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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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

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

#2

  1/1/1951
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
follows film continuity; first issue published as Dell’s Four Color #282; b&w illustrations on inside front and back covers  

#3

  4/1/1951
  $0.10
  $55.00
No copies available
   

#4

  7/1/1951
  $0.10
  $54.00
1 copy available for $12.00
   

#5

  10/1/1951
  $0.10
  $55.00
No copies available
   

#6

  1/1/1952
  $0.10
  $55.00
1 copy available for $41.00
   

#7

  4/1/1952
  $0.10
  $42.00
No copies available
   

#8

  7/1/1952
  $0.10
  $42.00
2 copies available from $8.50
   

#9

  10/1/1952
  $0.10
  $42.00
No copies available
B&W illustration on inside front cover  

#10

  1/1/1953
  $0.10
  $75.00
2 copies available from $5.00
   

#11

  4/1/1953
  $0.10
  $42.00
1 copy available for $14.50
   

#12

  7/1/1953
  $0.10
  $45.00
2 copies available from $5.75
Rocky and Gerry get married  

#13

  10/1/1953
  $0.10
  $36.00
No copies available
   

#14

  1/1/1954
  $0.10
  $23.00
No copies available
   

#15

  3/1/1954
  $0.10
  $104.00
2 copies available from $34.00
   

#16

  5/1/1954
  $0.10
  $75.00
No copies available
   

#17

  7/1/1954
  $0.10
  $69.00
3 copies available from $14.00
   

#18

  9/1/1954
  $0.10
  $63.00
3 copies available from $6.50
   

#19

  11/1/1954
  $0.10
  $30.00
1 copy available for $6.00
   

#20

  1/1/1955
  $0.10
  $230.00
2 copies available from $76.00
   

#21

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

#22

  5/1/1955
  $0.10
  $73.00
3 copies available from $20.00
   

#23

  7/1/1955
  $0.10
  $60.00
No copies available
   

#24

  9/1/1955
  $0.10
  $55.00
No copies available
Back cover dog pin ups start  

#25

  11/1/1955
  $0.10
  $32.00
1 copy available for $11.00
   

#26

  1/1/1956
  $0.10
  $88.00
2 copies available from $21.10
   

#27

  3/1/1956
  $0.10
  $70.00
2 copies available from $25.00
 Kellog Adams, Gaylord Du BoisRalph Mayo, Jack Abel, Bob Forgione, Mo Gollub

#28

  5/1/1956
  $0.10
  $102.00
2 copies available from $36.00
   

#29

  7/1/1956
  $0.10
  $50.00
3 copies available from $18.00
   

#30

  9/1/1956
  $0.10
  $68.00
1 copy available for $34.00
Sep-Oct issue Bob Forgione, Till Goodan

#31

  11/1/1956
  $0.10
  $52.00
2 copies available from $2.37
   

#32

  1/1/1957
  $0.10
  $71.00
2 copies available from $25.00
   

#33

  3/1/1957
  $0.10
  $60.00
2 copies available from $16.99
   

#34

  5/1/1957
  $0.10
  $17.00
2 copies available from $0.78
   

#35

  7/1/1957
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
No indicia  

#36

  9/1/1957
  $0.10
  $24.00
1 copy available for $8.00
   

#37

  11/1/1957
  $0.10
  $78.00
2 copies available from $39.00
Beginning of TV continuity; Gerry and Rocky send Lassie to live with Jeff Miller  

#38

  1/1/1958
  $0.10
  $125.00
2 copies available from $44.00
   

#39

  3/1/1958
  $0.10
  $47.00
1 copy available for $30.00
Introduces Timmy  

#40

  5/1/1958
  $0.10
  $24.00
1 copy available for $9.00
Martins adopt Timmy, give Lassie to Timmy  

#41

  7/1/1958
  $0.10
  $65.00
1 copy available for $23.00
   

#42

  9/1/1958
  $0.10
  $24.00
No copies available
County Fair storyline  

#43

  11/1/1958
  $0.10
  $65.00
1 copy available for $23.00
   

#44

  1/1/1959
  $0.10
  $24.00
1 copy available for $9.00
   

#45

  4/1/1959
  $0.10
  $97.00
2 copies available from $8.50
   

#46

  7/1/1959
  $0.10
  $24.00
No copies available
   

#47

  10/1/1959
  $0.10
  $93.00
1 copy available for $47.00
   

#48

  1/1/1960
  $0.10
  $145.00
2 copies available from $73.00
   

#49

  4/1/1960
  $0.10
  $51.00
2 copies available from $18.00
   

#50

  7/1/1960
  $0.10
  $24.00
No copies available
   

#51

  10/1/1960
  $0.10
  $76.00
3 copies available from $9.00
   

#52

  1/1/1961
  $0.10
  $31.00
1 copy available for $11.50
   

#53

  4/1/1961
  $0.15
  $20.00
No copies available
   

#54

  7/1/1961
  $0.15
  $69.00
1 copy available for $35.00
   

#55

  12/1/1961
  $0.15
  $57.00
1 copy available for $29.00
   

#56

  1/1/1962
  $0.15
  $41.00
1 copy available for $15.00
   

#57

  4/1/1962
  $0.15
  $20.00
No copies available
   

#58

  7/1/1962
  $0.15
  $20.00
1 copy available for $2.50
   

#59

  10/1/1962
  $0.12
  $24.00
No copies available
Gold Key begins as publisher; Leaves TV continuity; Martins volunteer for foreign service/move to Nigeria  

#60

  1/1/1963
  $0.12
  $44.00
No copies available
   

#61

  4/1/1963
  $0.12
  $53.00
No copies available
   

#62

  7/1/1963
  $0.12
  $18.00
No copies available
   

#63

  10/1/1963
  $0.12
  $27.00
No copies available
   

#64

  9/1/1964
  $0.12
  $18.00
1 copy available for $12.00
Reprints material from #19  

#65

  1/1/1966
  $0.12
  $49.00
No copies available
Returns to TV continuity  

#66

  4/1/1966
  $0.12
  $20.00
2 copies available from $6.50
   

#67

  10/1/1966
  $0.12
  $49.00
1 copy available for $8.00
   

#68

  9/1/1967
  $0.12
  $38.00
1 copy available for $9.00
   

#69

  12/1/1967
  $0.12
  $18.00
No copies available
   

#70

  7/1/1969
  $0.15
  $16.00
1 copy available for $10.50