(January 1949)

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.

Two-Guns Bark Along Terror Trail! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Two-Gun Kid [Clay Harder]; Cyclone
Reprints

Two Guns Bark Along Terror Trail! (Table of Contents: 1)

Two-Gun Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
3137
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Two-Gun Kid [Clay Harder]; Nate Morgan; Hank Borden; Luke; Blackie; Nancy Calhoun; Mr. Calhoun; Cyclone
Synopsis
Morgan and Borden conspire to ruin the Calhouns' express license but the Kid takes on an assignment and completes it on time to keep them in business, despite Morgan's efforts to kill him on the trail.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Buscema pencils and Heath per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. via atlastales.com. Previous indexer credited Russ Heath on pencils.

Lead Law in Leadville! (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Rider / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
4374
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Rider; Killer Kane; Bobby Lathrop; Marie Lathrop; Jim Lathrop; Satan (horse)
Synopsis
Killer Kane takes over Leadville but the Black Rider drives him out of town.
Reprints
Keywords
Leadville; Texas

Indexer Notes

Alascia inks per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. via atlastlaes.com. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores on inks.

Flashing Steel of Doom! (Table of Contents: 3)

Kid Colt / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
3849
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Kid Colt; Monte Mundo; Manuel; Henry Grafton; Joan Grafton; Sam; Steel
Synopsis
Monte forces Henry to give up the location of his gold mine to him and makes the amnesiac Sam serve him but when Colt saves Henry's life he goes looking for Sam and while fighting Monte, Sam's memory returns and he saves Colt's life, sending Monte under the hooves of a black stallion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

The Bluff (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
SL-3976
Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Hi, Friends (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Ride the Rustlers Down! (Table of Contents: 6)

Tex Taylor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
4319
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Taylor; Luke Jennings; Smilin' Charley; Davey Bradley; Fury
Synopsis
Luke seizes the Bradley ranch but when Davey returns he joins with Tex in bringing justice to the Circle S, restoring the ranch to Davey.
Reprints
Keywords
Circle S Ranch; Pecos Creek

Indexer Notes

info per http://www.atlastales.com/issue/4622

Colt-Crazy Maverick! (Table of Contents: 7)

Blaze Carson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Rockwell; Pierce Rice
Inks
Dick Rockwell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
3971
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Blaze Carson; Jake Hanson; Arizona; Pete Davis; Carmen
Synopsis
Tired of being laughed at Pete finally snaps and fires off his guns, wounding Carmen. Fleeing to the wild Pete meets up with Jake and joins his gang, but then helps Blaze capture the gang. Pete dies heroically fighting Jake, proving he wasn't a coward.
Reprints
Keywords
Red Dog

Indexer Notes

Info per http://www.atlastales.com/issue/4622

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Two-Guns Bark Along Terror Trail!
    Two-Gun Kid
  2. 1. Two Guns Bark Along Terror Trail!
    Two-Gun Kid
  3. 2. Lead Law in Leadville!
    Black Rider
  4. 3. Flashing Steel of Doom!
    Kid Colt
  5. 4. The Bluff
  6. 5. Hi, Friends
  7. 6. Ride the Rustlers Down!
    Tex Taylor
  8. 7. Colt-Crazy Maverick!
    Blaze Carson
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