(July-August 1952)

Charlton, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics, Inc.
Editing
Charles J. Levy; Charles Santangelo
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Bell ?
Inks
Fred Bell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

JVJ has "Fred Bell ?", and Bell can be found in issues #31 and #32 to compare with. Horses and inking are not far off. He is credited on Charlton comics, but not on westerns.

Cowboy Saddles (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William M. Allison
Inks
William M. Allison
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Various cowboy saddles shown.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.
Allison is credited to Charlton's Jesse James (unconfirmed) by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but he is credited to over 20 stories in Cowboy Western, and comparing the art, this must be him too. JVJ also has him as artist.

[The Attack on Fort Spring] (Table of Contents: 2)

Adventures of Mickey and Sitting Bull / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Mickey Lawson; John Lawson; Sitting Bull

Indexer Notes

JVJ has "Thompson ?" on this, but not very much like his two signed stories in New Heroic Comics #90. Another suggestion by JVJ is "more like Lee Ames", but he has hands with "interupted" lines between the fingers (Avon's "King Solomon's Mines"), and that is not present here. Inking here also has more black shadings.

[Match Against the Duke] (Table of Contents: 3)

Annie Oakley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Maxwell (signed)
Inks
Jerry Maxwell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

[Northfield Minnesota Raid] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jessie James King of the Outlaws / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William M. Allison
Inks
William M. Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Jesse James!" ... a name that threw terror into the hearts of law-abiding westerners...
Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Gary L. Watson and Jim Vandeboncoeur (12/2008). While "Jessie" is used in the feature name, "Jesse" is used throughout the story.

The Prince Albert Kid (Table of Contents: 5)

Prince Albert Kid / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier

South of the Border [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 6)

Bill Bent Border Sheriff / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Bent; Pancho

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Homer Fleming, and it compares very well with a signed page from DC's "Buck Marshall, Range Detective" and one from Gilberton's "Tom Brown's School Days". He is not credited to Charlton Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Kinowa (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Andrea Lavezzolo
Pencils
Giovanni Sinchetto; Dario Guzzon; Pietro Sartoris
Inks
Giovanni Sinchetto; Dario Guzzon; Pietro Sartoris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Kinowa; Big Bear; Chief Black Bison; Rising Moon; Red Feather
Synopsis
Story about an Indian devil spirit.
Reprints
  • from Kinowa (Edizioni Mediolanum, 1950 series) #1 [original title: Il segno del serpente]

Indexer Notes

This story is drawn by three Italian artists using the pen name EsseGesse, taken from the first letter in their names as pronounced in Italian.

Ropes and Roping (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. The bottom half of the page is an ad.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Cowboy Saddles
  3. 2. [The Attack on Fort Spring]
    Adventures of Mickey and Sitting Bull
  4. 3. [Match Against the Duke]
    Annie Oakley
  5. 4. [Northfield Minnesota Raid]
    Jessie James King of the Outlaws
  6. 5. The Prince Albert Kid
    Prince Albert Kid
  7. 6. South of the Border [Part 2]
    Bill Bent Border Sheriff
  8. 7. Kinowa
  9. 8. Ropes and Roping
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • James Zee
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gary L. Watson