(May 1951)

Marvel, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1951
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Additional sequence and art credit information from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 10/1/2006.

The Tyrant of Texas! (Table of Contents)

Black Rider / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Hartley ?; ? (see notes)
Inks
Al Hartley ?; ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Rider; Satan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Hartley art per Jim Vandeboncoeur Jr. via the Timely-Atlas Facebook page, who explains:

"I believe that the Black Rider and horse are both by Hartley. I get a strong sense of his pose and his inks. The rest of the cover is what I tend to think of as the generic Brodsky-esque house cover style."

Previous indexer credited Syd Shores.

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

The Horror Castle (Table of Contents: 1)

Black Rider / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8111
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Rider [Doc Masters]; Marquis de Lassus; Jed; General Fouchet; Bill; Cachin; Satan; Chuck Downs; Pierre; Mrs. de Lassus

Indexer Notes

Bernstein script per Martin O'Hearn: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-bernstein-black-rider.html

The Three Pirates Strike! (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Rider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
7971
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Rider [Doc Masters]; Satan; Rolf Helker; Elkins; Chuck

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo (October 1, 2006). Original indexer gave pencils credits to Syd Shores and inks credits tentatively to George Klein.

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. notes: "I disagree with Doc V here. I don't see Hartley pencils at all, but I'm not so firm on my ID of Sekowsky as to totally discount the Hartley entry. You might run this by Michael..."

Bernstein script per Martin O'Hearn: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-bernstein-black-rider.html

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Rider Club Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ?; ? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Black Rider Fans! “… write me, care of Timely Comics, Inc., Suite 1404, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, New York, and tell me what your favorite stories are and why you like ‘em best!
Characters
Black Rider; Satan; Judge Jim Burnett

Indexer Notes

Fan page includes info on western lore (Corral Clues; Cowboy Curiosities) and letters from Norman May, Douglas Bales, Bill Cohen and Mary Litell.

Previous indexer credited Al Hartley pencils and inks.

First line added by Tom Lammers

Big Jim Larkin's Plot (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
5674
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cal Granger; Big Jim Larkin [Jake Lawson]; Liz Morgan; Mr. Morgan

[Statement of ownership] (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

For 1 Oct 1950. Stan Lee, Editor; Martin Goodman, Managing Editor; Robert
Solomon, Business Manager.

The Old Man (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marion Sitton (signed)
Inks
Marion Sitton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8095
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff Tom; Black Barron; Johnny; Gran'paw; Martha; Dan

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Close Shave! (Table of Contents: 8)

Black Rider / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8002
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Rider [Doc Masters]; Luke Anson; Forbish; Brad Wicliff

Indexer Notes

Previous indexers credited Syd Shores and/or Al Hartley on pencils and George Klein as possible inker.

Bernstein script per Martin O'Hearn: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-bernstein-black-rider.html

Custer's Last Stand! (Table of Contents: 9)

Scrapbook of the West / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mario DeMarco ?
Inks
Mario DeMarco ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
5079
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
General George Armstrong Custer
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Brief historical account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn (Jun 1876)

The Victim (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Morisi (signed)
Inks
Pete Morisi (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8099
Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo (October 1, 2006) based on artist signature on the story. Original indexer gave pencil & ink credits George Tuska.

The Metal Menace! (Table of Contents: 11)

Black Rider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Christopher Rule ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8070
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Rider [Doc Masters]; Al Hitkos; Ichabod; Satan; Chief Tall Toad; Laiwa; Dr. Tarescu

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 10/1/2006 who notes: "That last story above looks like Sekowsky submerged under a heavy handed inker. The problem is that Sekowsky/Rule is always very noticeable as Sekowsky so I'm adding question marks to both artists."

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr Notes: "This is undoubtedly Sekowsky pencils. I'm doubtful about the Rule inks."

Bernstein script per Martin O'Hearn: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-bernstein-black-rider.html

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Tyrant of Texas!
    Black Rider
  2. 1. The Horror Castle
    Black Rider
  3. 2. The Three Pirates Strike!
    Black Rider
  4. 3. ["Hi, Black Rider Fans! “… write me, care of Timely Comics, Inc., Suite 1404, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, New York, and tell me what your favorite stories are and why you like ‘em best!"]
    Black Rider Club Page
  5. 4. Big Jim Larkin's Plot
  6. 5. [Statement of ownership]
  7. 6. The Old Man
  8. 7. ["Good News!” Wild Western 9"]
  9. 8. Close Shave!
    Black Rider
  10. 9. Custer's Last Stand!
    Scrapbook of the West
  11. 10. The Victim
  12. 11. The Metal Menace!
    Black Rider
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