(July 1950)

Fawcett, 1948 Series
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Volume
9
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
B. J. Hayman
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

Monte Hale Discovers The Grim, Foreboding Secret Of Lost Mesa! (Table of Contents)

Monte Hale / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Monte Hale; Pardner (horse)

The Hit and Run Raiders (Table of Contents: 1)

Monte Hale / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edmond Good
Inks
Edmond Good
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Monte Hale; Pardner (horse); Buzzard Brinkley (bankrobber); Cyrus Smith; Doctor Purdy
Synopsis
Bankrobbers deliberately run down a kid after a hold-up, and Monty has to bring him to the hospital in Grand City. It is a race against time.

Indexer Notes

Good is best spotted by his quite rounded faces with very visible eyes and lively layout with much movement.

Reading, Riting, & Rustling (Table of Contents: 2)

Gabby Hayes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Frank
Inks
Leonard Frank
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Gabby Hayes; Corker (horse); Shorty (rustler)
Synopsis
Gabby catch a rustler hiding in a schoolhouse,

Indexer Notes

Frank has some peculiar faces with long eyebrows, wrinkling nose, very small round mouths and folds in clothing that are very scribbly with many short lines, as if there is nobody inside.

Short Cut to Danger (Table of Contents: 3)

Monte Hale / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer ?
Inks
John Jordan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Monte Hale; Pardner (horse); A.C. Tuttle (vaudeville manager); Jud Warble (tenderfoot cowboy)
Synopsis
Monte gets on slippery ice when escorting a tenderfoot through the Rockies.

Indexer Notes

The artwork is very similar to Pfeufer's Tom Mix stories, movement, gunsmoke with hole in the middle, tight jeans with few wrinkles.

The inking is much like Jordan on "The Cadet" in Target Comics #8, 1943.

The Killers of Pothole Canyon (Table of Contents: 4)

Monte Hale / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer ?
Inks
John Jordan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Monte Hale; Pardner (horse); Clay (trader); Gopher Graham (outlaw)
Synopsis
Pothole Canyon was an impregnable outlaw fortress manned by Gopher Graham and his crew of ruthless gunmen.

Indexer Notes

Same uncertain notes as for the "Shortcut to Danger" story.

Joke (Table of Contents: 5)

Riddling Rodney / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Strawberry Roan (Table of Contents: 6)

Monte Hale's Cowboy Songs / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

The Ambush! (Table of Contents: 7)

Gray Hawk / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Kraus
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

[Jail] (Table of Contents: 8)

Hill & Billy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

The Secret of Lost Mesa (Table of Contents: 9)

Monte Hale / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edmond Good
Inks
Edmond Good
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Monte Hale; Pardner (horse); Faro Logan (gambler); Muley (prospector)
Synopsis
What was the sinister mystery that made the Indians hold Lost Mesa in such fearful dread?

Indexer Notes

Good uses round faces with lively eyes, and they are here.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Monte Hale Discovers The Grim, Foreboding Secret Of Lost Mesa!
    Monte Hale
  2. 1. The Hit and Run Raiders
    Monte Hale
  3. 2. Reading, Riting, & Rustling
    Gabby Hayes
  4. 3. Short Cut to Danger
    Monte Hale
  5. 4. The Killers of Pothole Canyon
    Monte Hale
  6. 5. Joke
    Riddling Rodney
  7. 6. Strawberry Roan
    Monte Hale's Cowboy Songs
  8. 7. The Ambush!
    Gray Hawk
  9. 8. [Jail]
    Hill & Billy
  10. 9. The Secret of Lost Mesa
    Monte Hale
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