(April 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

Whole of back cover and inside front cover plus one page missing from scan.


The Fatal Ferry! (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); Black Jack (horse)
Reprints

The Fatal Ferry (Table of Contents: 1)

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); Old Gus (ferryman); Jed (phony ferryman); Bankrobbers
Synopsis
Rocky is on an urgent mission and is ferried across a river when knocked overboard by the phoney ferryman.

Indexer Notes

Carlson is credited on Rocky Lane by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The very lively horses are typical Carlson, especially the outstretched frontlegs.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Helpfull Hannah and Harriett / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Harriet!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hannah; Harriett

Indexer Notes

Drawings look very much like Bolle's Pistol Packin' Pattie, and also his Tim Holt for this period, so most probably his work.

The Bronc Bandits (Table of Contents: 3)

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); VILLAINS: Boss; Broncriders
Synopsis
Horses vanish without trace, and with the law helpless, they send for Marshal Rocky Lane. A Rodeo is under suspicion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Frank Doyle is credited on Rocky Lane by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He is best spotted by his horses and peculiar movement.

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

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
Thanks for the many letters...
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse)

Indexer Notes

Note the horse with outstretched legs at bottom af page, and you have Carlson.

Fast Eaters (Table of Contents: 5)

Gopherface / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Gopherface; Mr. Watts
Reprints

Nester's Revenge (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Reed [as Walter Farmer] (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Seth McGuire; Doc Whitehead; Farmer Jones; Nester Jones; Big Bill Billings; Weasley Neen
Reprints

The King of the Rattlers (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Rattler King
Synopsis
Rocky runs into a crazy man who plunder settlers and wagontrains, and has rattlesnakes as pets.

Indexer Notes

The unrealistic horses and the way of riding them, points to Doyle.

Special Offer (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Rocky Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

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

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
Right from the days of the first riders...
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Black Jack; Rocky Lane
Synopsis
Facts about horseshoes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art same as the Carlson story.

Aweigh With Him (Table of Contents: 10)

Sagebrush / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Sagebrush; Cowboy
Synopsis
Sagebrush counts the scales on the back of the fish and he has the weight.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits for this feature identified by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

Mystified Mike / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Howdy, Mike!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Mike
Reprints

Now You Can Get Rocky Lane Western Each Month, By Mail (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Rocky Lane Western / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Diagnosis (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Dee Dickens; Doc
Synopsis
Dee has got a bad foot, and goes to the doctor.
Reprints

Mustang Mack is the Cat's Meow (Table of Contents: 14)

Mustang Mack / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Mustang Mack; Wal

The Wild West at its Adventurous Best (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Decoy for Death (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Nevada; Three-Shot McCoy (outlaw); Postmaster
Synopsis
Rocky is on the trail of an outlaw called Three-Shot McCoy.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the first Carlson story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fatal Ferry!
    Rocky Lane
  2. 1. The Fatal Ferry
    Rocky Lane
  3. 2. ["Hello, Harriet!"]
    Helpfull Hannah and Harriett
  4. 3. The Bronc Bandits
    Rocky Lane
  5. 4. ["Thanks for the many letters..."]
    Roping 'N' Riding with Allan "Rocky" Lane
  6. 5. Fast Eaters
    Gopherface
  7. 6. Nester's Revenge
  8. 7. The King of the Rattlers
    Rocky Lane
  9. 8. Special Offer
    Rocky Lane
  10. 9. ["Right from the days of the first riders..."]
    Black Jack's Hitching Post
  11. 10. Aweigh With Him
    Sagebrush
  12. 11. ["Howdy, Mike!"]
    Mystified Mike
  13. 12. Now You Can Get Rocky Lane Western Each Month, By Mail
    Rocky Lane Western
  14. 13. The Diagnosis
    Dee Dickens
  15. 14. Mustang Mack is the Cat's Meow
    Mustang Mack
  16. 15. The Wild West at its Adventurous Best
    Rod Cameron Western
  17. 16. Decoy for Death
    Rocky Lane
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