(June-July 1955)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1955-04-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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.

Smokescreen 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 [Walt Trigger; Wayne Trigger]
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Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Smokescreen Sheriff! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Trigger Twins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Trigger Twins [Walt Trigger; Wayne Trigger]
Synopsis
Before Wayne can switch clothes back to his storekeeper identity, the Twins rescue a boy from a burning hotel. The kid follows Wayne, his new hero - even as Wayne races off in a stagecoach after outlaws. He and the boy are trapped in a cave, and Wayne must sneak out to to bag the outlaws, then sneak back in. Maybe the smoke made the kid see double. "There is only one Sheriff Walt Trigger!"
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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: 3) (Expand) /

Strange Adventures; My Greatest Adventure / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Antelope Raiders of Sunset Valley! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Strong Bow
Synopsis
Before Spaniards introduced horses, Strong Bow finds raiders riding antelopes (pronghorns) to loot villages. He trips up the raiders, but one Indian chief is in on the racket, and Strong Bow is trapped. He rides the side of an antelope and sparks "magic liquid" (oil) to trap the raiders in a cave with fire. The antelope raiders are captured, and Strong Bow moves on.
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Keywords
Antelope; pronghorn

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: 5)

Tex / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Hasen
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
Irwin Hasen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This time I won't miss yuh!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Ambush at Sombrero Mesa! (Table of Contents: 7)

Foley of the Fighting 5th / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Lt Dan Foley is pulled of his current assignment, finding rifles stolen by Indians, and ordered to protect an archaeologist digging at a mesa. Comanches arrive and the heroes run. But the archaeologist insists on returning for his "most precious discovery", so they crawl back. Dan is captured and fights until the 5th Cavalry arrives. And they find the stolen rifles. The discovery that almost cost their lives? A reindeer bone that proves "the Ojibway Indians crossed the Humboldt River before 1250!"
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Indexer Notes

Ojibway; archaeology

The First Homes on the Range (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When editors of Western papers lacked news...
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Battle in the Dust! (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Swift Deer
Synopsis
Schoolmaster John Tane (JT's secret identity) is offered a bonnet as honorary chief for his schooling of Swift Deer. But he must earn the honor with a great deed. Dumping leaves to make smoke, he switches to JT. He first stops a buffalo stampede by bulldogging the leader, then beats down a Sioux war party's leader. The tribe believes he disappeared by magic and turned back the buffalo and Sioux, so John Tane earns his war bonnet.
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Indexer Notes

Sioux; buffalo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Anra, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy Says: "There May Be a Career in Health for You!" (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Smokescreen Sheriff!
    The Trigger Twins
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Smokescreen Sheriff!
    The Trigger Twins
  4. 3. ["To the boys and girls of America..."]
    Strange Adventures; My Greatest Adventure
  5. 4. The Antelope Raiders of Sunset Valley!
    Strong Bow
  6. 5. ["This time I won't miss yuh!"]
    Tex
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  8. 7. Ambush at Sombrero Mesa!
    Foley of the Fighting 5th
  9. 8. The First Homes on the Range
  10. 9. ["When editors of Western papers lacked news..."]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream Oil
  12. 11. Battle in the Dust!
    Johnny Thunder
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Anra, Inc.
  14. 13. Buzzy Says: "There May Be a Career in Health for You!"
    Buzzy
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
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