(August-September 1955)

DC, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1955-05-31
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)
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 Trail of the Twister! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Trigger Twins

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Trail of the Twisters! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Lee Goldsmith
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Trigger Twins
Synopsis
During tornado season, the Twister Gang rides in and loots banks in the aftermath, then disappears. Walt follows a suspicious store owner, but is caught in Echo Canyon when his hoofbeats echo. Wayne rides ahead to a twister-ravaged town and slams the gang into submission, then frees his brother from Echo Canyon.

Indexer Notes

Credits for script and pencils confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. The records show that Andru was also paid for the inks on this story, but scholars believe Mike Esposito to be the actual inker.

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

Curious Names of Western Mines! / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even before some prospectors could know how...
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier

"Wings" Winchester Saves the Movie Theater (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Winchester Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Binky Says: "Never Underestimate a New Idea!" (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen

The Moccasins That Won a War! (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
A chief keeps a pair of Strong Bow's moccasins hanging in his lodge, because one day... Strong Bow comes to a valley being overrun by Running Buffalo's warriors. Wanting the valley for his tribe, he's driving out a peaceful tribe. Strong Bow goes after the villains, but needs strategy. He shoots one moccasin at a slope to fake footsteps, and floats another with a message. Running Buffalo's reign is over, and the chief trades to keep Strong Bow's "moccasins that won a war!"
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Indexer Notes

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

Indian Pipe Ritual! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier

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

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

Social Customs of the Mohave Indians! (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier

Threat of the Aztec Athletes! (Table of Contents: 10)

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
As a sign of peace, Aztec warriors compete with Cavalrymen in feats of horsemanship. Both sides are suspicious, but play fair. Until someone cheats. Cresting a hill in a race, Lt. Foley sees someone raiding the fort office. A big-talking townsman spread suspicion to loot the gold prizes from the Colonel's desk! The townsman wanted war to sell the Aztecs rifles, but all is peaceful.
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Keywords
Aztecs

Prairie Town (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier

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

Action Comics; Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Surprise Sheriff! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Johnny Thunder [John Tane]
Synopsis
Sheriff Tane begs his son John, the schoolteacher (and JT's secret identity) to help fight crime, but John sticks to books. When the Dry Gulch Gang rides in, the Sheriff stands up - and is shot down, wounded. Townspeople appoint John as Sheriff! He can't fight as John, so "clumsily" tangles with the gang long enough to get free and change to Johnny Thunder, the Western Whirlwind! The Dry Gulchers rope JT's arms, but he shoots clear and beats them down.
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Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Trail of the Twister!
    The Trigger Twins
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Trail of the Twisters!
    The Trigger Twins
  4. 3. ["Even before some prospectors could know how..."]
    Curious Names of Western Mines!
  5. 4. "Wings" Winchester Saves the Movie Theater
    Winchester Roller Skates
  6. 5. Binky Says: "Never Underestimate a New Idea!"
    Binky
  7. 6. The Moccasins That Won a War!
    Strong Bow
  8. 7. Indian Pipe Ritual!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream Oil
  10. 9. Social Customs of the Mohave Indians!
  11. 10. Threat of the Aztec Athletes!
    Foley of the Fighting 5th
  12. 11. Prairie Town
  13. 12. ["To the boys and girls of America..."]
    Action Comics; Detective Comics
  14. 13. The Surprise Sheriff!
    Johnny Thunder
  15. 14. Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dave Marchand
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • James Zee
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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