(April 1949)

Standard, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36 ?
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Standard Comics
Editing:
Pat Cherr (uncredited); Joseph Greene (managing editor) (uncredited)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Editors' credits from the correspondence of Jack Bradbury.


"That's the last time I ever ask a cowhand to shoot marbles!" (Table of Contents)

Spunky / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Bradbury
Pencils:
Jack Bradbury
Inks:
Jack Bradbury
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Spunky
Keywords:
cowboys; horses; marbles; revolvers

Indexer Notes

Story and art by Jack Bradbury were done in September and October 1948, per his correspondence with the editor Pat Cherr.

Spunky Gets His Wish! (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Bradbury (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
A435

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Spunky; Stanley
Synopsis:
First appearance of Spunky and Stanley, a talking horse. Spunky, a boy living on a ranch his parents own, has always wanted a horse. His father buys some horses for the ranch, and when one of them (which turns out to be Stanley) refuses to work he plans to get rid of him. But Spunky and Stanley convince his father that Stanley should remain as Spunky's horse.

Heap Small Injun (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Bradbury?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
a-444

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Spunky; Stanley; Cora Sue
Synopsis:
First appearance of Cora Sue Lee. Spunky avoids an invitation from Cora Sue because he doesn't want to play with (ugh!) a girl. He says he will be busy with "injun trouble". Cora Sue disguises herself as an indian chief looking for peace, and eventually gives Spunky a welcome kiss (from the squaws of the tribe). Later, when Spunky finds out about the ruse and realizes he got a kiss from Cora Sue, we see a lovesick Spunky sitting on his porch daydreaming.

Ornery Critter (Table of Contents)

Spunky / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Pat Cherr (signed)
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta (text header)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Job Number:
a-490

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Spunky; Stanley
Synopsis:
Spunky and Stanley are not allowed to join the posse to go after horse thieves, but they end up catching them anyway.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Greg Theakston, 2002-05-29 (Per Sandell ed.)

Spunky and the Badman (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Bradbury?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
a-453

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Spunky; Stanley; Cora Sue
Synopsis:
Spunky and Stanley help save Spunky's father's ranch and the ranch of the parents of Cora Sue from some cattle rustlers.

In the Ghost Mine (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Bradbury?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
ac-606

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Spunky; Stanley
Synopsis:
Spunky and Stanley visit a ghost mine with real ghosts!

Rescue of Cora Sue (Table of Contents)

Spunky / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jane West (signed)
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta (text header)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Spunky; Stanley; Cora Sue
Synopsis:
Cora Sue gets lost in a cave and is rescued by Spunky and Stanley.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Greg Theakston, 2002-05-29 (Per Sandell ed.)

Too Many Chores (Table of Contents)

Stanley / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Bradbury?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
a-452

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters:
Stanley; Spunky
Synopsis:
It's a beautiful day and Stanley wants to enjoy it with Spunky, but Spunky has too many chores. Stanley helps him complete a mountain of chores and then falls asleep from exhaustion once they finally start trying to enjoy the day.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "That's the last time I ever ask a cowhand to shoot marbles!"
    Spunky
  2. 1. Spunky Gets His Wish!
    Spunky
  3. 2. Heap Small Injun
    Spunky
  4. 3. Ornery Critter
    Spunky
  5. 4. Spunky and the Badman
    Spunky
  6. 5. In the Ghost Mine
    Spunky
  7. 6. Rescue of Cora Sue
    Spunky
  8. 7. Too Many Chores
    Stanley
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