(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