Four Color #287 - Gene Autry's Champion in The Ghost of Black Mountain
(August 1950)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
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 "GENE AUTRY'S CHAMPION in the GHOST OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, No. 287." Code number is C.O.S. #287-508. Copyright 1950 by Gene Autry.


The Ghost of Black Mountain (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry's Champion / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Morris Gollub; ? (photograph)
Inks
Morris Gollub; ? (photograph)
Colors
Morris Gollub; ? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Champion (horse); Gene Autry (cameo, photo)

Indexer Notes

This is one of several covers where Morris Gollub attempted a kind of photo realism. See Roy Roger's Trigger No.2, often mistaken for a photo. Both titles used photos of the horse as fillers during their runs. (Richard Richmond)

[Champion with Trees in Background] (Table of Contents: 1)

Champion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)

Genre
animal; western-frontier
Characters
Champion (horse)
Synopsis
Champion, with halter but no saddle, with a background of trees.

Indexer Notes

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

The Ghost of Black Mountain (Table of Contents: 2)

Champion the World's Wonder Horse / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Champion (horse); Ricky West; Uncle Smoky Ashton; Rebel (dog)
Synopsis
Two outlaws set up a fortified hideout on Black Mountain. They scare off Ricky and Champion who are out hunting stray cattle, but the boy and horse return the next day. The "Ghost" knocks Ricky into an underground river, but Champion saves him. The next day Ricky and his Uncle Smoky return to the mountain and discover the hideout.

Indexer Notes

Gene Autry appears in pinups and on the cover, but is not mentioned in the interior story.

Gene Autry and Champion Train Little Champion (Table of Contents: 3)

Champion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Gene Autry (photo); Champion (horse, photo); Little Champion (horse, photo)
Synopsis
Gene Autry standing at left with Champion and Little Champion at right.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Full-page pin-up photo with typeset caption.

[Champion and Bus] (Table of Contents: 4)

Champion / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Champion (horse, photo)
Synopsis
Champion, in full saddle gear, posed against the back of a bus or trailer that has "Gene Autry and Champ." sign on it.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Full-page color pin-up photograph.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ghost of Black Mountain
    Gene Autry's Champion
  2. 1. [Champion with Trees in Background]
    Champion
  3. 2. The Ghost of Black Mountain
    Champion the World's Wonder Horse
  4. 3. Gene Autry and Champion Train Little Champion
    Champion
  5. 4. [Champion and Bus]
    Champion
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