(November 1958-January 1959)

Dell, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
George T. Delacorte (Publisher); Helen Meyer (President); Paul R. Lilly (Executive Vice President); Harold Clark (Vice President-Advertising Director); Albert P. Delacorte (Treasurer)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

last Dell issue


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tonto / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Morris Gollub (painting)
Inks
Morris Gollub (painting)
Colors
Morris Gollub (painting)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tonto; Puma
Synopsis
Full-page color illustration depicts Tonto confronting a snarling puma.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This cat is in the very same pose as the tiger in Jungle Jim 14. The Jungle Jim cover was from an issue published in December of 1957, a year later the artist flipped the pose horizontally for this Tonto cover and changed it into a Puma. Note the cat is unusually thick for a mountain lion.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 1)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
? (spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Full-page subscription offer for various Dell comic books ($1.20) from Dell Publishing Co., Inc. of New York, N. Y.. A toy space satellite and launching platform are offered as a premium.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Suspicion (Table of Contents: 2)

Tonto / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Newman
Pencils
Alberto Giolitti
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
TONTO #33-5811
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tonto; Scout; Stone Bear; Elk Horn (Crow); Crow Braves; Stone Bear's Braves; Indian Children
Synopsis
A Crow exile is given refuge in Stone Bear's camp but is suspected of being a thief when several items are found missing.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

The Peace Pipe Warpath (Table of Contents: 3)

Tonto / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Newman
Pencils
Alberto Giolitti
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tonto; Scout; Stone Bear; Standing Tree (Blackfoot brave); Standing Tree's Companion; Deer Horn; Running Horse (Deer Horn's brother); Blackfoot Chief
Synopsis
After Deer Horn is attacked by Standing Tree and his companion, Stone Bear sends Tonto and Running Horse to a sacred quarry to make a peace pipe.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Battleground (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (header illustration)
Inks
? (header illustration)
Colors
? (header illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
White Wolf (chief); Indian Braves; Palefaces
Synopsis
Indian braves and palefaces are prepared to do battle until a prairie fire forces them to reconsider.

The Challenger Comes (Table of Contents: 5)

The Painted Pony / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Newman
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
animal; western-frontier
Characters
Painted Pony; Red Stallion; Painted Pony's Herd of Mares, Colts, and Bachelor Stallions
Synopsis
The Red Stallion challenges The Painted Pony's leadership of the herd.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Fear of the Puma (Table of Contents: 6)

Tonto / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Newman
Pencils
Alberto Giolitti
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tonto; Stone Bear; Old Fox; Pumas
Synopsis
The youthful Tonto conquers his fear of pumas by standing his ground when one attacks and slaying the animal with his knife.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

[Toy Offer] (Table of Contents: 7)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Full-page color ad offering 150 molded plastic Civil War soldiers ($1.49) from Josely Company of Long Islamd, N. Y..

Indian Bowl Game (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alberto Giolitti
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article with five black and white illustrations about an Indian game played with a bowl, painted fruit pits, and pebbles.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover
Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

[Toy Offer] (Table of Contents: 9)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Colors
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Full-page color ad offering a variety of toy guns from Mattel, Inc. of Los Angeles, California.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tonto
  2. 1. [Subscription Offer]
  3. 2. Suspicion
    Tonto
  4. 3. The Peace Pipe Warpath
    Tonto
  5. 4. Battleground
  6. 5. The Challenger Comes
    The Painted Pony
  7. 6. Fear of the Puma
    Tonto
  8. 7. [Toy Offer]
  9. 8. Indian Bowl Game
  10. 9. [Toy Offer]
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