(January 1951)

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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; Little 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); Stewart's (photos)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed); H.D. Stanger (photos); Stewart's (photos)
Letters:
Fred Harman (signed)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Fred Harman; Little Beaver; Homer Pettigrew; Roy Best; Zeke Bowery; Hoytt Hefner; Cy Taillon; Terry Taillon; Woodrow Dunlap
Synopsis:
Photos from the Red Ryder Roundup. Inside front and back cover.

Indexer Notes

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

"You two don't git lost, now..." (Table of Contents: 2)

Red Ryder / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Sheriff Newt; Auntie Duchess; J.J. (banker); Sol Tatum; Daw (rustler); Buckle (rustler); Monk (rustler)
Synopsis:
Autie Duchess has bought wild cows and Red and Little Beaver are going to round them up, but some ranchhand-rustlers are aiming to do something about that.

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 much similar to his Kiyotee Kid story in #40, except for the heavy inking. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

"Whooee! That heap big ranch..." (Table of Contents: 3)

Red Ryder / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Sheriff Newt; Pecos; Blain (villain); Miss Kitty; Hack; Cheyenne; Cyclone (horse)
Synopsis:
Cyclione is a killer horse, and Red Ryder is going to ride him, but someone has cut his latigo straps almost in two.

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 quite similar to his Kiyotee Kid story in #40, except for the heavy inking. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"I recon even a cowboy..."
Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

The mountains and clouds are identical to them in # 89, same series, so this could be Lignante. He is credited to Red Ryder in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.
Fred Harman used ghost writers and artists on most in the comic books, but he is supposed to have done some features himself, like the script on Wigwam Ways and this one. Info "Comics of the American West" by Maurice Horn.

"Hurry up, Little Beaver..." (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-ko; Prof. Adams; Teacher; Buck; Chief Big Hand
Synopsis:
The Professor will pay $100 to anyone who can capture a young mountain lion and deliver it to him in a cage and unhurt.

Indexer Notes

Notice the teacher has a very big head compared to her body, and the kid Buck on page 2 has two round circles as eyes. This might be clues to the artist.

Little Turtle (Table of Contents: 6)

Wigwam Ways / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman ?
Pencils:
Bill Lignante [as Lignante] (signed)
Inks:
Bill Lignante [as Lignante] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Chief Little Turtle: General St. Clair
Synopsis:
The story of Little Turtle; Chief of the Miami tribe, who defeated the whites two times.

Indexer Notes

Signed in third and last panel.
Fred Harman used ghost writers and artists on most in the comic books, but he is supposed to have done some features himself, like the script on Wigwam Ways. Info "Comics of the American West" by Maurice Horn.

Plenty of Action (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Red Ryder Comics / 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. "You two don't git lost, now..."
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. "Whooee! That heap big ranch..."
    Red Ryder
  5. 4. ["I recon even a cowboy..."]
    The West that lives Forever
  6. 5. "Hurry up, Little Beaver..."
    Little Beaver
  7. 6. Little Turtle
    Wigwam Ways
  8. 7. Plenty of Action
    Red Ryder Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Timothy L. Stroup
  • Craig Delich
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson