(October November 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

Apaches! Apaches! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

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. Old faces with long noses and pointed, small chin, almost no action and much black shadows. Quite gloomy. Had some stories in Classics Illustrated.

Play a Guitar (Table of Contents)

Lonnie and Wayne / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Lonnie Glosson; Wayne Raney
Synopsis:
New picture way shows how to play guitar.

Anne of the Old Natchez (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Anne Duprez (gambler); Fancy Legrand (gambler); Serapho (servant); Philip
Synopsis:
Gambling and duels on the Mississippi.

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited on western stories at Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces point to him.

Sergeant Barney's Gamble (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sgt. Barney; Doctor Burnside; Col. Swanson; Mrs. Swanson

The Old Man's Weapon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Michael Becker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Angus McPherson (editor); Bart Dolan
Synopsis:
The editor has been insulted and has the right to choose weapons. He chooses shotguns.

Indexer Notes

Becker is credited only on ink in Dead-Eye Western by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and many of the faces point to him.

Asthma (Table of Contents)

Nacor Medicine Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

The Winners... (Table of Contents)

Hillman Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Logos of several Hillman Comics.

The Loaded Guitar (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Roy [as R.M.] (signed)
Inks:
Mike Roy ? [as R.M.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Clip Edwards (barber);Spade Barker (outlaw); Kid Kerr (outlaw); Sheriff
Synopsis:
The stage is robbed for cash and diamonds. and the barber and his gang hide the loot in an old guitar.

Indexer Notes

The signed initials are in the wrong order, but the art is most probably by Mike Roy. He is credited only on pencils for Hillman westerns, but the signed letters are inked...

Horses Don't Forget (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Battle Cry (horse); Col. Bundy; Rain Death (Sioux)
Synopsis:
Col. Bundy's horse is stolen by a Sioux warrior.

Ramrod in the Saddle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald McCann
Inks:
Gerald McCann
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lt. Whitney; Maj. Gordon; Cpt. McCormick; Sgt. Dugan
Synopsis:
A new replacement officer proves to be a cunning soldier.

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the cover.

Saddle Scraps (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Shanghai Pierce; Jackie Worthinton
Synopsis:
Some short facts from the old west.

Thorns From the East (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jeb; Mother; Stranger
Synopsis:
When a stranger comes riding to warn them of Indians, they seem to be in no hurry to get away.

The Man With the Mural Muscles (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bull Durfee (blacksmith); Miss Jessup (school teacher); LaFarge (tatoo artist)
Synopsis:
The blacksmith wanted a new tatoo, but didn't know that a tatoo artist means a gunslinger in French.

Terrific Bargains (Table of Contents)

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Take your pick, gun sigarette lighter, wrist watch or rings on free trial.

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car (Table of Contents)

Motor Book Dept. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Book on free 7-day trial.

The Insult That Turned a Chump Into a Champ (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Charles Atlas
Synopsis:
Comic strip of a chump that became a champ by the help of Charles Atlas.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Apaches! Apaches!
  2. 1. Play a Guitar
    Lonnie and Wayne
  3. 2. Anne of the Old Natchez
  4. 3. Sergeant Barney's Gamble
  5. 4. The Old Man's Weapon
  6. 5. Asthma
    Nacor Medicine Co.
  7. 6. The Winners...
    Hillman Comics
  8. 7. The Loaded Guitar
  9. 8. Horses Don't Forget
  10. 9. Ramrod in the Saddle
  11. 10. Saddle Scraps
  12. 11. Thorns From the East
  13. 12. The Man With the Mural Muscles
  14. 13. Terrific Bargains
    Consumers Mart
  15. 14. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car
    Motor Book Dept.
  16. 15. The Insult That Turned a Chump Into a Champ
    Charles Atlas
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