Crack Western #77

Quality Comics

United States

Published
March 1952
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/204440

Credits

Editing
Everett M. Arnold (General Manager)
Alfred Grenet (Editor)
Richard Arnold (Associate Editor)

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Show/hide Cover An Arizona Raines Thriller (Arizona Raines) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Arizona Raines
Genre
Western
Characters
Arizona Raines; Spurs; Captain Grope

Credits

Art
Reed Crandall
Letters
typeset

Notes

Reed Crandall had covers for Quality after Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the penlines on the Indian can point to him.

Show/hide 1. Now You Can Buy This Amazing New Game... (The Electric Game Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Electric Game Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. "Long ago a valley of death..." (Arizona Raines) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Arizona Raines
Genre
Western
Characters
Arizona Raines; Spurs; Helen; Captain Grope (crooked officer); Ned Fenshaw (scout)

Credits

Art
Paul Gustavson

Synopsis

A wagon train bound to settle on open government land is led by a crooked Cavalry captain.

Notes

Artist is the same as on some other Quality comics, Blackhawk and Rysty Ryan. He is credited to Arizona Raines by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Artwork looks a little like Al Bryant, but the ears are different here.

Show/hide 3. "Two-Gun Lil had a heart..." (Two-Gun Lil) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Two-Gun Lil
Genre
Western
Characters
Two-Gun Lil [Lil Peters]; Nola; John Hughes (crook); Dan Hylan; Crowface McCoy

Credits

Art
Pete Morisi

Synopsis

John Hughes runs a murder racket, luring poor, gullible girls out to his ranch to be killed for the dowries they bring along.

Notes

Pete Motisi is credited to Two-Gun Lil 1952 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork match other of his stories. He has some faces that look like Tuska, which can also be found in his signed work in Crime and Punishment.

Error report 6417 by Ger Apeldoorn, has this info: "Looks like Pete Morisi inked in the Quality house style, with some parts looking like either Morisi inked them after all, or his pencils must have been very precise, also has a couple of Tuska faces."

Show/hide 4. Bigger! Bigger! and Bigger! (Blackhawk Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Blackhawk Comics
Genre
Adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk

Credits

Art
Reed Crandall

Synopsis

It's Blackhawk! The magazine that brings you every month the greatest adventures ever packed in one issue! Cover of Blackhawk #50 in three different sizes.

Show/hide 5. The Black Gun Gang (Bob Allen Frontier Marshal) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bob Allen Frontier Marshal
Genre
Western
Characters
Bob Allen; Lucius P. Potts (deputy, schoolmaster)

Credits

Pencils
Harry Anderson
Inks
Harry Anderson ?

Reprint history

Also printed
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Action Comic (Trans-Tasman Magazines, 1960?) ([1960?])
The Black Gun Gang!
 
Australia
Heroes of the West Giant Edition (Jubilee, 1971) #41018 (May 1971)
The Black Gun Gang
 
Australia
Heroes of the West Jumbo Edition (Jubilee, 1974) #44151 (1974)
The Black Gun Gang!

Synopsis

Lucius P. Potts played a game of blind bluff with the west's most venomous gang of desperados, to Bob's amazement.

Notes

Harry Anderson is credited pen/ to Quality westerns by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and comparing a face with broken nose in Master Comics #85, it match a face on page one. The inking is similar too, so it may be him on both pen/ink...

Show/hide 6. The Original Candy Comic Book (Quality Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Quality Comics

Credits

Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Quality Comics, the most dynamic magazines on the newsstands!

Show/hide 7. Untitled (statement of ownership) Statement of ownership, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
statement of ownership
Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Everett M. Arnold
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. Tenderfoot Cowboy Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Western
Characters
Jeb Garfield; Pete Swanson; Marie Slater; Tom

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Sometimes it takes a woman to make a man out of a boy.

Show/hide 9. "The Whip could perform miracles..." (The Whip) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Whip
Genre
Western
Characters
The Whip [Johnny Lash]; Jake Adams; Chuck (killer); Maddow (land agent)

Credits

Pencils
Charles Sultan

Synopsis

Old Mr. Adams is killed and the killers frame The Whip for the murder to take over Adams' property.

Notes

Sultan is credited to just pencils on The Whip by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and compared with Buffalo Belle, the layout and horses match, but not the inking.

Show/hide 10. Be Popular! (Junior Zither) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Junior Zither

Credits

Letters
typeset

Synopsis

No practising, no exercises, no lessons. Now you can play any popular song instantly with the Junior Zither.

Show/hide 11. Be a Success as a Radio-Television Technichian (Mr. J. E. Smith) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Mr. J. E. Smith

Credits

Art
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

America's fast growing industry offers you money and future.

Show/hide 12. Announcing the new Daisy Defender (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Daisy Defender Repeating Air Rifle by mail order.


Notes

Published by: Comic Magazines, 578 Summer St, Stamford Ct

Publisher: Everett M. Arnold

Editor: Alfred Grenet, 347 Madison Ave, NY, NY

Business Manager: Richard E. Arnold

Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold

Printed at: 163 Pratt St, Meriden Conn.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 76673

Index completed

  • 11/12/2012