Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Top 10 Defunct Comic Book Publishers: Dell Comics
Its first title to feature original material was The Funnies, but since it was published in a larger tabloid format, it is not recognized as such. In 1938 the company formed a partnership with Western Publishing, with Dell being responsible for financing and distributing publications that Western produced. While this diverged from the standard practice within the industry, it was a highly successful enterprise with many titles selling in the millions.
While Walt Kelly and Carl Barks are the most recognized talents associated with Dell, other writers and artists who worked there include Gaylord DuBois, Paul S. Newman, Don "Arr" Christensen, John Stanley, Alex Toth, Russ Manning, Alberto Giolitti, Dick Moores, Jack Bradbury, Dan Spiegle, Paul Norris, Frank Bolle, Art Saaf, Sam Glanzman and John Buscema.