(October-November 1954)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1954-08-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.; Later Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Vanishing Sheriff! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier

Buzzy Has the Answer to "School Blues!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy; Joe; Mr. Adams

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

The Secret Trail to Johnny Thunder! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Johnny Thunder crashes through a skylight while battling a gang and shreds his clothes. His secret identity, John Tane, schoolteacher, must buy new clothes, and everyone notices - including the rest of the gang. John has to drive Black Lightning, his horse, into the river to emerge as Johnny Thunder to protect his secret identity.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble; Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Bullseye Billy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're some sheriff! You haven't tracked down a single bandit yet!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints

Terror of the Thunder Birds! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Strong Bow enters a valley where black-winged warriors exact tribute from the locals. They're afraid of the thunder the bird-men bring. Strong Bow climbs sheer peaks to find big drums in a hollow caves that replicate thunder. He dons a set of wings and learns to soar after the raiders, shooting holes in their wings and dropping them. The locals vow to stand up to marauders in the future.
Reprints

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) /

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

The Sun-Dance of the Crow Indians! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jimmy Thompson
Inks
Jimmy Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Short historical feature of how the oppressed Crows learned to fight after a visionary talked to the Moon-Maiden and her Seven Stars of the Big Dipper. They dance the Sun-Dance to ensure victory.
Reprints

The Painted Assassins of Apache Hill! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Lt Dan Foley escorts a visiting writer from back East. Desmond Starbright is a "genuine fire-eater" from his popular books, and reporters pester him with questions. Once on the trail, Desmond admits he's a fraud who never fired a gun, but gets his chance when they're ambushed by painted Apaches. Later Desmond tells the reporters "the Army out here is doing a magnificent job keeping the Indians in check!"

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Tommy Knockers (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Vanishing Sheriff! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Lee Goldsmith
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Walt, the sham sheriff, is flummoxed by bandit raids, so quits and walks out. The townspeople reluctantly elect Wayne (the real fighting twin) the new sheriff. Wayne is captured and rescues his brother, but a forest fire forces them to cross a canyon by rope - only to meet a grizzly bear! Shooting it, the two scotch the gang. And Walt goes back to being the "real" sheriff.
Reprints

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: 13) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Vanishing Sheriff!
    The Trigger Twins
  2. 1. Buzzy Has the Answer to "School Blues!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Secret Trail to Johnny Thunder!
    Johnny Thunder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Look - There's Ruffy!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble; Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  6. 5. ["You're some sheriff! You haven't tracked down a single bandit yet!"]
    Bullseye Billy
  7. 6. Terror of the Thunder Birds!
    Strong Bow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Olsen
  9. 8. The Sun-Dance of the Crow Indians!
  10. 9. The Painted Assassins of Apache Hill!
    Foley of the Fighting 5th
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. The Tommy Knockers
  13. 12. The Vanishing Sheriff!
    The Trigger Twins
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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