(June 1950)

Orbit-Wanted, 1948 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Patches Publications, Inc.
Editing
?
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)

Calamity Kate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Calamity Kate; Wild Bill Pecos

Wild Bill Pecos Meets Widowmaker (Table of Contents: 1)

Wild Bill Pecos / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks
Mort Leav (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Pecos; Nuggets Nugent (his saddle pal)
Synopsis
How Wild Bill got his horse The Widowmaker

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Mort Lawrence as Mort Leav, but they are two different Morts.

Mystery of the Missing Train! (Table of Contents: 2)

Nuggets Nugent / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein [as B. B. Krig] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as B. B. Krig] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Nuggets Nugent; Jonah (nephew); Geronimo (mule)
Synopsis
A gang of trainrobbers have taken a train into a camouflaged tunnel to rob it.

The Farmer Goes to Boot Hill (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Sun Dance Kid

Calamity Kate Battles the Rustlers of the Lazy Bar 'M' (Table of Contents: 4)

Calamity Kate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Calamity Kate [Patricia Wentworth]; Pete; Mike
Synopsis
When cattle rustlers strike on the Lazy Bar M ranch, Calamity Kate tracks them down.
Reprints
Keywords
cattle rustling

Indexer Notes

First appearance in her own feature.

The art is similar to Krigstein's signed "Nuggets Nugent" story that it most probably is his work. Nick Caputo is uncertain of the pencils but notes the inking is clearly not the work of Krigstein as credited by the previous indexer.

From the Shadows (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Dancer (member of Quantrell's Raiders)
Synopsis
Story from the Civil War.

Indexer Notes

The art is identical to Astarita's signed story "Mission Freebooter for Freedom" in Real Life Comics #53.

The Queen of Hearts Spells Death (Table of Contents: 6)

Wild Bill Pecos / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill pecos; Nuggets Nugent (his pard); Molly Lownes (the 'queen of hearts'); Larry Spade (her boss; owner of a gambling saloon)
Synopsis
The Queen of Hearts was certain death to any man who listened to her.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Calamity Kate
  2. 1. Wild Bill Pecos Meets Widowmaker
    Wild Bill Pecos
  3. 2. Mystery of the Missing Train!
    Nuggets Nugent
  4. 3. The Farmer Goes to Boot Hill
  5. 4. Calamity Kate Battles the Rustlers of the Lazy Bar 'M'
    Calamity Kate
  6. 5. From the Shadows
  7. 6. The Queen of Hearts Spells Death
    Wild Bill Pecos
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig