(June-July 1949)

DC, 1948 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Vengeance of the Silver Bullet! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
John Giunta ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder

Indexer Notes

Toth pencils per Nick Caputo, Mar 2011. Former indexer listed Gil Kane.

Bobby and Jane tell you why they chose Roadmaster for their summer vacation. (Table of Contents)

Roadmaster Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for Roadmaster Bicycles.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Vengeance of the Silver Bullet (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Get Your New Funny Face Cut-Out Masks (Table of Contents)

Kellogg's Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad announcing a new premium on the back of Shredded Wheat cereal packages.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A list of the members of DC's advisory board plus a list of currently published comics. THirty-one titles are listed.

Cowboy Flips Starring Johnny Thunder (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel; Alex Toth
Inks:
Martin Naydel; Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder
Synopsis:
Instructions are as follows: Cut out panels No. 1 and No. 2. Place No. 1 directly over No. 2. Then, as shown here, flip No. 1 rapidly up and down...and, PRESTO...your cowboy flips will move!

Indexer Notes

Johnny Thunder panels lifted from an unidentified story.

The Phantom Passenger (Table of Contents)

Overland Coach / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Ruining the Ransom Plan (Table of Contents)

U. S. Royal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
U. S. Royal
Synopsis:
Ad for U. S. Royal tires and a plug for Bike Comics.

Adventure of the Shipwrecked Pirates (Table of Contents)

Ray-O-Vac Batteries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for flashlight batteries.

The Treasure of the Great Smoky Mine (Table of Contents)

Minstrel Maverick / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Kids! It's Easy to Win One of 400 Flexy Racers! (Table of Contents)

Bazooka Bubble Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bazooka Boy
Synopsis:
Contest rules and entry blank for a Guess-the-Birthday of Bazooka Boy.

Texas Armadillo (Table of Contents)

Western Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Facts about an armadillo, six-shooter, stampedes, cattle lullaby, and tenderfoot.

Lawmen of the Lone Star State (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome [as John Osgood]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Short article about the Texas Rangers.

[One-Hoss Outfit] (Table of Contents)

Cactus CHarlie's Western Dictionary / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Deinitions for one-hoss outfit, cob-roller, knobhead, woolies, spots, peeps, wind devil, and sell mah saddle.

Indexer Notes

Printed on top half of page.

New! Dog Head Tokens (Table of Contents)

Listerine Tooth Paste / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for premiums available from Listerine Tooth Paste, made by Lambert Pharmacal Company.

Lightning Speed...Heroic Deed! (Table of Contents)

Another Jim Wise PF Sports Story / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jim Wise
Synopsis:
Ad for PF canvas shoes made by B. F. Goodrich and Hood Rubber Co.

The Big Drive (Table of Contents)

Foley of the Fighting Fifth / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Lee Goldsmith
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike! (Table of Contents)

Columbia Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Mike takes a trip on his bicycle. Columbia bikes are made by The Westfield Manufacturing Company.

At the Radar Station (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Popsicle Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Popsicle Pete
Synopsis:
Ad for Popsicle products and premiums.

Indexer Notes

Art is signed but signature is not readable.

You'll find this sure-fire brand on these sure-fire western winners! (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr; Gil Kane; ?
Inks:
Leonard Starr; John Giunta; ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; Dale Evans Comics
Synopsis:
Ads for Western Comics #9, All-American Western #108 and Dale Evans Comics #5.

Indexer Notes

Cover for Dale Evans is a line-drawn version of the photo cover on the actual comic. Inside back cover.

Announcing the New Daisy BB Pak (Table of Contents)

Daisy BB Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Daisy BBs and Daisy Handbook No. 2.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Vengeance of the Silver Bullet!
    Johnny Thunder
  2. 1. Bobby and Jane tell you why they chose Roadmaster for their summer vacation.
    Roadmaster Bicycles
  3. 2. Vengeance of the Silver Bullet
    Johnny Thunder
  4. 3. Get Your New Funny Face Cut-Out Masks
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
    DC Comics
  6. 5. Cowboy Flips Starring Johnny Thunder
    Johnny Thunder
  7. 6. The Phantom Passenger
    Overland Coach
  8. 7. Ruining the Ransom Plan
    U. S. Royal
  9. 8. Adventure of the Shipwrecked Pirates
    Ray-O-Vac Batteries
  10. 9. The Treasure of the Great Smoky Mine
    Minstrel Maverick
  11. 10. Kids! It's Easy to Win One of 400 Flexy Racers!
    Bazooka Bubble Gum
  12. 11. Texas Armadillo
    Western Facts
  13. 12. Lawmen of the Lone Star State
  14. 13. [One-Hoss Outfit]
    Cactus CHarlie's Western Dictionary
  15. 14. New! Dog Head Tokens
    Listerine Tooth Paste
  16. 15. Lightning Speed...Heroic Deed!
    Another Jim Wise PF Sports Story
  17. 16. The Big Drive
    Foley of the Fighting Fifth
  18. 17. Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!
    Columbia Bicycles
  19. 18. At the Radar Station
    Adventures of Popsicle Pete
  20. 19. You'll find this sure-fire brand on these sure-fire western winners!
    DC Comics
  21. 20. Announcing the New Daisy BB Pak
    Daisy BB Guns
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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