(January 1950)

Fawcett, 1948 Series
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Volume:
8
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication
Editing:
Wendell Crowley (Editor); Will Lieberson (Executive Editor); W.H. Fawcett, Jr. (President)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Two-Fisted, Two-Gun Action! (Table of Contents)

Monte Hale / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Monte Hale; Gabby Hayes

Rocky Lane takes to the air! (Table of Contents)

Rocky Lane / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (his horse); Dog Face Mooney

Indexer Notes

This strip ad is for Carnation Malted (that Rocky carries in his saddle bags!) and also plugs his Republic movie "Bandit King of Texas" that was released in 1949. This definitely looks and reads like a precursor for the Hostess ads that were so prevalent in the 1970s.

Overland to Oregon (Table of Contents)

Monte Hale / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edmond Good (signed) [as EG]
Inks:
Edmond Good (signed) [as EG]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Monte Hale; Pardner (horse); Ben Brownell (trail boss); Jared; Sue
Synopsis:
Struggling pioneers on the Overland Route to Oregon.

Indexer Notes

Edmond Good is credited to Monte Hale by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He can be recognised by the eyes, lower lips and rounded hands.

Brushoff! (Table of Contents)

Bronko Betsy / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bronko Betsy

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Gordon Fawcett (Business Manager)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Wolverine's Trail (Table of Contents)

Gray Hawk / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

["That dumb-bunny brother of mine..."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Strip ad for Fleer's Dubble Bubble gum.

Put More Opportunity in Your Future... (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C.C. Beck ?
Inks:
C.C. Beck ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain Marvel

Indexer Notes

Captain Marvel talks U.S. Savings Bonds with some patriotic kids.

The Orphan's Return! (Table of Contents)

Monte Hale / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Pfeufer
Inks:
Carl Pfeufer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Monte Hale; Pardner (horse); Ken Scott; Hugh Ransom (crook); Faro Lee (bully)
Synopsis:
Ken Scott traveled across the country to find out who killed his father, and to avenge his death.

Indexer Notes

Carl Pfeufer is credited on both pencils and ink on westerns for Fawcett by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He is also credited on Tom Mix by Boyd Magers, and the art here is identical to the Mix story in Western Hero #105 credited to Pfeufer. Pfeufer did work on Don Winslow Comics, and the faces and inking is similar.
John Jordan is by some credited on inking Pfeufer's work, but his signed art in Target Comics do not match this Monte Hale story. So most probably Pfeufer did all the work here.

The Man From Texas (Table of Contents)

Monte Hale / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Pfeufer ?
Inks:
John Jordan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Monte Hale; Pardner (horse); Tex Brodie (gun-toter); Crothers Gang
Synopsis:
The rooting, tooting gun-toter, Tex Brodie from Texas helps Monte catch the Crothers Gang.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Leonard Frank, the artist on many Gabby Hayes and Captain Midnight stories. He has small squinting eyes and peculiar wrinkled noses and small mouths. The action here, the jeans and boots of Monte, and the use of much BANG! BOOM! and peculiar gunsmoke with a hole in the middle, are mostly found in Pfeufers stories. The inking must be by John Jordan, as it match quite well his signed work on "The Cadet" in Target Comics #8, 1943. He is credited by some sources to have been an inker to Pfeufer, and this inking is a bit different from the first Monte stories in #29 and #31. Most probably these two artists.

Quiz: How well do you know your marines (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Captain Marvel

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Tru or False quiz accompanied by illustrations.

Small Talk! (Table of Contents)

Old Slick / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Old Slick

Comix Cards (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ozzie and Babs

Indexer Notes

Two more Comix Cards in the series. These both feature Ozzie and Babs, appearing in Master Comics every month.

The Case of the 50 Year Old Clue (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine ?
Inks:
Don Komisarow ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sam Spade; Effie (secretary)

Indexer Notes

Comic strip format. Lou Fine and Komisarow are credited to Wildroot Cream Oil ads by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Gabby Hayes Carries the Mail! (Table of Contents)

Gabby Hayes / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gabby Hayes; Mr. Mayor; Governor
Synopsis:
Gabby is going to deliver an important message to the Governor.

Indexer Notes

Frank is credited to Gabby Hayes by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he also drew Captain Midnight in the 40's. He has some peculiar faces with long eyebrows, wrinkling nose and a very small round mouth, and folds in clothing is very scribbly with many short lines, as if there is nobody inside.

Monte Hale Sings For You! (Table of Contents)

Monte Hale / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edmond Good
Inks:
Edmond Good
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Monte Hale

Indexer Notes

Coupon for Monte Hale record, costing ten cents, accompanied by an illustration of Monte playing a guitar.
Same art as on the following story.

The Buffalo Skinners (Table of Contents)

Monte Hale's Cowboy Songs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edmond Good (signed) [as EG]
Inks:
Edmond Good (signed) [as EG]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

A full page illustration and song lyrics.

Monte Hale Battles the Buzzard (Table of Contents)

Monte Hale / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edmond Good (signed) [as EG]
Inks:
Edmond Good (signed) [as EG]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Monte Hale; Pardner (horse); Bill McGraw (crooked rancher); Jeb
Synopsis:
Man-sized birds in the shape of buzzards appears over Bighorn Valley.

Indexer Notes

Edmond Good is credited to Monte Hale by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He can be recognised by the eyes, lower lips and rounded hands.

New! Jim Prentice.. Amazing... Exciting... Electric Football (Table of Contents)

Electric Game Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

Comic strip format, in color, with coupon, for Electric Football game. This is a slightly edited version of the 1949 ad (e.g. $2.50 price has been updated to $3.00 and the company address has been changed) but, basically the artwork, script, and coloring are virtually the same. Located on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Two-Fisted, Two-Gun Action!
    Monte Hale
  2. 1. Rocky Lane takes to the air!
    Rocky Lane
  3. 2. Overland to Oregon
    Monte Hale
  4. 3. Brushoff!
    Bronko Betsy
  5. 4. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation
  6. 5. Wolverine's Trail
    Gray Hawk
  7. 6. ["That dumb-bunny brother of mine..."]
  8. 7. Put More Opportunity in Your Future...
    Captain Marvel
  9. 8. The Orphan's Return!
    Monte Hale
  10. 9. The Man From Texas
    Monte Hale
  11. 10. Quiz: How well do you know your marines
  12. 11. Small Talk!
    Old Slick
  13. 12. Comix Cards
    Master Comics
  14. 13. The Case of the 50 Year Old Clue
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream Oil
  15. 14. Gabby Hayes Carries the Mail!
    Gabby Hayes
  16. 15. Monte Hale Sings For You!
    Monte Hale
  17. 16. The Buffalo Skinners
    Monte Hale's Cowboy Songs
  18. 17. Monte Hale Battles the Buzzard
    Monte Hale
  19. 18. New! Jim Prentice.. Amazing... Exciting... Electric Football
    Electric Game Company
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