(October 1948)

Ace Magazines, 1948 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
[none printed]
Brand:
Ace
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

[The Cross-Draw Kid] (Table of Contents)

The Cross-Draw Kid / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Max Elkan ?
Inks:
Max Elkan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Cross-Draw Kid [Bud Steele]

Six-Gun Justice (Table of Contents)

Bud Steele The Cross-Draw Kid / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Max Elkan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Cross-Draw Kid [Bud Steele]; Thunder (horse); Patch-Eye (rustler); Judge Parker; Chet Burham (rancher); Bess Parker
Synopsis:
Two outlaws hold Judge Parker's daughter captive to force him to dismiss the case against their rustler boss.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Elkan is credited on both pencil and ink on "Cross-Draw Kid" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He is best spotted by heavy brush inking, faces and an abundance of wavy hair on the head.

Sam Bass The Two Gun Terror of Texas (Table of Contents)

A True Story / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Carlson
Inks:
Ralph Carlson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sam Bass (outlaw); Dick Ware (Texas Ranger)
Synopsis:
The story of Sam Bass, train robber and killer, who at last was killed by a Texas ranger.

Indexer Notes

Carlson is not credited on work for Ace Periodicals, but his brisk horses with outstretched frontlegs are not to be mistaken. Also some faces with sharp eyes are to be noticed. He had most of the "Rocky Lane" stories for Fawcett.

Injun Gun-Bait (Table of Contents)

Bud Steele The Cross-Draw Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Max Elkan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Cross-Draw Kid [Bud Steele]; Thunder (horse); Blackie Dawson (crooked gambler); Miss Kitty
Synopsis:
The stage is attacked by white men dressed as Indians, hired to kill Kitty before she registrers her father's gold mine.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the first story.

Double Trouble (Table of Contents)

Duke Buckland / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Duke Buckland; Kit McCane; Tess Dean; Mr. Dean (rancher)
Synopsis:
Framed by his enemies and unjustly wanted by the law, and is forced to join up with a band of land rustlers.

Indexer Notes

Rudy Palais is credited on "Duke Buckland" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and is recognised by his faces with pouchy eyes in sideview, and also bold and lively inking.

Slaughter on the Fourth of July (Table of Contents)

A True Western Crime Story / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Moline ?
Inks:
Ed Moline ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rattlesnake Jake Fallon (outlaw); Longhair Owens (outlaw)
Synopsis:
Two wanted outlaws kill and rob in Lewison, Montana in 1884.

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Lost Bonanza (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Benson (prospector)
Synopsis:
A true tale of the search for hidden hoard of silver.

Trouble Takes a Town (Table of Contents)

Sheriff Sal / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
King Ward (signed)
Inks:
King Ward (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sally Starr (Sheriff); Red (horse); Nueces Callan (outlaw); Flash Gannon (rancher)
Synopsis:
Sally Starr is elected Sheriff in Red Dog.

Sur-Prize Contest (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Win a cash prize for just a short letter telling which story you like best in Western Round-Up.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Cross-Draw Kid]
    The Cross-Draw Kid
  2. 1. Six-Gun Justice
    Bud Steele The Cross-Draw Kid
  3. 2. Sam Bass The Two Gun Terror of Texas
    A True Story
  4. 3. Injun Gun-Bait
    Bud Steele The Cross-Draw Kid
  5. 4. Double Trouble
    Duke Buckland
  6. 5. Slaughter on the Fourth of July
    A True Western Crime Story
  7. 6. The Lost Bonanza
  8. 7. Trouble Takes a Town
    Sheriff Sal
  9. 8. Sur-Prize Contest
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