and the Hooded Gang of Terrorists
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Lone Ranger and the Murder of Mr. Driscoll
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Dead-Shot Dandy
  6. 5. [Return of the Sioux]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Use This Form for Your Own Subscription
  8. 7. The Quarter Horse
  9. 8. Use This Form for Christmas Gift Subscriptions
  10. 9. Chief Joseph Napoleon of the Nez Perces
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  • Peter Croome
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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