Four Color #1028 - Rawhide
(September-November 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1959
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Cover title is Rawhide. Indicia title is "RAWHIDE, No. 1028." Copyright 1959 by Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. First of six Rawhide Four Colors. Based on the 1959-66 CBS TV series "Rawhide."

[Trail to Freedom] (Table of Contents)

Rawhide / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It took a cattle drive for a hunted man to find himself and the trail to freedom!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Gil Favor (photo of Eric Fleming); Rowdy Yates (photo of Clint Eastwood)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'We watched him cautiously... there was something about the stranger that made us both wonder whether he had ever ridden herd before...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rowdy Yates (photo of Clint Eastwood); Gil Favor (photo of Eric Fleming)
Synopsis
Preview of first story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. One illustration and one photo, with typeset text.

Trail to Freedom (Table of Contents: 2)

Rawhide / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Warren Tufts
Inks
Warren Tufts
Colors
?
Letters
Warren Tufts

Job Number
RAWHIDE.O.S. #1028-599
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gil Favor was trail boss for a thundering herd of longhorn steers on the move, and as he found out one summer on the Texas trail, cowhands were often a lot harder to handle than the cattle...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rowdy Yates; Gil Favor; Wishbone
Synopsis
A 50-year-old man and his son are having a hard time keeping up with the rest of the herd on a trail drive. When a marshal comes asking the questions, the pair quietly leave. Trail boss Gil Favor follows them and finds that the older man is an escaped convict, who was wrongly convicted of murder by a crooked judge. The marshal follows Favor and takes all of them back to camp. The next day the herd is attacked by Indians and all men are needed to hold off the attack. In the battle, the convict saves the marshal's life, causing the lawman to change his mind about the convict's guilt.
Reprints
Keywords
Cattle drive; escaped convict; Texas

Indexer Notes

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

A Town Full of Trouble (Table of Contents: 3)

Rawhide / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Warren Tufts
Inks
Warren Tufts
Colors
?
Letters
Warren Tufts

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Early one morning, trail boss Gil Favor prepares to move the herd...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rowdy Yates; Gil Favor; Wishbone; "Mushy" Mushgrove
Synopsis
Running low on supplies in a winter drive, trail boss Gil Favor tells Wishbone and Mushy to go to the nearest town and stock up. At the Clanton General Store, the two are beaten without provocation and sent away without supplies. Gil and Rowdy go to town and find that a previous trail herd had trashed the town and killed three men, so the town refuses to do business with any trail herd. Rowdy and Gil leave, but the townsmen decide to hurry them on their way by stampeding the herd. The stampede backfires when it heads toward the town and Gil and Rowdy have to turn the cattle away.
Reprints
Keywords
Cattle drive

Indexer Notes

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

The Trail Outfit (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Warren Tufts
Inks
Warren Tufts
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the head of every cattle drive is the 'trail boss,' sometimes called a foreman.
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about the responsibilities of various jobs on a trail drive.
Keywords
Cattle drive; educational; fact

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).

The Chuck Wagon (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Warren Tufts
Inks
Warren Tufts
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the first cow-hunting trips, a few ranchers got together to round up longhorns for their family needs.
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about the evolution of the trail drive's chuck wagon over the years.
Keywords
Cattle drive; covered wagon; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Trail to Freedom]
    Rawhide
  2. 1. ["'We watched him cautiously... there was something about the stranger that made us both wonder whether he had ever ridden herd before..."]
    Rawhide
  3. 2. Trail to Freedom
    Rawhide
  4. 3. A Town Full of Trouble
    Rawhide
  5. 4. The Trail Outfit
  6. 5. The Chuck Wagon
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