Trail Blazers of the West

Published
1981
Page count
100
Cover price
0.95 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
Branding
Murray Comics (Red)
 
Murray Comics (Red)

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover No title recorded Cover, 1 page

"* Matt Savage Trail Boss * Foley of the Fighting 5th * Daniel Boone"

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Painting
Salvador Fabá [as Fabá] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Printed in
Finland
Lännen sarja (Semic, 1954 series) v1989#11 ([November 1989]) —Toiseksi nopein ei ela vanhaksi
Untitled
Show/hide 1. 100 Stamps Free (Oxford Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Oxford Stamp Co.
Show/hide 2. The Way It Was! (Tomahawk) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tomahawk
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Hawk; Tomahawk; Little Eagle; Moon Fawn; Dan Hunter; Chief Kwantama; Benjamin Davenport; Major Carey

Credits

Pencils
Joe Kubert (p. 1
top of p. 2)
Fred Ray
Inks
Joe Kubert (p. 1, top of p. 2)
Fred Ray
Editing
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #26 (August 1954)
Ten Wagons for Tomahawk!
Also printed
United States
Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #133 (March-April 1971)
The Way It Was
 
Australia
Bumper Western Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #51 ([May 1972?])
The Way it Was

Notes

Pages 2-8 were originally published as "Ten Wagons for Tomahawk" in Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #26 (August 1954).

Show/hide 3. The Barbed Wire Barricade! (Matt Savage Trail Boss) Comic story, 10.7 pages
Show/hide 4. Mighty Murray Comics Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.3 pages

"Mighty Murray Comics. They're at your newsagent now!"

Details

Printed
1982
Genre
0
More...
Mighty Murray Comics
Show/hide 5. Ambush at Bear Paw Creek! (Foley of the Fighting 5th) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Foley of the Fighting 5th
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Script
John Broome
Art
Howard Sherman
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
All Star Western (DC, 1951 series) #101 (June-July 1958)
Ambush at Bear Paw Creek
Show/hide 6. The Frontier Artist (The Legends of Daniel Boone) Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 7. Showdown at Hard Times (Jonah Hex) Comic story, 19 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jonah Hex
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
J-3724

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher (script)
Russell Carley (art continuity)
Art
Tony DeZuñiga (credited)
Editing
Joe Orlando
Paul Levitz (assistant editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird Western Tales (DC, 1972 series) #22 (May-June 1974)
Showdown at Hard Times
Show/hide 8. Menace of the Magic Arrows! (Pow-Wow Smith) Comic story, 11.6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Pow-Wow Smith
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Carmine Infantino
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Julius Schwartz (assistant)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #75 (May-June 1959)
Menace of the Magic Arrows

Synopsis

Having been captured once by Pow Wow Smith when his shadow revealed his whereabouts, Ace Wright decides to learn all he can about shadows so he can turn the tables on the Indian Lawman. Included in his studies are knowledge of the Shadow Belts to prevent his capture, and the ability of magic arrows that will kill a man by striking down his shadow.

Show/hide 9. Batman and Robin [Mighty Murray Comics] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.4 pages

"The world's most famous crime-fighting team--Batman and Robin bring you tales of gripping suspense and thrilling action in Mighty Murray Comics."

Details

Printed
1981
Genre
Superhero
More...
Batman and Robin [Mighty Murray Comics]

Notes

Batman and Robin figures are from the centerfold of Batman #181 (June 1966), titled "Best Bat-Wishes Batman and Robin". These images were prominent in the DC Comics Style Guide art during the 1960s and '70s. Pencils: Carmine Infantino; Inks: Murphy Anderson.

Show/hide 10. The Strange Signs at Saddle Rock! (The Wyoming Kid) Comic story, 5.6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Wyoming Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Howard Sherman
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Julius Schwartz (assistant)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #75 (May-June 1959)
The Strange Signs at Saddle Rock

Synopsis

Riding through Saddle Rock, Wyoming is confused to find every business establishment is named after him, since he has never been there before. He's told that the townspeople use his name as a deterrent to outlaws, who would see his name and keep riding on through. But Wyoming notices that the signs are all freshly painted, and discovers it's all a ruse to disguise that outlaws already run the town and the townspeople are prisoners.

Show/hide 11. Untitled Comic story, 0.4 pages

"Upon the introduction of the single-action colt in the west.."

Featuring

Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi ?
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor)
Julius Schwartz (assistant editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #43 (January-February 1954)
Western Arms

Notes

In order to fit the artwork to the available space, this reprint includes only the first two panels ( in reverse order) from the original three panels.

Show/hide 12. Target--Johnny Thunder (Johnny Thunder) Comic story, 9.6 pages
Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Buffalo Hunting!) Comic story, 0.4 pages

"The Plains Indian devised many clever ways to outwit his quarry, the buffalo!"

Featuring

Feature
Buffalo Hunting!
Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor)
Jack Schiff (assistant)
Murray Boltinoff (art)
George Kashdan (story)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #31 (January-February 1952)
Buffalo Hunting!

Notes

To fit the space, this reprint includes only the first panel of the original three-panel feature. The artwork of the cliff at the bottom has been slightly extended to enlarge the panel.

Show/hide 14. The Sun-Dance of the Crow Indians! Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Jimmy Thompson
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Reprint history

First print
United States
Jimmy Wakely (DC, 1949 series) #1 (September-October 1949)
The Sun-Dance of the Crow Indians
Also printed
United States
Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #137 (November-December 1971)
The Sun-Dance of the Crow Indians
 
Australia
Bumper Western Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #50 ([February 1972?])
The Sun-Dance of the Crow Indians
 
Australia
Bumper Western Album (Murray, 1978 series) #75 ([November 1980?])
The Sun-Dance of the Crow Indians!

Notes

this version of the story includes a narrow header image and is probably from Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #137 (November-December 1971).

Show/hide 15. Sheriff for Hire! (The Trigger Twins) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Trigger Twins
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
All Star Western (DC, 1951 series) #100 (April-May 1958)
Sheriff for Hire
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #21 ([June 1958?])
Sheriff for Hire
Show/hide 16. Here Comes Murray Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Here comes Murray with comics for the 80's. Fun for everyone with Mighty Murray Comics. Look for Murray on the great Murray Comics."

Details

Printed
1981? to 1982?
More...
Here Comes Murray

Notes

This black and white version was generally used on the inside back cover, sometimes on the inside front cover.

Show/hide 17. Here Comes Murray [Blue] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Here comes Murray with comics for the 80's. Fun for everyone with Mighty Murray Comics. Look for Murray on the great Murray Comics."

Details

Printed
1981 to 1983
More...
Here Comes Murray [Blue]

Notes

A black and white version of this ad also exists. This coloured version was generally used on the back cover.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 34384

Entry created

  • 25/09/2007

Cover added

  • 27/12/2018

Index completed

  • 02/05/2018

Last updated

  • 27/12/2018