(December 1950)

Fawcett, 1950 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication
Editing:
V. A. Provisiero
Color:
Color
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Trails of Death (Table of Contents)

Bill Boyd / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bill Boyd
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Photo Cover

Trails of Death (Table of Contents)

Bill Boyd / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Riss ?
Inks:
Pete Riss ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bill Boyd; Midnite (horse); Meadow (rustler); Zack Foster (rancher)
Synopsis:
Bill is in charge of getting a cattle drive to Junction City, past a gang of border rustlers.

Indexer Notes

Pete Riss is credited on pencil and ink on Bill Boyd by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the inking seems similar to his credited stories on "Kid Eternity", but few of his wedge shaped faces with eyes far apart, as in most of his credited stories in "Adventures Into the Unknown", are present in this story. The horses with large, square snouts and extremely large hooves, are identical to the horses in 4-5 issues in this series. Only Riss and Elkan are credited on Bill Boyd, so these stories could either be Riss, or some other uncredited artist. He had more realistic horses in 1953 than here.

In the Swim (Table of Contents)

Brainy Buster / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Poison Gun (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Westbrook Wilson
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

The Easy Silver Dollars (Table of Contents)

Bill Boyd / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Max Elkan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bill Boyd; Midnite (horse); Hastings (gang boss); Sheriff
Synopsis:
A gang of counterfeiters are making silver dollars, only they are lead and zinc with a thin coat of silver.

Indexer Notes

Elkan is credited on pencil and ink on Bill Boyd by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He can be spotted by the faces, and long hair in the neck and under the hat in front. The horses are much more realistic than the ones credited as uncertain to Pete Riss.

The Schoolhouse Mystery (A Crowbait Story) (Table of Contents)

Bill Boyd / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charlie Tomsey ?
Inks:
Charlie Tomsey ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bill Boyd; Midnite (horse); Crowbait (peddler); Oscar (school kid); School Teacher; Crooked Peddler
Synopsis:
Crowbait is mistaken for an outlaw, who also travels around in a peddler's wagon just like his.

Indexer Notes

Tomsey is credited on westerns for Fawcett by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and some square jawed faces, and movements looks like his credited work on "Lance O'Casey" in Whiz Comics #134 and #136. Probably his work. Artwork similar to "The Ominous Door" story in Bill Boyd #5.

An Easy Touch! (Table of Contents)

Hammer Head / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wright the Writer / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Windy and the Potato Bugs (Table of Contents)

Windy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

The Peace Pact (Table of Contents)

Bill Boyd / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Riss ?
Inks:
Pete Riss ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bill Boyd; Midnite (horse); George Hagen (government agent); Chief Hannu; Indian Agent; Ruma (villain)
Synopsis:
A government agent has stumbled onto a plot by Ruma to take to the warpath, and is being killed before he can report it.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the first story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Trails of Death
    Bill Boyd
  2. 1. Trails of Death
    Bill Boyd
  3. 2. In the Swim
    Brainy Buster
  4. 3. Poison Gun
  5. 4. The Easy Silver Dollars
    Bill Boyd
  6. 5. The Schoolhouse Mystery (A Crowbait Story)
    Bill Boyd
  7. 6. An Easy Touch!
    Hammer Head
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wright the Writer
  9. 8. Windy and the Potato Bugs
    Windy
  10. 9. The Peace Pact
    Bill Boyd
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