(August-September 1951)

Hillman, 1948 Series
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Volume:
2
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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Take Off Ugly Fat! (Table of Contents)

Spot Reducer Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Try the Spot Reducer 10 days free in your own home.

The Sword and the Calendar (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Olesen ?
Inks:
Michael Becker
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Don Diego de Moya (governor); Don Carlo Vega (lawyer); Don Francisco; Don Rafael Vega
Synopsis:
The dying governor's last wish is that his black-hearted son must live under a strange pledge never to be punished by the people of Arras till ten years has passed.

Indexer Notes

Becker is credited only on ink on Dead-Eye Western by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Some close up faces points to Olesen, but uncertain.

The Draw of Copper Funstan (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Copper Funstan [John Forster](gunman); Henry (stable owner); Dado Wilson (killer); Charlie Bradhorn (gunman); Jack Kehoe (gunman); Sally; Frank Denton (rustler)
Synopsis:
Copper has got a reputation as a gunman and many others of the same kind are after his scalp. He wants to get a new identity to live in peace.

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 Gimmick and Danny Dowser (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Danny Dowser; Colonel Charles Niles; Lang
Synopsis:
Danny kills the Colonel to get his forked dowsing stick to search for gold.

Indexer Notes

Daly is credited on pencil and ink on western features for Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He is best to spot by his faces with a line going down from the inner eye to the cheek, and the art is similar to his signed story in Western Fighters v2 #11. He also drew Aquaman for DC.

Old Leatherhead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Pablo Gomez (mule driver); Loco (mule); General Crook; Major Brandon; Sgt. Erskine;
Synopsis:
Lopez has a mule with flu, and he has a plan to spread it among the army's animals to help his Apache friends.

The Last Marker (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Keith Bishop; Judy Binford

Gun Country (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tommy Pace; Jim (Government Agent); Ben Pace; Jess Kilgore; Matt Kilgore (crooked rancher); Cohill (rustler); Dude Abbott

The Indians (Table of Contents)

Pat and Mike / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Chief Pat (Indian taylor); Chief Big Mike; Squaw
Synopsis:
Chief Big Mike has bought a new electric blanket.

Sadie's New Skimmer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Horatio Horton; Sadie Smithers
Synopsis:
Horatio dresses up in an old knight's armour and charges the Indians with a lance.

Gorgeous Dresses for You... (Table of Contents)

Harford Frocks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones! (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
John Sill; George Jowett
Synopsis:
Jowett can make you an All-American he-man fast.

Terrific Prize Smash (Table of Contents)

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Select any article on our 10-day free trial.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Real Stories From the Plains
  2. 1. Take Off Ugly Fat!
    Spot Reducer Co.
  3. 2. The Sword and the Calendar
  4. 3. The Draw of Copper Funstan
  5. 4. The Gimmick and Danny Dowser
  6. 5. Old Leatherhead
  7. 6. The Last Marker
  8. 7. Gun Country
  9. 8. The Indians
    Pat and Mike
  10. 9. Sadie's New Skimmer
  11. 10. Gorgeous Dresses for You...
    Harford Frocks
  12. 11. Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones!
    Jowett Institute
  13. 12. Terrific Prize Smash
    Consumers Mart
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