(June-July 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.; Later Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Showdown for the Sheriff! (Table of Contents)

Trigger Twins / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Trigger Twins

Indexer Notes

The Apaches chasing the stagecoach scene on the cover does not appear in the story.

Battle for Mesa City (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder [John Tane]
Synopsis:
As a statue of Johnny Thunder is unveiled, King Crown's gang shells Mesa City with a cannon! Crown aims to hold the city for 24 hours and encourage other outlaw gangs to create a criminal empire. But Johnny Thunder picks them off by night and rides them down with a burning hay wagon, then risks being shot until the Sheriff can drop Crown.
Reprints:

[Mexican Strawberries] (Table of Contents)

Western Menu / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Showdown for the Sheriff! (Table of Contents)

Trigger Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
David Kahn
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Trigger Twins
Synopsis:
Hapless Walt Trigger insists on doing his own fighting because a young boy idolizes him. But thugs plan to drive away homesteaders bidding on their hard-won farms. Brother Wayne has to tag along and help as Walt stops a stampede, swings through a construction site and finally crashes the outlaw stronghold. The boy still believes Walt is a hero and has earned his apple pie at the celebration!

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [December 2007].

The Secret of Screaming Eagle! (Table of Contents)

Foley of the Fighting 5th / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Osage Indians boldly attack Fort Desolation and retreat to their OWN fort in the desert. Using the Trojan Horse gimmick, the cavalry builds a wooden eagle hauled into the Indian fort. Foley and crew are captured, but offer to show the Indians how to "fly the eagle" by lighting its tail. Hidden dynamite blasts the gates and lets in the cavalry! "Some day, Colonel, men may fly in a bird like that!"
Keywords:
Trojan Horse

First Coach to California (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Cowboy Types (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Drucker
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Amazon Deathtrap! (Table of Contents)

Strong Bow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
David Kahn
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Strong Bow; Amazon Queen
Synopsis:
Strong Bow must win two out of three challenges to survive the meeting with the Amazon Queen to let tribes pass through the mountains. He shoots arrows into a cliff to get a flag, but loses as the Queen catapults herself atop. He wins a battle hurling boulders against a shield, then a contest shooting off each others' feathers. But when an eagle grabs the Queen, Strong Bow saves her life with a quick shot. The Amazons will repay him by living in peace with their neighbors.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Showdown for the Sheriff!
    Trigger Twins
  2. 1. Battle for Mesa City
    Johnny Thunder
  3. 2. [Mexican Strawberries]
    Western Menu
  4. 3. Showdown for the Sheriff!
    Trigger Twins
  5. 4. The Secret of Screaming Eagle!
    Foley of the Fighting 5th
  6. 5. First Coach to California
  7. 6. Cowboy Types
  8. 7. Amazon Deathtrap!
    Strong Bow
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Marchand
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
  • Peter Croome
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ed Boner