(April-June 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 1953, 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)

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

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

Magic Mirror (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
Joe Black (trader); Bear Claw (Sioux)
Synopsis
Trader Joe is captured by a remote group of Indians who have never seen a white man before.

Indexer Notes

This story is printed on the inside front and back covers.
Two drawings, and faces, hairstyle, movement and inking are exactely identical to his signed work in The Chief #2

Arrows of Fire (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chief Walk Straight; Lone Tree; Yellow Bud (all Kiowa)
Synopsis
Pawnee Indians attack the Kiowa with flaming arrows.

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.

War Trail (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
Fox; White Doe; Black Otter
Synopsis
The Arikara attack the village of the Mandan.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the first story.

The Dead Men (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 sense of dread that inevitably overcame some of the bravest men in our vast western lands was the subject of Remington's "The Dead Men". These trappers, dressed in buckskins, have come across evidence of what has happened to earlier travellers.

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. Magic Mirror
  3. 2. Arrows of Fire
    Indian Chief
  4. 3. War Trail
    Indian Chief
  5. 4. The Dead Men
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 (R.I.P.)