Bonanza #1
(December 1962)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1962-09-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Based on the popular television series. On-sale date from 1962 Books and Pamphlets, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bonanza / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Cartwrights shelter a pair of young elopers and are caught in a web of Spanish vengeance!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Adam Cartwright (photo of Pernell Roberts); Hoss Cartwright (photo of Dan Blocker); Ben Cartwright (photo of Lorne Greene); Little Joe Cartwright (photo of Michael Landon)
Reprints
Keywords
Cowboy; family; horse; western

Indexer Notes

Photo of the men and their horses on a western set

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Bonanza / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Ben; Adam; Hoss; Little Joe; Terry; Conchita; Hank Greeber; Mrs Greeber
Reprints
Keywords
Dynamite; elope; western

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Illustrated introduction to the two stories. Inset photos of the four main characters

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for Summary as per page 11, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Tom Gill art identification by David Porta, April, 2016.

The Fugitive (Table of Contents: 2)

Bonanza / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
Bonanza #1-629
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Ben; Adam; Hoss; Terry; Conchita; Don Diego de Anza ("El Cuarto")
Synopsis
The Cartwrights help an eloping couple escape from the bride's cruel and angry suitor. After the suitor is killed in the ensuing gunfight, the Cartwrights send his gang home; the newlyweds are free.
Reprints
Keywords
Elope; family; gunfight; Hispanic; Mexican-American; whip

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for The Fugitive as per page 11, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Tom Gill art identification by David Porta, April, 2016.

The Adopted Orphan (Table of Contents: 3)

Bedrock Barnes Prospector / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bedrock Barnes; Bad Buck Hardacre
Synopsis
When Bad Buck Hardacre gratuitously shoots a burro, Bedrock Barnes pummels him unconscious. Bedrock sets out for more prospecting, toting the burro's foal on his back.
Reprints
Keywords
Burro; prospecting; prospector

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for The Adopted Orphan as per page 11, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Tom Gill art identification by David Porta, April, 2016.

Buried Treasure (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff Frank Mace; Deputy Dirk Benton; Gyp Foley
Synopsis
Gyp Foley claims that the money he's been flashing is from a long-buried trove. The sheriff proves it's from a recent killing, and arrests Gyp for murder.
Reprints
Keywords
Buried treasure; murder; police

Indexer Notes

Header illustration

The Grave in the Forest (Table of Contents: 5)

Bonanza / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Ben; Hoss; Hank Greeber; Little Crow; Sheriff Hamm
Synopsis
Rustler Hank Greeber fakes his death and frames the Cartwrights for murder. With three of the four Cartwrights jailed, Greeber and his gang drive off the Cartwright herd. Hoss Cartwright and Paiute allies trap them in a narrow canyon and force their surrender. When the sheriff has Greeber's putative grave dug up, he discovers he's been had. The newly freed Cartwrights reward young Paiute Little Crow with a new rifle.
Reprints
Keywords
American Indian; Dynamite; Native American; Paiute; rustler; rustling

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for The Grave in the Forest as per page 11, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Tom Gill art identification by David Porta, April, 2016.

Fiesta (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Description of wedding customs in Spanish California.
Reprints
Keywords
California; Hispanic; Mexican-American; wedding

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Gaylord Du Bois script credit for Fiesta as per page 11, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott." Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Tom Gill art identification by David Porta, April, 2016.

Bonanza Pin-Up No. 1 (Table of Contents: 7)

Bonanza / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Adam Cartwright (photo of Pernell Roberts); Hoss Cartwright (photo of Dan Blocker); Ben Cartwright (photo of Lorne Greene); Little Joe Cartwright (photo of Michael Landon)
Keywords
Cowboy

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Repeat of cover image.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Cartwrights shelter a pair of young elopers and are caught in a web of Spanish vengeance!"]
    Bonanza
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Bonanza
  3. 2. The Fugitive
    Bonanza
  4. 3. The Adopted Orphan
    Bedrock Barnes Prospector
  5. 4. Buried Treasure
  6. 5. The Grave in the Forest
    Bonanza
  7. 6. Fiesta
  8. 7. Bonanza Pin-Up No. 1
    Bonanza
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