Four Color #1215 - Tales of Wells Fargo
(October-December 1961)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-07-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Editing
Chase Craig ?
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 "TALES OF WELLS FARGO, No. 1215." Code number is WELLS F. O.S. #1215-6110. Copyright 1961 by Overland Productions, Inc.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[Thunder Over Lost Soldier Gulch] (Table of Contents)

Tales of Wells Fargo / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Hardie (photo of Dale Robertson)
Reprints

Thunder Over Lost Gulch / Brand of the Spur (Table of Contents: 1)

Tales of Wells Fargo / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
? (photo); Russ Heath
Inks
? (photo); Russ Heath
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Hardie (photo of Dale Robertson)
Synopsis
Previews of the stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo and two-panel previews of each story. Script submitted on January 23, 1961. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

Thunder Over Lost Soldier Gulch (Table of Contents: 2)

Tales of Wells Fargo / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Hardie
Synopsis
A disguised Hardie uses an old peddler's wagon to get supplies through an outlaw gang's blockade to miners in a remote gulch. A case of dynamite is part of Hardie's plan to get gold past the outlaws on the way out.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted on January 11, 1961. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

Forerunners of Wells Fargo (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Major Chorpenning; Captain Woodward
Synopsis
The trials of Major Chorpenning and Captain Woodward as they fulfill a contract to carry mail between Sacramento, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah, in the early 1850s.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted on January 23, 1961. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title and compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

Steven Grant challenged the original indexer crediting of the pencils to Russ Heath via the GCD Error List (20 February 2009). Nick Caputo agrees on Sekowsky pencils and credits Frank Giacoia on inks.

Brand of the Spur (Table of Contents: 4)

Tales of Wells Fargo / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Hardie
Synopsis
Hardie trails a bandit who caused a stage to go off the side of a high mountain trail, killing the driver.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted on January 13, 1961. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title and compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

The Lost Dutchman Mine (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Russ Heath
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
The story of the "Lost Dutchman" mine in Arizona.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Script submitted on January 23, 1961. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils credit from Steven Grant via the GCD Error List (20 February 2009); the original indexer credited Russ Heath.

Speaking of Brands (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Script submitted on January 23, 1961. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Some copies have an ad in place of this sequence. See Sequence 7.

Official Huck Hound Club Special Membership Offer! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Kellogg's Corn Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Thunder Over Lost Soldier Gulch]
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  2. 1. Thunder Over Lost Gulch / Brand of the Spur
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  3. 2. Thunder Over Lost Soldier Gulch
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  4. 3. Forerunners of Wells Fargo
  5. 4. Brand of the Spur
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  6. 5. The Lost Dutchman Mine
  7. 6. Speaking of Brands
  8. 7. Official Huck Hound Club Special Membership Offer!
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes
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