(August 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand:
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:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder
Reprints:

More Pages! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Whitman Coloring Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Oh-oh! Sound-um like trouble..." (Table of Contents: 2)

Red Ryder / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Jimmy Belt (storekeeper Jr.); Snider (miner); Sheriff; Saddler; Ernie Royce (phony miner); Dub Jensen (phony miner); Harold Moore (phony miner)
Synopsis:
One of the payroll robbers got a knife slash on his saddle. Red tells the saddler to tip him off if he notice anything like it.

Indexer Notes

One unknown ghost artist, probably the same as in the preceding issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"You two young 'uns..."
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-ko; Sheriff Newt; Pronto Tull (killer); Uncle Neb
Synopsis:
The killer, Pronto Tull and his gang busted out of jail two days earlier and are supposed to be on their way to Rimrock. As Little Beaver and Po-ko head for home, they run into the gang in uncle Neb's cabin.

Indexer Notes

Same little horses with broad tapering heads found in many of the Little Beaver stories, and done by an uncredited ghost artist.

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

Red Ryder / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Red Ryder! And Little Beaver!"
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Cary Steele (small rancher); Rufe (rustler); Denton (crooked rancher)
Synopsis:
Red Ryder and Little Beaver trail the rustlers to a railroad tunnel.

Indexer Notes

The artist with the ears cut flat at the top could be a clue to his identity.

The first American Detectives (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
The scouts were the first American detectives, as 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.
The horses are the best clue to Lenox. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Auntie Duchess / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"What's all the excitement about, Tim?"
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Auntie Duchess; Jabez Flaxter (crooked inventor); Tim; Sheriff Newt
Synopsis:
Mr. Flaxter has invented a gold-finding machine, but Auntie is mighty suspicious, and rightly so.

Indexer Notes

One of the uncredited ghost artists in Red Ryder, but the one with the square ear tops.

America's Most Famous Indians (Table of Contents: 7)

Wigwam Ways / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Sittin Bull; Buffalo Bill
Synopsis:
A short story of Sitting Bull.

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 it points to Lenox, as the art in general.
Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

The Outlaw Sheriff (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Inks:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Henry Plummer
Synopsis:
The worst wolf in lamb's skin the brawling gold camps ever knew, Henry Plummer.

Exciting Adventure (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

C'mon, Spark Up! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Ryder
  2. 1. More Pages!
    Whitman Coloring Books
  3. 2. "Oh-oh! Sound-um like trouble..."
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. ["You two young 'uns..."]
    Littel Beaver
  5. 4. ["Red Ryder! And Little Beaver!"]
    Red Ryder
  6. 5. The first American Detectives
    The West that lives Forever
  7. 6. ["What's all the excitement about, Tim?"]
    Auntie Duchess
  8. 7. America's Most Famous Indians
    Wigwam Ways
  9. 8. The Outlaw Sheriff
  10. 9. Exciting Adventure
    Red Ryder Comics
  11. 10. C'mon, Spark Up!
    Wheaties
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Timothy L. Stroup
  • Craig Delich
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson