(October 1954)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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

The Pegleg Smiths (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Pegleg Smith
Synopsis:
The stories of the two Pegleg Smiths.

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

Page 1496 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. The Pegleg Smiths. (In Red Ryder comics, Oct. 1954, p. [2] of cover) Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of August Lenox. © Western Print. & Litho. Co.; 2Sep54; B5-28615." ~Dave Porta

Outlaw's Return (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R.R.C. # 135-5410

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Matt Thomas (crooked politican); Pop Otic (editor); Cathy
Synopsis:
Before the election for mayor, the newspaper editor is killed and his printing press wrecked by hired gunmen. The crook behind it all is Matt Thomas, who is running for office. He is a former member of Wild Bill Doolin's gang.

Indexer Notes

Unidentified ghost artist.

Haunted Fort (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-ko; Chief Warrior; Jeb (bankrobber); Boss (bankrobber)
Synopsis:
To become a member of the secret Tomahawk Society, Little Beaver has to stay all night in the old fort haunted by evil spirits and not get scared and run away. Two bankrobbers are hiding there.

Indexer Notes

Unidentified ghost artist with clumsy horses and not the usual overdone inking.

The Danger Trail (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Kit Carson
Synopsis:
One of the many stories about Kit Carson 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 series. Info "Comics of the American West" by Maurice Horn.

Indian Wampum Belts (Table of Contents: 5)

Wigwam Ways / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Fred
Synopsis:
The value of the Wampum belts.

Indexer Notes

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.

Billy Comstock's Betrayal (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Billy Comstock; Sharpe Grover
Synopsis:
The killing of Billy Comstock.

Indexer Notes

Not signed, but horses, people, faces and inklines are all by Lenox. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

Page 1495 of Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1954: July-December BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, SERIALS, CONTRIBUTIONS TO PERIODICALS states, "WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHING COMPANY. Billy Comstock's Betrayal. (In Red Ryder comics, Oct. 1954, p. [48]) Appl. Author: Western Print. & Litho. Co., employer for hire of August Lenox. © Western Print. & Litho. Co.; 2Sep54; B5-28614." ~Dave Porta

Exciting Stories (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Delicious for Folks of Action! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Curtiss Babe Ruth Candy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Ryder
  2. 1. The Pegleg Smiths
  3. 2. Outlaw's Return
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. Haunted Fort
    Little Beaver
  5. 4. The Danger Trail
    The West that lives Forever
  6. 5. Indian Wampum Belts
    Wigwam Ways
  7. 6. Billy Comstock's Betrayal
  8. 7. Exciting Stories
    Red Ryder Comics
  9. 8. Delicious for Folks of Action!
    Curtiss Babe Ruth Candy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Porta
  • 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