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Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) comic books

  • Issue #6
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 6

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Four photographs from the Gunsmoke TV series. Enough Rope—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; Jackson Crater gets away with a bank robbery when he is released on a technicality; but is caught after robbing a stage and Matt Dillon must protect him from a lynch mob. The Wild Russian--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; "Russian Bill" tries to get a reputation as an outlaw and succeeds all too well. Paid in Silver—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin. Facts about the evolution of buffalo trails into modern highways. Facts about fences in the old West. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 7

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    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Two photos of James Arness as Matt Dillon. Showdown—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin. True Tales of Dodge City, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin. The Maverick—Gunsmoke starring Matt Dillon, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin. Facts about cattle Barons of the Old West. Strike text story; Gus Chivvy tries to swindle young Easterner Tom Peabody with a phony silver mine claim. Facts about huge cattle ranches in the Old West. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 8
    • 1/2" spine split from base of comic.

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Four photos from Gunsmoke TV series. The Taming of Bull Halloran—Gunsmoke, art by Jim McLaughlin; Matt Dillon has to protect some crooked gamblers after they swindle a track-laying crew outside the Dodge City limits. One Trick Too Many--True Tales of Dodge City, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Al Williamson; Buffalo hunter Levi Richardson's fast shooting fails him in a showdown over a poker game. Six-Gun Fury—Gunsmoke, art by Jim McLaughlin; Hardcases Brace Duveen and Chip Younger harass a trapper and his Indian companion. Facts about the crews who built the railroad tracks in the old west. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 9

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Man Without a Gun—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; Traveling peddler Billy Crobin is an expert marksman when shooting at targets, but can't shoot at a man. The Hardcase--True Tales of Dodge City, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Al Williamson; A former Indian dog named Tous fights off a pack of "Dog Kelley's" greyhounds in Dodge City. The Bounty Hunter—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; Bounty Hunter Wolf Ferris comes to Dodge with a warrant for Jeb Doane, the town barber. Facts about bounty hunters presented in strip format. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 10
    Published Sep 1958 by Dell.

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    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. The Deadly Dude—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; The absentee owner of the Turkey Track ranch comes from England to sell out; unaware that the foremen have been embezzling $500,000 from cattle sales. Showdown at Adobe Walls--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Al Williamson, inks by Reed Crandall; Buffalo hunters take refuge from Cheyenne warriors in a trading post at Adobe Walls. Badge of Honor—Gunsmoke, art by Jim McLaughlin; After the Coyote Kid kills a man in Dodge City, Matt and Chester trail him to a lawless city called Diablo. One-third page promo for Dell's "Have Gun, Will Travel" comic. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 11
    Published Oct 1958 by Dell.

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    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. The Witness—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; A panhandler is witness to a robbery and killing, but has trouble getting anyone to believe him. The Missing Mules--True Tales of Dodge City, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Al Williamson; A freighter named Dirty Face Jones has his four stolen mules returned by the thieves without the sherif's help. Low Bid—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; A cattle buyer named Druck uses his gang to intimidate other cattle buyers from bidding at the stock auctions and is able to buy the cattle for cheap prices. Photo ad of Roy Rogers and four small children dressed in Roy Rogers "Double R Brand" clothes posed in a "play" holdup (back cover). 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 12
    Published Jan 1959 by Dell.

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    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Photo ad of two small boys with a vast assortment of Roy Rogers "Double R Bar Brand" toys and clothing; Small inset photo of Roy Rogers. The Friendly Enemy—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; Matt becomes jealous when newcomer Walt Worth courts Kitty. The Elusive Luke McGlue--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Al Williamson; A fictional character called "Luke McGlue" is blamed for stealing cigars from a cigar drummer. Payoff in Lead—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; Lou Gore opens a new casino in Dodge, and his competitors suddenly have a run of "bad luck." Illustrated ad for Daisy Air Rifles. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 13
    Published Mar 1959 by Dell.

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    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Trick Shot—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; A trick shot gunman challenges Matt Dillon to a shooting contest. A Losing Hand--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newmanm, art by Marvin Stein; A carefully planned train robbery goes astray when nothing goes as planned. Lone Hand—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; Prospector Pete Doran is robbed by three bandits and plans to capture them without Matt Dillon's help. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 14
    Published May 1959 by Dell.

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Trooper, Beware—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; Clay Kenton, former Confederate officer, comes to Dodge City; but old resentments return when a group of Calvary soldiers cause a fight in a bar. Eat 'em Up Jake--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Marvin Stein; Card shark Jake gets caught cheating at a card game and has to pay an unusual penalty. The Flash of a Knife—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Jim McLaughlin; Bristol hires gunmen and hardcases as buffalo hunters, but soon finds he's not in charge any more. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 15
    Published Jul 1959 by Dell.

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Masked Vigilantes—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Alberto Giolitti, inks by Alberto Giolitti and Giovanni Ticci (assist); Matt Dillon has to control masked vigilantes who are serving their own "justice" in Dodge. "Boot Hill" Harry—Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Marvin Stein; A man sells cattle in Dodge City and then finds a unique place to spend the night safe from thieves. Dandy Dunbar's Game—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Alberto Giolitti, inks by Alberto Giolitti and Giovanni Ticci (assist); Dandy Dunbar's casino has a rigged roulette wheel, but it's rigged so the customers win. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 16
    Published Aug 1959 by Dell.

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. The Doc Hater—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Alberto Giolitti, inks by Alberto Giolitti and Giovanni Ticci (assist); Doc Adams takes Matt Dillon along for protection when he pays a house call on a young boy whose uncle hates doctors. The Green Kid--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Alberto Giolitti, inks by Alberto Giolitti and Giovanni Ticci (assist); Dodge card sharks intend to fleece a "tenderfoot" but find that things aren't always as they seem. The Nervous Deputy—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Alberto Giolitti, inks by Alberto Giolitti and Giovanni Ticci (assist); Matt Dillon has to keep a nervous young deputy under control as the two transport a shipment of gold out of Dodge City. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 17
    Published Nov 1959 by Dell.
    • 2 1/2" Spine split from top.

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Daniel Drew's Last Act—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Alberto Giolitti, inks by Alberto Giolitti and Giovanni Ticci (assist); Traveling actor Daniel Drew gets in trouble by courting Jimmy Gunn's girl. Indian Bill--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Alberto Giolitti, inks by Alberto Giolitti and Giovanni Ticci (assist); A cowpoke's story of Indian war scouts near Dodge causes a commotion. No Choice for Matt Dillon—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Alberto Giolitti, inks by Alberto Giolitti and Giovanni Ticci (assist); Bank robbers shoot Chester and then kidnap Doc Adams to tend an injured gang member. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 18
    Published Dec 1959 by Dell.

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    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Indian Trouble—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; An Indian, Hawk Feather, is cheated by a buffalo hide trader who pays him in Confederate money. The Taming of Dutch Henry--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; A sheriff tricks horse thief Dutch Henry into revealing the location of a band of stolen horses. The Bunco Artist—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; A traveling patent medicine peddler kipnaps Doc Adams after Doc debunks his "Natural Rock Oil" and ruins his sales. Tru-Vue 3-D Fun Set featuring Sleeping Beauty. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 19
    Published Feb 1960 by Dell.
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing, interrupts art and story.

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. The Train Robbery—Gunsmoke starring Chester, Kitty, Marshal Matt Dillon, and two train robbers, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Alberto Giolitti, inks by Alberto Giolitti and Giovanni Ticci (assist). Skullduggery--Dodge City Days starring Dr. Meredith, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti. The Feud text story. The Perilous Patient—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; bank robbery story. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 20
    Published May 1960 by Dell.

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. The Assassin—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; Matt Dillon is the target of a vengeful ex-con, who aims to ruin Matt's reputation before killing him. "Hound Dog" Kelley's Bear--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; "Hound Dog" Kelley, the Mayor of Dodge City, has a black bear as a pet. The Bank Haul—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; A gang of bank robbers have their complex plan timed down to the minute. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 21
    Published Jul 1960 by Dell.

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    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. The Inquest—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; Newcomer Dr. Kerns challenges Doc Adams findings at an inquest of a man found dead. The Lady's Man--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; Dodge City bachelors pull a trick on braggart Phil Craven. The Girl in Red—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Alberto Giolitti; Fay, who wears a red dress, stirs up trouble in Dodge to cause a distraction for a gang robbing the express office. Facts about Holbrook, Arizona, and its early lawmen. Ad in comic form for Kraft Fudgies candy. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 22
    Published Sep 1960 by Dell.

    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Shot in the Dark—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; soldiers threaten Dodge City with reprisals after a troopers murder. The New Express Agent--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti. Doc Plays a Hand—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 23
    Published Oct 1960 by Dell.

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    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. The Alibi—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; A trio of bank robbers pose as a sheriff and his prisoners in order to have a "perfect alibi." The Hide Buyer--Dodge City Days, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; Lecompt, buffalo hide buyer, gets tricked into a rigged card game. The Toll Takers—Gunsmoke, script by Paul S. Newman, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; A gang makes cattle drivers pay a toll to cross the river. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 24
    Published Jan 1961 by Dell.

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    Last 10-cent cover price. Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Dell Comics subscription ad with Christmas theme. The Water Diviner—Gunsmoke, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; Matt sets out to discover why a water diviner is having farmers dig where there is only rock. The Grandee--Dodge City Days, script, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; A man who identifies himself as a Spanish grandee hands out I.O.U.s to cover the cost of his stay in Dodge City and flees town when the townspeople try to collect. The Chief's Gamble—Gunsmoke, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; A chief comes to Dodge City to discuss a peace treaty with the Army. Matt's job is to keep him alive until the general from the nearby fort arrives. A visual description of a cowpoke's job. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 25
    Published Mar 1961 by Dell.

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    First 15-cent cover price. Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. The Missing Payroll—Gunsmoke, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; Matt has to solve the mystery of a stolen army payroll. The Daring Gentleman--Dodge City Days, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Russ Heath; An Englishman tames a town bully. The Recluse's Secret—Gunsmoke, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; Three outlaws try to discover where an old man is hiding the gold dust he uses to buy goods in Dodge City. A brief account of two train robberies with Oliver Perry and Butch Cassidy. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #26
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 26
    Published May 1961 by Dell.

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    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Trail Crew Trouble—Gunsmoke, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; When Matt forces a trail boss to surrender his guns, it sets the stage for the trail boss's rival to take control of the herd. Chain Lightning Trouble--Dodge City Days, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Russ Heath; Without a jail, the marshal is forced to be creative when dealing with drunks. The Blizzard—Gunsmoke, pencils by Giovanni Ticci, inks by Alberto Giolitti; A snowstorm forces Matt take shelter in a cabin with two prisoners and another passenger; The prisoners escape, and Matt is forced to track them through the snow to another cabin where they are holding a family hostage. Ad for 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #27
    Gunsmoke (1958 Dell) 27
    Published Jul 1961 by Dell.

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    Photo cover of James Arness as Matt Dillon from the Gunsmoke TV series. Smoked Out City—Gunsmoke, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia; Kitty accidentally pulls off the tarpaulin of a wagon and starts Matt on a search for the wagon driver's secret. Later, Dodge City is covered with blinding smoke as bold outlaws carry off a fantastic scheme amid whining bullets. Description of Dell Comics Contest and the available prizes. The Amazing Dog Race--Dodge City Days, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia; A rancher buys the runt of a greyhound litter and trains it as a champion racer. The Intruder—Gunsmoke, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia; Doc Adams' sleep is disturbed one night by a most unusual thief whose interest in literature leaves Doc baffled; The thief's trail leads Matt Dillon into a dangerous cross fire, as he becomes the target of a gold-greedy man. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.01.