(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:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
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)

The 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.

Now More Than Ever- (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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:

Fast Footwork Foils Foreign Agent (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Anytime a cowboy orders 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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Baker's 4 in 1 Cocoa Mix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Showdown for the Sheriff! (Table of Contents)

The 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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Red Ball Jets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["I'm scared! This really is a tough neighborhood!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Lady Wildroot Shampoo / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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.
Reprints:

Peter Porkchops Learns "Carelessness Is no Joke!" (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Otto Feuer
Inks:
Otto Feuer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Showdown for the Sheriff!
    The Trigger Twins
  2. 1. Now More Than Ever-
  3. 2. Battle for Mesa City!
    Johnny Thunder
  4. 3. Fast Footwork Foils Foreign Agent
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  5. 4. ["Anytime a cowboy orders Mexican strawberries..."]
    Western Menu
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Baker's 4 in 1 Cocoa Mix
  7. 6. Showdown for the Sheriff!
    The Trigger Twins
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Red Ball Jets
  9. 8. ["I'm scared! This really is a tough neighborhood!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. The Secret of Screaming Eagle!
    Foley of the Fighting 5th
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Lady Wildroot Shampoo
  13. 12. First Coach to California
  14. 13. Cowboy Types
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  16. 15. Amazon Deathtrap!
    Strong Bow
  17. 16. Peter Porkchops Learns "Carelessness Is no Joke!"
    Peter Porkchops
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
  • Peter Croome
  • Clayton Emery
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