Four Color #47 - Gene Autry
(July 1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Book
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "GENE AUTRY, No. 47." Code number is G.A. 47-447. Copyright 1944 by Gene Autry.


The Ghost Mine (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Till Goodan
Inks
Till Goodan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Gene Autry
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Ghost Mine (Table of Contents: 1)

Gene Autry / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Ike Harris; Bull Riggs; Biff; Milly Nolan; Curly; Bill Drake
Synopsis
Preview of the first story in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Text and illustrations.

The Ghost Mine (Table of Contents: 2)

Gene Autry / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Ike Harris; Bull Riggs; Biff; Milly Nolan; Curly; Bill Drake
Synopsis
Bill Drake has restarted the Ghost Canyon gold mine. He claims he bought it from Hank Nolan before he died, but Nolan's daughter Milly says he left the mine to her. Gene goes with Milly to the mine, where it turns out that the gold being shipped has all been stolen and melted down into new ingots.

Cowboy Lingo (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan ?
Inks
Till Goodan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Definitions of cowboy slang terms.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Renegade Ranch (Table of Contents: 4)

Gene Autry / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Carol Rollins; Andy Arnold; Sam Banks; Royal Rollins
Synopsis
Royal Rollins employs ex-cons from nearby Graystone Prison on his ranch. The sheriff at neighboring Eagle Mesa sends for Gene to help him break up a band of rustlers. The rustlers plant evidence to throw the blame on Rollins' ex-cons.

The Bandit of Dust Devil Gap (Table of Contents: 5)

Gene Autry / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Gene Autry; Champion (horse); Anton Burke; Pappy Hicks; Ben Williams
Synopsis
Anton Burke, a railroad official, calls on Gene for help in solving a series of train robberies that occur at night at a dusty pass. The steady wind wipes out all tracks, making it impossible to follow the robber's trail.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ghost Mine
    Gene Autry
  2. 1. The Ghost Mine
    Gene Autry
  3. 2. The Ghost Mine
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. Cowboy Lingo
  5. 4. Renegade Ranch
    Gene Autry
  6. 5. The Bandit of Dust Devil Gap
    Gene Autry
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  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
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