(July 1972)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36 ?
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound (#1-7), Saddle-stitched (#8-33)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Rider / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Severin
Inks:
John Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza

Indexer Notes

Matt Slade vignette by John Romita, per Nick Caputo Jan 2011

The Legend of the Black Rider (Table of Contents)

Black Rider / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-907

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Rider [Matt 'Doc' Masters] (introduction); Satan (Black Rider's horse); Jim Lathrop; Marie Lathrop; Bobby Lathrop; Blast Burrows (villain)
Synopsis:
After driving rustlers away from the Lathrop ranch, the Black Rider confides to Bobby Lathrop the origin of how Matt Masters became the Black Rider. Matt's father was killed by rustlers when he was young. He avenged his father, and grew up to became a doctor. 'Doc' Masters must later take the alias of Black Rider, when he the Lathrop family is faced with the menace of Blast Burrows rustlers. Marie Lathrop cannot tolerate Doc Masters unwillingness to fight back, but deeply admires the Black Rider's courage.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A classic story line, patterned on the ironic love conflict created by the use of a secret identity, exemplified by Clark Kent / Superman and Lois Lane.

The Human Sacrifice (Table of Contents)

Apache Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7970

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Apache Kid [Aloysius Kare]; Dragon Face (villain, introduction, death); Red Hawk; Major Bill Gregory; Mary Gregory
Synopsis:
The Apache named Dragon Face favors burning settlers at the stake. Aloysius Kare finds Dragon Face's handy-work, and must try to stop Dragon Face from convincing Chief Red Hawk that this is the way to deal with the white man's encroachment. His approach, unfortunately, puts Mary Gregory in harm's way, and the Apache Kid must rescue her from being burned at the stake.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

reprint info from Tom.

Outlaw Town (Table of Contents)

Matt Slade / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-344

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Slade; Brad Ferris; Cobra Caine
Synopsis:
Slade is invited by Mayor Brad Ferris to help him clear the settlement of Bucktown of bad men, led by Cobra Caine. Slade comes, but he has been led into a trap, and finds the secret leader is really Ferris himself.
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["For his skill with guns..."] (Table of Contents)

Matt Slade / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Slade; Mort Riley; Kisco Graves (villain)
Synopsis:
Slade, an undercover federal marshal, is met in his hotel by Mort Riley. Riley tells that Governor Clinton has asked Slade to handle rancher Kisco Graves, who is driving settlers off of their lands. Ironically, Slade is sent to face the man who drove he and his father off their land when he was young.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Rider
  2. 1. The Legend of the Black Rider
    Black Rider
  3. 2. The Human Sacrifice
    Apache Kid
  4. 3. Outlaw Town
    Matt Slade
  5. 4. ["For his skill with guns..."]
    Matt Slade
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