Four Color #820 - The Oklahoman
(June 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell A Movie Classic
Editing
?
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

This issue has variants.

Indicia title is "THE OKLAHOMAN, No. 820."
Code number is T.O.O.S. #820-576.
Copyright 1957 by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.
"Movie Classic" on cover.


The Oklahoman (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Colors
? (photos)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Dr. John Brighton (photo of Joel McCrea); Cass Dobie (photo of Brad Dexter)
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The Oklahoman (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Dr. John Brighton (photo of Joel McCrea); Cass Dobie (photo of Brad Dexter); Charlie Smith (photo of Michale Pate)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Seven photos from the movie plus partial cast list.

The Oklahoman (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Daniel B. Ullman (movie writer); Paul S. Newman (comic adaptation)
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Dr. John Brighton; Cass Dobie; Jim Hawk; Maria Smith; Charlie Smith; Mel Dobie
Synopsis
Dr. John Brighton settles in Cherokee Wells after his wife dies giving birth to his daughter. Five years later, big cattleman Cass Dobie is trying to run off the smaller ranchers and makes an enemy of the Doctor. Cass Dobie suspects there is oil on Indian Charlie Smith's property. He sends his brother Mel to take a sample for analysis, but Smith sees him and Mel tries to shoot him. Smith kills him with a knife and Cass Dobie vows revenge. Dr. Brighton has to keep Smith safe from Cass until the inquest.
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Indexer Notes

Based on the 1957 movie "The Oklahoman." Script credit from "Who's Who in American Comic Books 1928-1999" website. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). "R. Jenney" appears on a store sign in panel two of page two of the story.

The First Oil Well (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Edwin Drake
Synopsis
The drilling of the first oil well by Edwin Drake in Pennsylvania in 18959.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Land Rush (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
A description of the land rush in Oklahoma in 1889.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Panels with typeset text underneath. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Oklahoman
  2. 1. The Oklahoman
  3. 2. The Oklahoman
  4. 3. The First Oil Well
  5. 4. The Land Rush
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