(February 1953)

Fawcett, 1950 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
C. W. Woods
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

[Murder in the Hills] (Table of Contents)

Tex Ritter / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo); Pete Riss
Inks
? (photo); Pete Riss
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Ritter

Not Backwards (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
Pinto Pete
Synopsis
Pete has built a radio playing backwards.

Indexer Notes

Neville is credited on Pinto Pete for 1942-43 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this is 1953, but the artwork is very similar to his signed [as Mark Howell] stories "Black Fury and Chuck" in Fantastic Comics #22 and 23. Especially the peculiar highlighted pupils in the eyes in close up, that looks like tiny black horseshoes.

The Strange Festival (Table of Contents: 2)

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); Juan Juarez (foreman); Hank Millars (crooked prospector)
Synopsis
An old prospector once left Juarez half a map leading to a gold mine, and now he has met a prospector who owns the other half of it. They now form a partnership, but one of them wants it all.

Indexer Notes

Pete Riss is credited on several titles for Fawcett by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but not on Tex Ritter.
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" #44, ACG, and the quite accurate horses are drawn exactely the same way.

The Tall Tale of the Tiny Tourist! (Table of Contents: 3)

Buffalo Bull / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bull; Ed (tiny tourist)
Synopsis
Bill is telling a story of a six-inch tall tourist he met at the trading post.

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

Riding The Range With Tex Ritter / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tex Ritter (signed) ?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
Pete Riss
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Howdy Folks
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Ritter
Synopsis
How to handle a rifle possibly told by Tex, as it is signed by him

Indexer Notes

Same art as the main story.

Fugitive (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Reed [as Clement Good] (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Clam O'Reilly; Sheriff Simms; Luke (outlaw); Shorty (outlaw)
Synopsis
Clem sneaks out of town when he hears he has to make a speach after catching six stagerobbers.

Well Put (Table of Contents: 6)

Loonie Les / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Loonie Les
Synopsis
Les will not cross the Indian territory.

Now You Can Get Tex Ritter Western Every Other Month, By Mail (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tex Ritter Western / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Murder in the Hills (Table of Contents: 8)

Tex Ritter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Ritter; White Flash (horse); Fury (dog); VILLAINS: Deke; Caldwell; Burns
Synopsis
After a goldrobber is caught by Tex, he signs a full confession with the names of the other two robbers. When taken to the jailhouse, the prisoner is killed.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the first story.

Operation Laughter (Table of Contents: 9)

Doctor Quack / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Doctor Quack; Patient

The Fiery Fur Mystery (Table of Contents: 10)

Tex Ritter / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Ritter; White Flash (horse); Watts (fur trader); Tall Tree; Hypno (crooked hypnotizer)
Synopsis
A crook steals furs by hypnotizing them.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the first story, but the inking is quite different here.

Ride With Moviedom's Famous Cowboy... (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Monte Hale / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

Cowboy Carbine (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fawcett Comics Are The Finest (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Murder in the Hills]
    Tex Ritter
  2. 1. Not Backwards
    Pinto Pete
  3. 2. The Strange Festival
    Tex Ritter
  4. 3. The Tall Tale of the Tiny Tourist!
    Buffalo Bull
  5. 4. ["Howdy Folks"]
    Riding The Range With Tex Ritter
  6. 5. Fugitive
  7. 6. Well Put
    Loonie Les
  8. 7. Now You Can Get Tex Ritter Western Every Other Month, By Mail
    Tex Ritter Western
  9. 8. Murder in the Hills
    Tex Ritter
  10. 9. Operation Laughter
    Doctor Quack
  11. 10. The Fiery Fur Mystery
    Tex Ritter
  12. 11. Ride With Moviedom's Famous Cowboy...
    Monte Hale
  13. 12. Cowboy Carbine
    Daisy Air Rifles
  14. 13. Fawcett Comics Are The Finest
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