(July 1951)

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
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ernest Nordli? (painting)
Inks
Ernest Nordli? (painting)
Colors
Ernest Nordli? (painting)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lone Ranger; Tonto
Synopsis
The Lone Ranger and Tonto make their way through a cave.

Indexer Notes

First cover with all-blue outfit. The change took place because the immensely popular T.V. show, featuring Clayton Moore, portrayed The Lone Ranger wearing a blue shirt. The SCOOP website reports "Noted collector Harry Thomas of Sweetwater, TN, however, has pointed out that there are still a precious few issues of The Lone Ranger #37 that may've gotten printed in the transition still feature him in a red shirt. As you can imagine, these are incredibly rare and valuable collector's items!"

The Cowboy's Boots (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan (signed)
Inks
Till Goodan (signed)
Letters
Till Goodan?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about cowboy boots.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Half-art, half-text.

[The Crooked Gambler] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver (horse); Scout (horse)
Synopsis
Bolo Sherman's father cheats at poker and is killed by one of the men he cheated. He moves to a different town and needs the Lone Ranger's help to keep a thug from forcing his sweetheart's father to buy crooked gambling equipment.
Reprints
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1946 newspaper strips

Indexer Notes

First interior story where the Lone Ranger's outfit is colored all-blue. In earlier issues he had a red shirt and blue pants.

[The Gold Mine Stock] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Lone Ranger / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lone Ranger; Tonto; Dan Reid; Silver (horse); Scout (horse); Victor (horse)
Synopsis
Duped settlers take out 60-day mortgages to buy stock in a fake gold mine, and lose their property when they can't pay the mortgage.
Reprints
  • from The Lone Ranger (King Features Syndicate) 1943 newspaper strips

Indexer Notes

Lone Ranger's outfit is colored all-blue.

Wolf Brother’s Hunting (Table of Contents: 4)

Wolf Brother / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Jon Small
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wolf Brother (intro)
Synopsis
Pawnee Wolf Brother finds an Arikara maiden in the ruins of a camp raided by the Hidatsas.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three illustrations; first in a continuing storyline. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Gaylord Du Bois’ personal records.

[The City of the Sun] (Table of Contents: 5)

Young Hawk / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
Jon Small
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Young Hawk; Little Buck; High Cloud
Synopsis
Young Hawk and Little Buck return from a hunting trip to find their captive Black Dog has been killed when he stole a canoe from an old Natchez Indian named High Cloud. They travel to the Natchez "City of the Sun" where they gain supplies and leave with High Cloud to go to the sea.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing storyline.

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

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

[White Mountain Sheep] (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
American Museum of Natural History, N. Y. (photograph)
Inks
American Museum of Natural History, N. Y. (photograph)
Colors
American Museum of Natural History, N. Y. (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; animal

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Horizontal color photograph of a white mountain sheep diorama “courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History, N.Y.” with a few lines of text below.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Lone Ranger
  2. 1. The Cowboy's Boots
  3. 2. [The Crooked Gambler]
    The Lone Ranger
  4. 3. [The Gold Mine Stock]
    The Lone Ranger
  5. 4. Wolf Brother’s Hunting
    Wolf Brother
  6. 5. [The City of the Sun]
    Young Hawk
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  8. 7. Free 5 Beautiful, Big Full Color Pictures
  9. 8. [White Mountain Sheep]
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