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Apache Trail (1957) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Apache Trail (1957) 1
    • 8" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Ken Battefield. Apache Attack!, pencils by Ken Battefield, inks by Iger Shop; Swift Arrow warns the fort of Red Eagle's attack. A Date With Effie public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 ad. The Sheriff's Return!; Modern-day gangsters are arrested with the assistance of a western ghost. Triple Twist!, art by Don Heck; Identical twins use their resemblance to commit crimes but are foiled by a blind woman. A Tribe Betrayed!; Silent Hills betrays his people by arming them with blank ammunition in their attack on the white men. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Apache Trail (1957) 2

    Yellow, For Gold...and Cowards!, pencils by George Tuska; A Mexican boy helps expose a thief in a mining camp. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 ad. Ad for Josely Company's Popeye flashlight and 21" toy diesel truck. The Tallest Spar!; A lumber camp feud endangers the lumberjacks. Boss Lady!; Lil runs the ranch while her brother is away. This Man Belongs to Texas!; An outlaw hides, pretending to be a law-abiding cowboy. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Apache Trail (1957) 3

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    "His Lasso and the Law!"; Johnny Cash finds himself holding the bag when he is embroiled in a bank robbery while trying to cash a check; Johnny is knocked out by the robbers, Sag Sawyer and Rupe Hedge; They leave a bag of money to frame him, and Cash is arrested. "The Big Reward"; Apache Kid story with Bright Feather, Jesse Hunter, and Luke Ransom. "Desperado Horse!" text story. "Sound the Drums"; Apache Kid story with Mister Pips, Voice of a Crow, and Snow Blossom. "The Time of the Hunt!"; Marshal Bob Allen story with Pete Dorger and Kanawis. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Apache Trail (1957) 4

    Stories and art by Jack Kamen and others. Western tales with a focus on Native American heroes. One of the few comics under Ajax-Farrell's "America's Best Comics" imprint, later borrowed for Alan Moore's unrelated publishing imprint. The fort's commander gives Lone Eagle's tribe a gift of rifles, but a rival tribe uses the gesture as a call to war. The Old Hermit buys a car from a used-car dealer in the desert. Black Wolf challenges Swift Arrow for the leadership of the tribe, and only trial by combat can resolve the matter. Lone Eagle: The Rifle and the Rival; The Hermit: The Mule Mombo; Fabulous Funeral; Lone Rider: The Black Saddle; Swift Arrow: Cunning Versus Skill! Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.