(April 1950)

Toby, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1950-01-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Toby Press, Inc.
Brand:
Toby Press
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US, later issues Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date as reported to the U.S. Copyright Office in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Volume 4, Part 2, Number 1, Periodicals, January-June 1950. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B229122.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

John Wayne / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
?; ? (photograph)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
John Wayne (photograph)

Strengthen Liberty (Table of Contents)

Boy Scouts of America / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (public service announcement copy)
Pencils:
Lawrence Wilbur (painting, signed)
Inks:
Lawrence Wilbur (painting, signed)
Letters:
?; typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Public service announcement for the 50th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

Lawrence Wilbur's painting reproduced in black and white. Signature in lower right corner is nearly unreadable as a result.

The Battle of the Giants (Table of Contents)

John Wayne / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Certa ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
John Wayne; Bonanza Bill; Tom; Hank Howell; Gib Horn; Gib's manager; several unidentified cowboys
Synopsis:
As a last minute substitution, John Wayne fights boxing champ Gib Horn.
Reprints:

Horses of the Old West (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Tells the history of horses and Native Americans.
Reprints:

The Vanishing Stagecoach (Table of Contents)

John Wayne / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
John Wayne; Bonanza Bill; Monica; Monica's Sheriff father (death); Judge Ray Bilban; Marshal Green
Synopsis:
John finds himself investigating a missing U.S. Marshal and a stagecoach full of gold bullion.
Reprints:

A Man Called Bat (Table of Contents)

John Wayne / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ern Stanley
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
John Wayne; Bat (villain); Roscoe (villain)
Synopsis:
John Wayne takes down Bat and his partner Roscoe.

Navajo Nonsense (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
Mel Lazarus
Pencils:
Mel Lazarus
Inks:
Mel Lazarus
Colors:
Mel Lazarus ?
Letters:
Mel Lazarus ?

Genre:
humor
Keywords:
Indians; stereotypes

Indexer Notes

Five cartoons involving Navajo Native Americans.

Don't Miss the Next Issue of John Wayne Adventure Comics... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

Draw! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta
Inks:
Frank Frazetta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Items of interest involving gun fighting.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Greg Theakston, 29 May 2002 (Per Sandell, edited).

The Blue Lightnin' Twins (Table of Contents)

John Wayne / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta ?; Al Williamson ?
Inks:
Frank Frazetta ?; Al Williamson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
John Wayne; Jeb Rackely (villain); Bonanza Bill; Johnny Montana
Synopsis:
Jeb Rackely takes on John Wayne in a duel over Johnny Montana's notorious six-shooters.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Greg Theakston, 29 May 2002 (Per Sandell, editor).

John Wayne's Fighting Face! (Table of Contents)

John Wayne / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph of John Wayne)
Inks:
? (photograph of John Wayne)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
John Wayne

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Photograph of John Wayne from one of his Western movies.

["John Wayne in a scene from his latest picture..."] (Table of Contents)

John Wayne / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant John M. Stryker (photo of John Wayne)
Synopsis:
Back cover. In black and white.

Promotion illustration of John Wayne as Sergeant John M. Stryker in the movie (Sands of Iwo Jima, 1949).
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    John Wayne
  2. 1. Strengthen Liberty
    Boy Scouts of America
  3. 2. The Battle of the Giants
    John Wayne
  4. 3. Horses of the Old West
  5. 4. The Vanishing Stagecoach
    John Wayne
  6. 5. A Man Called Bat
    John Wayne
  7. 6. Navajo Nonsense
  8. 7. Don't Miss the Next Issue of John Wayne Adventure Comics...
  9. 8. Draw!
  10. 9. The Blue Lightnin' Twins
    John Wayne
  11. 10. John Wayne's Fighting Face!
    John Wayne
  12. 11. ["John Wayne in a scene from his latest picture..."]
    John Wayne
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Randy Scott
  • Gary L. Watson