(August September 19504)

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 U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Real Stories From the Plains (Table of Contents)

The Ironmen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Have You Got What it Takes? (Table of Contents)

Institute of Applied Science / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

How to become a criminal investigator. Free booklet offer.

The Arkansas Toothpick (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald McCann
Inks:
Gerald McCann
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Slash Peters (knife fighter); Sheriff Andy; Deputy Ted
Synopsis:
Peters was known as a "toothpick man" as he carried no gun, just a knife.

Indexer Notes

McCann is credited on western features for Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his unique style is not to be mistaken. Faces with long noses and pointed, small chin, almost no action and much black shadows. Quite gloomy. Had some stories in Classics Illustrated.

The Ironmen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Larn Cruger (outlaw); Captain McNelly (Texas Ranger)
Synopsis:
The Texas Rangers' hunt for the ironclad outlaws led by Larn Cruger.

The Slayer of the Grizzlies (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sam Stevens (farmer); Sue Stevens
Synopsis:
A man in pursuit of a grizzly that killed one of his horses.

Better Schools Make Better Communities (Table of Contents)

National Citizens Commission for the Public Schools / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Fasano (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Fasano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Advertisement for better schools.

The Outlaw's Kid (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Walton (signed)
Inks:
Bill Walton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
John Shirley (outlaw's son); Mr. Simmons (merchant); Bill Martin
Synopsis:
John has a hard time of it as the son of an outlaw.

The Last Ditch (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sharp Grover (scout); George A. Forsyth (Colonel); L. H. Carpenter (Ltn. Col.)
Synopsis:
A relief party saves a surrounded army expedition into Indian territory.

The Best Horseman in Ohio (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ulysses Grant (horseman, general, president); Robert E. Lee (general)
Synopsis:
From the best horseman in Ohio to American President.

Comics That Lead All the Rest... (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Logos of several Hillman Comics.

Baseball Grand Slam (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.66 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Various small advertisements.

The Man Who Didn't Know Indians (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Walker Craig (scout)
Synopsis:
After a near disaster leading a wagon train, Walker learned the hard way that a man must be able to follow advice before he can lead.

Fun for All (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
From dolls to accordion by mail order.

Blackheads... (Table of Contents)

Ballco Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
How to get rid of blackheads with Vacutex.

Bunk! (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Nobody is just "naturally" skinny, says Charles Atlas.

Hair Loss (Table of Contents)

Comate Laboratories Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The truth about hair loss.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Real Stories From the Plains
    The Ironmen
  2. 1. Have You Got What it Takes?
    Institute of Applied Science
  3. 2. The Arkansas Toothpick
  4. 3. The Ironmen
  5. 4. The Slayer of the Grizzlies
  6. 5. Better Schools Make Better Communities
    National Citizens Commission for the Public Schools
  7. 6. The Outlaw's Kid
  8. 7. The Last Ditch
  9. 8. The Best Horseman in Ohio
  10. 9. Comics That Lead All the Rest...
    Hillman Comics
  11. 10. Baseball Grand Slam
  12. 11. The Man Who Didn't Know Indians
  13. 12. Fun for All
    Novelty Mart
  14. 13. Blackheads...
    Ballco Products Co.
  15. 14. Bunk!
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. Hair Loss
    Comate Laboratories Inc.
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