Monday, March 26, 2012

BUTCH CASSIDY "Thunder Across the Border"

The fictional adventures of Real-Life Westerners...
...tend to take them far from their usual stomping grounds, as seen in this tale from Butch Cassidy #1 (1971).
Writer Gary Friedrich also handled the 1960s Marvel version of the 1950s Western hero The Ghost Rider a couple of years earlier.
He later co-created the motorcycle-riding mystical Ghost Rider with Mike Ploog.
Penciler Tom Sutton had done several Western stories for Marvel, including a Wyatt Earp tale, before taking on this series, but he's best known for his horror and humor art.
Though John Tartaglione did the majority of the inking, John Severin retouched several panels to keep characters "on-model".
Support Small Business!

Monday, March 19, 2012


In the Golden Age, you could find Western tales in the unlikeliest of comics... the crime/mystery title Suspense Comics, whose fourth issue in 1944 had this never-reprinted tale inside!
He may have stayed in Tombstone, but Jeff never made another comic book appearance!

Support Small Business!

Monday, March 12, 2012

PRESTO KID "Birth of the Presto Kid"

A gunslinger without a gun...
...that was the premise of the short-lived (only four stories) series The Presto Kid!
After the Ghost Rider series was cancelled, artist Dick Ayers teamed up with writer Carl Memling on a new strip about a character who used gimmicks, like Ghost Rider, but without the scarier aspects.
While this story from Red Mask #52 details Presto Kid's origin, it's actually his second appearance!

Support Small Business!

Monday, March 5, 2012

WILMA WEST "Bully's Vengeance"

Women were a major part of Western comics in more than just romance tales.
In fact, one title, Western Crime Busters, featured two series starring cowgirls in each issue!
Besides Wilma West in the entire ten-issue run, Western Crime Busters featured K-Bar Kate in issues 1 thru 8 as well as Lariat Lucy in 9 and 10.
We'll be presenting their tales as well.

The name "Don Tallant" is probably a pen-name.
It's only used on the Wilma West stories in issues 1 thru 3, then never reappears anywhere ever again.

Support Small Business!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...