(February 1950)

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; Silver (horse)
Synopsis:
A prospector gives the Lone Ranger directions.

Indexer Notes

Cover has "This is a King Feature" emblem.

The Chisholm Trail... (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Wade Hampton (signed)
Inks:
John Wade Hampton (signed)
Letters:
John Wade Hampton (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Illustrations and text.

The Lone Ranger and the Strange Birthday Present (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 39 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 is accused of killing a messenger who had a letter that was to be delivered to Bob Lawton on his 18th birthday.
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1947 newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Three tiers of panels per page.

The Yarns of Old Gabe (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Smith (credited)
Pencils:
Tom Hickey [as T.H.] (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey [as T.H.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Bridger
Synopsis:
The fables told by frontier scout Jim Bridger in the early part of the 19th century. Bridger was one of the first white men to see Yellowstone Park, but when he described the sights he'd seen, no one believed him. Miffed, he concocted far-fetched tales based on the wonders of the old west.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations.

[The Cougar Killer] (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; White Fawn
Synopsis:
Young Hawk is injured while killing a cougar.

Indexer Notes

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

Subscribe Now-Mail This Coupon Today (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Subscription form for Lone Ranger comics. No art.

Special Offer to Readers of this Comic! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; Bill Ely
Inks:
?; Bill Ely
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Lone Ranger (cameo); Tonto (cameo); Young Hawk (cameo); Zorro
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white; promo for subscriptions to Dell’s Lone Ranger comic. Premium is free copy of “The Mark of Zorro” Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #228. Cover of Four Color #228 and a interior drawing of Zorro from the comic are shown. Both have art by Bill Ely.

Wolf Head (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wolf Head (Blackfoot Indian)
Synopsis:
Portrait of Wolf Head, "the greatest medicine man of the Blackfoot nation."

Indexer Notes

Back cover; 13th in a series of portraits of Indian warriors and chiefs.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. The Chisholm Trail...
  3. 2. The Lone Ranger and the Strange Birthday Present
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Yarns of Old Gabe
  5. 4. [The Cougar Killer]
    Young Hawk
  6. 5. Subscribe Now-Mail This Coupon Today
  7. 6. Special Offer to Readers of this Comic!
  8. 7. Wolf Head
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Merlin Haas