(January-March 1954)

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

Job Number
I.C. #13-5312
Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

The Deadfall (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rex Maxon
Inks
Rex Maxon
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Caught out checking his traps, Little Coyote of the Ojibway tribe must defeat a Huron warrior who threatens his people.

Indexer Notes

This story is printed on the inside front and back covers.
The rather unmuscular figure under the tree, sketchy hands and inking makes these drawings the work of Maxon. He drew many of the "Young Hawk" stories in Lone Ranger, and some early Tarzan. Also one story in Indian Chief #6.

White Eagle and the Hostage (Table of Contents: 2)

White Eagle / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chief White Eagle; Fleet Horse (both Sioux); Chief Grey Owl (Cheyenne)
Synopsis
Chief White Eagle and Chief Grey Owl meet to talk peace, but some prefer war and Grey Owl is kidnapped.

Indexer Notes

Pencils credits from French magazine Back-Up #14, provided to the GCD by Stephane Petit (25 April 2009).
Additional art infos come from the John Buscema checklist built by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr and Michel Maillot.

The Copper Knife (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Jon Small
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chief Red Hand; Yellow Horn; Black Buck (Cheyenne); Chief Bear Tooth; Diving Gull (Kwakiutl)
Synopsis
Chief Red Hand travels to the Great Salt Water to see if monsters really dwell there. He rescues Diving Gull from attackers and is befriended by the Kwakiutl tribe.

Indexer Notes

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "The Copper Knife (synopsis). 16p. For War Eagle. Sent March 5, 1950." ~Dave Porta

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, with many thin inklines along the cheekbones and upper lip. Also the scenery, and movement of the figures are similar.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Indian Chief
  2. 1. The Deadfall
  3. 2. White Eagle and the Hostage
    White Eagle
  4. 3. The Copper Knife
    Indian Chief
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