Four Color #961 - Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers
(December 1958)

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 "JACE PEARSON'S TALES OF THE TEXAS RANGERS, No. 961." Code number is J.P.O.S. #961-5812. Copyright 1958 by General Mills, Inc. Based on the "Tales of the Texas Rangers" TV series. This issue follows "Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers" (Dell, 1955 series) #20 (June-August 1958).

Trail to Sierra Verde (Table of Contents)

Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson (photo of Willard Parker)

[Willard Parker pinup] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)

Characters
Jace Pearson (photo of Willard Parker)
Synopsis
Medium shot of Willard Parker, as Jace Pearson, handling his six-gun.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Full-page photo.

Trail to Sierra Verde (Table of Contents: 2)

Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle [as DS]
Inks
Dan Spiegle [as DS]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson; Clay Morgan; Joe "The Actor" Barker; Grubstake [Charlie Walters]
Synopsis
Bandits rob a train of $100,000 in gold pieces. The pieces are marked, so they leave a trail as they spend them. Jace Pearson and Clay Morgan go to Starkton to try to intercept the gang.
Keywords
bank robbery; prospector; train robbery

Indexer Notes

Initials "DS" are in the first panel.

The Barren Land (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Herman Bumble; Rosie Bumble
Synopsis
A husband and wife from Maryland are sold some worthless land in the west by a land agent. They are able to turn the tables on the swindler.

Indexer Notes

Text story with 1/6 page illustration.

Captain Richard King, Founder of an Empire (Table of Contents: 4)

Famous Texans / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Capt. Richard King
Synopsis
How Capt. Richard King was able to acquire enough land and cattle in Texas to build an empire so large that no one could afford to buy it.
Reprints
Keywords
cattle

Terror at Canyon Crossing (Table of Contents: 5)

Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle [as DS]
Inks
Dan Spiegle [as DS]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson; Clay Morgan; Zeke Bragan; Martha Bragan; Dave
Synopsis
Zeke Bragan tries to sabotage the railroad after it puts his freight line out of business.
Keywords
dynamite; railroad; Texas

Indexer Notes

Initials "DS" are in the first panel.

A Treaty on Horseback (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
How a treaty between the Mexicans and the Texas Rangers was signed on horseback in the middle of the Rio Grande river.

Indexer Notes

Panels with typeset text underneath. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents."
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.27)

The Texas Rangers Today and Yesterday (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
The differences between the Texas Rangers of the old West and their modern-day counterparts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.27)

The Seagoing Rangers (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
How the Texas Rangers won a battle at sea in 1836.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Panels with typeset text underneath.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.27)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Trail to Sierra Verde
    Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers
  2. 1. [Willard Parker pinup]
  3. 2. Trail to Sierra Verde
    Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers
  4. 3. The Barren Land
  5. 4. Captain Richard King, Founder of an Empire
    Famous Texans
  6. 5. Terror at Canyon Crossing
    Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers
  7. 6. A Treaty on Horseback
  8. 7. The Texas Rangers Today and Yesterday
  9. 8. The Seagoing Rangers
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