(January-March 1952)

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)

Script
?
Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
?

Job Number
I.C. #5-5112
Genre
western-frontier

Caribou! (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Haas
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Kennebec
Synopsis
Kennebec (a white man) and his brother wander too far while hunting Caribou. His brother is killed by Indians and he is left for dead.

Indexer Notes

This story is printed on the inside front and back covers.

The Sacred Fire (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Alberto Giolitti
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chief Great Sun; Black Crow; Painted Thunder (all Natchez)
Synopsis
Creek warriors put out the sacred flame of the Natchez while it is being guarded by Black Crow and Painted Thunder. Black Crow attempts to hide their failure. Painted Thunder ends up with the task of replacing the sacred flame.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The stories in Indian Chief are among the first Giolitti made when he came to America. He did both pencils and inking on all his stories while in the USA, and was only assisted by Giovanni Ticci on pencils on backgrounds when he came back to Italy in 1960. Info from Angelo Todaro who worked with Giolitti. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011. Script credit from Robin Snyder's The Comics!, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

The False Face (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Fleet Fox; White Moon; Hawk Feather (all Iroquois)
Synopsis
When Huron warriors overthrow an Iroquois camp, a young boy is taken as hostage in exchange for allowing the women to live. After ten years of peace, war breaks out again. A masked warrior comes to defend the Iroquois against the Huron.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Robin Snyder's The Comics!, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

On the Southern Plains in 1860 (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
Synopsis
Reproduction of painting with this commentary: "On the Southern Plains in 1860" by Frederick Remington was such a good portrayal of the old United States Cavalry in action that it now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Their arms were an "Army Colt" and a saber.

Indexer Notes

This is the back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Indian Chief
  2. 1. Caribou!
  3. 2. The Sacred Fire
    Indian Chief
  4. 3. The False Face
    Indian Chief
  5. 4. On the Southern Plains in 1860
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Michael DeLisa
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)