Tim McCoy #17
(December 1948-January 1949)

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

[Western Movie Stories] (Table of Contents)

Tim McCoy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James McKell ?
Inks
James McKell ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tim McCoy ?; Allan Rocky Lane

Indexer Notes

The hands is the only clue to a most probable McKell credit. The likeness of McCoy is so far off that a "?" is required, but he doesn't look like himself in most of the interior stories either.

Tex Ritter (Table of Contents: 1)

Western Stars / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mario De Marco (signed)
Pencils
Mario De Marco (signed)
Inks
Mario De Marco (signed)
Letters
Mario De Marco (signed)

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Tex Ritter
Synopsis
Short biography of Tex Ritter.

Indexer Notes

De Marco is credited on writing and drawing for Tim McCoy by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He seems to have signed his name both DE MARCO and DEMARCO.

Phantom Ranger (Table of Contents: 2)

Tim McCoy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
James McKell
Inks
James McKell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tim Hayes [Tim McCoy]; Pat Doyle (engraver); Joan Doyle (daughter); VILLAINS: Sharp (gang leader); Jeff; Dan; Barton
Synopsis
Adapted from the Monogram Pictures film "Phantom Ranger".
A gang of counterfeiters is holding an expert government engraver, Pat Doyle, prisoner to engrave plates for phony money.

Indexer Notes

The drawing is very similar to McKell's signed story in #19 and 21.

Indian Dances (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Floyd Torbert [as TORB.] (signed)
Inks
Floyd Torbert [as TORB.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Tim McCoy
Synopsis
How the red man pays homage to the Great Spirit, narrated by Tim McCoy.

Al Jennings, Trainrobber-And Gentleman (Table of Contents: 4)

From The Scrapbook of Col. Tim McCoy / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tim McCoy ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Al Jennings
Synopsis
The story of Al Jennings, told by Tim McCoy.

Indexer Notes

Tim McCoy was a well known expert on western lore, especially about the Indians, so this could be from his scrapbook.

John Wayne (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mario De Marco (signed)
Pencils
Mario De Marco (signed)
Inks
Mario De Marco (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Mario De Marco (signed)

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
John Wayne
Synopsis
Some facts about John Wayne.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the Tex Ritter bio.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Pecos Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Clinton Harmon (signed)
Pencils
Clinton Harmon (signed)
Inks
Clinton Harmon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pecos Bill is no earthbound Joe!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Pecos Bill; Badbreath Moe (bankrobber); Bonehead Joe (bankrobber); Sheriff; Eagle Hag
Synopsis
Pecos Bill goes up in a baloon.

Indexer Notes

Harmon is credited as both writer and artist on Pecos Bill by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Marshal of Amarillo (Table of Contents: 7)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Sherman ?
Inks
Lee Sherman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Mr. Underwood (businessman); Hiram Short (salesman); Nugget (prospector); Ben (crooked coach driver); Art Crandall (crooked stage agent); Welch (inn keeper); Marjorie Short
Synopsis
Adapted from the Republic Picture "Marshal of Amarillo".
Nugget is framed for the murder of Hiram Short, and theft of his 50.000 dollars.

Indexer Notes

Possibly drawn by Sherman, when compared to his signed story in #19, but uncertain, since the work is so peculiar.

Home On The Range (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Lyrics of the song Home on the Range.

Indexer Notes

Drawing could be DeMarco or Lee Sherman.

It's Easy to Win Him! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Western Movie Stories]
    Tim McCoy
  2. 1. Tex Ritter
    Western Stars
  3. 2. Phantom Ranger
    Tim McCoy
  4. 3. Indian Dances
  5. 4. Al Jennings, Trainrobber-And Gentleman
    From The Scrapbook of Col. Tim McCoy
  6. 5. John Wayne
  7. 6. ["Pecos Bill is no earthbound Joe!"]
    Pecos Bill
  8. 7. Marshal of Amarillo
    Rocky Lane
  9. 8. Home On The Range
  10. 9. It's Easy to Win Him!
    Stravon Publishers
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