(October-December 1951)

Dell, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
George T. Delacorte, Jr. (president); Helen Meyer (vice-president); Albert P. Delacorte (vice-president)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Designed, produced, and copyright, 1951, by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Indian Chief / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)

Genre
western-frontier

The Cayman (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Haas (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cuyhadoga

Indexer Notes

On inside front and back covers in black and white.

White Owl---Black Fish (Table of Contents: 2)

Indian Chief / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
I.C. #4-519
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nolmi-the-Deaf; Higon (a dog); Chief Bedagi; Mah-Leet
Synopsis
Micmac life is shaped by spiritual beliefs. Deaf Nolmi kills a white owl, a sin. Lame Mah-Leet defends him. Nolmi offends another tribe. This means war! Nolmi offers his life for the injury to their chief; he paddles, Mah-leet jumps in the water, Nolmi saves her. Blackfish flee to the shallow of the river where Nolmi drives them ashore. The bandaged Passamaquoddy chief receives them as a gift, and rewards Nolmi with gifts. Peace and love. Nolmi: "For truly the blackfish have brought back my ‘medicine' that the white owl took away."
Keywords
blood sacrifice; deaf; disability; lame; Micmac; Passamaquoddy; sin offering; spirituality

Indexer Notes

Artwork credits confirmed by Angelo Todaro by pointing to the face on page 13 first panel as that of Giolitti himself. He did both penciling and inking on all his drawings. The only assistant he used was Giovanni Ticci from 1960, drawing backgrounds, and Giolitti making the people and the inking. Info from interview on Todaro's web site.

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "White Owl, Black Fish (synopsis). 10p. For War Eagle, stock. Sent April 9, 1950." and "White Owl, Black Fish. add 6p. For The Chief, stock. Sent October 14, 1950." ~Dave Porta

Vengeance (Table of Contents: 3)

Indian Chief / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alberto Giolitti
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chief Silver Fox; Strong Bow; Wahopthon (villain)

Indexer Notes

Artwork credits confirmed by Angelo Todaro by pointing to the face on page 4 panel five as that of Giolitti himself.

An Old Time Plains Fight (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frederick Remington (painting)
Inks
Frederick Remington (painting)
Colors
Frederick Remington (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Back cover.
Copyrighted, Remington Art Memorial.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Indian Chief
  2. 1. The Cayman
  3. 2. White Owl---Black Fish
    Indian Chief
  4. 3. Vengeance
    Indian Chief
  5. 4. An Old Time Plains Fight
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Porta
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Jerry Hillegas