Lassie

 LASS   (Dell, 1950-1969)

™ and ©1966 Wrather Corporation
Dell publishes #1–58; Gold Key publishes #59-70.

Smart, resourceful, loyal, brave and furry: that’s Lassie, America’s favorite pooch and a mainstay on television and in movies and comics from the late 1940s to the early 70s. The premise of Lassie shows varied slightly through the years and the original collie eventually gave way to a succession of direct descendents, but the essential boy-and-dog adventure elements remained constant as Lassie and his nominal owner foiled crimes, searched for treasure, encountered ghosts, and helped each other.

Dell began the comic book adaptation in 1950. Gold Key, which split off from Dell in the early 60s, soldiered on with photo-cover issues.

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#1

Date: 10/1/1950
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $135.00
No copies available
Lassie get Rocky Langford as owner; follows films; interior says OS #282-506  

#2

Date: 1/1/1951
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $80.00
1 copy available for $6.50
follows film continuity; first issue published as Dell’s Four Color #282; b&w illustrations on inside front and back covers  

#3

Date: 4/1/1951
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $55.00
No copies available
   

#4

Date: 7/1/1951
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $54.00
2 copies available from $4.25
   

#5

Date: 10/1/1951
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $55.00
No copies available
   

#6

Date: 1/1/1952
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $295.00
2 copies available from $20.00
   

#7

Date: 4/1/1952
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $42.00
No copies available
   

#8

Date: 7/1/1952
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $260.00
2 copies available from $52.00
   

#9

Date: 10/1/1952
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $42.00
No copies available
B&W illustration on inside front cover  

#10

Date: 1/1/1953
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $114.00
2 copies available from $5.00
   

#11

Date: 4/1/1953
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $170.00
1 copy available for $60.00
   

#12

Date: 7/1/1953
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $91.00
2 copies available from $12.00
Rocky and Gerry get married  

#13

Date: 10/1/1953
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $36.00
No copies available
   

#14

Date: 1/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $23.00
1 copy available for $1.75
   

#15

Date: 3/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $520.00
1 copy available for $180.00
   

#16

Date: 5/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $850.00
1 copy available for $430.00
   

#17

Date: 7/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $260.00
3 copies available from $35.00
   

#18

Date: 9/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $77.00
3 copies available from $7.50
   

#19

Date: 11/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
1 copy available for $5.50
   

#20

Date: 1/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $185.00
1 copy available for $85.00
   

#21

Date: 3/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $39.00
1 copy available for $13.50
Painted cover; South America’s Gift to the World Matt Baker

#22

Date: 5/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $91.00
2 copies available from $32.00
   

#23

Date: 7/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $72.00
1 copy available for $25.00
   

#24

Date: 9/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $55.00
No copies available
Back cover dog pin ups start  

#25

Date: 11/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $32.00
1 copy available for $11.00
   

#26

Date: 1/1/1956
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $115.00
2 copies available from $27.00
   

#27

Date: 3/1/1956
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $85.00
4 copies available from $4.00
 Kellog Adams, Gaylord Du BoisRalph Mayo, Jack Abel, Bob Forgione, Mo Gollub

#28

Date: 5/1/1956
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $155.00
2 copies available from $54.00
   

#29

Date: 7/1/1956
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $84.00
3 copies available from $18.00
   

#30

Date: 9/1/1956
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $205.00
2 copies available from $72.00
Sep-Oct issue Bob Forgione, Till Goodan

#31

Date: 11/1/1956
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $62.00
2 copies available from $3.00
   

#32

Date: 1/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $210.00
2 copies available from $74.00
   

#33

Date: 3/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $140.00
1 copy available for $70.00
   

#34

Date: 5/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $19.00
2 copies available from $0.96
   

#35

Date: 7/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $120.00
1 copy available for $42.00
No indicia  

#36

Date: 9/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
1 copy available for $8.00
   

#37

Date: 11/1/1957
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $275.00
3 copies available from $8.00
Beginning of TV continuity; Gerry and Rocky send Lassie to live with Jeff Miller  

#38

Date: 1/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $350.00
2 copies available from $125.00
   

#39

Date: 3/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $47.00
1 copy available for $30.00
Introduces Timmy  

#40

Date: 5/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
1 copy available for $9.00
Martins adopt Timmy, give Lassie to Timmy  

#41

Date: 7/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $265.00
1 copy available for $60.00
   

#42

Date: 9/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
County Fair storyline  

#43

Date: 11/1/1958
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $265.00
1 copy available for $60.00
   

#44

Date: 1/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
1 copy available for $9.00
   

#45

Date: 4/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $101.00
2 copies available from $8.50
   

#46

Date: 7/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#47

Date: 10/1/1959
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $180.00
1 copy available for $90.00
   

#48

Date: 1/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $700.00
2 copies available from $350.00
   

#49

Date: 4/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $145.00
2 copies available from $51.00
   

#50

Date: 7/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#51

Date: 10/1/1960
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $81.00
2 copies available from $9.00
   

#52

Date: 1/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $31.00
1 copy available for $11.50
   

#53

Date: 4/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $20.00
No copies available
   

#54

Date: 7/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $140.00
1 copy available for $70.00
   

#55

Date: 12/1/1961
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $140.00
1 copy available for $70.00
   

#56

Date: 1/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $41.00
1 copy available for $15.00
   

#57

Date: 4/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $20.00
No copies available
   

#58

Date: 7/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $20.00
No copies available
   

#59

Date: 10/1/1962
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $24.00
1 copy available for $9.00
Gold Key begins as publisher; Leaves TV continuity; Martins volunteer for foreign service/move to Nigeria  

#60

Date: 1/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $44.00
No copies available
   

#61

Date: 4/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $53.00
1 copy available for $12.00
   

#62

Date: 7/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $18.00
No copies available
   

#63

Date: 10/1/1963
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $27.00
No copies available
   

#64

Date: 9/1/1964
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $18.00
No copies available
Reprints material from #19  

#65

Date: 1/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $56.00
1 copy available for $20.00
Returns to TV continuity  

#66

Date: 4/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $18.00
2 copies available from $3.50
   

#67

Date: 10/1/1966
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $51.00
2 copies available from $8.00
   

#68

Date: 9/1/1967
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $38.00
1 copy available for $9.00
   

#69

Date: 12/1/1967
Cover Price: $0.12
NM Guide: $18.00
No copies available
   

#70

Date: 7/1/1969
Cover Price: $0.15
NM Guide: $18.00
No copies available