(August-September 1951)

Hillman, 1948 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
A Hillman Publication
Editing
Edward Cronin
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Take Off Ugly Fat! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Spot Reducer Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sword and the Calendar (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Olesen ?
Inks
Mike Becker
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Don Diego de Moya (governor); Don Carlo Vega (lawyer); Don Francisco; Don Rafael Vega
Synopsis
The dying governor's last wish is that the people of Arras pledge not to punish his black-hearted son until ten years has passed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some close up faces point to Olesen, but uncertain.

The Draw of Copper Funstan (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Copper Funstan [John Forster](gunman); Henry (stable owner); Dado Wilson (killer); Charlie Bradhorn (gunman); Jack Kehoe (gunman); Sally; Frank Denton (rustler)
Synopsis
Copper has a reputation as a gunman, and many others of the same kind are after his scalp. He wants to get a new identity to live in peace.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

McCann is credited on western features for Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his unique style is not to be mistaken. Faces with long noses and pointed, small chin, almost no action and much black shadows. Quite gloomy. Had some stories in Classics Illustrated.

The Gimmick and Danny Dowser (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Danny Dowser; Colonel Charles Niles; Lang
Synopsis
Danny kills the colonel to get his forked dowsing stick in order to search for gold.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Daly is credited on pencil and ink on western features for Hillman by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He is easiest to spot by his faces with a line going down from the inner eye to the cheek, and the art is similar to his signed story in Western Fighters v2 #11. He also drew Aquaman for DC.

Old Leatherhead (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Pablo Gomez (mule driver); Loco (mule); General Crook; Major Brandon; Sgt. Erskine;
Synopsis
Lopez has a mule with flu, and he has a plan to spread it among the army's animals to help his Apache friends.
Reprints

The Last Marker (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Keith Bishop; Judy Binford
Reprints

Gun Country (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tommy Pace; Jim (Government Agent); Ben Pace; Jess Kilgore; Matt Kilgore (crooked rancher); Cohill (rustler); Dude Abbott
Reprints

The Indians (Table of Contents: 8)

Pat and Mike / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Chief Pat (Indian taylor); Chief Big Mike; Squaw
Synopsis
Chief Big Mike has bought a new electric blanket.
Reprints

Sadie's New Skimmer (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Horatio Horton; Sadie Smithers
Synopsis
Horatio dresses up in an old knight's armour and charges the Indians with a lance.
Reprints

Gorgeous Dresses for You... (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Harford Frocks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Terrific Prize Smash (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Take Off Ugly Fat!
    Spot Reducer Co.
  3. 2. The Sword and the Calendar
  4. 3. The Draw of Copper Funstan
  5. 4. The Gimmick and Danny Dowser
  6. 5. Old Leatherhead
  7. 6. The Last Marker
  8. 7. Gun Country
  9. 8. The Indians
    Pat and Mike
  10. 9. Sadie's New Skimmer
  11. 10. Gorgeous Dresses for You...
    Harford Frocks
  12. 11. Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones!
    Jowett Institute
  13. 12. Terrific Prize Smash
    Consumers Mart
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