(March 1950)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color cover
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Hampton ?
Inks:
John Hampton ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Littel Beaver

Indexer Notes

Cover signed Fred Harman, but he used ghost writers as well as artists in the comic books. This looks most like Hampton. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

Red Ryder Ranch (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed); H. D. Stanger (photos)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed); H. D. Stanger (photos)
Letters:
Fred Harman (signed)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Fred Harman; Little Beaver; Master Ferrara; Gene Laning

Indexer Notes

Here the credit is Fred Harman, as he wrote the letter and made drawings. Inside front and back covers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Red Ryder / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Hampton
Inks:
John Hampton ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Dance night in Rimrock!
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Joe (rustler); Ed (rustler); Jim (rustler); Sheriff Newt; Deputy; The Fox
Synopsis:
On a dance night thirty horses are stolen from their hitchracks and loaded into a stock car. On a bridge over the river, one by one, the stolen horses are forced to jump from the stock car on the threstle into the river. They are then gathered and driven away.

Indexer Notes

After all the Fred Harman newspaper stories had been reprinted in the Red Ryder comic book, the new stories in the book were ghosted by several artists. One was John Hampton, and the art here is identical to his Kiyotee Kid story in #40, except for the heavy inking. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

The Pony Express (Table of Contents: 3)

The West that lives Forever / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman (signed) ?
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed) ?
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed) ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
The story of the Pony Express.

Indexer Notes

Fred Harmon used to write these educational shorts in the Sunday pages himself. He used much shading with inklines in empty spaces, like the sky here, so all this might be his work.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Beaver / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sparky Moore ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
...says here in the Durango Herald...
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-ko; Red Ryder; Auntie Duchess; Sheriff Newt; Old-timer; Mari Anna (circus rider)
Synopsis:
The circus has come to Rimrock and some hombre with a grudge against circus people is aiming to kill off a few performers.

Indexer Notes

Sparky Moore is credited to ghost Little Beaver in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and with all the close up panels of faces, this could be him on pencil. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011

San Blas Indians (Table of Contents: 5)

Wigwam Ways / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The life of some of the Meso American Indians.

Whoa Up! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Ryder
  2. 1. Red Ryder Ranch
  3. 2. ["Dance night in Rimrock!"]
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. The Pony Express
    The West that lives Forever
  5. 4. ["...says here in the Durango Herald..."]
    Little Beaver
  6. 5. San Blas Indians
    Wigwam Ways
  7. 6. Whoa Up!
    Red Ryder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Ralf Haring
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Timothy L. Stroup
  • Craig Delich
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson