(May 1952)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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:
? (photo of Jim Bannon)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder (photo of Jim Bannon); Little Beaver
Reprints:

The Breaking Cart (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan (signed)
Inks:
Till Goodan (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Breaking cart which is used for the sole purpose of teaching horses to drive.

"Great cats!" (Table of Contents: 2)

Red Ryder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Chief Bear Tail; Slagg (crooked Indian Agent); Broken Knife; Brash Hardy (crooked driver); Quirt (crook); Colonel Thursby
Synopsis:
The crooked Indian Agent cheats on the rations to the Indians, besides selling firewater to them. Red Ryder and Little Beaver are going to get him.

Indexer Notes

Very crude artwork, small clumsy men with dough-nut ears and awkward hands and movements, awful wrinkles in clothes. Only the horses are OK. This should be some clues to who it might be.

The Wooden Key (Table of Contents: 3)

Auntie Duchess / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Alvarado
Inks:
Pete Alvarado ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Auntie Duchess; Sheriff Newt; Big Jake (troublemaker)
Synopsis:
Big Jake is a troublemaker, and Auntie wants him arrested and tossed in jail till he learns some manners. But the jail is too frail for his great powers, so Auntie finds a new jail for him. A thirty feet deep mine shaft with a drawn-up ladder as the only key.

Indexer Notes

Pete Alvarado is credited to Red Ryder only for 1955 in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but this is his faces with arched cheekbones and squinty eyes, and figures with a little awkward movements and hands. It compares fine with some Whitman books on Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

The Blue Bucket Mine (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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Story of the old Blue Bucket Mine told by Fred Harman.

Indexer Notes

Harman is supposed to have made the script on some fact features in Red Ryder Comics, as Wigwam Ways and this one. Info "Comics of the American West" by Maurice Horn.
Artwork on this feature have many by Bill Lignante, mostly signed. This is not signed, but the mountain peaks looks like his work. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Everybody watch..."
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-ko; Juan Natoma; Big Elk
Synopsis:
Little Beaver gets a job at unloading woolsacks from Juan Matoma's wagon.

Making Arrows (Table of Contents: 6)

Wigwam Ways / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman ?
Pencils:
August Lenox
Inks:
August Lenox
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
How to make arrows with flint heads.

Indexer Notes

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.
Not signed, but looking at the nostrils of the horse points to Lenox, as the art in general.
Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

The Prairie Scooner (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Till Goodan (signed)
Inks:
Till Goodan (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
The story of the Prairie Scooner of the Old West

Action-Packed Stories (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Ryder
  2. 1. The Breaking Cart
  3. 2. "Great cats!"
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. The Wooden Key
    Auntie Duchess
  5. 4. The Blue Bucket Mine
    The West that lives Forever
  6. 5. ["Everybody watch..."]
    Little Beaver
  7. 6. Making Arrows
    Wigwam Ways
  8. 7. The Prairie Scooner
  9. 8. Action-Packed Stories
    Red Ryder Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Peter Bosch
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  • Timothy L. Stroup
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  • Jerry Hillegas
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