(October-November 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

[no title indexed] (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

Draw This Car (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Canyon of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Trigger Twins
Synopsis:
Rustlers have drawn a white line around town and will kill the next man to cross it. Walt is determined to go as sheriff (even if he is a sham), but Wayne socks him and goes as sheriff. He's ambushed in a canyon holding the stolen cattle. Then Walt comes thundering in, both jump on the same horse, and they clean up the bandits. As for Wayne's "impersonation", Walt warns, "Don't ever try a fool stunt like again!"

Indexer Notes

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

["When a cowboy chef whipped up an order..."] (Table of Contents)

Western Menu / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

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

Sky Bar / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Now that we're at the North Pole..."] (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 Legend of the Sun-Makers! (Table of Contents)

Strong Bow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Strong Bow finds a valley where a chief and his bullies exact tribute to "make the sun rise every morning". Strong Bow finds they shoot flaming arrows as a "sun", which he downs with his own arrows. With the people's suspicious aroused, Strong Bow goes one better and shoots a giant flaming tree-arrow. Strong Bow bests the chief in a knife fight, and the bullies are banished.
Reprints:

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

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Line of Stars Presents Tomahawk (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Binky Says: "Give Your Pet All the Breaks!" (Table of Contents)

Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; teen
Characters:
Binky

The Vanishing Raiders! (Table of Contents)

Foley of the Fighting 5th / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Sioux warriors are raiding towns and stealing horses, then "vanishing" in the hills. The cavalry needs fresh horses, so Dan investigates. He catches the Sioux stealing furs - Why when they can trap their own? - but he's knocked cold. A Sioux boy named Little Tracker is out to clear his people's name. Together they learn the "Sioux" are white men in disguise ducking into honeycombed caves. Dan and Little Tracker divert a stream and flood out the villains!
Reprints:

The Pillroller (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

On the Trail! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

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

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

Battle of the War Bonnet! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder [John Tane]; Swift Deer
Synopsis:
Johnny Thunder tracks and captures three thugs in the hills. A young Cheyenne boy, Swift Deer, watches and decides to emulate his hero. He dresses in his father's shirt and war bonnet, but it keeps falling over his eyes. Johnny must rescue the boy from a buffalo stampede, but he in turn chases off thugs with swift arrows. Johnny tells the boy, "A warrior's clothes do not make a brave," but reflects he's a schoolteacher who dresses as Johnny Thunder!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Swift Deer, who idolizes Johnny Thunder, is a recurring character.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Friendship Studios, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Trigger Twins
  2. 1. Draw This Car
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Canyon of Death!
    The Trigger Twins
  4. 3. ["When a cowboy chef whipped up an order..."]
    Western Menu
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Sky Bar
  6. 5. ["Now that we're at the North Pole..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. The Legend of the Sun-Makers!
    Strong Bow
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  10. 9. The Line of Stars Presents Tomahawk
    Tomahawk
  11. 10. Binky Says: "Give Your Pet All the Breaks!"
    Binky
  12. 11. The Vanishing Raiders!
    Foley of the Fighting 5th
  13. 12. The Pillroller
  14. 13. On the Trail!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Lady Wildroot Shampoo
  16. 15. Battle of the War Bonnet!
    Johnny Thunder
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Friendship Studios, Inc.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Clayton Emery
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