(March 1950)

Quality Comics, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines
Brand:
A Quality Comic Publication
Editing:
Harry Stein
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Arizona Ames Tramples on Trouble (Table of Contents)

Arizona Ames / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Arizona Ames

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr at Digital Comics Museum has Gustavson on this cover.

["New lands -- never before settled..."] (Table of Contents)

Arizona Ames / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Bill Ward ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Arizona Ames; Spurs; Col. Reed; Lou Reed; VILLAINS: Buckskin (claim-jumper); Loft; Shaggy
Synopsis:
The government has opened the Concho Valley Territory for settlement and a colonel and his daughter get into trouble when staking their claim.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ.

The Dance Hall of Death (Table of Contents)

Two-Gun Lil / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Bryant ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lil Peters (Two-Gun Lil); Clinton (undercover US Marshal); Higgins (piano player); VILLAIN: Weland (proprietor)
Synopsis:
A US Marshal has been murdered when investigating crooked games in a dance hall. Lil takes a job as a singer to find out who killed the Marshal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

JVJ has a doubtful Bryant as penciller.

The Man Afraid of a Saddle (Table of Contents)

Dead Canyon Days / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Shaw (blacksmith); Jennie Holden; VILLAINS: Pierce Egan; Bullet Bayliss
Synopsis:
The blacksmith is a strong and fearless man, but he is afraid of riding horses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Crandall only on pencils, but the inking is so similar to Crandall's inked stories in the Warren magazines of the 60s
that this is most probably all his work.

The Other Gun (Table of Contents)

Arizona Ames / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Arizona Ames; Spurs; Lip Groff (villain); Augie Gurger (villain)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Day of Empty Holsters (Table of Contents)

Frontier Marshal / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jill Elgin ?; Bill Kriegstein ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bob Allen (US Marshal); Andy Jackson (judge); Amy Jackson (daughter); VILLAINS: Curly; Magpie
Synopsis:
At the anniversary of the town's founding all guns are layed aside and outlaws take advantage of this.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

JVJ notes at Digital Comics Museum have these two doubtful pencilers. Inking looks much like the work on many of the Manhunter stories, especially faces.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Arizona Ames Tramples on Trouble
    Arizona Ames
  2. 1. ["New lands -- never before settled..."]
    Arizona Ames
  3. 2. The Dance Hall of Death
    Two-Gun Lil
  4. 3. The Man Afraid of a Saddle
    Dead Canyon Days
  5. 4. The Other Gun
    Arizona Ames
  6. 5. The Day of Empty Holsters
    Frontier Marshal
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dan Kurdilla
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Paula Currey