Four Color #850 - Buck Jones
(October 1957)

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

Indicia title is "BUCK JONES, No. 850." Code number is B.J.O.S. #850-5710. Copyright 1957 by Mrs. Odille D. Jones.

Dynamite or Disguise (Table of Contents)

Buck Jones / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Spaulding (painting)
Inks
Don Spaulding (painting)
Colors
Don Spaulding (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Jones
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Indexer Notes

Cover art credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Disbeliever (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Possibly factual story of an incident involving Sioux Indians, telegraph lines, and lightning.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Zip-a-tone or Crafttint shading is used, not common in Dell comics. Panels with typeset text underneath.

Dynamite and Disguise (Table of Contents: 2)

Buck Jones / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jesse Marsh
Inks
Jesse Marsh
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Jones; Silver-B (horse)
Synopsis
Two men ambush Buck and take his horse, Silver-B, to an outlaw gang's hideout called "Devil's Island", a fortress surrounded by a deep gorge and accessible only by a rock bridge. The outlaws track Buck to a sheriff's office, where they try to kill him but fail and one of the outlaws is captured. Buck disguises himself as the captured outlaw and plans to take a wagon-load of dynamite to blow up the doors to the fortress.
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Indexer Notes

Story title is not identical to that on the cover. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Fast Draw (Table of Contents: 3)

Buck Jones / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nat Edson
Inks
Nat Edson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Jones; Silver-B (horse)
Synopsis
Buck helps Ed Norris, the new sheriff of Pleasant Valley, improve the speed of his draw and gain self-confidence.
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Indexer Notes

Story concludes on inside back cover in black and white.
New art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010.
Notice large pointed hooves on running horses, sawtoothed mane, and faces and hats skewed to the right. All Edson clues.

Banner of the Cow Country (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about the uses of the cowboy's bandana.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Panels with typeset text underneath.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dynamite or Disguise
    Buck Jones
  2. 1. The Disbeliever
  3. 2. Dynamite and Disguise
    Buck Jones
  4. 3. Fast Draw
    Buck Jones
  5. 4. Banner of the Cow Country
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