(August 1952)

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

Last 36 page issue until #75.


[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
Synopsis:
An outlaw fires from behind as The Lone Ranger is walking down an alley.

[Heap Good, Tell’um Kids...] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white; mostly art promo for subscriptions to the Dell Lone Ranger Comic. Premium is gold-plated key holder.

Old Cheyenne (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Dan Reid; Silver (horse); Scout (horse)
Synopsis:
A bandit named Dirk forces Pegleg Prindle and Dan Reid to do some blasting so he can recover bank loot.

Indexer Notes

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

The Navajo Trail (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse); Scout (horse)
Synopsis:
Dick Carlyle is searching for his artist father, who is staying with Navajos. He stays at his uncle's ranch, not knowing it is the base for marauding Apache raiders.

Indexer Notes

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

Engagement Gift (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Nenookah the Hunter; Kicking Horse
Synopsis:
Nenookah the Hunter must kill the Devil Cougar of Thunder Lake to win the hand of the fair Nesting Dove.

Indexer Notes

Text story with two illustrations. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois’ personal records.

[Desert Lark] (Table of Contents)

Young Hawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Young Hawk; Little Buck; Desert Lark
Synopsis:
Young Hawk and Little Buck escape a dust storm by entering a hogan containing a long dead man. They travel north to the Grand Canyon, where they find a young Pueblo girl, Desert Lark, and the three descend into the canyon to escape Navajos.

Indexer Notes

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

Indian Picture Stories (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Two Indian-style picture stories to decipher.

Indexer Notes

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

Ralph Kiner Sparks Team in Clutch! (Table of Contents)

Wheaties; What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Ralph Kiner

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Color ad in strip form for Wheaties breakfast cereal featuring Pittsburg Pirates first baseman Ralph Kiner. First in "What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!" series to appear in this title.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. [Heap Good, Tell’um Kids...]
  3. 2. Old Cheyenne
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Navajo Trail
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Engagement Gift
  6. 5. [Desert Lark]
    Young Hawk
  7. 6. Indian Picture Stories
  8. 7. Ralph Kiner Sparks Team in Clutch!
    Wheaties; What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
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