(October-November 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Trigger Twins / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Canyon of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
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 [December 2007].

The Legend of the Sun-Makers! (Table of Contents)

Strong Bow / comic story / 6 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.
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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!
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Battle of the War Bonnet! (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; 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!
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Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Trigger Twins
  2. 1. Canyon of Death!
    Trigger Twins
  3. 2. The Legend of the Sun-Makers!
    Strong Bow
  4. 3. The Vanishing Raiders!
    Foley of the Fighting 5th
  5. 4. Battle of the War Bonnet!
    Johnny Thunder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ed Boner