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Leader News Co. was a pulp magazine and comics distribution and publishing company in U.S.A. between 19 Although they were one of the smallest national distribution companies, they have some importance as distributors of a number of comics series in the 1940's.

Formation and Early History[edit]

The roots of Leader News Co. are closely linked to the early years of National Comics (now DC Comics) and the pulp genre. In May 1932 Harry and Irwin Donenfeld acquired three pulp magazines, 'La Paree', 'Pep' and 'Spicy Stories' after their original publisher was declared bankrupt, and they continued to publish them under the 'DM Publishing' (Donenfeld's Magazines) imprint. Over the next few years, Donenfield became involved in the newly important comics publishing, and combined the pulp genre with comics in a new publishing venture, 'Culture Publishing' with a new partner, Mike Estrow. The line began with 'Spicy Detective Stories' which ran from April 1934 to 1942, which was one of the first pulp titles to combine text stories with comic strips in November 1934 with 'Sally the Sleuth', drawn by Adolphe Barreaux.

Spicy-Adventure Stories 011/34 v1#2 12/42 v16#5 Spicy Mystery Stories 06/35 v1#2 12/42 v13#1 Spicy Western Stories 11/36 v1#1 12/42 v10#3

By 1937 Donenfeld and Estrow had created Trojan Magazines to accomodate their pulp publications and in order to prooduce a new, less salacious line of pulps and comics to attract a more mainstream audience, although it appears that many of the stories printed over the next few years appeared in both the old 'Spicy' line of Donenfeld Magazines and the new Culture Publications/Trojan Publishing.

Lone Ranger Magazine 04/37 v1#1 to 11/37 v2#2 (8 issues) Private Detective Stories 06/37 v1#1 to 12/50 v23#2 Romantic Western 01/36 v1#1 to 07/39 v3#6 Romantic Detective 02/38 v1#1 to 02/39 v2#1 Candid Detective 11/38 v1#1 03/39 v1#3 Super-Detective 10/40 v1#1 to 10/50+ In the late-1930s, Culture Publications added a new imprint, Trojan Publications, and gave comic-book fansa reason to stay with the pulps. The reason was Super-Detective, introduced in 1940, a pulp featuring the novel-length adventures of Jim Anthony, detective extraordinaire. But Anthony was no mere sleuth. He possessed phenomenal physical and mental abilities. Patterned after Doc Savage, he battled super-villains bent on the destruction of the United States.

After ten amazing adventures, Super-Detective transformed the Jim Anthony novels to a hard-boiled detective-story mode. The criminals were less ambitious, and more susceptible to guns and fists. Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective 01/42 v1#1 to 07/43 v2#4 Hollywood Detective 09/43 v2#5 to 10/50 v10#5

In 1939, Culture Publications severed ties with its former owners, but Donenfeld's wife Gussie was a partner in the new corporation, so the whole maneuver was likely a fake to protect the comic book line from guilt by association.

Leader set up 1940

In December 1942, Culture disappeared and Trojan took over the 'Spicy' titles, renaming them all under the 'Speed' cover logo and marginally softening the cover contents. To further disassociate the comics from the pulps, a new distributor, Leader News Co.was set up to handle their distribution, which ironically would eventually make Estrow, as owner of Trojan and Leader News Co. a major competitor of Donenfeld's 'Independent News' distributors.

Speed continued to publish pulp titles throughout the war, with Speed Adventure Stories 01/43 v1#1 01/46 v3#6 Speed Detective 01/43 v1#1 12/46 v5 #3 Speed Mystery 01/43 v1#1 03/46 v4#1 Speed Western Stories 01/43 v1#1 01/48 Fighting Western 02/45 09/50 and Six-Gun Western  ?/46  ?/50 However, by the time of Blazing Western 02/47 paper shortages were becoming a major poblem for many pulp and comics publishers. Trojan finally gave up publishing pulp titles in 1950

Trojan's last pulps were digest sized repackagings of previously published material Pocket Detective Magazine Trojan 09/50 v 1#1 11/50 v1#2 Pocket Western Magazine Trojan 09/50 v1#1 11/50 v1#2 A single issue of 'Crime Fiction Stories' v1#1(December 1950), a 15c 'two solid hours of reading' in seven stories was the last of the Trojan pulp titles

Armer went into advertising. Under the editorship of Adolphe Barreux Trojan went into comic book publishing. Whose Whose in DC Comics Bob Hughes specifically and

Mr. GAINES. I have a national distributor. There are roughly 10 individual national distributors which handle roughly half of the magazines. The other half is handled by American News. The 1 of the 10 that I have is Leader News Co.
Senator KEFAUVER. That is a distributor. Then do they sell to wholesalers?
Mr. GAINES. They in turn sell to seven-hundred-odd wholesalers around the country.

Comic Books and Juvenile Deliquency Interim Report of the Committee on the judiciary pursuant to S. Res. 89 and S. Res. 190 (83d Cong. 1st Sess.) - (83d Cong. 2d Sess.) A Part of the Investigation of Juvenile Delinquency in the United States Jamie Coville


Leader News Co., Inc., 114 East 47th Street, New York N.Y.; Michael Estrow, president; 12 publishers, 24 comic titles.

   Comic groups, publishers, and number of comic-book titles

Entertaining Comics Group, 225 Lafayette Street, New York, N.Y. Owners: William M. Gaines, Jesse K. Gaines. Coowner of Tiny Tot: Virginia E. MacAdie

   Educational Comics................... 1 n/k
   Fables Publishing Co., Inc. ......... 3  Haunt of Fear (1st series - pre-EC and the EC series)
   I.C. Publishing Co., Inc. ........... 1 n/k
   L.L. Publishing Co. ................. 2 n/k
   Tiny Tot Comics.......................2 EC Panic and Shock Suspense Stories

Master Comics, Inc., 11 East 44th Street, New York, N.Y. Owners: Michael Estrow and Stanley M. Estrow as agents for Leader News Co.

   Master Comics........................ 1

Sterling Comics, Inc., 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. Owners: Sidney Chenkin, Eleanor Grupsmith, Peter V.D. Voorhees, Martin Smith

   Sterling Comics, Inc. ............................................................................................. 2

Story Comic, Inc., 11 Est 44th Street, New York, N.Y. Owners: William K. Friedman, Morton Myers.

   Trojan Magazines, Inc. ......................................................................................... 1

Who's Who of American Comic Books Jerry Bails

ARMER, FRANK Co-owner: Leader News Co., magazine distributor Board member of ASSOCIATION OF COMIC MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS ESTROW, MICHAEL Distributor: 1940-56 Leader News Co. [Spice Pulps; detective and girlie publications; EC COMICS; and others] ESTROW, MICHAEL J { -2005] (business; publisher) Family in arts Son: Stanley Estrow, an attorney LEADER NEWS CO. LEADER NEWS CO. (distributor) Distributor for: EC; STORY; MASTER; MIKEROSS; RIBAGE; STERLING; TROJAN

                Support (pres/) c1948-55 includes [Imprints:RIBAGE; STANHALL]   > 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm LEADER NEWS CO.

   Name and vital stats
                LEADER NEWS CO. (distributor)   
                Distributor for: EC; STORY; MASTER; MIKEROSS; RIBAGE; STERLING; TROJAN

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm TROJAN COMICS Sub-division Trojan Magazines 1934+ > 34

Arrow An alternate publishing company, but I don't know what they were hiding, since the Speed bullet appears on all the covers. Leading Love 05/45- ?/4? Leading Western 04/45 09/50 Magic Love 11/45 Golden Love Tales 02/46 v1#1

Ira Schnapp letterer – created Action Comics logo and others for DC, worked for Trojan in 1934 - 1937? creating logos.

Comics Imprints[edit]

Jerry Bails lists the owners of Ribage as Frank Armer and Adolph Barreux. Ribage features many of the standard Trojan charactes

Beware 'chilling tales of horror' cover in an EC style.

Stanhall titles edited and mainly drawn by Hal Seeger - who worked with DC on 'Date With Judy' and 'Leave It To Binky' Fearless Fly and Batfink for TV.

Master Comics needs disambiguation from Master Comics Inc (Trojan)

According to Michael Feldman, Youthful Magazines (including Western and Pix Parade) are similarly owned by Michael Estrow and Stanley M Estrow as agents for Leader News Co. Although Jerry Bails lists the owners as Sophie Friedman and Adrian Lopez. Beginning with the 1953 cover-dated issues, 2 of these titles, Beware and Attack, are suddenly being published by Trojan Comics, while Youthful Romances is published by Stanhope, but the same comics continue to appear from Youthful with new titles. This was apparently a bald faced attempt to put out two comics on one postal permit. If that's true, it didn't work, because the post office made Trojan renumber their borrowed titles in short order.

Who is Merit? Took over titles from Ribage and Stanhall. Secret Mysteries #17 January 1955 - #19 July 1955 (follows Ribage) G.I. Jane #11 March 1955 (follows Stanhall) Merit Statements of Ownership: in 1954/5 shows Trojan as owning Mar 1955: Beware #14 May 1955: Dark Mysteries #23 May 1955: Romantic Hearts #11 Jul 1955: Secret Mysteries #19 after Merit had begun publishing them - from a different address


Master Comics is the most difficult of the associated imprints to fit into Leader's roster of titles. It is currently unclear as to how many, if any of the Master Comics titles are actually associated with Leader News Co. All three of the tiles published under the Master Comics imprint between 1951 and 1955 have same house style, artists and writers as Leader's other imprints, and it is known that Trojan bought Master Comics, Inc.from Story Comics Inc. Story Comics, 7 East 44th St., New York 17, N.Y. (Feb 1951)-(Aug 1955) Indicia name Trojan in 1954. In addition, the 'Secret Mysteries' title transferred to Leader's Ribage Publishing Co. in 1954.

  • Dark Mysteries #1 June-July 1951 - #24 July 1955
  • Romantic Hearts
  • Secret Mysteries ??????


Mikeross Publications, Inc., of 55 West 42d Street, New York, N.Y. was a small imprint written, drawn and published by artists Ross Andru and Michael Esposito between December 1953 and June 1954 and distributed by Leader. The titles had unusually designed bold and striking covers for 1950s comics, now somewhat reminiscent of Howard Chaykin's stylised work. Both '3-D Love' #1 (December 1953) and '3-D Romance' #1 (January 1954) were issued with 3-D glasses so as to read the 'closer to life stories in closer to life 3rd dimension' ('3-D Love') and 'torrid, vibrant, stirring stories in vivid new 3rd dimension' ('3-D Romance'). 'Get Lost'('Bored with life? - Get Lost - the comic designed to send you'), was a humour title that ran for three issues - the cover theme was a small weedy man called Smedley, who, while his statuesque girlfriend draped herself sensually over a sofa or was kidnapped by a gorilla was given the choice of reading the magazine or giving her his attention, and continues reading while saying 'Get Lost!'. Mikeross' last title was two issues of a romance comic, 'Heart and Soul'.

The full range of Mikeross titles is:

  • 3-D Love #1 December 1953
  • 3-D Romance #1 January 1954
  • Get Lost #1 February 1954 - #3 June/July 1954
  • Heart and Soul #1 April/May 1954 - #2 June/July 1954

PIX-PARADE (1949-1952)[edit]

Pix-Parade was a pre-Trojan imprint that later published three love and romance titles under Leader. All three of the Pix-Parade titles featured text and picture pages on stars of the day in each issue, usually with comic strips featuring the same stars. Among the better known stars who appeared were Frankie Laine (Youthful Hearts #1, May 1952), Vic Damone (Youthful Hearts #2, July 1952), Frank Sinatra (Youthful Romances #8, August 1952), Mel Torme (Youthful Romances #10, January 1952) and 'The real Doris Day story' (Youthful Romances #14, October 1952. Several of the Pix-Parade titles were later published under other Leader imprints with a change of name.

The full range of Pix-Parade comics titles is:

  • Youthful Hearts #1 May 1952 - #3 September 1952 (becomes 'Daring Confessions', Youthful)
  • Youthful Love Romances - #1 August/September 1949 - #4 February/March 1950 (becomes 'Youthful Romances')
  • Youthful Romances #5 1950 - #14 October 1952 (becomes 'Daring Love', Ribage Publishing Co. and also continues under 'Youthful Romances' name)


Ribage Publishing Corp., 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. Owners: Michael Estrow and Stanley M. Estrow as agents for Leader News Co.

Once again, the range of titles for a Leader imprint is confusing. 'Crime Mysteries' was initially a Trojan Magazines title, but the indicia identifies it as a Ribage title from issue #8 (with 'Combined With Crime Smashers' on the cover), before it reverts to Trojan by issue #11 followed by a return to Ribage with a name change to 'Secret Mysteries' with issue #16 (November 1954). 'Crime Mysteries' featured a number of Trojan/Leader's crime-busting characters, including 'Queenie Starr', and is also noted as having art by Frank Frazetta (on a public service announcement page) in #4 (xxxxxxxxxxxx).

The three-issue run of 'Daring Love' was a continuation of Pix-Parade's 'Youthful Romances' series. However, to further confuse tracking the various Leader publications, Ribage also continued the 'Youthful Romances' title with the same numbering. Apparently this was done in order to get around Posting Regulations, but it was unsuccesful, so as a result Ribage were forced to revert to numbering the 'Youthful Romances' series as if issues #15 - #18 were actually issues #1-#4, and what would have been #19 was renumbered issue #5 (September 1953). Both 'Daring Love' and 'Youthful Romances' followed the original 'Youthful Romances' theme of featuring stars, with actor Dale Robertson in 'Daring Love' #15, bandleader Ralph Flanagan, in #17, and Carleton Carpenter, actor; while Youthful Romances starred Spike Jones in #15, Bob Eberley in #18, and Les Paul and Mary Ford in #5????.

  • Crime Mysteries #8? (xxxx, xx) - #11 (then title moves to Trojan Magazines)
  • Daring Love #15 December 1952 - #17 April 1953
  • Secret Mysteries #16 11/54 (moves to Merritt)
  • Youthful Romances #15 January 1953 - #18 May 1953 #5 September 1953 - #9 August 1954.


Stamp Comics were something of a comics oddity. All the stories in each issue, normally 6-page items but some single or double page strips, were based on tales featured on stamps from around the world, which were portrayed in the story and featured on the covers. These stories were about a wide range of historical events and characters xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Each issue also contained articles on collecting stamps and competitions to win particular stamps or collections. The covers actually say both "Stamps Comics" and 'Stamp Comics', although the indiciae say "Stamp Comics" for issues 5 through 7.

Stamp Comics #5 June 1952 - #7 October 1952 (continues in 'Thrilling Adventures in Stamps Comics' (Youthful, 1953 series).

where's issues 1-4??????


Stanhall Publications, Inc., 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. Owners: Michael Estrow and Stanley M. Estrow as agents for Leader News Co.

Stanhall apparently stands for Stanley Estrow and Hal Seeger.

Stanhall Publishing had the previous year seen some success with G.I. Jane. GI Jane lasted 11 issues running from May 1953 to March 1955. Basically Jane was the story of a G.I. gal who drove the soldier boys crazy – heavy on the sexual innuendo. Farmer’s Daughter was a natural follow up, full of suggestive and raunchy humor. The premise to Farmer’s Daughter was an endless line of travelling salesmen dropping by the farm looking for some from the farmer’s daughter. The humor better fit into the men’s stag magazines of the day. This comic was definately aimed at the adult male reader. Was Farmer’s Daughter a sign of things to come. We’ll never know since this reliance on sex was effectively stopped one short year later with the introduction of the Comics Code Authority. The Code effectively ended publication of all graphic horror and crime comic books and all overtly sexually themed comic books.

  • Broadway Hollywood Blackouts #1 March 1954 - #3 July 1954

Broadway Hollywood Blackouts Mar/Apr 1954 – July/Aug 1954 10c Single page gag strips ‘crammed with grins, giggles and guffaws’

  • Jingle Dingle Christmas Stocking Comics 1951 Frank Luther's Silly Pilly Jingle Dingle Christmas Stocking Comics

V2#1 1951 25c 100p Foodini and Pinhead Silly Pilly games and puzzles V1 Foodini #2???? Great Foodini was in The first series was known as "The Great Foodini" and ran for four issues only. It was published by Continental Publications, Inc., Leon Jason, Executive Editor. All four had 52 "fun filled" pages and sold for 10 cents each. Featured in the comics were stories involving the adventures and misadventures of Foodini, Pinhead, Jolo, Dilly Dolly, Cicero, Phineas Pitch and Hotchkiss. There were occasional stories involving Jingle Dingle and other characters not in the Foodini arena. In addition to the ads for a variety of novelty products commonly found in comics of this era, there were ads for Foodini liscensed products offered by the R. C. Cox Corporation. The series started in March, 1950 and ended in August of 1950. After a delay of ten months, the second comic series (also limited to 4 issues) : "Pinhead and Foodini" was published by The Fawcett Publications company. Issue number one came out in July of 1951 and the last issue was published in Dec, 1951. This series clearly has a new artist. The characters are drawn with a closer resemblance to the actual TV puppets. The covers featured photographs of the actual puppets and Doris Brown. The first issue at least was still promising "Big 52 Pages Of Exciting Adventures in Full Color." The creators were obviously giving Pinhead the top billing in an attempt to attract more readers. These comics had the same mixture of stories featuring all of the Foodini cast but increasingly there were stories which had nothing to do with Foodini - often characters from other Fawcett publications. There were also fewer ads for licensed products. The cover price for these comics was still 10 cents. Interestingly, Doris Brown's picture appears on three of the four covers (missing on issue #4.)

The Great Foodini. Vol 1, No 1, March 1950 The Adventures of Foodini The Great. Vol 1, No 2, April 1950 The Great Foodini, Vol 1, No 3, May 1950 The Great Foodini, Vol 1, No 4, August 1950 Pinhead and Foodini. Vol 1, No 1, July 1951 Pinhead and Foodini. Vol. 1, No 2, Sept 1951 Pinhead and Foodini. Vol 1 No 3, Nov 1951 Pinhead and Foodini. Vol 1, No 4, Dec 1951

An issue of "Jingle Dingle Christmas Stocking Comics", Vol 2, No 1, 1951 - Stanhall Publications, has on the cover: " Featuring your favorite characters from radio, television & comics" and "the Bunin Puppets Foodini & Pinhead."

  • Oh, Brother! #1 January 1953 - #5 Oct 1953 Teen comedy Bill Williams
  • G.I. Jane #1 May 1953 - #10 December 1954 (followed by one issue under Merit)

Hal Seeger scripts Bill Williams art cover to #6 typical – 2 soldiers and Jane saying ‘ Would you look and see if there’s anything wrong with my chassis’, constantly re-arranging uniform sexily P.X. Pete

  • Muggy Doo #1 July 1953 - #4 January 1954 Irving Spector art

I can’t explain MUGGY-DOO BOY CAT, but I feel compelled to acknowledge its existence.Animator Hal Seegar (1917-2005) had a prolific career, as a Fleischer animator (Mr. Bug), a Hollywood screenwriter (several forgetable B pictures in the 1940s) and a latter day producer of TV cartoons (Milton The Monster, Batfink, Out Of The Inkwell, etc.). In the 1950s he wrote comic books (Leave it to Binky and A Date With Judy for DC) and briefly partnered with publisher Stanley Estrow to start Stanhall Comics (G.I. Jane, The Farmer’s Daughter, et al). Seeger apparently created all the humor comics for this line. The one “funny animal” entry was Muggy-Doo Boy Cat. The character had a strange combination of inspirations - not the least was his “Yellow Kid” sweat shirt which would have a different zany slogan in each panel. Cartoonist (and animation storyman) Irv Spector drew these books in a funny Milt Gross meets Walt Kelly style.Apparently Seeger had big plans for the Boy Cat. Ten years after the comics made their debut, Seeger, having hit it big producing low budget animation for TV, made a pilot with Muggy Doo in 1963. It failed to sell, but he did however sell it to Paramount Pictures who, strangely enough, released it as a theatrical short subject! Seeger revived Muggy Doo one more time - this time as a Boy Fox - as a back up feature on The Milton The Monster Show (ABC, 1965).Muggy-Doo Boy Cat, we salute you. The public never did catch on to your comic genius despite your creator’s persistence. Below is the first three minutes of the 1963 pilot, animated by Myron Waldman. The film credits Seeger’s wife, Beverly Arnold, as creator - but don’t you believe it. This is Seeger’s masterpiece. He deserves all the credit. Forgotten Cartoon Legends #2: Muggy-Doo Boy Cat Jerry Beck

Scott Shaw's Oddball Comics Muggy Doo, Boy Cat #2 Scott Shaw's Oddball Comics Muggy Doo, Boy Cat #3

  • The Farmer's Daughter #2 April 1954 - #4 October 1954 (continues from Trojan) no relation to the 1948 movie of the same name or the Inger Stevens series from 1963-66

Story Comics[edit]

Based on Will Murray's "DC's Tangled Roots" in Comic Book Marketplace #53 and "The Superhero... before Superman" in Comic Book Marketplace #51, with kibitzing from Robert Beerbohm, Michael Feldman and Jerry Bails.


• Editor:Hal Seeger (Jul 1953)Adolphe Barreaux [10-Sep-1954] • Business Manager:Adolphe Barreaux [10-Sep-1954] • Production Director:Adolphe Barreaux (Jul 1953)

  • Attack #5 January 1953 - #8 July 1953 then #5 September 1953

follows the Youthful series initially, but had to re-number after PO refused the classification, so then last issue re-numbered as if 5-8 were 1-4! Bill Fraccio art

  • Beware #13 January 1953 - #16 May 1953 then #5 September 1953 - #15 May 1955 'Chilling Tales of Horror'

follows the Youthful series, then renumbered 1-4 after PO refused classification #10 Frazetta cover

  • Crime Mysteries #1 May 1952 - #15 ?? 1954 (becomes 'Secret Mysteries', Ribage Publishing Co.) Lance Storm battling his evil arch nemesis Professor Zarno and his devil-garbed gang of goons, Fantastic Dr Foo, Queenie Storm, Glamor Girl of Hollywood, Jerry Jasper, Dan Taylor, Hollywood Detective, Kitty Vale, Ray Hale, News Ace
  • Crime Smashers #1 October 1950 - #15 March 1953 #2 Joe Kubert cover Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, Sally The Sleuth, Gail Ford, Girl Friday, Ray Hale, News Ace
  • The Farmer's Daughter #1 January 1954 (transfers to Stanhall)
  • Western Crime-Busters #1 September 1950 - #10 November 1952 (features Si-Gun Smith, Wilma West, K-Bar Kate, Fighting Bob Dale, last 2 replaced in last in series) 'Gunslinging galoots' 'Bullet-packed Western adventures' Bill Zeller, pulp artist

Some Harry Harrison art/inks on short stories in Attack and Beware. Hery Kiefer art also. Myron Fass in Beware - reprinted in his 'Eerie' (Eerie Publications 1966-69 and 1979), Art Gates, Sid Check and Jay Disbrow, Tony Tallarico


sub-company of Youthful

  • Gunsmoke #1 April 1949 - #16 January 1952

'Blazing stories of the West' Masked Marvel Gunsmoke by Doug Wildey art Text articles on #5 Randolph Scott #6 Audie Murphy text tales based on real western incidents Graham Ingels art

  • Indian Fighter #1 May 1950 - #11 January 1952 probably Youthful

'exciting Indian adventures of the roaring west' from issue #6


  • Attack #1 May 1952 - #4 November 1952 (becomes 'Atomic Attack')
  • Atomic Attack #5 January 1953 - #8 October 1953

Vince Napoli art

  • Beware #10 June 1952 - #12 October 1952) (becomes 'Chilling Tales')
  • Buffalo Bill October 1950 - #9 December 1951
  • Captain Science #1 November 1950 - #7 December 1951 (becomes 'Fantastic')

several stories in each issue and Brant Craig backup in 3- #2 Wally Wood art on short story and Joe Orlando/Wally Wood Captain Science in 4/5, Tex Blaisdell in #6

  • Chilling Tales #13 December 1952 - #17 October 1953

adaptations of short stories by Walter Scott, Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling and others

  • Daring Confessions #4 November 1952 - #8 October 1953 #5 Sammy Kaye, #6 The Mario Lanza story , Alan Dale (singer)
  • Famous Western Badmen #13 December 1952 - #15 April 1953

'Badmen of the Old West'

  • Fantastic #8 - #9 February 1952 - April 1952 (becomes 'Beware')

Captain Science and Brant Craig stories continue in first issue only

  • Redskin #1 September 1950 - #12 October 1952 (becomes 'Famous Western Badmen') 'Thrilling Indian Stories' famous characters from the west in stories covers often showed Indian v Indian to save a white woman
  • Youthful Hearts #1 May 1952 - #3 September 1953 (becomes 'Daring Confessions') #1 Frankie Laine #2 Vic Damone
  • Stamps Comics 'Thrilling Adventures in' #1 October 1951 - #4 April 1952 (becomes Stamp Comics, Stamp Comics Inc.)

cover says both Stamp Comics and Stamps Comics

  • Super Western Comics #1 August 1950 presents Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, Sam Slade
  • Thrilling Adventures in Stamps #8 January 1953
  • Truthful Love #2 July 1950 'Ingrid Bergman's true life story'
  • Youthful Love #1 May 1950

many covers for love stories by Walter T Johnson

In TESTIMONY OF WILLIAM M. GAINES, PUBLISHER, ENTERTAINING COMICS GROUP, NEW YORK, N. Y. 1954 Senate Subcommittee Hearings into Juvenile Delinquency, Jamie Coville

Comic Books and Juvenile Deliquency Interim Report of the Committee on the judiciary pursuant to S. Res. 89 and S. Res. 190 (83d Cong. 1st Sess.) - (83d Cong. 2d Sess.) A Part of the Investigation of Juvenile Delinquency in the United States Jamie Coville