But speaking of the writer's list, there were a few Western comics at Charlton during Carl Memling's tenure, alongside the more numerous weird and crime titles he wrote for. I was reminded of him when I flipped through Cowboy Western 48 and saw a character in the Rip Ryan story say he was "practicin' triggernometry"--a line used ten years later in the first three isssues of Dell's Idaho, one of Memling's credits in the Who's Who. Another sign in "Trigger Bait" of the writer of Idaho is calling guns "smokepoles"--a term Golden Arrow uses, too, in his "Cry for Revenge" story.
Written by Carl Memling:
|Dec/53||47||Sentence of Death [RIP RYAN]|
|The Way of a Killer|
|Cry for Revenge|
|Spr/54||48||Trigger Bait [RIP RYAN]|
|The Deadly Wolf-Pack [BLACK JACK]|
|Cry for Revenge [GOLDEN ARROW]|