Four Color #839 - The Vigilantes
(September 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE VIGILANTES, No. 839." Code number is "VIGILANTES O.S. 839-579. Copyright 1957 by Western Printing & Lithographing. Copies exist with either 10 cent or 15 cent prices.

West of the Law (Table of Contents)

The Vigilantes / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
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The Vigilantes (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ziegler
Inks
Bill Ziegler
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Historical background of the forming of vigilante groups in boom towns and mining camps of the Old West.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two illustrations (One complete panel and one cropped figure from the stories) and typeset text.

West of the Law (Table of Contents: 2)

The Vigilantes / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ziegler
Inks
Bill Ziegler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Brace Wade; Parson Jeb Wright
Synopsis
Dart Maddon organizes an army of paid killers to rule the town of Conestoga in the High Sierras in 1859. Brace Wade comes to town and helps Parson Jeb Wright organize an vigilante group to take control from Maddon.
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to series. Pencils and inks credits from Steven Rowe (via e-mail December 19, 2008).

The Gold Grabbers (Table of Contents: 3)

The Vigilantes / comic story / 13.7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ziegler
Inks
Bill Ziegler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Brace Wade; Parson Jeb Wright
Synopsis
Gold is discovered at Yellow Creek. The Golden Glow Mining Company is storing its gold in its mine tunnels for later shipment. A gang plans to rob the mine and tricks the vigilantes of Conestoga into riding into a trap, where they are put to work digging a tunnel to the stored gold. The Parson and Brace, who had been out of town when the other men left, later come to Yellow Creek and find that their men had never arrived. With help from the mining company men, the Parson and Wade rescue the Conestoga men and capture the gang.
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Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Steven Rowe (via e-mail December 19, 2008).

The Nature of Things (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Boom Town Law (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ziegler
Inks
Bill Ziegler
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Henry Plummer
Synopsis
Vigilantes in Alder Gulch, Montana, capture an gang of outlaws led by Henry Plummer.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath.

Wanted...Justice! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ziegler
Inks
Bill Ziegler
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
History of the vigilante organization in San Francisco in the 1850s-1860s.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Panels with typeset text underneath.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. West of the Law
    The Vigilantes
  2. 1. The Vigilantes
  3. 2. West of the Law
    The Vigilantes
  4. 3. The Gold Grabbers
    The Vigilantes
  5. 4. The Nature of Things
  6. 5. Boom Town Law
  7. 6. Wanted...Justice!
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