(January 1959)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Leading Magazine Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in September 1958. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Kid Colt Meets Jesse James (Table of Contents)

Kid Colt / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]; Jesse James
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credits from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (1 February 2005); the original indexer credited Jack Kirby.

The Outlaw and the Lady! (Table of Contents: 1)

Kid Colt / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Keller (signed as Jack Keller)
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-81
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]; Steel; Sally-Mae; Bronc Porter
Synopsis
Kid Colt meets a woman who seems to be falling for him, and he acts badly so that she won't love an outlaw.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit changed from Jack Keller based on information from Tom Lammers. [MN 10/2007]

Return of the Topeka Kid! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Burgos ?
Inks
Carl Burgos ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Job Number
O-326
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff Tom Evans; Topeka Kid
Synopsis
A sheriff stops the son of a famous outlaw from taking revenge on the man who gunned his father down.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Burgos art per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr via atlastales.com. Previous indexer credited Al Hartley on pencils and inks.

The Kid Meets Jesse James! (Table of Contents: 3)

Kid Colt / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Keller (signed as Jack Keller)
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-73
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]; Steel; Jesse James
Synopsis
Jesse James helps Kid Colt escape capture, and the Kid returns the favor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Going by the caption at the end and the date of Jesse James death, this story took place on March 23, 1881. Inker credit changed from Jack Keller based on information from Tom Lammers. [MN 10/2007]

Water Trail (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Inks
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-356
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rod Fleeter; Brad Folsam; Joel Pearson; Sam Higgins
Synopsis
A school teacher saves the cattle-ranchers of his community by finding the right location to drill a well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Challenge on Main Street! (Table of Contents: 5)

Outlaw Kid / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey (signed as Doug Wildey)
Inks
Doug Wildey (signed as Doug Wildey)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy ?

Job Number
M-982
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Outlaw Kid [Lance Temple]; Ferris; Duke
Synopsis
The Kid lets a bandit escape to track him back to his hideout and capture the whole gang.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Judging by job numbers this story was likely inventory left over from the cancelled Outlaw Kid series which ended during the "Atlas Implosion". Another unpublished Outlaw Kid story would later appear in Wyatt Earp (Marvel, 1955 series) #24 (August 1959).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Kid Colt Meets Jesse James
    Kid Colt
  2. 1. The Outlaw and the Lady!
    Kid Colt
  3. 2. Return of the Topeka Kid!
  4. 3. The Kid Meets Jesse James!
    Kid Colt
  5. 4. Water Trail
  6. 5. Challenge on Main Street!
    Outlaw Kid
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  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
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