Four Color #844 - Gunsmoke
(August 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (president); Helen Meyer (vice- president); Albert P. Delacorte (vice- president)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "GUNSMOKE, No. 844." Code number is GUNSMOKE O.S. #844-578. Copyright 1957 by Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Based on the "Gunsmoke" TV series.


Trail's End (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)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is collage of photo and drawings.

[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
A marshal has to carry a gun...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Dillon (photo of James Arness)
Synopsis
Introduction to series.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two photos and brief typeset text.

Trail's End (Table of Contents: 2)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim McLaughlin
Inks
Jim McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Dillon; Kitty; Chester
Synopsis
Matt and Kitty are on a train returning to Dodge City after a day of visiting friends when the train is attacked by robbers. After the train gets back to Dodge, Matt and Chester go after the robbers.

Indexer Notes

Originally pencils and inks credited to Jim MacDonald 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

Check Your Guns (Table of Contents: 3)

Gunsmoke / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim McLaughlin
Inks
Jim McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Dillon; Chester; Kitty
Synopsis
Matt Dillon has trouble with the storekeepers when he tries to impose an order requiring guns to be checked.

Indexer Notes

Originally pencils and inks credited to Jim MacDonald 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

Western Pistols (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim McLaughlin
Inks
Jim McLaughlin
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Types of pistols used in the Old West.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath.
Originally pencils and inks credited to Jim MacDonald for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Western Theater (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim McLaughlin
Inks
Jim McLaughlin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about theaters in the Old West.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 6.
Originally pencils and inks credited to Jim MacDonald for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Juicy Fruit Gum Safety Quiz (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Trail's End
    Gunsmoke
  2. 1. ["A marshal has to carry a gun..."]
    Gunsmoke
  3. 2. Trail's End
    Gunsmoke
  4. 3. Check Your Guns
    Gunsmoke
  5. 4. Western Pistols
  6. 5. Western Theater
  7. 6. Juicy Fruit Gum Safety Quiz
    Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum
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