Four Color #472 - Wild Bill Elliott
(June 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Comic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "WILD BILL ELLIOTT, No. 472." (Large blank spot after "472" in indicia may mean title was changed.) Code number is B.E.O.S. #472-536. Copyright 1953 by Stephen Slesinger. One of two Wild Bill Elliott Four Colors that interrupt his regular numbered series. This issue follows Wild Bill Elliott (Dell, 1950 series) #10 (September-November 1952) and could be considered issue #11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
? (photo); ? (background)
Inks
? (photo); ? (background)
Colors
? (photo); ? (background)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott (photo)

Indexer Notes

Cover is cropped photo with drawn background.

Western Stock Saddle (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about the western stock saddle.

Indexer Notes

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

Wild Bill Elliott and the River Slaughter (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Cary
Inks
Cary
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott; Stormy Night (horse)
Synopsis
Rustlers are stealing cattle, slaughtering them, and selling the meat to a crooked distributer. Bill, with the help of Larry Lane of the Cattlemen's Association and Zeb Waters, an old friend who runs a ferry, has to find the location of the illegal slaughterhouse somewhere along the river.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Hy Mankin ? by Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Art is the same as in Four Color #278, which is signed "Cary." New art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010.

Wild Bill Elliott and the Robber Roundup (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Cary
Inks
Cary
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott; Stormy Night (horse)
Synopsis
Bill comes across a stage robbery in progress and one of the robbers is captured. After arriving in Twin Peaks with the captive, Bill learns that there have been four other holdups, all involving gold shipments from the Antler Mining and Smelting Company.

Indexer Notes

Art is the same as in Four Color #278, which is signed "Cary." Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010.

Black Kettle (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan (signed)
Inks
Till Goodan (signed)
Letters
Till Goodan

Genre
biography; western-frontier
Characters
Black Kettle
Synopsis
Story of Cheyenne chief Black Kettle, whose camp was attacked in the Sand Creek Massacre.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Two illustrations with hand-lettered text.

[Bill washing his hands] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott (photo)
Synopsis
Posed photo of Bill washing his hands in an old-fashioned washbowl.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Bill Elliott
  2. 1. Western Stock Saddle
  3. 2. Wild Bill Elliott and the River Slaughter
    Wild Bill Elliott
  4. 3. Wild Bill Elliott and the Robber Roundup
    Wild Bill Elliott
  5. 4. Black Kettle
  6. 5. [Bill washing his hands]
    Wild Bill Elliott
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