(1959)

World Distributors, 1959 Series
Published in English (United Kingdom) United Kingdom
 
Price
2/6 [0-2-6 GBP]
Pages
98 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World Distributors (Manchester) Limited
Brand
?
Color
colour cover; colour and black and white interior
Paper Stock
heavy cardboard cover
Binding
squarebound

Issue Notes

The title page inside reads Tales of Wells Fargo Comic Album No.1
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Hardie

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

statement of ownership / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

The Ghost Stage (Table of Contents: 4)

Tales of Wells Fargo / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Gil Kane; Frank Giacoia ?
Inks
Joe Giella; Frank Giacoia
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Hardie
Synopsis
When Jim Hardie and his stage are delayed by a boulder on the road, he and the driver find their intended gold shipment has been picked up by another Wells Fargo stage and signed for by a driver that Hardie knows to be dead. Hardie tracks down the "ghost stage" but eventually realizes that this robbery was just meant to distract him from an even larger gold robbery using another fake driver.
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Indexer Notes

Script submitted on July 22, 1959 under the title "Jim Hardie Trails the Ghost Stage". Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

Kane credit per original indexer and Nick Caputo, who notes Giacoia may have done some pencil work but the majority of the art is by Kane. Alberto Becattini credited Frank Giacioa on pencils and inks (May 14, 2007). Mickey Coalwell credited Frank Bolle on pencils (November 1, 2015).

Prairie Ghost (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Till Goodan
Inks
Till Goodan
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nora Plew; Mr. Corbett; Jeb Williams; Larry Plew; Jane Corbett
Synopsis
A wagontrain is surrounded by Indians, and at night a flying ghost appears.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (December 2010).

Ghost of Shadow Canyon (Table of Contents: 6)

Tales of Wells Fargo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Hardie; Ben (stage driver); Ben (Wells Fargo station agent)
Synopsis
Jim sets a trap for a ghostly stage robber.
Reprints

Ridin', Ropin', and Risks (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four illustrations with captions.

Buffalo Riding (Table of Contents: 8)

Crazy Rodeo Events / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Reprints

Hero Worship (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Famous Horses and Riders (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Reprints

The Telegram from War Paint (Table of Contents: 11)

Tales of Wells Fargo / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Gil Kane; Mike Sekowsky ?; Frank Giacoia ?;
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella ?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Hardie
Synopsis
Left for dead in a stage robbery, the guard manages to crawl inside the stage and send it to the next stop. As the guard recovers he sends for Jim Hardie. He tells Hardie who the gunmen are and Hardie rides off to question one of them. Meanwhile a hard-of-hearing old busybody is listening in and after getting a couple of drinks tells the story at a nearby saloon. One of the robbers is at the saloon and hears the gossip. He rides to the same ranch as Hardie, but he plans on leaving no witnesses.
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Indexer Notes

Script submitted on July 25, 1959, under the title "Jim Hardie Answers a Wire from War Paint". Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

Pencils appear to be mostly by Mike Sekowsky while some panels look like Gil Kane. (Merlin Haas, August 4, 2007). Nick Caputo suspect the art is a combination of Sekowsky and Kane. Alberto Becattini credits Frank Giacoia on pencils and inks (May 14, 2007). Mickey Coalwell credited Frank Bolle on pencils (November 1, 2015).

Stampede Quiz (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Third Time Out (Table of Contents: 13)

Days of Wells Fargo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Carrabotta ?
Inks
Vic Carrabotta ?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Marshal Andy Grant; John Stone; Matt Barker
Synopsis
Marshal Grant goes after a road agent known as The Dude because of the way he dresses.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art is reminiscent of Alex Toth, but it isn't Toth. Looks like it might be Vic Carrabotta. Alberto Becattini agrees it might be Vic Carrabotta.

The Story of the Rodeo (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrations with captions.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover blank page.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Hardie

Indexer Notes

Back cover identical to front.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Ghost Stage
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  6. 5. Prairie Ghost
  7. 6. Ghost of Shadow Canyon
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  8. 7. Ridin', Ropin', and Risks
  9. 8. Buffalo Riding
    Crazy Rodeo Events
  10. 9. Hero Worship
  11. 10. Famous Horses and Riders
  12. 11. The Telegram from War Paint
    Tales of Wells Fargo
  13. 12. Stampede Quiz
  14. 13. Third Time Out
    Days of Wells Fargo
  15. 14. The Story of the Rodeo
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
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