Four Color #1021 - Jace Peason's Tales of the Texas Rangers
(August 1959)

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. 1021." Code number is JACE PEARSON.O.S. #1021-598. Copyright 1959 by General Mills, Inc. Second and last Jace Pearson Four Color after "Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers" (Dell, 1955 series) ends with #20. Based on the 1955-59 "Tales of the Texas Rangers" TV series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)

Genre
crime; western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson (photo of Willard Parker)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Texas is a mighty big state...
Genre
crime; western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson (photo of Willard Parker)
Synopsis
Preview of first story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Three photos and typeset text.

Hurricane (Table of Contents: 2)

Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson; Clay Morgan
Synopsis
Pearson and Morgan are sent to the Gulf area to investigate the Carlson gang. On the way they are to stop at Stardale to pick up Morgan's nephew Ricky Brian. Before the two can get to Stardale, a hurricane strikes. After taking refuge until the hurricane passes, the Rangers continue to Stardale, finding it hard hit by the hurricane. The Carlson gang happens by and decides this would be a good time to rob the bank. The Rangers have to track the gang, despite not having found Morgan's nephew among the survivors.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.27)

The Swindle (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Ushler
Inks
John Ushler
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Beanpole Billy; Doubleout Sam (villain)
Synopsis
Doubleout Sam fast-talks prospector Beanpole Billy into investing in gold-mine stock. When the prospector insists on seeing the mine, Sam and his men take him across the desert to the hills, show him a mine shaft, then abandon him without food or water. The tough old prospector makes it back to town to get to the sheriff's office to file charges.

Indexer Notes

Text story with 1/4 page illustration.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.27)

Pattillo Higgins (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Ushler
Inks
John Ushler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Pattillo Higgins
Synopsis
The story of Pattillo "Bud" Higgins, who was the catalyst for the drilling of the first oil well in Beaumont, Texas, in 1901. It was a gusher that sparked the establishment of the Texas oil industry.
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Indexer Notes

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

Bandit Bait (Table of Contents: 5)

Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson; Clay Morgan
Synopsis
Three outlaws ambush Pearson and Morgan and wound Morgan. After tending to Morgan, Pearson tracks the outlaws to their camp and captures them.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.27)

Los Diablos Tejanos... the Eyes and Ears of the Army (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about the history of the Texas Rangers during the time of Texas's annexation to the United States.

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents".
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.27)

Texas Trail North (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Jace Pearson (cameo); Oliver Loving
Synopsis
Facts about the first cattle drive through Texas, headed by Oliver Loving, who blazed what would become the "Sedalia Trail."

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath. Story is "narrated" by Jace Pearson.
Art identification by Steinar Ådland (2010.11.27)

The Legend of Ranger Lake (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
The Texas Rangers' efforts in 1880 to find the secret water holes of Apache Indian raiders along the Texas-New Mexico border.

Indexer Notes

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Jace Peason's Tales of the Texas Rangers
  2. 1. ["Texas is a mighty big state..."]
    Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers
  3. 2. Hurricane
    Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers
  4. 3. The Swindle
  5. 4. Pattillo Higgins
    Famous Texans
  6. 5. Bandit Bait
    Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers
  7. 6. Los Diablos Tejanos... the Eyes and Ears of the Army
  8. 7. Texas Trail North
    Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers
  9. 8. The Legend of Ranger Lake
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