Four Color #1164 - Wanted: Dead or Alive
(March-May 1961)

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale date
1960-12-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Western Adventure
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE, No. 1164." Code number is WANTED DEAD O.A.O.S. #1164-615. Copyright 1960 by Four Star-Malcom. Based on the "Wanted: Dead or Alive!" TV series. There is an exclamation point on the title logo everywhere except in the indicia.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


Wanted: Dead or Alive! (Table of Contents)

Wanted: Dead or Alive! / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Josh Randall (photo of Steve McQueen)

The Trail of the Bear / The Carved Bullet (Table of Contents: 1)

Wanted: Dead or Alive! / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Josh Randall (photo of Steve McQueen)
Synopsis
Previews of the stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo and two-panel previews of the stories.

The Carved Bullet (Table of Contents: 2)

Wanted: Dead or Alive! / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Josh Randall
Synopsis
Randall finds a man in an abandoned shack, delirious from blood poisoning after shooting himself in the foot. During the man's raving, Randall learns of a meeting of the gang of "Doc Cole, the most wanted man in California." Randall decides to go to the meeting and capture Cole.

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 199, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta (October 2013).

The Trail of the Bear (Table of Contents: 3)

Wanted: Dead or Alive! / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Josh Randall; Jase Nichols
Synopsis
Randall and his friend Jase track Bear-Tracks Borrman through Apache territory. Borrman captures them and takes them to a cavern full of gold nuggets.

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 198, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta (October 2013).

Famous Wanted Men (Table of Contents: 4)

Wanted: Dead or Alive! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Joaquin Murieta; Tiburcio Vasquez; Bill Miner; Sam Bass; John Wesley Hardin; William P. Longley
Synopsis
Brief biographies of six famous criminals of the old West.

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit as per page 199, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott, which states: "Famous Wanted Men. Cover #3 for Wanted, Dead or Alive, February issue. Sent August 20, 1960." Cover #3. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta (October 2013).

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath. The "Wanted: Dead or Alive!" logo in on the sequence, but no characters appear.

This is a Beaverbear (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Kraft Caramels / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wanted: Dead or Alive!
    Wanted: Dead or Alive!
  2. 1. The Trail of the Bear / The Carved Bullet
    Wanted: Dead or Alive!
  3. 2. The Carved Bullet
    Wanted: Dead or Alive!
  4. 3. The Trail of the Bear
    Wanted: Dead or Alive!
  5. 4. Famous Wanted Men
    Wanted: Dead or Alive!
  6. 5. This is a Beaverbear
    Kraft Caramels
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