Four Color #396 - Tales of the Texas Rangers
(May 1952)

Dell, 1942 Series
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0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "TALES OF THE TEXAS RANGERS, No. 396." Code number is T.R.O.S. #396-525. Copyright 1952 by Stacy Keach. Based on the "Tales of the Texas Rangers" TV Series. Continues as "Jace Pearson of the Texas Rangers" #2 (May-July 1953).

Tales of the Texas Rangers (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Texas Rangers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson (photo of Joel McCrea)
Reprints

Ranger History (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Inks
August Lenox [as Lenox] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Short history of the Texas Rangers

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two illustrations with typeset text.

Panhandle Manhunt (Table of Contents: 2)

Tales of the Texas Rangers / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Cooke
Inks
Tom Cooke
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson; Clay Morgan; Phil Craig; Charcoal (horse)
Synopsis
Three members of bank robber Hock Denton's gang help Denton escape from the Bitter Creek jail. Jace Pearson is sent to lead an investigative team to find the gang.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010
Notice the unusual lines inside the ears and you have Tom Cooke.

Underwater Cache (Table of Contents: 3)

Tales of the Texas Rangers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Cooke
Inks
Tom Cooke
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson; Charcoal (horse)
Synopsis
Jace Pearson becomes involved in a scheme to retrieve a box from the bottom of a lake near a dam and disguises himself as a diver to solve the mystery.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on back cover in color.
Notice the peculiar lines inside the ears, and his funny horses. Another clue is the hats in front view.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tales of the Texas Rangers
    Tales of the Texas Rangers
  2. 1. Ranger History
  3. 2. Panhandle Manhunt
    Tales of the Texas Rangers
  4. 3. Underwater Cache
    Tales of the Texas Rangers
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