(January-February 1949)

American Comics Group, 1948 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
B. & I. Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Moritz
Inks
Ed Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Moritz is credited on various titles for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and can be recognized by his ears, and here the hats, hands and horse are also all drawn in the same way as in the inside story.

Reducing Specialist Says: Lose Weight (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Spot Reducer Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Injun Jones / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Ed Moritz
Inks
Ed Moritz
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The camp's awfully quiet, Injun!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Injun Jones [Bob Jones]; Miss Vickie; Captain Crocker; Sgt. L. K. Turner
Synopsis
Injun Jones finds a wounded trooper and is accused of shooting him.

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes is the only writer credited on Blazing West by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Moritz is credited on various features for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he has some very special lines inside the ears that is not to be mistaken. He had several Injun Jones stories.

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

Texas Tim, Ranger / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Edmond Good (signed)
Inks
Edmond Good (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A border town writhed in the throes of violence...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Texas Tim Brennan; Brazos Morgan (outlaw); John Barton (crook); Ben Wilson (rancher); Betty Wilson
Synopsis
The outlaw Morgan and his Checkerboard Gang are killing and robbing, and it's time the Rangers take over.

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes is the only credited writer on Blazing West by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Lone Ranger Secret Code Pen Set! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

B & M Distributing Co. Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Law of the Open Range! (Table of Contents: 5)

Buffalo Belle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Max Elkan
Inks
Max Elkan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Belle [Belle Trent]; Pecos Kincaid (cattledriver); Sheriff Luke Hanley; Jeff Tatum (homesteader)
Synopsis
Buffalo Belle champions the cause of the homesteaders and defies the law of the open range.

Indexer Notes

Max Elkan is credited on Buffalo Belle by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He can be found in many stories in ACG comics, as Adventures into the Unknown.

The Most Popular Package at Any Party (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hey, Folks! Kilroy is Here! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Fanged Death (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bud Kelton; Will Johnson
Synopsis
Close encounter with a puma.

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Powder River Pete / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Gordon Wright (signed)
Inks
Gordon Wright (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rusty, ol' pal, ol' friend...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Powder River Pete; Rusty; Sally; Jasper
Synopsis
Miss Sally is going to kiss the winner of the rodeo contest, so Pete just got to win.

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes credit from Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The only writer credited on Blazing West.

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

Tenderfoot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Paul Cooper ?
Inks
Paul Cooper ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Marge...look! Get away from the edge!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Horace Eddington Brentwood [Tenderfoot]; Marge Carter; Trimble (rustler and bankrobber)
Synopsis
Tenderfoot recovers money from a bankrobbery.

Indexer Notes

Looks like the signed Cooper artwork in issue #1. Jerry Bails' Who's Who says the signature Cooper is NOT Sam Cooper, and the only other Cooper working for ACG is Paul Cooper, so this is probably his work.

Amazing But True! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The Leathercraft Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Enjoy Alluring Thrilling Beauty (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Three N One Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Electric Football (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Electric Game Co., Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Reducing Specialist Says: Lose Weight
    The Spot Reducer Co.
  3. 2. ["The camp's awfully quiet, Injun!"]
    Injun Jones
  4. 3. ["A border town writhed in the throes of violence..."]
    Texas Tim, Ranger
  5. 4. Lone Ranger Secret Code Pen Set!
    B & M Distributing Co. Inc.
  6. 5. Law of the Open Range!
    Buffalo Belle
  7. 6. The Most Popular Package at Any Party
    Cracker Jack
  8. 7. Hey, Folks! Kilroy is Here!
    The Kilroys
  9. 8. Fanged Death
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. ["Rusty, ol' pal, ol' friend..."]
    Powder River Pete
  12. 11. ["Marge...look! Get away from the edge!"]
    Tenderfoot
  13. 12. Amazing But True!
    The Leathercraft Co.
  14. 13. Enjoy Alluring Thrilling Beauty
    Three N One Co.
  15. 14. Electric Football
    Electric Game Co., Inc.
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