(December 1951)

Fawcett, 1950 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
M. Hull
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Lawless Furnace Valley (Table of Contents)

Tex Ritter / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Ritter (photograph); White Flash (photograph, horse)

Lawless Furnace Valley Chapter 1-- Ambush (Table of Contents: 1)

Tex Ritter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
Pete Riss
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Ritter; White Flash (horse); Lucky Marlin (gangleader); John Rawley (newspaper editor)
Synopsis
Lucky Marlin is the law in the boom town of Furnace Valley until Ranger Tex arrives.

Indexer Notes

The movement of the figures, and the small narrow eyes far apart are identical to the credited Pete Riss story in Adventures into the Unknown (American Comics Group, 1948 series) #21. The splash page has, however, some vague signs of Carl Pfeufer, like pointed gun holsters, dust clouds, double-gun shooting, long boots, and horses.

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

Riding the Range with Tex Ritter / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss (illustrations)
Inks
Pete Riss (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's sure a nice day today, no matter what the weatherman might say!
Characters
Tex Ritter
Synopsis
Some words on horses and of using horse sense.

Indexer Notes

The horse in the upper drawing is very much similar to the horse in Riss' credited story in Adventures into the Unknown (American Comics Group, 1948 series) #44.

Small Obstacle (Table of Contents: 3)

Loonie Les / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Loonie Les; Huck
Synopsis
Loone thinks can tell a phone from a submarine.

Lawless Furnace Valley Chapter II...Death's Grip (Table of Contents: 4)

Tex Ritter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
Pete Riss
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Ritter; White Flash (horse); Lucky Marlin (gangleader); John Rawley (newspaper editor); Bone Crusher (wrestler)
Synopsis
Tex is bushwacked by Lucky's killers, but he beats them off and they shoot one of their own. Then they hire a big wrestler to take on Tex.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the first part of story.

Talented Retort (Table of Contents: 5)

Pinto Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dennis Neville
Inks
Dennis Neville
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Pinto Pete; Jimmy Foote
Synopsis
Jimmy has dancing talent.

Indexer Notes

The artwork is very similar to Neville's signed [as Mark Howell] stories "Black Fury and Chuck" in Fantastic Comics (Fox, 1939 series) #22 and #23. Especially the peculiar highlighted pupils in the eyes in close up, that looks like tiny black horseshoes.

Experimenter Deluxe (Table of Contents: 6)

Cowboy Cal / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Cowboy Cal
Synopsis
Cal has been experimenting with breeding snakes and parrots.

Incident By The Creek (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Kraus (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff Clint Edwards; Jed Slocum (rancher); Zeke Dawson (handyman); Alamo Bates
Synopsis
Cattle and poisonous water.

Lawless Furnace Valley Chapter III-Showdown (Table of Contents: 8)

Tex Ritter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
Pete Riss
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Ritter; White Flash (horse); Lucky Marlin (gangleader); John Rawley (newspaper editor); Bone Crusher (wrestler)
Synopsis
A wrestling and boxing match between Tex and Crusher, and a showdown with the gang of robbers

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the first chapter.

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

Fleers Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Stage Struck Stewart / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Howdy, Stewart...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Stewart
Synopsis
Stewart leads the cow across the stage in the first act.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lawless Furnace Valley
    Tex Ritter
  2. 1. Lawless Furnace Valley Chapter 1-- Ambush
  3. 2. ["It's sure a nice day today, no matter what the weatherman might say!"]
  4. 3. Small Obstacle
    Loonie Les
  5. 4. Lawless Furnace Valley Chapter II...Death's Grip
    Tex Ritter
  6. 5. Talented Retort
  7. 6. Experimenter Deluxe
    Cowboy Cal
  8. 7. Incident By The Creek
  9. 8. Lawless Furnace Valley Chapter III-Showdown
    Tex Ritter
  10. 9. ["What's the lineup for?"]
    Fleers Dubble Bubble Gum
  11. 10. ["Howdy, Stewart..."]
    Stage Struck Stewart
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