(November 1948)

Marvel, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee

Issue Notes

Information on this issue supplied by the Timely/Atlas discussion list.

Gun-Smoke Over Vulture Valley! (Table of Contents)

Two-Gun Kid / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Syd Shores ?; George Klein ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Bushwhack Bullets for a Colt-Quick Gunhawk! (Table of Contents: 1)

Kid Colt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Hart
Pencils
Russ Heath; ? (see notes)
Inks
Russ Heath; ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
3177
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Kid Colt; Smiley Sinclair; Spade; Ringo; Steel
Synopsis
Colt is hired by the army to stop a gang who have stolen army uniforms. Colt becomes interested when he hears the army has received a note from Kid Colt, claiming to be the gang's leader. Colt finds Smiley is the one who stole the uniforms and breaks up the gang, killing Smiley, then gives the army a wanted poster of himself as he leaves.
Reprints
Keywords
El Stenago

Indexer Notes

Splash panel drawn by an unknown artist. Info per Nick Caputo.
Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Hot Lead for Horse Thieves! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Syd Shores (see notes); Marty Nodell ?
Inks
Vince Alascia (see notes); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
3601
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Taylor; Blackie Donovan; Clem Williams; Fury
Synopsis
Tex saves Clem from being hung and unmasks Blackie as selling stolen horses, then accusing men of being horse thieves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Nodell pencils and splash page art by Shores/Alascia per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. via atlastales.com.

Colt Merchants and Bucking Broncs! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
Chu F. Hing
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
3384
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Morgan; Lobo; Ace Stevens; Arizona Burns; Hank Burns; Susan Burns; Cloud; Lightning
Synopsis
When Ace wounds Hank so he can't compete in the rode, Tex rides in Hank's place and wins, giving the money to Hank's family and killing Ace.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

art credits per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. via atlastales.com.

The Outcast (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
SL-3623
Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Six-Shooter Schoolmarm! (Table of Contents: 5)

Arizona Annie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
Chu F. Hing
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Arizona Annie; Art; Bill
Synopsis
While serving as a temporary schoolteacher Annie catches a pair of criminals who try to hide in the schoolhouse.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last appearance. art credits per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. via atlastales.com.

Gun-Smoke Over Vulture Valley! (Table of Contents: 6)

Two-Gun Kid / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
3568
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Two-Gun Kid [Clay Harder]; Floyd Manders; Ned Kincaid; Sam Arnold; Susan Arnold; Flash Kincaid; Cyclone
Synopsis
Floyd tries to drive Sam off his ranch and kills him. Susan and Flash take up residence on the nearby plateau and live in the wild. Their son Ned eventually comes to Vulture Valley to regain the family ranch from Floyd and the Kid helps him. Flash returns from the plateau to help his son and he sets off a dynamite blast which kills Floyd but leaves Flash and Susan trapped on the plateau.
Keywords
Vulture Valley

Indexer Notes

Original Pencil/Ink credits of Syd Shores replaced with Russ Heath based on information from the Timely/Atlas discussion list. [12/2006 - MN]

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Gun-Smoke Over Vulture Valley!
    Two-Gun Kid
  2. 1. Bushwhack Bullets for a Colt-Quick Gunhawk!
    Kid Colt
  3. 2. Hot Lead for Horse Thieves!
    Tex Taylor
  4. 3. Colt Merchants and Bucking Broncs!
    Tex Morgan
  5. 4. The Outcast
  6. 5. Six-Shooter Schoolmarm!
    Arizona Annie
  7. 6. Gun-Smoke Over Vulture Valley!
    Two-Gun Kid
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin