(May 1952)

Dell, 1942 Series
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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
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