(January 1951)

Fawcett, 1949 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
Virginia Provisiero
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy missing 3 pages (presumably inside front cover and inside and outside back cover).


The Trouble Trail! (Table of Contents)

Rocky Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane (photograph of Allan Lane); Black Jack (photograph of Anndy Pershing [sic])

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

View-Master / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Here's Fun! Build This Erector Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trouble Trail (Table of Contents: 3)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Carlson
Inks
Ralph Carlson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Fred (rancher); Tim (son); sheriff; McGee
Synopsis
After a holdup and killing in a general store, Rocky is arrested for the crime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The very lively horses are typical Carlson, especially the outstretched front legs.

The Big Battle (Table of Contents: 4)

Dee Dickens / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints

Hey Gang! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Mechanix Illustrated / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gypsy Nights (Table of Contents: 6)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Doyle
Inks
Frank Doyle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Ben Thorpe (real estate man); Torre (circus artist)
Synopsis
A stranded traveling circus is accused of stealing and robbing.

Indexer Notes

Frank Doyle is best spotted by his horses and movement, and this story compares well with his signed Planet Comics stories and most of all with Lash LaRue #6.

The Last Plank (Table of Contents: 7)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Doyle
Inks
Frank Doyle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Tod (settler); Tanner (crooked lumber miller)
Synopsis
Lots of settlers have had their houses collapse on them, and Rocky suspects the lumber mill owner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Notes on art as for the other Doyle story.

Medicine Man (Table of Contents: 8)

Gopherface / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win ?
Pencils
Lit-Win ?
Inks
Lit-Win ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

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

Roping 'n' Riding with Allan "Rocky" Lane / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Allan "Rocky" Lane (signed)
Pencils
Ralph Carlson
Inks
Ralph Carlson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The other morning I was out in the back corral...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art similar to the Carlson stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

There's a Surprise Novelty in Every Box (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Cries Uncle (Table of Contents: 13)

Sagebrush / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win ?
Pencils
Lit-Win ?
Inks
Lit-Win ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier

For the First Time in a Comic Magazine! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Captain Video / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Finger Man (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rafael Astarita ? [as John Martin]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

John Martin was a pen-name for Rafael Astarita according to Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but almost all of his credits are for art, not writing.

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

Locke and Joare / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold on, Joare, I've been wanting to see yuh...
Genre
humor; western-frontier

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

Black Jack's Hitching Post / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Carlson
Inks
Ralph Carlson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The racehorse is a thoroughbred and gets...
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the other Carlson stories.

Traders in Deceit! (Table of Contents: 18)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Carlson
Inks
Ralph Carlson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Long Tree (Osawega Indian); Chief Red Sky; Little Star; Fur-robbers
Synopsis
Rocky is taken prisoner by fur-robbers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the first Carlson story.

Special Offer (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Indian Headress Made with "Scotch" Cellophane Tape (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Scotch tape / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

You Make Money Fast (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

T.V. Bank Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Red Ryder; Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Trouble Trail!
    Rocky Lane
  2. 1. ["Kids! See these amazing 'come to life' pictures"]
    View-Master
  3. 2. Here's Fun! Build This Erector Amusement Park
    Erector
  4. 3. Trouble Trail
    Rocky Lane
  5. 4. The Big Battle
    Dee Dickens
  6. 5. Hey Gang!
    Mechanix Illustrated
  7. 6. Gypsy Nights
    Rocky Lane
  8. 7. The Last Plank
    Rocky Lane
  9. 8. Medicine Man
    Gopherface
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership
  11. 10. ["The other morning I was out in the back corral..."]
    Roping 'n' Riding with Allan "Rocky" Lane
  12. 11. ["It's a hold-up!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  13. 12. There's a Surprise Novelty in Every Box
    Cracker Jack
  14. 13. Cries Uncle
    Sagebrush
  15. 14. For the First Time in a Comic Magazine!
    Captain Video
  16. 15. Finger Man
  17. 16. ["Hold on, Joare, I've been wanting to see yuh..."]
    Locke and Joare
  18. 17. ["The racehorse is a thoroughbred and gets..."]
    Black Jack's Hitching Post
  19. 18. Traders in Deceit!
    Rocky Lane
  20. 19. Special Offer
  21. 20. Indian Headress Made with "Scotch" Cellophane Tape
    Scotch tape
  22. 21. You Make Money Fast
    T.V. Bank Co.
  23. 22. ["This Christmas be a cowboy"]
    Red Ryder; Daisy Air Rifles
  24. 23. ["They're a million miles ahead of everything!"]
    Lionel Trains
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
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  • Gary Henderson
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