(April-May 1950)

Magazine Enterprises, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Enterprises, Inc.
Brand
Magazine Enterprises ME
Editing
Raymond C. Krank

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php. The scan is missing the Dan Brand story, so its location within the issue is uncertain.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Durango Kid / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Durango to the Rescue! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Durango Kid / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

Tracks Across the Trail! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Durango Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Durango Kid [Steve Brand]; Raider (the Kid's horse); Muley Pike; Pete Lawson (villain)
Synopsis
The Kid and Muley come across a railroad holdup by criminals who are wrecking the engine. As he investigates, the Kid discovers the reason behind these destructive episodes: the cattle ranchers are afraid that the railroads will break up grazing lands and bring in competitors.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art Iidentification by Steinar Ådland (December 2010).

Bloody Rails! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Durango Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Joe Certa, with his really bad bad-guy faces often showing their teeth in sideview, and broad, funny faces of horses in frontview. Art ID by Steinar Ådland December 2010.

Manhunt! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Durango Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Notice the funny horse face on page 5, and bad guy with teeth showing in sideview on page 2. Some clues to Certa.
Art ID by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Brothers of the Wilderness (Table of Contents: 5)

White Indian / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Krank
Pencils
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Inks
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Dan Brand [White Indian]; Tipi; Ann Cartwright; Mr. Cartwright; Eye (villain)
Synopsis
Dan and Tipi have been acting as guides for a group of pioneers pushing their way through the Appalachian Mountains. They stop for the night and a wildcat threatens the life of Ann Cartwright. Saving her, he is asked to give up the way of the Indian and settle down, which prompts a dejected Tipi to leave and return to his own people. Meanwhile, Ann and her father are captured and held for ransom by a group of forest bandits. Tipi returns with some of his tribe to save them and discovers that Dan's answer to giving up his Indian ways was a resounding "no", and so stays on with his best friend.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to "Gardner Fox ?", but Frazetta himself told Robert R. Barrett that "Ray Krank, who was also the editor at Magazine Enterprises, wrote the scripts." ("The Complete Frazetta White Indian" (Vanguard Productions, 2011), page 7).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Durango Kid
  2. 1. Durango to the Rescue!
    The Durango Kid
  3. 2. Tracks Across the Trail!
    The Durango Kid
  4. 3. Bloody Rails!
    The Durango Kid
  5. 4. Manhunt!
    The Durango Kid
  6. 5. Brothers of the Wilderness
    White Indian
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