The 2 the Lawman issues of Four Color (Dell, 1942 series), #970 and 1035, were counted by Dell as the first 2 issues of this series.
The comic book series Lawman was based on the Warner Bros. produced ABC television series of the same name that starred John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop, teen heartthrob Peter Brown as his deputy Johnny McKay, and Peggy Castle as his saloonkeeper love interest Lily Merrill. The TV series aired from 1958 to 1962. Lawman was one of several Warner Bros. westerns produced during the late 1950s that included Maverick, Cheyenne, Bronco, Colt .45, and Sugarfoot.
Stories were written by Eric Freiwald, Robert Schaefer, and Paul S. Newman. Info from Alberto Becattini (December 2010).