Four Color #177 - Roy Rogers Comics
(December 1947)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1947-10-28
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. 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.


[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
Posed-for-comics photo, has Roy astride original Trigger.

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

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photo)
Synopsis
Candid-like photo, taken on filming location ("On the Old Spanish Trail", identified in caption), has Roy with owl.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

Roy Rogers and the Wolves of the Little Moab (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Harry Parkhurst [as Harry Parks] (signed)
Inks
Harry Parkhurst [as Harry Parks] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers; Trigger (horse)
Synopsis
Roy helps Sheriff Bill Prime, an old friend, solve a murder and cattle-rustling committed by the "Wolves of the Little Moab" gang (so-called because they wear wolf's head masks.)

Indexer Notes

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.

[Roy Cleaning Rifle] (Table of Contents: 3)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photo)
Synopsis
Captioned, candid-like photo has Roy on movie location, cleaning rifle.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

[Roy and Trigger] (Table of Contents: 4)

Roy Rogers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Roy Rogers (photo); original Trigger (horse, photo)
Synopsis
Horizontal publicity photo shows Roy astride what appears to be original Trigger, but touched up by photographers.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers
  2. 1. [Roy and Owl]
    Roy Rogers
  3. 2. Roy Rogers and the Wolves of the Little Moab
    Roy Rogers
  4. 3. [Roy Cleaning Rifle]
    Roy Rogers
  5. 4. [Roy and Trigger]
    Roy Rogers
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