Four Color #720 - Gunsmoke [Wrigley's Juicy Fruit back cover]
(August 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "GUNSMOKE, No. 720." Code number is GUNSMOKE O.S. #720-568. Copyright 1956 by Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Second of five Gunsmoke Four Colors. Based on the "Gunsmoke" TV series.
This issue has variants:

The Hunter (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Dillon (photo of James Arness)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Gunsmoke / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Dillon (photo of James Arness)
Synopsis
Intro to series.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Six photos with typeset text.

The Hot Spell (Table of Contents: 2)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Jim McLaughlin
Inks
Jim McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Dillon; Chester; Kitty
Synopsis
In the midst of a spell of hot weather, Matt has to deal with a gunman he saved from a lynching for horse-stealing. Evidence proves the man innocent of that crime, but he hangs around Dodge and draws trouble.
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Indexer Notes

Originally pencils and inks credited to Alberto Giolitti for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).
"The Gunsmoke artist is Jim McLaughlin (long faces, narrow jaw, etc.). He worked at Ace before they folded..." from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Art correction by Steinar Ådland December 2010.
Terry Meister suggests, via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 4104), that the artist is Jim McDonald, 2010-06-25.

The Buffalo Hunter (Table of Contents: 3)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Jim McLaughlin
Inks
Jim McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Dillon; Chester; Kitty
Synopsis
Jase Murdock, nicknamed "Long Arm," a half-crazed man who has been hunting buffalo for 30 years, is poaching on Indian territory. Matt Dillon must track Murdock down when he again crosses the boundary after being warned not to.
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Indexer Notes

Story concludes on the inside back cover in black and white. Dell's "A Pledge to Parents" is the second panel of the inside cover, in the middle of the story.
Originally pencils and inks credited to Alberto Giolitti for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).
"The Gunsmoke artist is Jim McLaughlin (long faces, narrow jaw, etc.). He worked at Ace before they folded..." from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Alberto Giolitti was the artist on Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
Art correction by Steinar Ådland December 2010
Terry Meister suggests, via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 4104), that the artist is Jim McDonald, 2010-06-25.

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

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Hunter
    Gunsmoke
  2. 1. ["I'm Matt Dillon, U.S. Marshal."]
    Gunsmoke
  3. 2. The Hot Spell
    Gunsmoke
  4. 3. The Buffalo Hunter
    Gunsmoke
  5. 4. ["Bill Wisdom says: Your vacation is so short..."]
    Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum
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