(April-May 1948)

Hillman, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
A Hillman Publication
Editing:
Edward Cronin
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

True stories...Where the Gun was Law! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Have Fun! Get Laughs.. (Table of Contents)

Hollister-White Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
How to play harmonica in 15 minutes, learn to dance, crazy mirror and much more to order by mail.

Black Bart (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks:
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Bart (road agent) [Mr. Boles]; Sheriff Bradley; Detective Hume
Synopsis:
The story of Black Bart, the terror and poet of the west.
He robbed the rich to feed the poor, which hardly is a sin,
And poems also did he write before he were put in.

Killers Die Too! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Wood (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ben Thompson (gunman); Wilson (bartender); King Fisher (gunman)
Synopsis:
The life and death of a notorious gunman called Ben Thompson, based on a true story.

Belle Starr (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Belle Starr (gun girl); Cole Younger; Jesse James; Jim Reed; Sam Starr
Synopsis:
A true story of the original gun girl of the west.

Bill Mayfield (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bill Mayfield; Henry Plummer; Ben Grees (gambler); Cynthia; Cherokee Bob (barowner); Marshal John Blackburn
Synopsis:
Bill Mayfield starts as a member of Henry Plummer's gang, and is later hanged in Idaho for more than five killings.

.45 Calibre Sneeze (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Pingo Pete; Margy Jones; Si Jones
Synopsis:
A gunman with an ugly sense of humor and entertainment, which ended when he was hung by an angry mob.

Vanishing Kid (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ernest Cashel
Synopsis:
An American badman goes to Canada where he commits murder, but are caught by the Mounted Police and hanged for his murders.

Indexer Notes

Rudy Palais is credited to Hillman westerns in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and compared with other credited stories in Phantom Lady #17, this is similar. The ugly faces, spooky hands, and one peculiar item he has in several of his stories: the heavy beams seen across the ceiling. Art ID by Steinar Ådland, March 2011.

["Nice quiet day, Sweeney!"] (Table of Contents)

Tucson Tom / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Tucson Tom; Sweeney; Tough Guy
Synopsis:
The guy is so big and tough that it hurts, but Tucson Tom can certainly do something about that.

Justice by Vigilante (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Harry Plummer; George Brown; Alex Carter
Synopsis:
The vigilante comitee thinks Sheriff Plummer is doing his best, but it's too big a job for one man. They begin their task, but find out the Sheriff himself is behind all the killings and robberies, so they hang him too. Based on a true story.

Indexer Notes

Elias is credited to Hillman westerns in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and compared with other credited stories in Black Cat #11, this is similar. Faces with marked lips, baggy trousers with criss-crossing black folds. Art ID by Steinar Ådland, March 2011.

["Wow!! We're in a tight spot, Podner..."] (Table of Contents)

Tucson Tom / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Tucson Tom
Synopsis:
Tom has a hard time getting to the cinema.

Amazing All-Over Rain-Cover Bargain (Table of Contents)

Surplus Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

U.S. Government Surplus sales by mail order.

America's Greatest Zipper Billfold Bargain (Table of Contents)

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Billfolds printed in breath taking colors by mail order.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. True stories...Where the Gun was Law!
  2. 1. Have Fun! Get Laughs..
    Hollister-White Co.
  3. 2. Black Bart
  4. 3. Killers Die Too!
  5. 4. Belle Starr
  6. 5. Bill Mayfield
  7. 6. .45 Calibre Sneeze
  8. 7. Vanishing Kid
  9. 8. ["Nice quiet day, Sweeney!"]
    Tucson Tom
  10. 9. Justice by Vigilante
  11. 10. ["Wow!! We're in a tight spot, Podner..."]
    Tucson Tom
  12. 11. Amazing All-Over Rain-Cover Bargain
    Surplus Sales
  13. 12. America's Greatest Zipper Billfold Bargain
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Mickey Coalwell