Four Color #618 - Johnny Mack Brown
(February 1955)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Comic [sans serif]
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 "JOHNNY MACK BROWN, No. 618." Code number is J.M.B. O.S. #618-552. Copyright 1955 by Johnny Mack Brown.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Mack Brown / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Mack Brown (photo)

Capt. Harry Wheeler (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography; western-frontier
Characters
Capt. Harry Wheeler
Synopsis
A summary of the life of Capt. Harry Wheeler, a soldier in the Spanish-American War and World War I, an Army scout at Fort Sill, and a member of the Arizona Rangers from 1902-1917.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. One large and one small illustration with hand-lettered text.

Gold of the Arivaipas (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Mack Brown / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Mack Brown; Rebel (horse)
Synopsis
Two bandits trail an old prospector who has a map woven into an Indian blanket that is a guide to buried Indian treasure. The prospector's granddaughter comes for a surprise visit and Johnny takes her on the trail to find the old man.

Dangerous Destination (Table of Contents: 3)

Johnny Mack Brown / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Mack Brown; Rebel (horse)
Synopsis
Cattlemen try to stop sheepherder Rufus Blythe from spending his required one day a month on his homestead in Piñon Valley, so his claim there will be forfeited.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Jesse Marsh with a "?" on inking, but it is the work of Tony Sgroi. He had most of the Range Rider stories, and many in Spin & Marty. He is best to spot by his very accurate and elegant horses and the rather "angry" faces with marked cheekbones, narrow or angry eyes and often scowling mouth and a little skewed jawline. Also his use of emotion lines round the head can be noticed.

Thanks to an Outlaw (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Wheeler; Teddy Marlin; Laura Marlin; White Bear; Stub Sloan (villain)
Synopsis
When outlaw Stub Sloan takes over an isolated cabin, a young boy uses a trick he learned from an Indian friend to bring three Indians to the cabin who rescue his family.

Indexer Notes

Text story with one 1/3 page illustration.

Ace Meets His Match (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Outlaw Ace Jenner meets his match when he tries to take a horse from a young girl, who's an ace with a slingshot, and her brother, who swings a mean frying pan.

Indexer Notes

A one-shot story, not part of a series.
Originally credited to Jesse Marsh, but it is the work of Tony Sgroi, and Notes are the same as for the previous story.

Old Bill Williams (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography; western-frontier
Characters
Old Bill Williams
Synopsis
Summary of the life of Old Bill Williams, a circuit-riding preacher in Missouri who quit the ministry to live among the Osage Indians. Later he became a beaver trapper in the Rocky Mountains and the high plateau country of northern Arizona.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. One large and one small illustration with hand-lettered text.

[Johnny with small bag and drawn gun] (Table of Contents: 7)

[Johnny Mack Brown] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Mack Brown (photo)
Synopsis
A photo of Johnny standing in front of a store window, holding a small bag in his left hand and a drawn six-gun in his right.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Johnny Mack Brown
  2. 1. Capt. Harry Wheeler
  3. 2. Gold of the Arivaipas
    Johnny Mack Brown
  4. 3. Dangerous Destination
    Johnny Mack Brown
  5. 4. Thanks to an Outlaw
  6. 5. Ace Meets His Match
  7. 6. Old Bill Williams
  8. 7. [Johnny with small bag and drawn gun]
    [Johnny Mack Brown]
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