(June-July 1953)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1953-04-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Showdown for the Sheriff! (Table of Contents)

The Trigger Twins / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Trigger Twins

Indexer Notes

The Apaches chasing the stagecoach scene on the cover does not appear in the story.

Now More Than Ever- (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Battle for Mesa City! (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Thunder [John Tane]
Synopsis
As a statue of Johnny Thunder is unveiled, King Crown's gang shells Mesa City with a cannon! Crown aims to hold the city for 24 hours and encourage other outlaw gangs to create a criminal empire. But Johnny Thunder picks them off by night and rides them down with a burning hay wagon, then risks being shot until the Sheriff can drop Crown.
Reprints

Fast Footwork Foils Foreign Agent (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Western Menu / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Anytime a cowboy orders Mexican strawberries...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Baker's 4 in 1 Cocoa Mix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Showdown for the Sheriff! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Trigger Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
David Kahn
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Trigger Twins
Synopsis
Hapless Walt Trigger insists on doing his own fighting because a young boy idolizes him. But thugs plan to drive away homesteaders bidding on their hard-won farms. Brother Wayne has to tag along and help as Walt stops a stampede, swings through a construction site and finally crashes the outlaw stronghold. The boy still believes Walt is a hero and has earned his apple pie at the celebration!

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Red Ball Jets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of Screaming Eagle! (Table of Contents: 10)

Foley of the Fighting 5th / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Osage Indians boldly attack Fort Desolation and retreat to their OWN fort in the desert. Using the Trojan Horse gimmick, the cavalry builds a wooden eagle hauled into the Indian fort. Foley and crew are captured, but offer to show the Indians how to "fly the eagle" by lighting its tail. Hidden dynamite blasts the gates and lets in the cavalry! "Some day, Colonel, men may fly in a bird like that!"
Keywords
Trojan Horse

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Lady Wildroot Shampoo / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

First Coach to California (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Cowboy Types (Table of Contents: 13)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Amazon Deathtrap! (Table of Contents: 15)

Strong Bow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
David Kahn
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Strong Bow; Amazon Queen
Synopsis
Strong Bow must win two out of three challenges to survive the meeting with the Amazon Queen to let tribes pass through the mountains. He shoots arrows into a cliff to get a flag, but loses as the Queen catapults herself atop. He wins a battle hurling boulders against a shield, then a contest shooting off each others' feathers. But when an eagle grabs the Queen, Strong Bow saves her life with a quick shot. The Amazons will repay him by living in peace with their neighbors.
Reprints

Peter Porkchops Learns "Carelessness Is no Joke!" (Table of Contents: 16)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Otto Feuer
Inks
Otto Feuer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Showdown for the Sheriff!
    The Trigger Twins
  2. 1. Now More Than Ever-
  3. 2. Battle for Mesa City!
    Johnny Thunder
  4. 3. Fast Footwork Foils Foreign Agent
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  5. 4. ["Anytime a cowboy orders Mexican strawberries..."]
    Western Menu
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Baker's 4 in 1 Cocoa Mix
  7. 6. Showdown for the Sheriff!
    The Trigger Twins
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Red Ball Jets
  9. 8. ["I'm scared! This really is a tough neighborhood!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. The Secret of Screaming Eagle!
    Foley of the Fighting 5th
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Lady Wildroot Shampoo
  13. 12. First Coach to California
  14. 13. Cowboy Types
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  16. 15. Amazon Deathtrap!
    Strong Bow
  17. 16. Peter Porkchops Learns "Carelessness Is no Joke!"
    Peter Porkchops
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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