Four Color #278 - Bill Elliott Comics
(May 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
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "BILL ELLIOTT COMICS, No. 278." Code number is BILL ELLIOTT O.S. #278-505. Copyright 1950 by Stephen Slesinger. Published by arrangement with Stephen Slesinger, authorized edition. First Wild Bill Elliott Four Color. Continues as Wild Bill Elliott (Dell, 1950 series) with #2 (November 1950).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wild Bill Elliott / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Elliott (photograph)

[Bill on Fence with Lariat] (Table of Contents: 1)

Bill Elliott / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Elliott (photo)
Synopsis
Full-page photo of Bill Elliott sitting on a fence holding a lariat noose in one hand and the rest of the rope in the other.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Full-page pin-up photo.

The War on Spider Creek (Table of Contents: 2)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cary
Inks
Cary
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Elliott; Stormy Night (horse); Clay Fielding
Synopsis
Bill is summoned by Clay Fielding to Marin County. There he finds that Fielding is in a conflict with Martin West and the Drag-W over the water rights to Spider Creek. Fielding needs the water for his paper mill.

Indexer Notes

Art is the same as the second story, which is signed "Cary."

The Ghost of Poco Loco Ridge (Table of Contents: 3)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cary (signed)
Inks
Cary (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
? (Leroy lettering)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Elliott; Stormy Night (horse); Jim Huffner; Ollie Denton
Synopsis
Bill saves a man from quicksand in a river. He finds that the man and his partner had struck gold earlier and that his partner threw him into the quicksand so that he could register the claim in his name only.

Drive to Thunder Butte (Table of Contents: 4)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cary
Inks
Cary
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Elliott; Stormy Night (horse); Kit Roberts; "Devil" Devlin
Synopsis
Bill is camped on a rise above Rainbow Valley when he's awakened by the sound of riders. He follows them and interrupts their raid on a cattle herd in the valley. Bill finds that "Devil" Devlin is trying to buy out all the small ranchers in the valley, and if they refuse to sell he threatens to drive them out. Bill organizes a merged cattle drive of the small ranchers and brings in some gunfighters to offset the gunmen he expects Devlin to use to attack the herd.

Indexer Notes

Art is the same as the second story, which is signed "Cary."

[Bill with Six-Guns] (Table of Contents: 5)

Bill Elliott / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Elliott (photo)
Synopsis
Full figure shot of Bill Elliott with six-guns in each hand.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Full-page pin-up photo "autographed" Bill Elliott.

[Bill with Stormy Night] (Table of Contents: 6)

Bill Elliott / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Elliott (photo); Stormy Night (horse, photo)
Synopsis
Bill Elliot, dismounted with one foot on a chair, standing beside his horse Stormy Night.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Full-page horizontal color photo pin-up.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Bill Elliott
  2. 1. [Bill on Fence with Lariat]
    Bill Elliott
  3. 2. The War on Spider Creek
    Wild Bill Elliott
  4. 3. The Ghost of Poco Loco Ridge
    Wild Bill Elliott
  5. 4. Drive to Thunder Butte
    Wild Bill Elliott
  6. 5. [Bill with Six-Guns]
    Bill Elliott
  7. 6. [Bill with Stormy Night]
    Bill Elliott
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