(August-September 1959)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
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

Secret Origin of Johnny Thunder! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder

Indexer Notes

1) Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics. 2) A new red-blue outfit for Johnny Thunder, and the Trigger Twins aren't even mentioned on the cover.

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

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

The Origin of Johnny Thunder (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 15.34 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Thunder [John Tane]
Synopsis:
Origin story. Young John Tane's father is sheriff and expects his son to follow him. His mother says "Books are better than bullets", and John promises to be a schoolteacher. Yet his father is aging and needs him. So John becomes two people and adopt the identity of "Johnny" + "Thunder" during a storm. He changes clothes, blacks his hair, changes his speech, and becomes an unofficial sheriff, saving his father from bandits, then resuming his identity of John Tane, schoolteacher.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1) This story is divided into two segements: one of 5.67 pages and one of 9.67 pages for a total of 15.34. 2) This is a Silver Age revamp of Johnny Thunder and All-Star Western. JT always wore cavalry pants, a white hat, and a fringed jacket. Now he wears red and blue. He's also the cover star with the Triggers Twins not mentioned and pushed to the back: previously the Twins were the cover stars.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun! (Table of Contents: 5)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Rube Grossman
Inks:
Rube Grossman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Appears on the page immediately after the previous sequence.

Pioneer River Crossings (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Appears on the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Kwakiutl, Kichai, Yuki] (Table of Contents: 8)

Indian Tribal Names / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Nichols Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Hitching Post / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller (Hitching Post Editor)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Letters from Marve Robin, Jay Reed, Wade Feyers.

Sheriff Trigger's Lucky Streak! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Trigger Twins / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Trigger Twins
Synopsis:
Sheriff Walt Trigger saves an Indian's life and his given a lucky charm he carries in his holster. Brother Wayne warns he'll push his luck too far. Hunting thieves in the desert, Walt barely defeats them with Wayne's secret help. And Wayne also stole the lucky charm from his holster - to show what Walt can do without it.
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Flying Jet / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bill's Vacation Gift from Dad! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Training Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Origin of Johnny Thunder!
    Johnny Thunder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Origin of Johnny Thunder
    Johnny Thunder
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  6. 5. Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun!
    Peter Porkchops
  7. 6. Pioneer River Crossings
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [Kwakiutl, Kichai, Yuki]
    Indian Tribal Names
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Nichols Industries, Inc.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Hitching Post
  14. 13. Sheriff Trigger's Lucky Streak!
    The Trigger Twins
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Flying Jet
  17. 16. Bill's Vacation Gift from Dad!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Training Air Rifles
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