Four Color #144 - Roy Rogers Comics
(April 1947)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
1947-03-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine [circle]
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. 144". Code number is R.R.O.S. #144-494. Copyright 1947 by Roy Rogers. Some information for this issue contributed by Robert Phillips.

The on-sale date is the date of publication per Copyright Entries 1947. The cover-date would have been "June."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Roy Rogers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photo); original Trigger (horse, photo)
Synopsis
Reversed negative, pre-1947 color photo shows Roy beside original Trigger, reins in hand.

[Roy and Trigger] (Table of Contents: 1)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photo); original Trigger (horse, photo)
Synopsis
Pre-1947; action-posed photo, outdoors, Roy on original Trigger.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

Roy Rogers on the Apache Trail (Table of Contents: 2)

Roy Rogers / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Erwin Hess; (possible Jesse Marsh; Irwin Myers contribution)
Inks
Erwin Hess; (possible Jesse Marsh; Irwin Myers contribution)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse)
Synopsis
Roy comes across loot taken when Apaches wreck a train and rob the passengers. Finding a pocket watch of an old friend among the clothes, he takes it with him. He then runs into a sheriff and his posse and his possession of the watch makes him a prime suspect in the crime.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted by Gaylord Du Bois on June 21, 1946; Quite a change in likeness of Roy, with this artist. Trigger has sacrificed his white mane, white tail, Palomino markings, at the hands of colorists. (Art credits and comments by Robert Phillips.)

[Roy and Trigger Publicity Photo] (Table of Contents: 3)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photo); original Trigger ? (horse, photo)
Synopsis
Pre-1947, publicity photo, Roy riding original (?) Trigger. Facsimile signed "Roy Rogers".

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

[Roy Playing Guitar] (Table of Contents: 4)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photo)
Synopsis
Reversed negative, pre-1947, color photo shows Roy playing guitar, makes it appear he is left-handed.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. [Roy and Trigger]
    Roy Rogers
  3. 2. Roy Rogers on the Apache Trail
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. [Roy and Trigger Publicity Photo]
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. [Roy Playing Guitar]
    Roy Rogers
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