([September] 1955)

Dell, 1955 Series
 
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Copyright 1955 by Walt Disney Productions.


King of the Wild Frontier (Table of Contents)

Davy Crockett / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Davy Crockett (photo of Fess Parker)

Old Betsy (Table of Contents: 1)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about flintlock rifles.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

Young Davy Crockett (Table of Contents: 2)

Davy Crockett / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; history
Characters
Davy Crockett; John Crockett; Tom Crockett; Jacob Siler; Jeb Dunn; Hi Kitchner; Job Higgins; Jesse Cheek; Adam Myers; John Kennedy
Synopsis
Anecdotes from Davy Crockett's youth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland and Lambiek website (September 22, 2010). Panels with text at the bottom.

Davy Crockett Dictionery (Table of Contents: 3)

Davy Crockett / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Davy Crockett
Synopsis
A list of words that Davy Crockett is said to have coined.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration.

Frontier Fashions (Table of Contents: 4)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Description of the clothing worn by men and women on the frontier.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration.

Cherokee Justice (Table of Contents: 5)

Davy Crockett / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
John Ushler
Inks
John Ushler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Davy Crockett; George Russel; Red Eagle; Quick Fox; Chief Watami; Long Knife
Synopsis
After saving two young Cherokee boys from a bear, Davy Crocket and George Russel take them home to their village. The men become the enemies of Long Knife, who is banished from the tribe and later returns to seek revenge on the white men and the Cherokee villagers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland. (Error Report 5037, September 22, 2010). Script identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

How Davy Talked to the Indians (Table of Contents: 6)

Davy Crockett / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DiPaola ?
Inks
Tony DiPaola ?
Colors
?
Letters
Tony DiPaola ?

Genre
non-fiction; historical
Characters
Davy Crockett
Synopsis
Phrase by phrase explanation of a sign language conversation between Davy and a Cheyenne Indian.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Panels with text at bottom. Art and lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Survival in the Wilds (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Tips for survival if lost in the wilderness.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Pioneer Homes (Table of Contents: 8)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about the construction of pioneer homes.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration.

Frontier Forts (Table of Contents: 9)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about forts on the frontier.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration.

Davy Crockett Goes to Washington (Table of Contents: 10)

Davy Crockett / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jesse Marsh
Inks
Jesse Marsh
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Davy Crockett; George Russel; Major Norton; Andrew Jackson
Synopsis
Andrew Jackson talks Davy into running for Congress. Davy wins the election and goes to Washington.

Indexer Notes

Lyrics to "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier" song are used in the story. Art identification by Steinar Ådland. (Error Report 5037, September 22, 2010)

Pioneer Transportation (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Methods of transportation on the frontier.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Davy Crockett's Dinner (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Types of food eaten on the frontier.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustration.

Other Frontier Heroes (Table of Contents: 13)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
John Colter; Daniel Boone; Kit Carson; James Bowie
Synopsis
Brief text biographies of four famous frontiersmen as an introduction to a series of more extensive biographies in comic form.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

James Bowie (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nicholas Firfires
Inks
Nicholas Firfires
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
James Bowie; Jeff Lattimore; Black Jack Sturdivant
Synopsis
The story of how James Bowie invented the knife that bears his name.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland (Error Report 5138, attachment 179, October 8, 2010)

John Colter (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nicholas Firfires
Inks
Nicholas Firfires
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
John Colter; Potts
Synopsis
John Colter's runs for his life after being captured by Blackfeet Indians in 1823.

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Lambiek website. Also from from Steinar Ådland (GCD Error Report 5139, attachment 180, October 10, 2010)

Kit Carson (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nicholas Firfires
Inks
Nicholas Firfires
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Kit Carson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Steinar Ådland (GCD Error Report 5141, attachment 182, October 10, 2010)

Daniel Boone (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nicholas Firfires
Inks
Nicholas Firfires
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Daniel Boone
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Steinar Ådland (GCD Error Report 5140, attachment 181, October 10, 2010)

The Fall of the Alamo (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
William Barrett Travis; General Santa Anna; Col. Albert Martin; Davy Crockett (cameo mention); James Bowie (cameo mention)
Synopsis
Account of the siege of the Alamo during the Mexican-American War in 1836.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations. Davy Crockett and James Bowie are only mentioned in passing.

Name the States (Table of Contents: 19)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about nine states with their border outlines, which the reader is supposed to name.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrations and text.

Pioneer Pastimes (Table of Contents: 20)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Social activities on the frontier.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Davy Crockett and Ol' Three Claws (Table of Contents: 21)

Davy Crockett / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jesse Marsh
Inks
Jesse Marsh
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Davy Crockett; Georgie Russel; Jed Wills; Hank Binns; Rafe Dodd
Synopsis
Davy makes an enemy in Hank Binns by besting him in a knife-throwing contest in a tavern. When Davy and Georgie Russel track a bear named Ol' Three Claws, Binns seeks revenge.

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Art identification by Steinar Ådland. (Error Report 5037, September 22, 2010)

Loading and Firing the Flintlock (Table of Contents: 22)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How to load and fire a flintlock rifle.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustration.

Be Sure You're Right...Then Go Ahead (Table of Contents: 23)

Davy Crockett / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Davy Crockett (quote)
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical
Characters
Davy Crockett (photo of Fess Parker)
Synopsis
Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, standing on an outcrop with rifle at his side and mountains in the background.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. King of the Wild Frontier
    Davy Crockett
  2. 1. Old Betsy
  3. 2. Young Davy Crockett
    Davy Crockett
  4. 3. Davy Crockett Dictionery
    Davy Crockett
  5. 4. Frontier Fashions
  6. 5. Cherokee Justice
    Davy Crockett
  7. 6. How Davy Talked to the Indians
    Davy Crockett
  8. 7. Survival in the Wilds
  9. 8. Pioneer Homes
  10. 9. Frontier Forts
  11. 10. Davy Crockett Goes to Washington
    Davy Crockett
  12. 11. Pioneer Transportation
  13. 12. Davy Crockett's Dinner
  14. 13. Other Frontier Heroes
  15. 14. James Bowie
  16. 15. John Colter
  17. 16. Kit Carson
  18. 17. Daniel Boone
  19. 18. The Fall of the Alamo
  20. 19. Name the States
  21. 20. Pioneer Pastimes
  22. 21. Davy Crockett and Ol' Three Claws
    Davy Crockett
  23. 22. Loading and Firing the Flintlock
  24. 23. Be Sure You're Right...Then Go Ahead
    Davy Crockett
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