(February 1950)

Dell, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Printer
Designed and produced by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.; Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
George Delacorte (credited as George T. Delacorte Jr.) (president); Helen Meyer (credited) (vice-president); Albert P. Delacorte (credited) (vice-president); ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Morris Gollub ?
Inks
Morris Gollub ?
Colors
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lone Ranger; Silver (horse)
Synopsis
A prospector gives the Lone Ranger directions.

Indexer Notes

Cover has "This is a King Feature" emblem.

The Chisholm Trail... (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Hampton (signed as John Wade Hamptom)
Inks
John Hampton (signed as John Wade Hamptom)
Letters
John Hampton (signed as John Wade Hamptom)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After the civil war Texas ranchmen returned to find their range overstocked.
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover in black and white with illustrations and text plus the publisher & indicia information.

The Lone Ranger and the Strange Birthday Present (Table of Contents: 2)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 39 pages (report information)

Script
Fran Striker ?
Pencils
Charles Flanders
Inks
Charles Flanders
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
L.R. #20-502
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hutch, are you sure old Danvers will come along this trail today?
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse); Scout (horse)
Synopsis
The Lone Ranger is accused of killing a messenger who had a letter that was to be delivered to Bob Lawton on his 18th birthday.
Reprints
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1947 newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Three tiers of panels per page.

The Yarns of Old Gabe (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Smith (credited)
Pencils
Tom Hickey (signed as TH)
Inks
Tom Hickey (signed as TH)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jim Bridger perhaps the greatest of the old scouts, had explored more of the West than any other living man.
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Jim Bridger
Synopsis
The fables told by frontier scout Jim Bridger in the early part of the 19th century. Bridger was one of the first white men to see Yellowstone Park, but when he described the sights he'd seen, no one believed him. Miffed, he concocted far-fetched tales based on the wonders of the old west.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations.

[The Cougar Killer] (Table of Contents: 4)

Young Hawk / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Tom Hickey
Inks
Tom Hickey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're hung up...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Young Hawk; Little Buck; White Fawn
Synopsis
Young Hawk is injured while killing a cougar.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois' personal records.

Subscribe Now-Mail This Coupon Today (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Special Offer to Readers of this Comic! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Wolf Head (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Morris Gollub ?
Inks
Morris Gollub ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The greatest medicine man of the Blackfoot.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wolf Head (Blackfoot Indian)
Synopsis
Portrait of Wolf Head, "the greatest medicine man of the Blackfoot nation."

Indexer Notes

Back cover; 13th in a series of portraits of Indian warriors and chiefs.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. The Chisholm Trail...
  3. 2. The Lone Ranger and the Strange Birthday Present
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. The Yarns of Old Gabe
  5. 4. [The Cougar Killer]
    Young Hawk
  6. 5. Subscribe Now-Mail This Coupon Today
  7. 6. Special Offer to Readers of this Comic!
  8. 7. Wolf Head
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