Firehair Comics #9

Fiction House

United States

Published
Fall 1951
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/9177

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Editing
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Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Firehair) Cover, 1 page

"Warrior-Maid of the Dakotas!"

Featuring

Feature
Firehair
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Firehair [Lynn Cabot]

Credits

Art
Maurice Whitman
Colours
?
Letters
?

Notes

Probably Whitman. Face and figure of Firehair match his art in Jungle Comics #132, and also the horses. He is credited on covers for Fiction House by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Show/hide 1. Ro-Bert Fashions Advertisement, 1 page

Credits

Script
?
Art
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

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First print
United States
Planet Comics (Fiction House, 1940 series) #65 (1951)
Untitled [Ro-Bert Fashions]
Show/hide 2. The Big Six of the Comics! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
?

Notes

Promo ad in color showing the covers of Fight Comics #76; Jungle Comics #141; Indians #8; Jumbo Comics #151; Wings Comics #114; Planet Comics #65

Show/hide 3. Riders of the Red Wind (Firehair) Comic story, 10 pages

"No mysteries on Heaven or Earth were hidden from Thunder Wind, the ancient one."

Featuring

Feature
Firehair
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Firehair [Lynn Cabot]; Little Ax; Thunder Wind; Jeff; Elaine; Duke de Guise (trader); Marquis Moreau (his lieutenant)

Credits

Script
John Mitchell [as John Starr] (byline)
Pencils
Bob Webb
Inks
David Heames
Colours
?
Letters
?

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Also printed
Australia
Firehair Comics (HJ Edwards, 1950? series) #9 ([April 1951?])
Untitled [Riders of the Red Wind]

Synopsis

Elaine is regarded by her duke uncle as too good to marry a commoner like Jeff and is taken back to the trading post by force.

Notes

title from cover

Webb and Heames are credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and art is like their work on several Classics Illustrated stories. Probably them.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Show/hide 4. Frontier Knife Character profile, 1 page

"Undoubtedly the most famous knife of frontier days was the Bowie."

Featuring

Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Colonel Jim Bowie

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 5. The Fort Is Ours Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Mad Anthony Wayne

Credits

Author
John Mitchell [as John Starr] (byline)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

General Wayne and his soldiers attack and take the fort at Stony Point on the Hudson River in 1779.

Show/hide 6. Annie Oakley Character profile, 1 page

"She was the greatest markswoman of all time!"

Featuring

Genre
Biography

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
?
Show/hide 7. Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones! (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training
Genre
Sports
Characters
George Jowett; John Sill; Larry Campbell; Rex Ferrus

Credits

Script
?
Art
? (photo)
Letters
?
typeset

Synopsis

Ad for a body-building course.

Show/hide 8. Chinchilla (Stamps) Text article, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Stamps
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Sidney Elias
Letters
typeset

Notes

Classified ad page for stamp collectors.

Show/hide 9. French Flags and Tomahawks (Firehair) Comic story, 6 pages

"The setting sun cast strange shadows on the river..."

Featuring

Feature
Firehair
Characters
Firehair [Lynn Cabot]; Little Ax; Dove Song; Painted Pony; VILLAINS: Yellow Fang; Dawn Star Raiders

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
?

Synopsis

The Dawn Star Raiders have taken a Dakota maid to sacrifice as a bride to their god in the clouds.

Notes

title from cover

Webb and Heames are credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and art is like their work on several Classics Illustrated stories. Probably them.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Long Bow) Comic story, 8 pages

"The buffalo have been sighted."

Featuring

Feature
Long Bow
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Long Bow; Painted Lance; Running Deer; Gray Elk

Credits

Script
? [as Capt. Stuart Kerrigan] (byline)
Pencils
Bob Webb
Inks
David Heames
Colours
?
Letters
?

Synopsis

Painted Lance disappears into the gorge when trying to leap across, and his brother gets unfit in trapping buffalos. He is branded a coward, but will prove his courage by leaping the gorge, where he finds Painted Lance alive on a ledge, surrounded by vultures.

Notes

Probably the work of Webb and Heames, as it is very similar to their work in Classics Illustrated titles, and also to the Firehair stories.

Show/hide 11. Terrific Price Smash (Consumers Mart) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Consumers Mart

Credits

Art
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Select any article on our 10-day free trial, watches, rings etc.

Notes

Back cover.

Show/hide 12. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car (Motor Book Dept.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Motor Book Dept.

Credits

Art
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Books on free 7-day trial.

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 13. No title recorded Advertisement, 1 page

"Hey skinny! ...Yer ribs are showing!"

Featuring

Characters
Joe; Charles Atlas (photo)

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
? (photograph)
Colours
?
Letters
?
typeset

Synopsis

Joe gets pushed around so he enrolls in Charles Atlas body-building training.

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

Indicia at the bottom of page 1 reads:

"FIREHAIR, No. 9. Fall, 1951. Published quarterly by Flying Stories, Inc., 130 West 12 Street, New York 18, N.Y. T.T. Scott, Pres.; Jerry Iger, Art Director. Application for second class entry pending at the Post Office, New York, N.Y. Contents copyrighted by Flying Stories, Inc. yearly subscription in U.S., 40c, Foreign, 55c. For advertising rates: Advertising Director, Fiction House, Inc., 130 West 42 Street, New York 18, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A."

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 52270

Entry created

  • 22/04/2020

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