Four Color #942 - Tales of the Pony Express
(October 1958)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
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 "TALES OF THE PONY EXPRESS, No. 942." Code number is PONY EX.O.S. #942-5810. Copyright 1958 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


War Paint (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Pony Express / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Craig Garrett
Reprints
Keywords
American Indians; horses; Native Americans; shields; spears

Indexer Notes

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

Alert for War Paint (Table of Contents: 1)

Tales of the Pony Express / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nicholas Firfires
Inks
Nicholas Firfires
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Craig Garrett
Synopsis
Pony Express rider Craig Garrett judges Indians' intentions by their use of war paint.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

War Paint (Table of Contents: 2)

Tales of the Pony Express / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Nicholas Firfires
Inks
Nicholas Firfires
Colors
?
Letters
Nicholas Firfires

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Craig Garrett
Synopsis
Garrett is sent to buy horses for the Pony Express. $5,000 in gold has been sent to the Thirty Mile Station to pay for the horses, but bandits steal the money and set fire to the station, leaving evidence that makes it seem that Indians were responsible.

Indexer Notes

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

Desert Ambush (Table of Contents: 3)

Tales of the Pony Express / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Nicholas Firfires
Inks
Nicholas Firfires
Colors
?
Letters
Nicholas Firfires

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Craig Garrett
Synopsis
Garrett is ambushed on his Pony Express ride across the desert, but the robbers just want his horse, not the mail. Later Garrett goes to Carson City and finds the robbers have entered his horse in a big cross country race.

Indexer Notes

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

Trails That Cross (Table of Contents: 4)

Tales of the Pony Express / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nicholas Firfires
Inks
Nicholas Firfires
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Craig Garrett
Synopsis
Two Pony Express riders pass each other going in opposite directions, but neither sees the other because both are asleep in the saddle.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Night Ride...Craig Garrett Tells His Story (Table of Contents: 5)

Tales of the Pony Express / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nicholas Firfires
Inks
Nicholas Firfires
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Craig Garrett

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 6.

Have Fun Safely (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. War Paint
    Tales of the Pony Express
  2. 1. Alert for War Paint
    Tales of the Pony Express
  3. 2. War Paint
    Tales of the Pony Express
  4. 3. Desert Ambush
    Tales of the Pony Express
  5. 4. Trails That Cross
    Tales of the Pony Express
  6. 5. The Night Ride...Craig Garrett Tells His Story
    Tales of the Pony Express
  7. 6. Have Fun Safely
    Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum
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