(June 1952)

Fawcett, 1948 Series
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Volume:
9
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication
Editing:
M. Shull; Al Jetter (art editor)
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

(Indexed from a copy missing the centerfold.)


The Rattler (Table of Contents)

Tom Mix / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tom Mix (photo); Tony (horse, photos)

Cal Smith on Model Building (Table of Contents)

Fawcett Books / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Promo for the Fawcett 144 page book "Cal Smith on Model Building."

Tom Mix and the Rattler! Part 1...Invitation to Death! (Table of Contents)

Tom Mix / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tom Mix; The Rattler (villain); Nancy Tanks; Burt Reynolds
Synopsis:
Tom Mix rides to Huckster Flats to help a friend who's been appointed sheriff. The town is under siege by The Rattler and his gang, who have killed the last five sheriffs. Tom arrives just after the Rattler's men have blown up the jail and its new sheriff. Tom takes the job as sheriff to avenge his friend.
Keywords:
dynamite; gang; TM Bar Ranch

["Now You Can Get Tom Mix Western Each Month, By Mail"] (Table of Contents)

Tom Mix / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promo for subscriptions to Tom Mix Western. 12 issues for $1.20.

Give Up (Table of Contents)

Cowboy Cal / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Cowboy Cal
Synopsis:
Cowboy Cal makes a joke about Pete Spriggins not paying his doctor bills.

Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook (Table of Contents)

Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; P-F Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jim Wise
Synopsis:
Two boys have to run to get help to prevent a bank-robber from escaping.
Keywords:
bank robbers

Indexer Notes

Ad in comics format for "P-F" Canvas Shoes. Hood Rubber Company and B. F. Goodrich.

Loafing Again! (Table of Contents)

Saddlehead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Saddlehead; Coley

Wooden Witnesses (Table of Contents)

A Fightin' Forbes Yarn / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Farmer (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Fightin' Forbes; Sheriff Starr; Crazy Ted; Highpockets Green
Synopsis:
All evidence points to Crazy Ted as the one who shot Lawyer Sprague in the back, but newspaper editor Fightin' Forbes sets a trap for the real killer.

Indexer Notes

Text story with one small illustration.

Tom Mix and the Rattler! Part II...The Trail of the Dried Beans (Table of Contents)

Tom Mix / comic story / 6 ? pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tom Mix; The Rattler (villain); Nancy Tanks
Synopsis:
The Rattler's gang blows up the jailhouse, but Tom Mix has anticipated this and follows the gang to their hideout
Keywords:
dynamite

The Prize Winner (Table of Contents)

Tumbleweed Jr. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Tumbleweed Jr.; Happy (dog)
Synopsis:
Tumbleweed finds a lost dog and tries to enter him in a dog show.
Keywords:
dog show

Real Corn (Table of Contents)

Saddlehead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Saddlehead
Synopsis:
Saddlehead gets corn plasters for his feet, but doesn't know how to use them.
Keywords:
sore feet

Tom Mix and the Rattler! Part III...The Empty Closet! (Table of Contents)

Tom Mix / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tom Mix; The Rattler (villain)
Synopsis:
The gang dresses Tom in one of their costumes and leaves him in a barn where he is almost shot by a posse. He escapes and leads the posse to the hideout, where they capture the gang. The Rattler escapes, but lures Tom into a trap where he finds out the villain's surprising civilian identity.
Keywords:
barn; cave; disguise

["W-we're lost in this cave!!"] (Table of Contents)

Pud; Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Inks:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Pud
Synopsis:
When the gang is lost in a cave, Pud finds a way out.
Keywords:
cave

Indexer Notes

Ad in comics format for Fleer Dubble Bubble Gum.

Quiz (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Quiz with five questions.

Follow the Stars (Table of Contents)

Motion Picture and Television Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Audie Murphy (photo); Doris Day (photo); Ann Blyth (photo); Tony Curtis (photo); Jane Powell (photo); Alan Ladd (photo); Piper Laurie (photo); Rock Hudson (photo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for "Motion Picture and Television" magazine with photos of celebrities.

"Win one of these 4 free trips..." (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Red Ryder

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for Daisy Air Rifles promoting the Daisy Shootin' Contest which runs March 15-May 29, 1952. Contest held in conjunction with the National Rifle Association. Top four prizes are trips to the Red Ryder Ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Rattler
    Tom Mix
  2. 1. Cal Smith on Model Building
    Fawcett Books
  3. 2. Tom Mix and the Rattler! Part 1...Invitation to Death!
    Tom Mix
  4. 3. ["Now You Can Get Tom Mix Western Each Month, By Mail"]
    Tom Mix
  5. 4. Give Up
    Cowboy Cal
  6. 5. Case of the Crossed-Up Car Crook
    Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; P-F Canvas Shoes
  7. 6. Loafing Again!
    Saddlehead
  8. 7. Wooden Witnesses
    A Fightin' Forbes Yarn
  9. 8. Tom Mix and the Rattler! Part II...The Trail of the Dried Beans
    Tom Mix
  10. 9. The Prize Winner
    Tumbleweed Jr.
  11. 10. Real Corn
    Saddlehead
  12. 11. Tom Mix and the Rattler! Part III...The Empty Closet!
    Tom Mix
  13. 12. ["W-we're lost in this cave!!"]
    Pud; Dubble Bubble
  14. 13. Quiz
  15. 14. Follow the Stars
    Motion Picture and Television Magazine
  16. 15. "Win one of these 4 free trips..."
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • James Ludwig