Four Color #1077 - The Deputy
(February-April 1960)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Company Inc.
Brand
Dell Western Adventure
Editing
Chase Craig ?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE DEPUTY, No. 1077". Code number is DEPUTY.O.S. #1077-602. Copyright 1960 by Top Gun Co. First of two The Deputy Four Colors. Based on the 1959-61 NBC TV series "The Deputy".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Deputy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Marshal Simon Fry (photo of Henry Fonda); Clay McCord (photo of Allen Case)
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The Deputy (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema; ? (photograph)
Inks
John Buscema; ? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Marshal Simon Fry (photo of Henry Fonda); Clay McCord (photo of Allen Case)
Synopsis
Previews of the two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Four panels with text underneath and one photo.

Pursuit (Table of Contents: 2)

The Deputy / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Marshal Simon Fry; Clay McCord; Fran McCord; Brandy McCord
Synopsis
When stage robbers pay storekeeper Clay McCord with stolen silver, Marshal Fry appoints him a temporary deputy to help trail and identify the crooks. The pair find the robbers in the ruins of an old Pueblo village and have an long gunfight.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Script written in August 1959. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records. (August 4, 2007)

The Treasure Trail (Table of Contents: 3)

The Deputy / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Marshal Simon Fry; Clay McCord; Fran McCord; Brandy McCord
Synopsis
After breaking out of prison, a gang of train robbers heads for their loot. Marshal Fry and Clay McCord trail them to the treasure, where they and the robbers settle into an extended siege.

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Script written in August 1959. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records. (August 4, 2007)

Arizona Treasure (Table of Contents: 4)

The Deputy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about treasure lost in Skeleton Canyon in the Peloncillo Mountains of Arizona.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. "The Deputy" logo is on the story, but no characters appear.

Five Seconds to Play! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Frisky Fudgie; Kraft Fudgies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Deputy
  2. 1. The Deputy
  3. 2. Pursuit
    The Deputy
  4. 3. The Treasure Trail
    The Deputy
  5. 4. Arizona Treasure
    The Deputy
  6. 5. Five Seconds to Play!
    Frisky Fudgie; Kraft Fudgies
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