The Texan #1

Published
August 1948
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Golden Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/244172

Credits

Editing
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Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Western-frontier

Credits

Art
Bob Lubbers, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 1. Men! Beautiful Matching Genuine Leather... (Illinois Merchandise Mart) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Illinois Merchandise Mart

Credits

Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Embossed Cowhide Belt by mail order.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (The Bold Buckeroo) Comic story, 6 pages

"How could the Bold Buckaroo dodge death..?"

Featuring

Feature
The Bold Buckeroo
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Bold Buckeroo [Tim Rollins]; Nob Turner; Jake Burns (crook); Sheriff; Rusty; Chuck Carson

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Tuska, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Red Seal Comics (Chesler, 1945? series) #17 (July 1946)
Gay Desperado
Also printed
United States
The Texan (St. John, 1948 series) #7 (April 1950)
"How could the Lone Vigilante dodge death long enough..."
 
United States
The Hawk (St. John, 1953? series) #12 (May 1955)
Gallows-Bait Frameup
 
Australia
Colt Western Library (Approved, 1955 series) #27 ([September 1957?]) —The Texan
A Rope for a Killer
Printed in
Colt Western Library (Magazine Management, 1957 series) #27 ([1957] ?)

Synopsis

Jake Burns has framed Buckaroo for a crime and taken over his ranch.

Notes

In the earlier version of the story, The Bold Buckaroo was called the Gay Desperado. Note that on the cover to this issue he is called the Gay Buckeroo.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Buckskin Belle) Comic story, 8 pages

"Rustlers reckoned the Circle "S" steers would be easy..."

Featuring

Feature
Buckskin Belle
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Buckskin Belle [Belle Launders]; Cactus Pete; Billy Landers (kid brother); Dude Thompson (rustler); Lou (rustler); Chink (rustler); Yancy (rustler)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Tex Blaisdell, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Texan (St. John, 1948 series) #9 (August 1950)
Prairie Kate
 
United States
The Hawk (St. John, 1953? series) #12 (May 1955)
Sights of a Six-Shooter
 
Australia
Triple Western Pictorial Monthly (Red Circle, 1955 series) #4 (September 1955)
The Vengeance of the Circle S
 
Australia
Gunfire Giant Edition (Jubilee, 1964? series) #4 ([1965?])
The Vengeance of the Circle S
 
Australia
Gunfire Giant Edition (Rosnock, 1968?) #38-49 ([December 1968])
The Vengeance of Circle S
 
Australia
Gunfire Jumbo Edition (Jubilee, 1972?) #42056 ([1972])
The Vengeance of the Circle S
 
Australia
Gunfire Jumbo Edition (Jubilee/South Pacific, 1975?) #45028 ([August 1975])
The Vengeance of Circle S

Synopsis

With only the help of her kid brother and old Cactus Pete, Belle takes on four cattle rustlers.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Mustang Jack) Comic story, 8 pages

"Mustang Jack Clarke trusted his own sixgun..."

Featuring

Feature
Mustang Jack
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Mustang Jack Clarke; Luke Sharpe (robber); Monte Voss (robber); Slim Saunders; Chuck; Linda; Uncle Matt; Tom Hawkins

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ken Battefield, line art
 
Ken Battefield , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Texan (St. John, 1948 series) #7 (April 1950)
Six-Gun Stan
 
Australia
Blue Ribbon Westerns (Rosnock, 1950? series) #11 ([February 1951?])
Six-Gun Stan
 
United States
The Hawk (St. John, 1953? series) #12 (May 1955)
Mustang Jack
 
Australia
Colt Western Library (Approved, 1955 series) #27 ([September 1957?]) —The Texan
Mustang Jack
Printed in
Colt Western Library (Magazine Management, 1957 series) #27 ([1957] ?)

Synopsis

Mustang is framed for murder and stage robbery.

Notes

JVJon at Digital Comics Museum has pencils credited to Ken Battefield, and comparing faces in Super Mystery Comics #7, and hats in Western Crime Busters #8, it matches this work.

Show/hide 5. Jesse James Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Jesse James

Credits

Writing
Richard Speed, scripter
Art
Richard Speed, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Texan (St. John, 1948 series) #8 (June 1950)
Jesse James

Notes

Compared with scanned artwork at Jerry Bails' Who's Who, this match with Speed.

Show/hide 6. Jack Dalton Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Dalton

Credits

Writing
Richard Speed, scripter
Art
Richard Speed, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Ranger (Chesler, 1937? series) #5 (July-August 1937)
Jack Dalton
Also printed
United States
The Texan (St. John, 1948 series) #7 (April 1950)
Jack Dalton
 
Australia
Blue Ribbon Westerns (Rosnock, 1950? series) #10 ([1951?]) —Northwest Mounties
Jack Dalton
 
United States
The Hawk (St. John, 1953? series) #12 (May 1955)
Untitled
 
Australia
Gun Slinger Western (Approved, 1957?) ([December 1957?])
Jack Dalton

Notes

Compared with scanned artwork at Jerry Bails' Who's Who, this match with Speed.

Show/hide 7. Graveyard Gulch (The Bold Buckeroo) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Bold Buckeroo
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Bold Buckaroo [Tim Rollins]; Rusty; Grover (railroad agent and crook); Mack; Joe Terranova (smuggler); Gonzales (smuggler); Lopez (smuggler)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Tuska, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Texan (St. John, 1948 series) #9 (August 1950)
Graveyard Gulch
 
Australia
Crack Western (Red Circle, 1950 series) #3 (December 1950)
Graveyard Gulch!
 
United States
The Hawk (St. John, 1953? series) #12 (May 1955)
Graveyard Gultch
Original
Red Seal Comics (Chesler / Dynamic, 1945 series) #15 (January 1946)

Synopsis

Buckaroo and Rusty tangle with dope smugglers.

Notes

In the earlier version of the story, The Bold Buckaroo was called the Gay Desperado. Note that on the cover to this issue he is called the Gay Buckeroo.

Show/hide 8. Pistol Packin' Preacher Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Mark Grafton (reverend) ; Champ Hawkins (rancher); Cynthia Hawkins

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Blue Ribbon Westerns (Rosnock, 1950? series) #7 ([1950?]) —Northwest Mounties
Pistol Packing Preacher
 
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Blue Ribbon Westerns (Times, 1950? series) #7 ([1950?])
Pistol Packing Preacher
Show/hide 9. Illuminated 5 in 1 Glamour Kit (American Merchandising) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Merchandising

Credits

Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Glamour Kit and Juke Box Bank by mail order.

Show/hide 10. New Swiss Chalet Electric Whirling Clock (Illinois Merchandise Mart) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Illinois Merchandise Mart

Credits

Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 11. America's Greatest Junior Typewriter Value! (American Merchandising Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Merchandising Co.

Credits

Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Simplex Portable Typewriter and Fibre Auto Seat Covers by mail order.


Notes

"The Texan Comics" title on cover.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 78937

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