Four Color #86 - Roy Rogers Comics
(October 1945)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1945-09-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

•Indicia title is "ROY ROGERS COMICS, No. 86." Code number is ROY R. 86-4510. Copyright 1945 by Roy Rogers.
•The on-sale date is the date of publication as per the 1945 Copyright Entries.
•There is no cover-date. A cover-date (month) was a periodical's pull-date alerting retailers when to remove that issue of the periodical from the stands in order to make room for the next issue which would have already shipped. In this case, the next Roy Rogers Four Color did not ship until three and a half months, December 28, 1945; so, this issue's cover-date/pull-date (had it had one) would have been January (1946). In the past, before Copyright Entries data were readily available, and cover-dates were misunderstood to be month-of-sale dates, archivists of Dell Comics, when confounded by the absence of a cover-date, hacked Western Printing's issue-code and substituted its coded-date for the absent cover-date/pull-date. But that issue-code generally revealed only the first full month the issue was intended to be on-sale. For example, a quarterly that hit the stands (let's say) mid-December and whose next issue wouldn't come out til the Ides of March might have had a cover-date/pull-date of April but its issue-code would have been January --- a three-months' discrepancy. That flawed practice, having assumed the status of venerable tradition, persists today, 2018 September.


[Roy and Trigger] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photograph); Trigger (horse) (photograph)
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[Portrait of Roy] (Table of Contents: 1)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photo)
Synopsis
Roy in a publicity-shot close-up.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, tan, and white.

Deadly Treasure (Table of Contents: 2)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Albert Micale
Inks
Albert Micale
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse); Judge Conroy; Dennis Conroy; Lorna Mattison
Synopsis
A hooded gang has kidnapped five people and murdered others and nobody knows why. When Lorna Mattison is kidnapped, Judge Conroy's son goes after the gang. Roy has to find Lorna and keep Conroy's son from getting killed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story and art work was also published separately in a different format--Whitman Better Little Book, no. 1437.
Gaylord Du Bois submitted this extra-long story 25 pages at a time. (script pages?) (Comment by Robert Phillips)

[Roy and Horse] (Table of Contents: 3)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photo); Trigger, Jr. ? (horse) (photo)
Synopsis
Roy and horse, (Trigger, Jr.?), in rearing pose.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, tan, and white.

[Roy and Daughter Cheryl] (Table of Contents: 4)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photo); Cheryl Rogers (photo)
Synopsis
Roy, with guitar, sings to daughter Cheryl.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Roy and Trigger]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. [Portrait of Roy]
    Roy Rogers
  3. 2. Deadly Treasure
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. [Roy and Horse]
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. [Roy and Daughter Cheryl]
    Roy Rogers
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