([April-June] 1951)

Dell, 1951 Series
 
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (president); Helen Meyer (vice-president); Albert P. Delacorte (vice-president)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Issue Notes

Indicia does not have a month of publication.
Designed, produced, and copyright, 1951, by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Chief / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painted)
Inks:
? (painted)
Colors:
? (painted)

Genre:
historical; western-frontier

Indian Sign Language (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
How to say 6 different words in Indian Sign Language (including season, woman and white man).

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover. Includes indicia.

The Captive of the Mountain Makers (Table of Contents)

The Chief / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jon Small (signed)
Inks:
Jon Small (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
The Chief #2-512

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
Young Otter; Prairie Dove
Synopsis:
Young Otter saves Prairie Dove from being sacrificed to the sun god upon the altar atop the pyramid by the sun priests of the tribe who live in the walled city.
Keywords:
human sacrifice; pagan priests; sun god

Indexer Notes

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "The Captive of the Mountain Makers (synopsis). 14p. For War Eagle. Sent March 5, 1950. NOTE: Parenthetical 'synop' is lined out in red." ~Dave Porta

The Exile (Table of Contents)

Indian Chief / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Alberto Giolitti
Inks:
Alberto Giolitti
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
Fleet Hawk
Synopsis:
Fleet Hawk fails the manhood initiation of the Wolf Clan. He is exiled for a season. A wolf pack attacks him in his exile. He kills the huge wolf leader by knife in mortal combat, skins it, wears its pelt as a wolf's head hood, undertakes many anonymous heroics for his clan. He finally unmasks himself. Denouement: "We who sent you out in scorn, admired you unknowingly and called you the Wolf God! We who sent you forth in shame welcome back The Exile!"
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "The ‘Big Wolf' (synopsis). 16p. For War Eagle. Sent February 26, 1950." Someone changed the title from "The 'Big Wolf'" to "The Exile." ~Dave Porta

This is the same artist as on Tonto and Sergeant Preston.
Notice the accuracy of the posed figures and details of objects. That is because Giolitti took pictures of himself and his friends dressed like the characters of the strip, and used it as a guideline for the final drawing. He had photographs, books, magazines and objects used for backgrounds and artifacts. He also had models of real weapons.
Informations from Angelo Toredo
Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Squaw Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon Small (signed)
Inks:
Jon Small (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
Stone Hawk
Synopsis:
Stone Hawk is driven out of the tribe and told to "live like a woman", but proves himself to be a man when he kills a demon bear.

White Wolf and the Pelt Robber (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
White Wolf; Moon Maiden
Synopsis:
Marriage is a partnership. Onondaga bride Moon Maiden and her Pawnee husband White Wolf leave for new hunting grounds; she teaches him the hunting and trapping secrets. He is hurt in a fight with a wolverine. Her skill and love bring him back from death. She exults that the Great Spirit is filling their snares with game. White Wolf redounds the praise to her, declaring the Great Spirit has given her strong "medicine." She remarks that they shall be rich when they return to her father's wickiup, but even if they were poor, she should still feel rich with her husband! He feels likewise.
Keywords:
family; God; mixed marriage

Indexer Notes

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "White Wolf and The Pelt Robber. 8p For War Eagle, stock. Sent April 2, 1950." ~Dave Porta

["This famous painting shows a Minatree "Dog Soldier"..."] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (painted)
Inks:
? (painted)
Colors:
? (painted)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
historical; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Backcover of comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Chief
  2. 1. Indian Sign Language
  3. 2. The Captive of the Mountain Makers
    The Chief
  4. 3. The Exile
    Indian Chief
  5. 4. Squaw Man
  6. 5. White Wolf and the Pelt Robber
  7. 6. ["This famous painting shows a Minatree "Dog Soldier"..."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gene Reed
  • Dave Porta
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome