(May 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:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse)
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger dismounts from Silver.
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Indexer Notes

The composition of this cover is somewhat similar to (though flipped) the cover of The Lone Ranger (Dell, 1948 series) #12.

Artist identified by Richard Richmond via the GCD Error Tracker.

The Plainsman (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan (signed)
Inks:
Till Goodan (signed)
Letters:
Till Goodan (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about the Plainsman of 1825, the Plains Indians of 1850; and the California Vaquero of 1850.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Half art, half text.

The Lone Ranger and the Tunnel Builders (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:
Crooks try to prevent the building of Big Mouth Tunnel.
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Indexer Notes

Four tiers of panels per page.

The Lone Ranger and the Bart Cavendish Gang (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 (origin retold); Tonto; Dan Reid; Silver (horse, origin); Scout (horse); Bart Cavendish
Synopsis:
Tonto tells Dan Reid the story of the origin of the Lone Ranger and the capture of the Cavendish gang. He also tells of the origin of the Lone Ranger's silver bullets and how the Lone Ranger captured his horse Silver.
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1947 newspaper strips

Indexer Notes

Four tiers of panels per page; The Lone Ranger's origin and how he captured Silver retold. Lone Ranger's unmasked face is shown.

Running Fox's Change of Heart (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Running Fox; Wolf Jaw; Simon Kenton
Synopsis:
Captured by Wyandotte Indians, Simon Kenton is tied to a wild horse for torture. He is saved by the intervention of an Indian boy, Running Fox.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations; continued from last issue. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois' personal records.

[Captured in a Corn Field] (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:
Little Buck and White Fawn hide in a corn field after they are convinced that spirits have hit Young Hawk on the head with a rock. They are captured by returning warriors.

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

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Indexer Notes

Subscription form for Lone Ranger comics. No art.

Free! Five Full Color Illustrations of Lone Ranger and Silver..in Action! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger; Young Hawk (cameo)
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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Promo for subscriptions to Dell's Lone Ranger comic. Premium is five pinups of the Lone Ranger.

The Last Indian Battle (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Almighty Voice (Blackfoot Indian)
Synopsis:
Drawing of Blackfoot Indian Almighty Voice, with short story of his last days in 1897.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Large illustration with text beneath.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. The Plainsman
  3. 2. The Lone Ranger and the Tunnel Builders
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Lone Ranger and the Bart Cavendish Gang
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Running Fox's Change of Heart (Part 2)
  6. 5. [Captured in a Corn Field]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Subscribe Now-Mail This Coupon Today
  8. 7. Free! Five Full Color Illustrations of Lone Ranger and Silver..in Action!
  9. 8. The Last Indian Battle
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