Four Color #947 - Broken Arrow
(November 1958)

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

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "BROKEN ARROW, No. 947." Code number is B.ARROW.O.S. #947-5811. Copyright 1958 by Elliot Arnold. Based on the "Broken Arrow" TV series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Broken Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Jeffords (photo of John Lupton); Cochise (photo of Michael Ansara)

[Vengeance Trail] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Jeffords (as played by John Lupton, photo); Cochise (as played by Michael Ansara, photo)
Synopsis
Preview of the second story in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Four photos from the TV series with brief typeset text. Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Desert Ordeal (Table of Contents: 2)

Broken Arrow / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Tom Gill ?
Inks
John Tartaglione ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Jeffords; Cochise
Synopsis
Jeffords and Cochise capture a killer in the desert. They must return him to Tucson or an Apache will hang for murder. However Cochise has been shot and they have lost their horses.

Indexer Notes

Script for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Martin O'Hearn, at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2018/09/some-leo-dorfman-tv-westerns.html , argues for Leo Dorfman instead.
Possible Gill pencils and Tartaglione inks per Nick Caputo. Becattini previously credited Howard Purcell.

Vengeance Trail (Table of Contents: 3)

Broken Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Tom Gill ?
Inks
John Tartaglione ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Jeffords; Cochise
Synopsis
Lack of communication causes an Army patrol to attack a band of Apaches who have been given permission to camp by the fort. The women and children of the Apache band are captured, but the Chief and his warriors begin a series of raids on the white men. Jeffords and Cochise have to try to stop the bloodshed.

Indexer Notes

Script credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Martin O'Hearn, at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2018/09/some-leo-dorfman-tv-westerns.html , argues for Leo Dorfman instead.
Possible Gill pencils and Tartaglione inks per Nick Caputo. Becattini previously credited Howard Purcell.

Trackdown (Table of Contents: 4)

Broken Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Tom Gill ?
Inks
John Tartaglione ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Jeffords; Cochise; Geronimo
Synopsis
An Apache messenger thinks he killed a white man and Cochise and Jeffords must track him down, all the while dodging the threat of Geronimo's raiders.

Indexer Notes

The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents."
Script credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Martin O'Hearn, at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2018/09/some-leo-dorfman-tv-westerns.html , argues for Leo Dorfman instead.
Possible Gill pencils and Tartaglione inks per Nick Caputo. Becattini previously credited Howard Purcell.

The Stronghold (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Howard Purcell ?
Inks
Howard Purcell ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
The Chiricahua strongholds, mountain passages that let the Apaches keep enemies at bay with only a few men.

Indexer Notes

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

Indian Agent (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Howard Purcell ?
Inks
Howard Purcell ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Duties of Indian agents in the old West.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Panels with typeset text underneath.
Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Broken Arrow
  2. 1. [Vengeance Trail]
    Broken Arrow
  3. 2. Desert Ordeal
    Broken Arrow
  4. 3. Vengeance Trail
    Broken Arrow
  5. 4. Trackdown
    Broken Arrow
  6. 5. The Stronghold
  7. 6. Indian Agent
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