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(November 1959)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Leading Magazine Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Giant issues Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in July 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Give Me Your Guns!] (Table of Contents)

Kid Colt Outlaw / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chris Rule ?; Al Hartley ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]

Indexer Notes

Possible Rule inks per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr via atlastales.com. Possible Hartley inks per Nick Caputo. Original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Title extrapolated from title of interior story from which this scene is taken.

Fury at the Circle-R! (Table of Contents)

Kid Colt Outlaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Keller (signed)
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-431

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]; Steel; Moss; Mr. Durstine; Miss Rand
Synopsis:
The Kid uncovers a cattle-rustling operation run by a corrupt foreman.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Klein inks per Nick Caputo and Michael J. Vassallo via atlastales.com. Previous indexer credited Jack Keller.

The Slacker (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely [as M.] (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Maneely [as M.] (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-655

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ben Furness; Cal Furness; Tate Hascomb
Synopsis:
A cattle rancher's son's secret love of machines ends up saving the farm.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Give Me Your Guns! (Table of Contents)

Kid Colt Outlaw / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Keller (signed)
Inks:
George Klein ?; Chris Rule ? (see notes)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-408

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]; Steel; Gunner Hawkins
Synopsis:
Kid Colt finds a town that will accept him, but when he breaks his promise not to carry guns to stop a robbery he feels compelled to leaved.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr via atlastales.com, believes this is Rule inks. Nick Caputo suspects that Rule worked on the first four pages and Klein finished the story. Previous indexer credited Jack Keller.

Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents)

Gunsmoke Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
O-316

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gunsmoke Kid; Andrews; Benton; King
Synopsis:
Gunsmoke Kid and a prospector turn an Indian tribe allied with a claim jumper against their ally by playing on superstition.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

This is the last original Gunsmoke Kid story, likely an inventory story. The story before this one was in Gunsmoke Western (Marvel, 1955 series) #55 (November 1959).

The Mark of the Outlaw! (Table of Contents)

Kid Colt Outlaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Keller (signed)
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-425

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]; Steel; Seth
Synopsis:
The Kid acts like a thug to deter a boy from an outlaw life.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Klein inks per Nick Caputo and Michael J. Vassallo. Previous indexer credited Jack Keller.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Give Me Your Guns!]
    Kid Colt Outlaw
  2. 1. Fury at the Circle-R!
    Kid Colt Outlaw
  3. 2. The Slacker
  4. 3. Give Me Your Guns!
    Kid Colt Outlaw
  5. 4. Secret Weapon!
    Gunsmoke Kid
  6. 5. The Mark of the Outlaw!
    Kid Colt Outlaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Christopher Fama
  • Tom Lammers and John P. Selegue
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Thomas G. Lammers