•The on-sale date is the date of publication per Copyright Entries 1946.
•The next Roy Rogers Four Color (#124) shipped October 1 for sale in October through mid-January 1947. This issue (#117) would have been cover-dated "February" (1946) a signal to retailers that the magazine should have been pulled from the stands by that time (the pull-date) in order to make room for the new issue. (The cover-date was a pull-date, not an on-sale date.)
Inside front cover.
Original title was: "Roy Rogers and Howling Mesa".
Inside back cover.