Four Color #433 - Zane Grey's Wildfire
(November 1952)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
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 "Zane Grey's WILDFIRE, No. 433." Code number is Z.G.O.S. #433-5211. Copyright 1952 by Zone Grey, Inc. "Published by arrangement with The Hawley Publications, Inc." "Picturized version adapted from "Wildfire" by Zane Grey, copyright, 1916, by Curtis Publications Co., copyright renewed, 1944 by Lina Elise Grey."


Zane Grey's Wildfire (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Savitt (painting)
Inks
Sam Savitt (painting)
Colors
Sam Savitt (painting)

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Home on the Range (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
traditional
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Lyrics to traditional cowboy song "Home on the Range."

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. One illustration with typeset text.

Zane Grey's Wildfire (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Zane Grey (original story); Gaylord Du Bois (comic adaptation)
Pencils
Al McKimson Team
Inks
Al McKimson Team
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
While on a training ride on the ranch race horse Sage King, Lucy Bostil finds a roped wild stallion tangled in a bed of cactus. She rescues the horse and soon afterwards finds the man who roped it, who has an injured back. After both the man and horse recover, Lucy enters the stallion, now named "Wildfire", in a big race, competing against her father's champion Sage King.

Indexer Notes

Adapts Zane Grey's 1917 novel "Wildfire."

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 181, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta (October 2013).

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)
The art here was originally credited to Harry Ramsey. The artwork is exactely identical to many Roy Rogers stories, #41,#46, etc. Some call it the Alvarado stories, as he was one the artists in the Al McKimson Team. Many of the later text stories in Roy Rogers is credited to this team too; #82.
Al McKimson was a pen name for several artists. First the brothers Chuck and Tom McKimson. Others were Pete Alvarado, John Ushler, Randy Steffen, Andrew Bensen, Hi Mankin, Mike Arens, Alex Toth. New art identification by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Zane Grey's Wildfire
  2. 1. Home on the Range
  3. 2. Zane Grey's Wildfire
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