(January 1951)

Fawcett, 1949 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication
Editing:
Virginia Provisiero
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy missing 3 pages (presumably inside front cover and inside and outside back cover).


The Trouble Trail! (Table of Contents)

Rocky Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photograph)
Inks:
? (Photograph)
Colors:
? (Photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rocky Lane

[Unknown] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Missing in scanned copy. Presumed to be an ad.

Here's Fun! Build This Erector Amusement Park (Table of Contents)

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Erector construction toy.

Trouble Trail (Table of Contents)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Carlson
Inks:
Ralph Carlson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Fred (rancher); Tim (son); Sheriff; McGee
Synopsis:
After a holdup and killing in a general store, Rocky is arrested for the crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Carlson is credited on Rocky Lane by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The very lively horses are typical Carlson, especially the outstretched frontlegs.

The Big Battle (Table of Contents)

Dee Dickens / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Reprints:

Hey Gang! (Table of Contents)

Mechanix Illustrated / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for building car replicas from plans from Mechanix Illustrated.

Gypsy Nights (Table of Contents)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Ben Thorpe (real estate man); Torre (circus artist)
Synopsis:
A stranded traveling circus is accused of stealing and robbing.

Indexer Notes

Frank Doyle is credited on Rocky Lane by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He is best spotted by his horses and movement, and this story compares well with his signed Planet Comics stories, and most of all with Lash LaRue #6.

The Last Plank (Table of Contents)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Tod (settler); Tanner (crooked lumber miller)
Synopsis:
Lots of settlers have had their houses collapse on them, and Rocky suspects the lumer mill owner.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Notes on art as for the other Doyle story.

Medicine Man (Table of Contents)

Gopherface / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win ?
Pencils:
Lit-Win ?
Inks:
Lit-Win ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

["The other morning I was out in the back corral..."] (Table of Contents)

Roping 'N' Riding with Allan "Rocky" Lane / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Allan "Rocky" Lane (signed)
Pencils:
Ralph Carlson
Inks:
Ralph Carlson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse)

Indexer Notes

Art similar to the Carlson stories.

["It's a hold-up!"] (Table of Contents)

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T]
Pencils:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T]
Inks:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

There's a Surprise Novelty in Every Box (Table of Contents)

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Cracker Jack. Slogan: "The More You Eat.. The More You Want".

Cries Uncle (Table of Contents)

Sagebrush / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win ?
Pencils:
Lit-Win ?
Inks:
Lit-Win ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

For the First Time in a Comic Magazine! (Table of Contents)

Captain Video / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Photograph)
Inks:
? (Photograph)
Colors:
? (Photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Promo for Captain Video comic.

Finger Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rafael Astarita ? [as John Martin]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

John Martin was a pen-name for Rafael Astarita according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but almost all of his credits are for art, not writing.

["Hold on, Joare, I've been wanting to see yuh..."] (Table of Contents)

Locke and Joare / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

["The racehorse is a thoroughbred and gets..."] (Table of Contents)

Black Jack's Hitching Post / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Carlson
Inks:
Ralph Carlson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Rocky Lane; Black Jack

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the other Carlson stories.

Traders in Deceit! (Table of Contents)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Carlson
Inks:
Ralph Carlson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Long Tree (Osawega Indian); Chief Red Sky; Little Star; Fur-robbers
Synopsis:
Rocky is taken prisoner by fur-robbers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the first Carlson story.

Special Offer (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for an autographed picture of Rocky Lane.

Indian Headress Made with "Scotch" Cellophane Tape (Table of Contents)

Scotch tape / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Scotch tape.

You Make Money Fast (Table of Contents)

T.V. Bank Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a Television bank from T.V. Bank Co.

[Unknown] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Missing in indexed copy. Presumed to be an ad.

[Unknown] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Missing in indexed copy. Presumed to be an ad.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Trouble Trail!
    Rocky Lane
  2. 1. [Unknown]
  3. 2. Here's Fun! Build This Erector Amusement Park
    Erector
  4. 3. Trouble Trail
    Rocky Lane
  5. 4. The Big Battle
    Dee Dickens
  6. 5. Hey Gang!
    Mechanix Illustrated
  7. 6. Gypsy Nights
    Rocky Lane
  8. 7. The Last Plank
    Rocky Lane
  9. 8. Medicine Man
    Gopherface
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership
  11. 10. ["The other morning I was out in the back corral..."]
    Roping 'N' Riding with Allan "Rocky" Lane
  12. 11. ["It's a hold-up!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  13. 12. There's a Surprise Novelty in Every Box
    Cracker Jack
  14. 13. Cries Uncle
    Sagebrush
  15. 14. For the First Time in a Comic Magazine!
    Captain Video
  16. 15. Finger Man
  17. 16. ["Hold on, Joare, I've been wanting to see yuh..."]
    Locke and Joare
  18. 17. ["The racehorse is a thoroughbred and gets..."]
    Black Jack's Hitching Post
  19. 18. Traders in Deceit!
    Rocky Lane
  20. 19. Special Offer
  21. 20. Indian Headress Made with "Scotch" Cellophane Tape
    Scotch tape
  22. 21. You Make Money Fast
    T.V. Bank Co.
  23. 22. [Unknown]
  24. 23. [Unknown]
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