(February 1955)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
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

Indian Tracklore (Table of Contents: 1)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Inks:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Letters:
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Various animals with their Indian names and tracks.

The Pinto Bandit (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Ushler
Inks:
John Ushler ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Ben (driver); Jackson; Pinto Bandit; Sheriff Newt;
Synopsis:
The Pinto Bandit held up the stagecoach and got away with the Jackson Mine payroll. Jackson is behind it all.

Indexer Notes

Another of the uncredited ghost artists on Red Ryder, John Ushler. The hats with the very high brim on page three are Ushler, as face and rounded hair in the neck of the green hatted man in panel three. Page four with Mr. Jackson leaving the office is another Ushler clue, and turning his head on page six. The inking is so much an imitation of the usual Red Ryder story, that it is difficult to point that to Ushler. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011

The Trap (Table of Contents: 3)

Little Beaver / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bud Thompson ?
Inks:
Bud Thompson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Little Beaver; Po-ko; John (trapper); Fred (furthief); Mace Darrow (furthief)
Synopsis:
Little Beaver and Po-ko visit trapper John's cabin, when two men aiming to stealing his pelts appear.

Indexer Notes

Bud Thompson must have done this story as an uncredited ghost artist. The artwork is very similar to some in Tex Ritter comics. Except the heavy "Harman" inking, some faces and figure movement, and hats in sideview low on the head points to Thompson. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011

Frontiersman in Navy Blue (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
Synopsis:
The story of how the first gold was brought from Sutter's Mill to the East.

Feuding Partners (Table of Contents: 5)

Red Ryder / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Lignante
Inks:
Bill Lignante
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Will; Clem
Synopsis:
Will suspects his partner, Clem to steal from him, but the real thief turns out to be a trade rat kept as a pet.

Indexer Notes

In Jerry Bails' Who's Who, Bill Lignante is credited to ghost Red Ryder in the 50's, and this is his work. Not very good on horses. It matches his horses, the dog, and some faces, especially eyes, in The Phantom and Secret Agent. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011

The Redman's Pets (Table of Contents: 6)

Wigwam Ways / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Indians used wolves, bears and mountain lions as pets.

Hell's Angel (Table of Contents: 7)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Hell's Angel will go down in history as one of the great bucking horses of all time.

Amazing Offer (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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. Indian Tracklore
  3. 2. The Pinto Bandit
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. The Trap
    Little Beaver
  5. 4. Frontiersman in Navy Blue
    The West That Lives Forever
  6. 5. Feuding Partners
    Red Ryder
  7. 6. The Redman's Pets
    Wigwam Ways
  8. 7. Hell's Angel
  9. 8. Amazing Offer
  10. 9. Exciting Stories
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • 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