(October-November 1937)

Ultem, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ultem Publications, Inc.
Editing
Harry "A" Chesler (Editor & Publisher); Kenneth Fitch (Managing Editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The indicia, printed on the Table of Contents page, reads as follows:
'STAR RANGER is published monthly by Ultem Publications, Inc., Mount Morris, Illinois. Editorial office, 276 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Entered as second class matter at post office, Mount Morris, Illinois, under act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price: 12 issues in the United States and its possessions and Canada, $1.00. Single copies, 10 cents.

The publishers accept no responsibility for unsolicited drawings or manuscripts but will exercise due care in handling same. Drawings and manuscripts, to receive consideration, must be accompanied by postage sufficient to insure their return to owner. BEFORE SUBMITTING DRAWINGS OR MANUSCRIPTS WRITE FOR INSTRUCTIONS. This magazine printed in U. S. A. and entire contents COPYRIGHTED, 1937, by ULTEM PUBLICATIONS, INC. All rights reserved.'


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cowboy Jake / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

also features characters from Jess Phoolin

A Bit Off the Trail (Table of Contents: 1)

The Roundup / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Chesler
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A promo for Centaur's sister titles, Star Comics, Funny Pages, and Funny Picture Stories.

Indexer Notes

Article with spot illustration.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

lists the editor credits, features names, and the indicia. Page also features the union 'bug'.

Chief White Wolf (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Speed
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; western-frontier
Characters
Chief White Wolf; Buffalo Bill Cody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credit by Jerry Bails

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tenderfoot Joe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (signed)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (signed)
Inks
Fred Schwab (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, I didn't know it was that bad!
Genre
humor
Characters
Tenderfoot Joe
Synopsis
Joe is put to work as the chef when the regular cook goes on strike, but isn't really suited for the job.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Tenderfoot Mary / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Mary - How's things at the cabin?
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Tenderfoot Mary
Synopsis
Mary has rats in her cabin.

The Little Papoose (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
a poem to a Native American baby

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cowboy Jake / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Mayor of the City wore a very troubled look
Genre
humor
Characters
Cowboy Jake
Synopsis
The story of how Jake rid the town of the tough guy with his wits.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Creator credit confirmed by Ken Quattro (23 June 2019)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Lyin' Lou / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's a right smart dog I got there, Lou
Characters
Lyin' Lou
Synopsis
Lou spins a tale about how smart his dog was.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Wild West Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Run home little boy and ride your hobby horse
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Junior signs up for the rodeo, despite the taunts about his age, throws the bull, rescues the damsel in distress...all before his Mom wakes him for school.

Indexer Notes

credit from Jerry Bails

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Killer McGee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
McGee, yah boined down a bank last week...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Killer McGee
Synopsis
Killer McGee can calmly take being called a menace and thief, but won't abide being accused of eating onions.
Reprints

John Dillinger (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Speed
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; crime
Characters
John Dillinger
Synopsis
Facts about the life and death of infamous outlaw John Dillinger.

Dynamite Trail (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo ?
Inks
Frank Frollo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A ranger investigates strange accidents at a mining operation and finds a disgruntled employee.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Ace and Deuce / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two Noo Yawk gentlemen arriving on the 2:15...
Characters
Ace; Deuce
Synopsis
A couple New York City mob members come to the Dude ranch to lay low, but Ace and Deuce sniff them out.

Killer's Horse (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Curry (credited)
Pencils
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks
Frank Frollo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

text story with spot illustrations

One Less Horse-Thief! (Table of Contents: 15)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

center-spread art piece of the lynching of a horse-thief.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Bad Medicine / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed) [as F. B. G.]
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed) [as F. B. G.]
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed) [as F. B. G.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They won't be any chuck tonight, men.
Genre
western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Grizzly Dunn / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Pencils
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Inks
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mighty fine hoss flesh, kid.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Grizzly Dunn
Synopsis
Grizzly gets challenged to a horse race.
Reprints

Errand of Mercy (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Daniels
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Big Trees in America (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Speed
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Lore about the history of trees in America, and of giant pre-historic petrified tree remains in Arizona.

Words Without Music (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Todmoro]
Pencils
? [as Todmoro]
Inks
? [as Todmoro]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Null; Void
Synopsis
a lyrical poem about migrant cowboys looking for work.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Null and Void / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lit-Win ? [as Todmoro] (signed)
Pencils
Lit-Win ? [as Todmoro] (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win ? [as Todmoro] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This round up is a tuff job, eh, Void?
Genre
humor
Characters
Null; Void
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lit-Win creator credit possibility from Ken Quattro (23 June 2019).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Homeless Oscar / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aren't those flowers beautiful!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Homeless Oscar (a skunk)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Death's Head Range / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Irving Frisch
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shore is a tough break for your Dad...
Characters
Bob Horn
Synopsis
Bob Horn lives on his Dad's ranch, which has a valuable oil well just across the fence on his neighbor's property. Bob discovers by accident that the neighbor moved the fence, and that the well is really his father's property.

Indexer Notes

credits by Jerry Bails

Marked Bullets (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Will Harr (credited)
Pencils
Rafael Astarita ?
Inks
Rafael Astarita ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Nigel Cantwell via the GCD Error List (21 August 2006). Bails lists Will Harr as writer only.

"I hope no calls come in..." (Table of Contents: 25)

Jest A Laugh / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Jess Phoolin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say - Join me in a drink Buddy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jess Phoolin

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Jest the Type / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab ?
Pencils
Fred Schwab ?
Inks
Fred Schwab ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Could we interest you in our latest super-electric Frigidaire?
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Lonesome Luke / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're the guys for ya!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lonesome Luke

Indexer Notes

Luke advertises for tough guys for his ranch and a bunch of guys with broken noses show up to apply. Luke tells them to go home and send the guy who broke their noses.

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Cowboy Jake
  2. 1. A Bit Off the Trail
    The Roundup
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Chief White Wolf
  5. 4. ["Aw, I didn't know it was that bad!"]
    Tenderfoot Joe
  6. 5. ["Hello Mary - How's things at the cabin?"]
    Tenderfoot Mary
  7. 6. The Little Papoose
  8. 7. ["The Mayor of the City wore a very troubled look"]
    Cowboy Jake
  9. 8. ["That's a right smart dog I got there, Lou"]
    Lyin' Lou
  10. 9. ["Run home little boy and ride your hobby horse"]
    Wild West Junior
  11. 10. ["McGee, yah boined down a bank last week..."]
    Killer McGee
  12. 11. John Dillinger
  13. 12. Dynamite Trail
  14. 13. ["Two Noo Yawk gentlemen arriving on the 2:15..."]
    Ace and Deuce
  15. 14. Killer's Horse
  16. 15. One Less Horse-Thief!
  17. 16. ["They won't be any chuck tonight, men."]
    Bad Medicine
  18. 17. ["Mighty fine hoss flesh, kid."]
    Grizzly Dunn
  19. 18. Errand of Mercy
  20. 19. Big Trees in America
  21. 20. Words Without Music
  22. 21. ["This round up is a tuff job, eh, Void?"]
    Null and Void
  23. 22. ["Aren't those flowers beautiful!"]
    Homeless Oscar
  24. 23. ["Shore is a tough break for your Dad..."]
    Death's Head Range
  25. 24. Marked Bullets
  26. 25. "I hope no calls come in..."
    Jest A Laugh
  27. 26. ["Say - Join me in a drink Buddy!"]
    Jess Phoolin
  28. 27. ["Could we interest you in our latest super-electric Frigidaire?"]
    Jest the Type
  29. 28. ["We're the guys for ya!"]
    Lonesome Luke
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