(March 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 a scanned copy.


The Drygulching Desperados! (Table of Contents)

Rocky Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane (photograph of Allan Lane)
Reprints

Shoot Safe Buddy! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy air rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

X Marks the Spot (Table of Contents: 2)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Freestone (crooked agent); sheriff
Synopsis
The prospectors who have made the big strikes in the silver boomtown have mysteriously disappeared.

Indexer Notes

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

Special Offer (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's mighty good to be riding your way once again...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse)

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for main story.

Well Timed (Table of Contents: 5)

Sagebrush / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Howard Boughner
Pencils
Howard Boughner
Inks
Howard Boughner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Make a Treasure Chest (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Scotch Cellophane tape / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Music Loving Loring / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's go in this restaurant and eat, Loring!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints

The Drygultching Desperados (Table of Contents: 8)

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); Wily Dawson (outlaw prisoner)
Synopsis
Rocky is on his way to transfer a prisoner but is ambushed and his marshal credentials stolen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Lunatic Loonan / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's sure raining hard!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lunatic Loonan [as Napoleon]
Synopsis
Loonan, inside an insane asylum and dressed as Napoleon, wonders why a man is fishing in the rain.
Reprints

The Doctor's Dilemma (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

The Bridge of Death (Table of Contents: 12)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Jawbuster Brach (villain); Meeker
Synopsis
The only way people can get to town is over Brach's bridge, and he is taking a toll of ten dollars.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the other Doyle story.

For the First Time in a Comic Magazine! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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
You know, pards, honor and horses go together!
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Black Jack; Rocky Lane

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the main story.

The Mad Hatter! (Table of Contents: 15)

Gopherface / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints

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

Roamy and Julie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Bolle
Inks
Frank Bolle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our engagement is off, Roamy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Roamy; Julie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Faces, hats and inklines is identical to Bolle's many Tim Holt stories for Fawcett. He also drew the humor series Pistol Packin' Pattie for Fawcett.

Coward's Comeback (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tracy Lee (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Tracy Lee is likely a pen-name.

Death's Hoax (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Benton (rancher)
Synopsis
Rocky is asked to give immediate aid to a rancher who says he's going to be killed unless he gets protection.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the other Carlson story.

Hey Gang! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Mechanix Illustrated / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Your Prize (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Drygulching Desperados!
    Rocky Lane
  2. 1. Shoot Safe Buddy!
    Daisy air rifles
  3. 2. X Marks the Spot
    Rocky Lane
  4. 3. Special Offer
  5. 4. ["It's mighty good to be riding your way once again..."]
    Roping 'n' Riding with Allan "Rocky" Lane
  6. 5. Well Timed
    Sagebrush
  7. 6. Make a Treasure Chest
    Scotch Cellophane tape
  8. 7. ["Let's go in this restaurant and eat, Loring!"]
    Music Loving Loring
  9. 8. The Drygultching Desperados
    Rocky Lane
  10. 9. ["Gee, Tommy, what a neat skating sweater!"]
    Dubble Bubble
  11. 10. ["It's sure raining hard!"]
    Lunatic Loonan
  12. 11. The Doctor's Dilemma
    Dee Dickens
  13. 12. The Bridge of Death
    Rocky Lane
  14. 13. For the First Time in a Comic Magazine!
    Captain Video
  15. 14. ["You know, pards, honor and horses go together!"]
    Black Jack's Hitching Post
  16. 15. The Mad Hatter!
    Gopherface
  17. 16. ["Our engagement is off, Roamy!"]
    Roamy and Julie
  18. 17. Coward's Comeback
  19. 18. Death's Hoax
    Rocky Lane
  20. 19. Hey Gang!
    Mechanix Illustrated
  21. 20. Get Your Prize
    American Seed Company
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