(March 1953)

Fawcett, 1949 Series
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Volume
8
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
Virginia Provisiero

Issue Notes

Whole of back cover, and inside front cover missing from scan.

[no title indexed] (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 (photography of Anndy Pershing [sic])

Noose for a Neck (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Martin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers.

The Prairie Massacre (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); guard
Synopsis
Rocky disguises himself as an Indian in order to get near the renegade Indians who have stolen ammunition.

Indexer Notes

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

Sagebrush Has Young Ideas (Table of Contents: 3)

Sagebrush / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Sagebrush
Synopsis
Sagebrush is going to the theatre to see "William the Juvenile", or Billy the Kid.

Indexer Notes

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

Advancing Times (Table of Contents: 4)

Gopherface / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Gopherface
Synopsis
Gopherface is the victim of a skull fracture.

The Deadly Dead Bear (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Mr. Swanson (taxidermist); Kringe (killer)
Synopsis
A taxidermist is sewed up in a bear hide by his killer.

Indexer Notes

Thanks to the GCD-Main mailing list, this artist must be Bolle, and compared with his work on Red Mask at this period, it matches, especially the drawing of the very realistic hats is similar, and inking matches his much later work on UFO Flying Saucers for Gold Key. Can find no match on the inking around 1954, but seeing how he varied and developed his drawing, the inking could be his too.

A Close Shave (Table of Contents: 6)

Dee Dickens / comic story / 3.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Dee Dickens; Barber
Synopsis
Dee at the barber shop.

Extra! Extra! Extra! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Murder's Suitor (Table of Contents: 8)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Betty Sue; Trig Gates (killer); Carey
Synopsis
A jealous cowboy kills his rival.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the first Bolle story.

"Howdy, pardners" (Table of Contents: 9)

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
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse)
Synopsis
How the Indians played games.

Indexer Notes

Art as on the other Carlson story.

The Midnight Marauders (Table of Contents: 10)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte ?
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Black Jack (horse); Mr. Dykes (rancher); sheriff (crook)
Synopsis
A rancher who is running for sheriff has his ranch wrecked several times by masked hoodlums.

Indexer Notes

The layout with many close up half-faces is very similar to Forte's signed story in Geronimo #2, so he may have pencilled it.

Inks credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Men - Women - Boys- Girls Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

The FUNMan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rocky Lane
  2. 1. Noose for a Neck
  3. 2. The Prairie Massacre
    Rocky Lane
  4. 3. Sagebrush Has Young Ideas
    Sagebrush
  5. 4. Advancing Times
    Gopherface
  6. 5. The Deadly Dead Bear
    Rocky Lane
  7. 6. A Close Shave
    Dee Dickens
  8. 7. Extra! Extra! Extra!
    Rocky Lane
  9. 8. Murder's Suitor
    Rocky Lane
  10. 9. "Howdy, pardners"
    Roping 'n' Riding with Allan "Rocky" Lane
  11. 10. The Midnight Marauders
    Rocky Lane
  12. 11. Men - Women - Boys- Girls Prizes Given
    The FUNMan
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