(March 1955)

Dell, 1942 Series
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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
Reprints

Indian Track Lore (Table of Contents: 1)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Tracks and Indian names of some animals.

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back cover.

Death Leaves a Calling Card (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; Sheriff; Harvey Boyle (crook)
Synopsis
Red Ryder and Little Beaver find a dead miner, shot in the back. The only clue is a card in the hand of the dead man, an ace of clubs. The fifth miner killed this way, and the Sheriff suspects Mr. Boyle, who has bought up all the dead men's claims.

Indexer Notes

Another of the uncredited ghost artists on Red Ryder, John Ushler. The hat of the Sheriff in sideview, and the face of the man in the last panel on page 2, are Ushler . On page 4 the Sheriff in sideview pointing is very much Ushler, and the way the man on the roof swings his gun on Red Ryder is typical Ushler too. 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 Payroll Theft (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Little Beaver; Po-ko; Wade (stagerobber); Pete (stagerobber); Sheriff Newt
Synopsis
Little Beaver and Po-ko witness a stage robbery and are taken along on the stage by the robbers. They escape and take both the robbers and the stolen money back to the railroad camp.

Indexer Notes

Barrel horses with small eyes, sharp angled brims on hats and very large guns by an uncredited ghost artist.

Wonders of the Canyon (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 Grand Canyon 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.

Blazing Bullet (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Brick Graham (robber); Chet (messenger); Lou (robber)
Synopsis
A bank messenger is wounded and robbed and the only clues Red has is the neckerchief of one of the two robbers, and a dropped .45 bullet.

Indexer Notes

Barrel horses with small eyes, sharp angled brims on hats and very large guns by an uncredited ghost artist. Maybe Bill Lignante? The square heads of horses in close up could be his. Then several Little Beaver stories could also be his work. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

Why the Redmen Danced (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
Synopsis
Indian ceremonial dances and their importance.

Indexer Notes

Not signed, but faces, figures and the inklines are Lenox. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

Henry Miller (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Henry Miller
Synopsis
The story of Henry Miller, a famous California Cattle King.

Exciting Stories (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Red Ryder Comics / 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 Track Lore
  3. 2. Death Leaves a Calling Card
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. The Payroll Theft
    Little Beaver
  5. 4. Wonders of the Canyon
    The West That Lives Forever
  6. 5. Blazing Bullet
    Red Ryder
  7. 6. Why the Redmen Danced
    Wigwam Ways
  8. 7. Henry Miller
  9. 8. Exciting Stories
    Red Ryder Comics
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