(December 1951)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Issue Notes

First 36 page issue since #1. 36 page issues continue through #49.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ernest Nordli [as E. N.] (signed), (painting)
Inks:
Ernest Nordli [as E. N.] (signed), (painting)
Colors:
Ernest Nordli [as E. N.] (signed), (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse)
Synopsis:
The Lone Ranger raises his hands when two outlaws hold a gun on him from behind, but Tonto is behind a rock above the trail and has the outlaws covered.

Look! Your Favorite Comic Book Every Month (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Santa Claus; Lone Ranger (cameo); Tonto (cameo)
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Promo for subscriptions to the Dell Lone Ranger Comic. Premium is Gold plated Key Holder.

The Grayson Trail (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto
Synopsis:
Scar Grayson's gang sends a false message by telegraph to Batesville to lure the Sheriff and his posse away from town.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal files.

Geronimo "The Restless One" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Gill?
Inks:
Tom Gill?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography; western-frontier
Characters:
Geronimo
Synopsis:
The story of the Apache Indian Geronimo.
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Little Hunter and the Cougar's Cub (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wolf Brother; Prairie Rose; Little Hunter
Synopsis:
Pawnee toddler Little Hunter stumbles into the den of a cougar and her cub.

Indexer Notes

Text story with two illustrations. Sixth and final Wolf Brother text story.

[A Debt Repaid] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Young Hawk; Little Buck; High Cloud
Synopsis:
While exploring the lower reaches of the Rio Grande, Young Hawk returns to camp to find Little Buck and High Cloud gone. He trails them to the village of the two women whose lives he saved earlier, but is captured. The girl Lanika helps them escape.

Indexer Notes

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

[Subscription coupon] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Dan Reid; Young Hawk; Little Buck (all cameos)
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Indexer Notes

Subscription form for Lone Ranger comics with cameos of five characters.

Indian Thunder (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
How to make an Indian “thunder-stick.”

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white; half art, half text.

Use This Form for Christmas Gift Subscriptions (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Promo for subscriptions to the Dell Lone Ranger Comic.

[The Jack Rabbit] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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. Color photograph of a jack rabbit diorama “courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History, N.Y.” with a few lines of text underneath.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. Look! Your Favorite Comic Book Every Month
  3. 2. The Grayson Trail
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. Geronimo "The Restless One"
  5. 4. Little Hunter and the Cougar's Cub
    Wolf Brother
  6. 5. [A Debt Repaid]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. [Subscription coupon]
  8. 7. Indian Thunder
  9. 8. Use This Form for Christmas Gift Subscriptions
  10. 9. [The Jack Rabbit]
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