(April 1950)

Fawcett, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
V. A. Provisiero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bill Boyd / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Boyd
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credit from David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008)

Buy U.S. Savings Bonds! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Perilous Journey (Table of Contents: 2)

Bill Boyd / comic story / 23.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss ?
Inks
Pete Riss ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Boyd; Topper (horse); Sheriff Graystone; Hank Parr (outlaw)
Synopsis
Bill is tricked into helping an outlaw to escape from the posse, and is himself put in jail suspected of being a member of the outlaw gang. He escapes from jail and joins up with the gang to catch the outlaw.

Indexer Notes

Pete Riss is credited on pencil and ink on Bill Boyd by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the inking seems similar to his credited stories on "Kid Eternity", but few of his wedge shaped faces with eyes far apart, as in most of his credited stories in "Adventures Into the Unknown", are present in this story. The horses with large, square snouts and extremely large hooves, are identical to the horses in 4-5 issues in this series. Only Riss and Elkan are credited on Bill Boyd, so these stories could either be Riss, or some other uncredited artist. He had more realistic horses in 1953 than here.
Bill Boyd's black horse is called Midnite in the first issue, here it is Topper, and has a light blue color.

Comix Cards Appear in Bill Boyd Western (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Rod Cameron / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

Fighting Fool (Table of Contents: 4)

Hammerhead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Hammerhead
Synopsis
Hammerhead is splashed by a passing rider and wants a fight.

Rustler's Range (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Kraus
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Dad Parker (ranch hand); Jeff Scott (boss); Sheriff
Synopsis
No one seemed to be able to stop the rustlers on Grand Prairie.

Eye See (Table of Contents: 6)

Brainy Buster / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Brainy Buster; Dopey Doran
Synopsis
Keep your eyes open, or folks will think you are loco.

The Pony Express Rider (Table of Contents: 7)

Windy Whopper / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Windy Whopper; Tourist
Synopsis
Windy shows a tourist around town.

Plans Are A Sure Hit (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Mechanix Illustrated / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Follow the Leaders (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bill Boyd
  2. 1. Buy U.S. Savings Bonds!
    Captain Marvel
  3. 2. Perilous Journey
    Bill Boyd
  4. 3. Comix Cards Appear in Bill Boyd Western
    Rod Cameron
  5. 4. Fighting Fool
    Hammerhead
  6. 5. Rustler's Range
  7. 6. Eye See
    Brainy Buster
  8. 7. The Pony Express Rider
    Windy Whopper
  9. 8. Plans Are A Sure Hit
    Mechanix Illustrated
  10. 9. Follow the Leaders
    Fawcett Publication
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