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ISSUE NO. 840
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BELOW: From Tomahawk #110: What Makes a Ranger?
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Tomahawk was created by writer Joe Samachson and artist Edmond Good but the man most closely associated with the character was Revolutionary War buff Fred Ray.

Tomahawk got his name from the fact that he was raised by Indians, and by the "coincidental" fact that his name actually was Tom Hawk.

Like most superheroes of this era, Tomahawk had a kid sidekick, Dan Hunter. The character had a regular, ongoing feature in Star Spangled Comics (where he played second fiddle to lead feature Robin The Boy Wonder), and he later graduated to starring in his own book.
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ABOVE: Original art (by Fred Ray) for Star Spangled Comics #89, page2.

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Tomahawk starred in two books at once,
Star- Spangled Comics and his own title...
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ABOVE: Original art (by Fred Ray) for cover of Tomahawk #2

BELOW: Two ads for Tomahawk #3

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BELOW: Ad for Tomahawk #4
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ABOVE: Ad for Tomahawk #19

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ABOVE: Ad for Tomahawk #20

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ABOVE: Ad for Tomahawk #24.
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ABOVE: Ad for Tomahawk #62.
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ABOVE: Ad for Tomahawk #66.

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ABOVE: Ad for Tomahawk #79.

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ABOVE: Ad for Tomahawk #85

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ABOVE: Original art (by Fred Ray)
for Tomahawk #89, page 5.

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ABOVE: Unusual ad pairing House of Secrets with Tomahawk #90.

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ABOVE: Pin-up (by Fred Ray) from Tomahawk #100

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ABOVE: House ad for Tomahawk #104.
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ABOVE: House ad for Tomahawk #106.
 
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ABOVE: House ad for Tomahawk #109.

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ABOVE: House ad for Tomahawk #112
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ABOVE: House ad for Tomahawk #110,

Below are house ads for Tomahawk #114 and #115 by Gaspar Saladino.
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ABOVE: House ad for Tomahawk #115.

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ABOVE: Original art (by Fred Ray) for Tomahawk #119, page 5.

FRED RAY GALLERY
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Fred Ray's original painting for "Indians of America" coloring book.
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Ray occasionally worked on DC's superheroes. Pictured below is his original art (and published version) for the cover of a milestone -- Action Comics #50.
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BELOW: Neither Fred Ray in particular, nor DC in general, portrayed Indians as ignorant, hostile savages, as proved by this interesting page from Tomahawk #137, by Henry Boltinoff.
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Tomahawk covers
by Neal Adams!
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