Four Color #239 - Adventure Bound
(August 1949)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Editing
Helen Meyer (credited)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "ADVENTURE BOUND, No. 239." Code number is A.B.O.S. #239-498. Copyright 1949 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.

Adventure Bound (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Paul Clark; Nat Clark; Maria Rosaria

[Piracy] (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely ?
Inks
Bill Ely ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; historical
Synopsis
Facts about pirates.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

Adventure Bound (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Paul Clark; Nat Clark; Maria Rosaria
Synopsis
Boston, 1723. Paul Clark runs away to sea aboard The Boston Belle. Unbeknownst to him, his 8-year old brother, Nat, has followed, and stows away. Maria is a passenger. Her late mother was English. She travels to join her father, the governor of Trinidad Island. She befriends Nat and Paul. Paul is wounded defending her from the Pirate captain, Redbeard, who loots the ship, and takes them hostage. Paul walks the plank, but Maria and Nat throw him a rope, and pull him back aboard through their cabin window. Nat dances for Redbeard, and, as reward, Paul is allowed to join the crew. Fleeing a battle with a British Man o' War, the pirate ship beaches in the cove of a small island. Paul, Nat, and Maria escape to a little inlet aboard a small boat. Just before dawn, the pirate ship's powder magazine explodes, the ship is blasted to bits, and all its crew perish. A tall ship of war appears, flying the flag of Spain. A young ship's officer bows to Maria (daughter of the governor of Trinidad) and explains, "We saw the light of the explosion, Señiorita." They are saved! Paul and Nat are once more ... Adventure Bound!

Indexer Notes

Writing credit and synopsis supplied by David Porta (November 2006). This comic is presented with no word balloons. The story is told with borderless panels, and captions, including dialogue in quotation marks, like the Prince Valiant comic strip.

[Captain John Avery] (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely ?
Inks
Bill Ely ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Capt. John Avery [Long Ben; Archpirate]
Synopsis
Facts about Captain John Avery, a pirate in the 17th Century.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

[Blackbeard] (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Blackbeard [Edward Teach]
Synopsis
Facts about the life of Blackbeard the Pirate.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Text and illustration.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Adventure Bound
  2. 1. [Piracy]
  3. 2. Adventure Bound
  4. 3. [Captain John Avery]
  5. 4. [Blackbeard]
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