([November] 1950)

Dell, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
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)

Issue Notes

Indicia title: Bill Elliott Comics.
Copyright, 1950, by Stephen Slesinger.
Published by arrangement with Stephen Slesinger, authorized edition.
Designed and produced by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wild Bill Elliott / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott (photo); Stormy (a horse; photo)

Wild Bill Elliott Pinup (Table of Contents: 1)

Wild Bill Elliott / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott (photo)

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black and white.

Medicine Trail (Table of Contents: 2)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois (sourced) (Entry states: "Roy Rogers in Medicine Trail. 16p. For Roy Rogers Comics, October issue. Sent February 5, 1950.")
Pencils
Cary
Inks
Cary
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott; Stormy (a horse); Bart Newman; Dana Thompson; Black Bull
Synopsis
Bill Elliott and Bart Newman break up a drug ring.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Du Bois was not assigned to write Wild Bill Elliott. Apparently, Lebeck editorially retasked this story, with mild editorial rewrite, from Roy Rogers (no Roy Rogers story was published with the title "Medicine Trail") to Wild Bill Elliott. The title and page count tally, and there are Du Bois identifiers.

Du Bois identifiers:
NATIVE PEOPLES: Apaches.
LANGUAGE: Apache talk (a made-up language, as also found in other Du Bois stories); and the sly double meaning of "medicine" in the title, spiritual and pharmaceutical.
RELIGION: Apache medicine man.
ANIMALS: The sidewinder rattlesnake advances the plot by being the means by which the Lawmen discover how the heroin is being transported.
ANIMAL "SPEECH": The horses speak in horse sounds, in particular the last panel "Ho-ho-ho," a common Du Bois horse sound.

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Robbers' Roundup (Table of Contents: 3)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cary
Inks
Cary
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott; Stormy (a horse); Tom McGregor; John Benton; Hugh; Little Bear; Chief Flying Hawk; Al (villain); Jake (villain); Corky (villain); Runt (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

A Race against Odds (Table of Contents: 4)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cary
Inks
Cary
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott; Stormy (a horse); Martha Stanley; White Star (a horse); Dave Stanley; Jimsy Noonan; Doc Tyler; Clint Newcomb (villain); El Viento (a horse); Zaz Bartlett (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

El Robardo (The Thief) (Table of Contents: 5)

Wild Bill Elliott / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott; Stormy (a horse); El Robador (a horse); Nick Perez (villain); Rio Charley (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Same artist as on the early Cisco Kid, and filler artist in Roy Rogers. Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

[Wild Bill Elliott & Stormy Pinup] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wild Bill Elliott / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott (photo); Stormy (a horse, photo)

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black and white.

[Wild Bill Elliott Pinup] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wild Bill Elliott / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Elliott (photo)

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Bill Elliott
  2. 1. Wild Bill Elliott Pinup
    Wild Bill Elliott
  3. 2. Medicine Trail
    Wild Bill Elliott
  4. 3. Robbers' Roundup
    Wild Bill Elliott
  5. 4. A Race against Odds
    Wild Bill Elliott
  6. 5. El Robardo (The Thief)
    Wild Bill Elliott
  7. 6. [Wild Bill Elliott & Stormy Pinup]
    Wild Bill Elliott
  8. 7. [Wild Bill Elliott Pinup]
    Wild Bill Elliott
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