Four Color #1004 - Colt .45
(June-August 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
George T. Delacorte (Publisher); Helen Meyer (President); Paul R. Lilly (Executive Vice President); Harold Clark (Vice President-Advertising Director); Albert P. Delacorte (Treasurer)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "COLT .45, No. 1004." Code number is COLT.45 O.S. #1004-596. Copyright 1959 by Warner Bros Pictures., Inc. Second of three "Colt .45" Four Colors. Based on the "Colt .45" TV series.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Crooked Trail (Table of Contents)

Colt .45 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chris Colt (photo of Wayde Preston)

Indexer Notes

front cover

Captain Chris Colt (Table of Contents: 1)

Colt .45 / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chris Colt (photo of Wayde Preston)
Synopsis
Brief preview of "The Crooked Trail" with three black and white photos and typeset text.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; black and white.

The Crooked Trail (Table of Contents: 2)

Colt .45 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chris Colt
Synopsis
Chris Colt goes undercover at a prison in order to help three prisoners escape. The three had robbed a government shipment of half a million dollars in gold. The robbers were caught but won't reveal where they hid the gold. The plan is for them to lead Colt to the gold after he helps them escape.

Indexer Notes

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

The Witness (Table of Contents: 3)

Colt .45 / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chris Colt
Synopsis
A trio of confidence men are running a racket where they get gullible men to invest in a phony silver mine, then fake an argument and murder so that the frightened investor will flee without his money. Chris goes to Silver City in his role as a Colt firearms salesman to see if the outfit will pick him as their next victim.

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Stage to Yuma (Table of Contents: 4)

Colt .45 / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chris Colt; Don Diablo
Synopsis
While riding in a stage, Chris Colt recognizes a fellow passenger is the bandit Don Diablo and tricks the bandit into letting him look at his gun.

Indexer Notes

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

Wayde Preston (Table of Contents: 5)

Colt .45 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chris Colt (photo of Wayde Preston)
Synopsis
Black and white portrait photo of Wayde Preston as Chris Colt, with facsimile autograph.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Black and white photo with blue border and light green background.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Crooked Trail
    Colt .45
  2. 1. Captain Chris Colt
    Colt .45
  3. 2. The Crooked Trail
    Colt .45
  4. 3. The Witness
    Colt .45
  5. 4. Stage to Yuma
    Colt .45
  6. 5. Wayde Preston
    Colt .45
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