Four Color #269 - Johnny Mack Brown
(March 1950)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
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

Indicia title is "JOHNNY MACK BROWN, No. 269." Code number is J.M.B.O.S. #269-503. Copyright 1950 by Johnny Mack Brown. Continues as Johnny Mack Brown #2 (October-December 1950)

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Law for the Badlands (Table of Contents)

Johnny Mack Brown / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Mack Brown (photo)

Indexer Notes

Cover title is "Law for the Badlands", but the title for the one interior story is "The Red Arrow Rustlers."

The Red Arrow Rustlers (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jesse Marsh
Inks
Jesse Marsh
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Mack Brown; Tub Porter; Marian Quintain; Squint Beloit; Buck Gunderson; Marcus Quintain; Marshal Hunter
Synopsis
Portraits of the main characters of the story; done as "wanted posters" tacked on the side of a building.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

The Red Arrow Rustlers (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Mack Brown / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jesse Marsh
Inks
Jesse Marsh
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Mack Brown; Tub Porter; Marian Quintain; Squint Beloit; Buck Gunderson; Marcus Quintain; Marshal Hunter
Synopsis
The Red Arrow gang is stealing herds of cattle being driven to Dodge City. Johnny becomes involved when they steal the herd of his friends Tub and Squint on the Box-H ranch.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007), who erroneously credits the script to Gaylord Du Bois. The only Johnny Mack entry in Du Bois's Account Books is a 32p. story, which tallies with "Tenderfoot Trouble" in JMB#2. That story's content bears Du Bois distinctives, while this script does not. Did Paul S. Newman write this? Du Bois didn't. Discredit of erroneous script attribution is provided by David Porta (November 1, 2018).

[Johnny Mack Brown Photos] (Table of Contents: 3)

Johnny Mack Brown / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?; ? (photos)
Inks
?; ? (photos)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Mack Brown (photos)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Four photos of Johnny Mack Brown (three cropped from larger photos) plus incidental drawings of saddle, gun belt, etc.

[Johnny Mack Brown Pin-up] (Table of Contents: 4)

Johnny Mack Brown / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Mack Brown (photo)
Synopsis
Photo of Johnny Mack Brown in black shirt with red trim, cradling a rifle and leaning on a fence.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Pin-up photo.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Law for the Badlands
    Johnny Mack Brown
  2. 1. The Red Arrow Rustlers
    Johnny Mack Brown
  3. 2. The Red Arrow Rustlers
    Johnny Mack Brown
  4. 3. [Johnny Mack Brown Photos]
    Johnny Mack Brown
  5. 4. [Johnny Mack Brown Pin-up]
    Johnny Mack Brown
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