(November 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

Keeps 'em on good spookin' terms (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Mars Milky Way / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Here there's been a rash of killings..."
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Sheriff Newt; Case Nevers (crook); Trigg Bolls; Bob Harcourt; Janet
Synopsis:
Killings and robberies have lately been done by the Phantom Killer, and Sheriff Newt has no clues. Mr. Nevers is jealous of Bob and tries to pin him as the Phantom Killer..

Indexer Notes

The ghost artist has something of Bud Thompson in the girl's face in sideview, and ears with a marked flip, but the face of Bob looks more like Hi Mankin, with broad jaw and snub nose, most prominent in sideview. Bud Thompson drew Tex Ritter for Fawcett.

"Hi, Sheriff Newt!" (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-ko; Sheriff Newt; Frenchy Kellog (outlaw); Lin Kellog (outlaw)
Synopsis:
Two wanted outlaws are trailing Little Beaver and Po-ko to an old mine to kill them. They are the only ones who have seen the wanted posters and can recognize them.

Indexer Notes

Uncredited ghost artist. People with large upper torso and thin legs, and wrinkles in all directions.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Is Ben Logan loco, Newt?"
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Auntie Duchess; Sheriff Newt; Ben Logan; Elmer Tragg (Deputy Marshall); Gull Peters (bank robber); Lobo Jones (bank robber)
Synopsis:
Auntie puts arsenic instead of sugar in the frosting on the cake, and when two men appear, they get to taste it. When Sheriff Newt arrives, he finds out they are the wanted bankrobbers.

Indexer Notes

Uncredited ghost artist that could be Bill Lignante when looking at the eyes and gunholsters.

Clothes don't Make the Man (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:
What the cowboy outfit did, and did not look like as told by Fred Harman.

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 and this feature. Info "Comics of the American West" by Maurice Horn. Looks like the art of Lenox. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

Indian Girls at Play (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

Indexer Notes

Not signed, but so similar to Lenox, and many clues in other of the illustrations in this series of which none were signed.
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.
Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Look at those boys..."
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Sheriff Newt; Al Schroeder (outlaw); Sheriff Banks
Synopsis:
Red is delivering a prisoner to Sheriff Banks in Bitteroot for Newt, but is ambushed by the prisoner's buddies and tied up. Little Beaver is not far behind

Indexer Notes

Uncredited ghost artist.

Western Thrills (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Here's everything every Boy wants... (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spark Up with Wheaties (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. Keeps 'em on good spookin' terms
    Mars Milky Way
  3. 2. ["Here there's been a rash of killings..."]
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. "Hi, Sheriff Newt!"
    Little Beaver
  5. 4. ["Is Ben Logan loco, Newt?"]
    Auntie Duchess
  6. 5. Clothes don't Make the Man
    The West that lives Forever
  7. 6. Indian Girls at Play
    Wigwam Ways
  8. 7. ["Look at those boys..."]
    Red Ryder
  9. 8. Western Thrills
    Red Ryder Comics
  10. 9. Here's everything every Boy wants...
    Lionel Trains
  11. 10. Spark Up with Wheaties
    Wheaties
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Timothy L. Stroup
  • Craig Delich
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson