(January-March 1953)

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
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 1952, by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Indian Chief / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Savitt (painting)
Inks
Sam Savitt (painting)
Colors
Sam Savitt (painting)

Job Number
I.C. #9-5212
Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Art credit from "Sam Savitt Checklist" in Illustration Magazine Vol 1, #4, August 2002.

The Rock Dam (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Haas
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Jon Small
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chief Leaping Deer; Indian Agent; Crazy Jack (trader)
Synopsis
Crazy Jack helps a band of Indians re-channel the only river on their new reservation so that they will be able to plant crops in the Spring.

Indexer Notes

Two drawings. The inking of the faces is identical to the signed stories by Jon Small in this series, and in this issue.

The Haunted Pueblo (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cloud; Aster (both Taos tribe)
Synopsis
Several Taos Indians brave a haunted pueblo to learn that it is only haunted by Apaches.

The Trapper (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Jon Small
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Turtle; Pale Moon; Black Bear (all Chippewa)
Synopsis
Several Sauk warriors are captured spying near the Chippewa camp. Turtle is tasked to watch over them. When they escape, his trapping skills are put to the test.

Indexer Notes

The artwork here is identical to Jon Small's signed stories in this series, Four Color #290, The Chief #2, and Indian Chief #3. The best clue is the heavy inking, and the close up faces, especially of the chiefs, with many thin inklines along the cheekbones and upper lip. Also the scenery, and movement of the figures are similar.

The Last Cavalier (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Reproduction of painting with this commentary: "The Last Cavalier" by Frederick Remington portrays excellently the feeling most people have about the frontiersman. He was the last of the race of gallant, mounted fighters. The artist included his foe, the Indian, among the riders in the picture.

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. The Rock Dam
  3. 2. The Haunted Pueblo
    Indian Chief
  4. 3. The Trapper
    Indian Chief
  5. 4. The Last Cavalier
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Jerry Hillegas