(July 1951)

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:
Ernest Nordli? (painting)
Inks:
Ernest Nordli? (painting)
Colors:
Ernest Nordli? (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger and Tonto make their way through a cave.

Indexer Notes

First cover with all-blue outfit from the television series.

The Cowboy's Boots (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about cowboy boots.
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Indexer Notes

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

[The Crooked Gambler] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 20 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:
Bolo Sherman's father cheats at poker and is killed by one of the men he cheated. He moves to a different town and needs the Lone Ranger's help to keep a thug from forcing his sweetheart's father to buy crooked gambling equipment.
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1946 newspaper strips

Indexer Notes

First interior story where the Lone Ranger's outfit is colored all-blue. In earlier issues he had a red shirt and blue pants.

[The Gold Mine Stock] (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; Dan Reid; Silver (horse); Scout (horse); Victor (horse)
Synopsis:
Duped settlers take out 60-day mortgages to buy stock in a fake gold mine, and lose their property when they can't pay the mortgage.
Reprints:
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1943 newspaper strips

Indexer Notes

Lone Ranger's outfit is colored all-blue.

Wolf Brother’s Hunting (Table of Contents)

Wolf Brother / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wolf Brother (intro)
Synopsis:
Pawnee Wolf Brother finds an Arikara maiden in the ruins of a camp raided by the Hidatsas.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations; first in a continuing storyline. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois’ personal records.

[The City of the Sun] (Table of Contents)

Young Hawk / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Young Hawk; Little Buck; High Cloud
Synopsis:
Young Hawk and Little Buck return from a hunting trip to find their captive Black Dog has been killed when he stole a canoe from an old Natchez Indian named High Cloud. They travel to the Natchez "City of the Sun" where they gain supplies and leave with High Cloud to go to the sea.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline.

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 5 Beautiful, Big Full Color Pictures (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto (cameo)
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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Promo for subscriptions to the Dell Lone Ranger Comic. Premium is five free Lone Ranger pictures.

[White Mountain Sheep] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. (photograph)
Inks:
American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. (photograph)
Colors:
American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Horizontal color photograph of a white mountain sheep diorama “courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History, N.Y.” with a few lines of text below.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. The Cowboy's Boots
  3. 2. [The Crooked Gambler]
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. [The Gold Mine Stock]
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Wolf Brother’s Hunting
    Wolf Brother
  6. 5. [The City of the Sun]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Subscribe Now-Mail This Coupon Today
  8. 7. Free 5 Beautiful, Big Full Color Pictures
  9. 8. [White Mountain Sheep]
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