(October 1948)

Ace Magazines, 1948 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
A. A. Wyn, Inc.
Brand
An Ace Magazine
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

[The Cross-Draw Kid] (Table of Contents)

The Cross-Draw Kid / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Max Elkan ?
Inks
Max Elkan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cross-Draw Kid [Bud Steele]
Reprints

Six-Gun Justice (Table of Contents: 1)

Bud Steele The Cross-Draw Kid / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Max Elkan
Inks
Max Elkan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cross-Draw Kid [Bud Steele]; Thunder (horse); Patch-Eye (rustler); Judge Parker; Chet Burham (rancher); Bess Parker
Synopsis
Two outlaws hold Judge Parker's daughter captive to force him to dismiss the case against their rustler boss.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Elkan is credited on both pencil and ink on "Cross-Draw Kid" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He is best spotted by heavy brush inking, faces and an abundance of wavy hair on the head.

Sam Bass The Two Gun Terror of Texas (Table of Contents: 2)

A True Story / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Carlson
Inks
Ralph Carlson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sam Bass (outlaw); Dick Ware (Texas Ranger)
Synopsis
The story of Sam Bass, train robber and killer, who at last was killed by a Texas ranger.

Indexer Notes

Carlson is not credited on work for Ace Periodicals, but his brisk horses with outstretched frontlegs are not to be mistaken. Also some faces with sharp eyes are to be noticed. He had most of the "Rocky Lane" stories for Fawcett.

Injun Gun-Bait (Table of Contents: 3)

Bud Steele The Cross-Draw Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Max Elkan
Inks
Max Elkan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cross-Draw Kid [Bud Steele]; Thunder (horse); Blackie Dawson (crooked gambler); Miss Kitty
Synopsis
The stage is attacked by white men dressed as Indians, hired to kill Kitty before she registrers her father's gold mine.

Indexer Notes

Notes as for the first story.

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 4)

Duke Buckland / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Duke Buckland; Kit McCane; Tess Dean; Mr. Dean (rancher)
Synopsis
Framed by his enemies and unjustly wanted by the law, and is forced to join up with a band of land rustlers.

Indexer Notes

Rudy Palais is credited on "Duke Buckland" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and is recognised by his faces with pouchy eyes in sideview, and also bold and lively inking.

Slaughter on the Fourth of July (Table of Contents: 5)

A True Western Crime Story / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moline ?
Inks
Ed Moline ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rattlesnake Jake Fallon (outlaw); Longhair Owens (outlaw)
Synopsis
Two wanted outlaws kill and rob in Lewison, Montana in 1884.

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Lost Bonanza (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jim Benson (prospector)
Synopsis
A true tale of the search for hidden hoard of silver.

Trouble Takes a Town (Table of Contents: 7)

Sheriff Sal / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
King Ward (signed)
Inks
King Ward (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sally Starr (Sheriff); Red (horse); Nueces Callan (outlaw); Flash Gannon (rancher)
Synopsis
Sally Starr is elected Sheriff in Red Dog.

Sur-Prize Contest (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Cross-Draw Kid]
    The Cross-Draw Kid
  2. 1. Six-Gun Justice
    Bud Steele The Cross-Draw Kid
  3. 2. Sam Bass The Two Gun Terror of Texas
    A True Story
  4. 3. Injun Gun-Bait
    Bud Steele The Cross-Draw Kid
  5. 4. Double Trouble
    Duke Buckland
  6. 5. Slaughter on the Fourth of July
    A True Western Crime Story
  7. 6. The Lost Bonanza
  8. 7. Trouble Takes a Town
    Sheriff Sal
  9. 8. Sur-Prize Contest
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