(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:
Four color interiors; full color covers
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Most information in this index from Robert Phillips.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Roy Rogers (photo)
Synopsis:
Roy, gun in hand, looking over fence, specially-posed.
Reprints:

Free to Every Reader! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Roy Rogers (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Promo for subscriptions to Roy Rogers Comics, 12 issues for $1.00. As a bonus, subscribers would receive a free copy of Adventure Bound Four Color #239 (August 1949).

Roy Rogers and The Claim Jumpers (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Albert Micale (signed)
Inks:
Albert Micale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Steve Weston; Curry Combes
Synopsis:
Scheming varmints tar and feather a fellow prospector to keep him from the mother lode.

Indexer Notes

Submitted August 20, 1949. Synopsis by Robert Phillips.

Jerkline Feud (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McKimson; Randy Steffen; (possibly Andrew Bensen)
Inks:
Al McKimson; Randy Steffen; (possibly Andrew Bensen)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse)
Synopsis:
It's Roy to the rescue when two kids try to save their father's freight business.

Indexer Notes

Al McKimson is a pseudonym for various ones, to include art director brothers Chuck & Tom McKimson; I attribute a contribution to the art with their presence, and signings are seen. Submitted September 2, 1949. (Synopsis and comments by Robert Phillips.)

[Kidnapping at Boonesboro] (Table of Contents)

Pioneers of the Old West / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Albert Micale
Inks:
Albert Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Daniel Boone; Jemima Boone; Betsy Callaway; Frances Callaway; Sam Henderson; John Holder; Buddy Callaway
Synopsis:
Fictionalized version of an episode in early Kentucky history when Indians kidnapped three young girls from Boonesboro, one of whom was the daughter of Daniel Boone.

Indexer Notes

Submitted August 29, 1949.

[Race With Death] (Table of Contents)

Trigger / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Harry Parkhurst
Inks:
Harry Parkhurst
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; western-frontier
Characters:
Trigger (horse); Uncle Mike; Roy Rogers (not named, but pictured)
Synopsis:
Trigger must cover a 60-mile round trip through rough country in order to bring diptheria serum to an Indian village infected with the disease.

Indexer Notes

Submitted August 24, 1949.
Roy Rogers is referred to as "Trigger's master" and is only shown from the back and from a distance. Uncle Mike is the one who rides Trigger for the serum. This was likely done to comply with Postal regulations for Second Class mail that required one of the stories in the comic to feature someone other than the main character of the other stories. (Merlin Haas)

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Subscription blanks for Roy Rogers Comics.

[Roy Twirling Lasso] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)

Characters:
Roy Rogers (photo)
Synopsis:
Roy twirling his trick lasso on film location.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Full page photo.

[Roy and Original Trigger in Sand and Shrubs] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Roy Rogers (photo); original Trigger (horse, photo)
Synopsis:
Roy astride original Trigger in outdoor scene with sand and shrubs. Trigger has blue and white harness.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Full-page photograph.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. Free to Every Reader!
    Roy Rogers
  3. 2. Roy Rogers and The Claim Jumpers
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. Jerkline Feud
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. [Kidnapping at Boonesboro]
    Pioneers of the Old West
  6. 5. [Race With Death]
    Trigger
  7. 6. Subscribe Now - Mail This Coupon Today!
  8. 7. [Roy Twirling Lasso]
    Roy Rogers
  9. 8. [Roy and Original Trigger in Sand and Shrubs]
    Roy Rogers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Robert W Phillips (R.I.P.)
  • Craig Delich
  • Michel Maillot