(May 1951)

Marvel, 1950 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1951
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.; Later Standard Silver Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Additional sequence and art credit information from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 10/1/2006.


The Tyrant of Texas! (Table of Contents)

Black Rider / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Hartley ?; ? (see notes)
Inks:
Al Hartley ?; ? (see notes)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Rider; Satan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Hartley art per Jim Vandeboncoeur Jr. via the Timely-Atlas Facebook page, who explains:

"I believe that the Black Rider and horse are both by Hartley. I get a strong sense of his pose and his inks. The rest of the cover is what I tend to think of as the generic Brodsky-esque house cover style."

Previous indexer credited Syd Shores.

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

The Horror Castle (Table of Contents)

Black Rider / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8111

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Rider [Doc Masters]; Marquis de Lassus; Jed; General Fouchet; Bill; Cachin; Satan; Chuck Downs; Pierre; Mrs. de Lassus

Indexer Notes

Bernstein script per Martin O'Hearn: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-bernstein-black-rider.html

The Three Pirates Strike! (Table of Contents)

Black Rider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7971

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Rider [Doc Masters]; Satan; Rolf Helker; Elkins; Chuck

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo (October 1, 2006). Original indexer gave pencils credits to Syd Shores and inks credits tentatively to George Klein.

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. notes: "I disagree with Doc V here. I don't see Hartley pencils at all, but I'm not so firm on my ID of Sekowsky as to totally discount the Hartley entry. You might run this by Michael..."

Bernstein script per Martin O'Hearn: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-bernstein-black-rider.html

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hi, Black Rider Fans! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Black Rider; Satan; Judge Jim Burnett

Indexer Notes

Page includes letters from Norman May, Douglas Bales, Bill Cohen and Mary Litell, Corral Clues and Cowboy Curiosities.
Previous indexer credited Al Hartley pencils and inks.

Big Jim Larkin's Plot (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
5674

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Cal Granger; Big Jim Larkin [Jake Lawson]; Liz Morgan; Mr. Morgan

"Ownership Statement" (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Ownership Statement:
Publisher: Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Editor: Stan Lee
Managing Editor: Martin Goodman
Business Manager: Robert Solomon

The Old Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marion Sitton (signed)
Inks:
Marion Sitton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8095

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff Tom; Black Barron; Johnny; Gran'paw; Martha; Dan

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Close Shave! (Table of Contents)

Black Rider / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8002

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Rider [Doc Masters]; Luke Anson; Forbish; Brad Wicliff

Indexer Notes

Previous indexers credited Syd Shores and/or Al Hartley on pencils and George Klein as possible inker.

Bernstein script per Martin O'Hearn: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-bernstein-black-rider.html

Custer's Last Stand! (Table of Contents)

Scrapbook of the West / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mario DeMarco ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
5079

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
General George Armstrong Custer

The Victim (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Morisi (signed)
Inks:
Pete Morisi (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8099

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Pencil & ink credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo (October 1, 2006) based on artist signature on the story. Original indexer gave pencil & ink credits George Tuska.

The Metal Menace! (Table of Contents)

Black Rider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Chris Rule ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8070

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Rider [Doc Masters]; Al Hitkos; Ichabod; Satan; Chief Tall Toad; Laiwa; Dr. Tarescu

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 10/1/2006 who notes: "That last story above looks like Sekowsky submerged under a heavy handed inker. The problem is that Sekowsky/Rule is always very noticeable as Sekowsky so I'm adding question marks to both artists."

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr Notes: "This is undoubtedly Sekowsky pencils. I'm doubtful about the Rule inks."

Bernstein script per Martin O'Hearn: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-bernstein-black-rider.html

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Tyrant of Texas!
    Black Rider
  2. 1. The Horror Castle
    Black Rider
  3. 2. The Three Pirates Strike!
    Black Rider
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Hi, Black Rider Fans!
  5. 4. Big Jim Larkin's Plot
  6. 5. "Ownership Statement"
  7. 6. The Old Man
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Close Shave!
    Black Rider
  10. 9. Custer's Last Stand!
    Scrapbook of the West
  11. 10. The Victim
  12. 11. The Metal Menace!
    Black Rider
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