(October 1951)

Marvel, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee; Stan Lee

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Rider / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed); Werner Roth (see notes)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed); Werner Roth (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Rider
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Werner Roth inset taken from the cover of Apache Kid # 7.

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

The Secret of the Apache Kid! (Table of Contents: 1)

Apache Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Werner Roth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8786
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Apache Kid; Nellie Green; Captain Bill Gregory; Red Hawk; Corporal Tim; Nightwind
Synopsis
Nellie learns the Apache Kid and Aloysius Kare are the same person and tries to blackmail the kid into helping her with a smuggling operation, but he calls in Captain Gregory. As the Kid struggles with Nellie's wagon it goes over a cliff with Nellie, killing her.
Keywords
Copper Canyon; Madison

Thunder Below the Border! (Table of Contents: 2)

Red Larabee, the Gunhawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8759
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Gunhawk [Red Larabee]; Tinto Chavez; Hontana Morades; Buff Parker; Ricardo Manuel Ibanez; Donna Teresa Orestes; Juan Sebastian Ibanez; Terror
Synopsis
Morades tricks Parker into releasing Chavez to him. Red pursues Chavez and meets Ricardo, who helps Red kill Chavez and his gang, obtaining vengeance on Chavez for killing his parents.
Keywords
Mexico; Tolputic

Innocent Men Don't Die (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Tumlinson (illustration)
Inks
Pete Tumlinson (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
8700
Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Kid Colt illustration, not in story

The Man Who Didn't Die! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rex Maxon
Inks
Rex Maxon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8564
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Pat Garrett; Billy the Kid; Bart Hederdeen; Mr. Heberdeen; Slim
Synopsis
Bart sees Billy the Kid kill his father. Many years after the Kid's death Bart meets a senile old man who seems to be Billy the Kid, still alive, but Bart lets the old man live at peace.
Keywords
Lewistown; New Mexico; Ogden

Indexer Notes

Maxon art per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr via atlastales.com. Saltarella previously credited August Froelich on pencils and inks.

The Murderers of Crippled Bend! (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Rider / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein (signed)
Pencils
Jay Scott Pike (signed)
Inks
Chu F. Hing
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
8754
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Rider; Tod Rancer; Sandy; Thompson; Carerro; Nick Kelway; Jed Pinkham; Eve Calhoon; Satan (horse)
Synopsis
Silver is found on Eve's ranch and her foreman Tod is trying to get it on behalf of his backers, including Thompson and Carerro. After Tod is killed the Black Rider discovers the supposed US Marshal Kelway who 'infiltrated' the gang is actually the gang leader and exposes him.
Keywords
Colorado; Crippled Bend

Indexer Notes

Hing inks per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr via atlastales.com. Previous indexer credited Jay Scott Pike.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Rider
  2. 1. The Secret of the Apache Kid!
    Apache Kid
  3. 2. Thunder Below the Border!
    Red Larabee, the Gunhawk
  4. 3. Innocent Men Don't Die
  5. 4. The Man Who Didn't Die!
  6. 5. The Murderers of Crippled Bend!
    Black Rider
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