Four Color #741 - The Fastest Gun Alive
(September 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE FASTEST GUN ALIVE, No. 741." Code number is F.GUN.O.S. #741-569. Copyright 1956 by Loew's Incorporated.
Adapted from the 1956 M-G-M movie "The Fastest Gun Alive", which was based on an episode of the television show "The United States Steel Hour".
10¢ and 15¢ versions exist.

The Fastest Gun Alive (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
George Temple (photo of Glenn Ford)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Monochrome photos on cover.

The Fastest Gun Alive (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
George Temple (photo of Glenn Ford); Vinnie Harold (photo of Broderick Crawford)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Four photos from the movie with a partial cast list.

The Fastest Gun Alive (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 33 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman; Frank D. Gilroy (movie screenplay); Russell Rouse (movie screenplay)
Pencils
Bob Jenney; Al McWilliams ?
Inks
Bob Jenney; Al McWilliams ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
George Temple; Dora Temple; Vinnie Harold (villain)
Synopsis
Whenever it becomes known how good he is with guns, George Temple and his wife Dora have to flee the town, in fear of all the gunmen who might want to challenge him. Unfortunately George can't keep his secret after a visitor spends the morning telling the townsfolk about Vinnie Harold, who just shot Clint Fallon, the "fastest gun alive," in a nearby town. George demonstrates his skill by hitting two flipped silver dollars in mid-air, but later regrets it and plans to leave. In the Sunday morning church service, all the town's citizens swear to keep his secret and support his plans to give up his guns forever. However a boy tells the story to a trio of wanted criminals--led by Vinnie Harold. Harold threatens to burn down the whole town, if George doesn't duel him.

Indexer Notes

Story concludes on inside back cover in black and white. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Alberto Becattini notes: "The name "R.Jenney" appears on page 3, panel two. The name Al McWilliams appears on Page 29, panel four. McWilliams might have contributed to the artwork."

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Gun to Gun (Table of Contents: 3)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
George Temple (photo of Glenn Ford)
Synopsis
Sequence of photos of Glenn Ford drawing his gun.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Monochrome colors.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fastest Gun Alive
  2. 1. The Fastest Gun Alive
  3. 2. The Fastest Gun Alive
  4. 3. Gun to Gun
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