(March 1954)

St. John, 1953 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
St. John Publishing Corporation
Brand:
?
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Also labelled on cover as Approved Comics (St, John, 1954 series) #1.
In the indicia it says this is both The Hawk, Vol. 1 #5 and Approved #1.


Six-Gun Showdown (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

The Law of the Colt (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils originally credited to John Buscema. Barry and Anderson are credited by JVJon at Digital Comics Museum.
The horse's head of Buscema is much shorter and broader than here, as can be seen in Roy Rogers #80. Buscema had stiffer people and very close fitting costumes this early, which can also be seen in Roy Rogers. Notice the head of the girl on page 3, especially the inking of her hair with many short penlines, and you have Murphy Anderson. Dan Barry and Murphy Anderson are both credited to this series in Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Billy Venero (Table of Contents)

Cowboy Songs of the Old West / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Kotsky
Inks:
Alex Kotsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credited by JVJon at Digital Comics Museum.

A Fair Exchange (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

John Slaughter (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Carreno ?
Inks:
Al Carreno ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

Six-Gun Showdown (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Cripple Creek (Table of Contents)

Ghost Towns of the Old West / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Carreno ?
Inks:
Al Carreno ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

Blood Brothers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Six-Gun Showdown
  2. 1. The Law of the Colt
    The Hawk
  3. 2. Billy Venero
    Cowboy Songs of the Old West
  4. 3. A Fair Exchange
  5. 4. John Slaughter
  6. 5. Six-Gun Showdown
    The Hawk
  7. 6. Cripple Creek
    Ghost Towns of the Old West
  8. 7. Blood Brothers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson