([April 1984] ?)

Federal, 1984 Series
Published in English (Australia) Australia
 
Price
0.99 AUD
Pages
84
On-sale date
1984-03 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Federal Publishing Company Proprietary Limited
Brand
DC Australian Edition
Editing
?
Color
colour cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
170 mm x 260 mm
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Manfred Sommer [as Sommer] (signed) (painted)
Inks
Manfred Sommer [as Sommer] (signed) (painted)
Colors
Manfred Sommer [as Sommer] (signed) (painted)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Murray the Cat Fan Club (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Deal with an Outlaw (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?
Editing
? [Selecciones Ilustradas]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Faith! At last, I've found you!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
John Faith; Speed; Sheriff; Doctor Dolan Gardner; Pat Gardner; Doc; Don (store clerk); Dick;
Synopsis
When Speed confronts popular local storekeeper John Faith for stealing from him, Faith is shot dead and Speed wounded. Knowing he will be blamed and lynched, Speed escapes to the local doctor for help. When the Sheriff comes search, Doctor Dolan Gardner hides his patient and begins to help clear his name. Can they discover who else wanted Faith dead in time to save the dying Speed, who needs a hospital to remove the bullet from near his heart.

Indexer Notes

"Selecciones Ilustradas - Derechos reservados - España".

Wild Bill Hickok's Gunfight at Hayes City (Table of Contents: 3)

Wild Bill Hickok / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks
Bob Forgione (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
Charles J. Levy (original editor); Charles Santangelo (original editor)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Hickok; Lank; unnamed hombre
Synopsis
A loudmouth hombre claims Marshal Hickok is a coward without his guns. He loses a fist fight and then pulls a gun, but Hickok expected cheating.
Reprints

Captain Doom vs Robbin Joe Hood (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Doom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [B.J.]
Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as Nicholas] (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia [as Alascia] (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Sal Gentile (original editor)

Job Number
B-1381
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Captain Doom [Elias Dunne]; Robbin' Joe Hood; farmer; Rufe; Cletus; Matthew Simms; Simms' son; Sheriff Smith
Synopsis
Captain Doom fails to convince poor farmers that Robbin' Joe Hood is a murdering thief, not a hero helping starving Mexicans and homesteaders. A boy is sent to warn Hood and Doom follows to his hideout beyond Apache Wall. The Sheriff get some homesteaders to believe Hood is a murderer and a posse is sent to save the boy. Hood captures Doom, but the boy sees Hood manipulates his gang to murder each other for a bigger share of the loot. As the posse arrives, Hood is trapped by his own greed and Doom escapes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Except in the tiltle, the main character is referred to as Robbin' (with an apostrope). The comics.org listing credits the script "as B.J." but there are no initials obvious on this reprint.

The Masterful Man (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
?
Editing
Pat Masulli (original editor)

Job Number
A-4843
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff Buck Scanlon; Jake; Howard; Miller; Olson; Rufe
Synopsis
Arrogant Buck Scanlon's chance of reelection as sheriff is destroyed when his horse takes revenge for years of maltreatment.
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Badland's Queen Part I (Table of Contents: 6)

Billy the Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
José Delbo
Inks
José Delbo
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Job Number
[B-1177]
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Billy the Kid [Billy Bonney]; Wister; Lucy Thorpe; Krauss; Sheriff; Kelly; Guffy
Synopsis
When Billy the Kid defends Lucy Thorpe, the dead man's gun disappears, and the Kid is accused of murder rather than self-defence. On the run, he discovers Lucy is using threats to cheaply buy land and she seeks to enlist the newly outlawed Kid in her expansion plans.
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The Cowboy King Part II (Table of Contents: 7)

Billy the Kid / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
José Delbo
Inks
José Delbo
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Billy the Kid [Billy Bonney]; Lucy Thorpe; Rico; Gene Haney
Synopsis
Threatened by Lucy, Billy rides to force Gene Haney to sell his ranch cheaply. At his side is Rico, who will dynamite the ranch if Haney refuses. Billy dismisses the thought that Rico looks like the man he killed. Lucy and her gang return to 'buy' the ranch.
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On the Dodge Part III (Table of Contents: 8)

Billy the Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
José Delbo
Inks
José Delbo
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Billy the Kid [Billy Bonney]; Lucy Thorpe; Morrison; Rico [Wister]
Synopsis
With the final deeds in hand, Lucy owns all Sweetgrass. Lucy admits her scheme to Billy and reveals Rico as Wister, the man Billy was framed for murdering. While fighting Rico, a stove sets the house alight. Responding to a message Billy sent via Haney to come when he signalled with smoke, Morrison arrives. Rico is recognised as the man Billy killed and the falsified property deeds burn with the house.
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Wanted for Murder: Dan Dawson (Table of Contents: 9)

Sunset Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks
Fran Matera ?
Letters
?
Editing
Charles J. Levy (original editor); Charles Santangelo (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's one more desert rat for folks to watch out for!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sunset Carson; Dan Dawson; Dawson's half sister
Synopsis
Sunset Carson takes down murder Dan Dawson with the help of Dawson's half sister.
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Indexer Notes

The story is headed 'Double-barrel action on the western plains starring Sunset Carson'. The title often used for this story is based on a poster prominent in the first panel, 'Wanted for Murder: Dan Dawson'.

The Day He Came Back to Greenwood (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manel Ferrer [as Manel] (signed)
Inks
Manel Ferrer [as Manel] (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
? [Selecciones Ilustradas]

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Abe Handerson; Molly Handerson [nee Ferguson]; Sara Handerson; Sam; Bill [also as Matt]; Donovan [also as Mr Sanders]; Mr Hobber; Joe Harmon; Frank Dean; Tom Brian; Bud Saffer; Saffer's gang
Synopsis
After four years fighting in the civil war, Greenwood's former sheriff Abe Handerson returns home. He finds a town where no one recognise him and don't answer to the names he remembers. He begins to believe he has gone mad in the war. A kindly stranger offers him a safe home to recover, but he can't settle. He encounters a stagecoach being robbed. Shooting the gang members, he discovers that they are coming to kill him in revenge. As the coach takes the bodies back to Greenwood, the town's people admit that they have pretended to not know him to save him from the dangerous gang.
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Indexer Notes

"Selecciones Ilustradas - Derechos reservados - España". This signature is dated either '63' (most likely) or '69'.

This printing is a new translation compared with the previous KG Murray printings. Handerson is spelled Handersen on page 2 of the story.

Professor Teddy Woods (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Murray the Cat Fan Club
  3. 2. Deal with an Outlaw
  4. 3. Wild Bill Hickok's Gunfight at Hayes City
    Wild Bill Hickok
  5. 4. Captain Doom vs Robbin Joe Hood
    Captain Doom
  6. 5. The Masterful Man
  7. 6. Badland's Queen Part I
    Billy the Kid
  8. 7. The Cowboy King Part II
    Billy the Kid
  9. 8. On the Dodge Part III
    Billy the Kid
  10. 9. Wanted for Murder: Dan Dawson
    Sunset Carson
  11. 10. The Day He Came Back to Greenwood
  12. 11. Professor Teddy Woods
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