Indicia title is "ROY ROGERS COMICS, No. 177." No code number. Copyright 1947 by Roy Rogers. Most information for this index from Robert Phillips.
• On sale date (date published) per Robert W. Phillips' "Roy Rogers" (Jefferson, NC: MacFarland, 1995, 446 pages). Copyright expired October 1, 1975 (ibid.).
• The entry of this work on page 523 of Catalog of Copyright Entries 1947 Pamphlets contains no publication date. It reads:
"ROY ROGERS COMICS. Dell magazine no. 177. New York, Dell Pub. Co., inc. Pamphlet, col., illus. © Roy Rogers, Van Nuys, Calif.; AA69967."
• Phillips lists the Copyright Entries code as AA 69967, with a space.
• October 28, 1947 is also the publication date of the two prior issues of Dell Four Color, #176 and #175.
Inside front cover; black and white.
Original copyright October 28, 1947, in name of Roy Rogers: AA 69967, now expired. Story submitted October 28, 1946. Story opens with Roy Rogers singing a song, one of the few such instances in comic books. Roy's likeness undergoes drastic change with this artist. (Comments by Robert Phillips.) Art is signed in last panel.
Inside back cover; black and white.