Bumper Western Comic #4

Published
July 1960
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
Branding
100 pages
 
100 pages
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/577576

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Hart Amos , line art
Colours
, colourist

Notes

This cover is based on the splash panel of the story 'The Black Saddle'.

Show/hide 1. The Black Saddle Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Bret Marshall; Bright Feather; Sheriff Cox; Tate; Wing Soo

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The Lone Rider (Farrell, 1951 series) #17 (December 1953-January 1954)
Murder Mesa
First print
United States
Apache Trail (Farrell, 1957 series) #4 (June 1958)
The Black Saddle
Also printed
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #14 ([December 1970?])
The Black Saddle
 
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (KG Murray, 1974 series) #23 ([May 1976?])
The Black Saddle

Notes

Originally titled 'Murder Mesa' in The Lone Rider (Farrell, 1951 series) #17 (December 1953-January 1954). Original title: "Murder Mesa"; modified Lone Rider story. Original title: "Murder Mesa"; modified Lone Rider story.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Ringo Kid) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Ringo Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
K-50

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Fred Kida, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Ringo Kid Western (Marvel, 1954 series) #14 (October 1956)
Untitled
Show/hide 3. Slick Oil (The Old Hermit) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Old Hermit
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Hermit Slate; Ethelbert

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Ruth Roche, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Lone Rider (Farrell, 1951 series) #13 (April-May 1953)
Slick Oil
Also printed
United States
Frontier Trail (Farrell, 1958? series) #6 (May 1958)
Slick Oil
 
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #15 ([March 1971?])
Slick Oil
 
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (KG Murray, 1974 series) #21 ([January 1976?])
Slick Oil

Synopsis

A pair of swindlers think they have discovered oil on the hermit's land.

Show/hide 4. Men and the Laws (Frontier Marshal Bob Allen) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Frontier Marshal Bob Allen
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Bob Allen

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
Harry Anderson , penciller
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Frontier Trail (Farrell, 1958? series) #6 (May 1958)
Men and the Laws
Also printed
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Sport Magazine, 1972 series) #6 ([July 1973?])
Men and The Laws

Notes

Original title: "They're Holding Up the Stage!"

Show/hide 5. The Tallest Spar! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Red Hathaway; Mac Stone; Terry Collins; Danny MacFarland

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

Based on
Unknown  (retitled)
First print
United States
Apache Trail (Farrell, 1957 series) #2 (November 1957)
The Tallest Spar!
Also printed
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Sport Magazine, 1972 series) #3 ([January 1973?])
The Tallest Spar!

Synopsis

A lumber camp feud endangers the lumberjacks. A lumber camp feud endangers the lumberjacks.

Notes

Original title: "Vengeance."

Show/hide 6. Season of the Dark Moon (The Rider) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Rider
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
The Rider; Fat Bear; John Wilton; Zeke

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Ruth Roche, original Editor
 
S. M. Iger, original Art Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The Lone Rider (Farrell, 1951 series) #24 (March 1955)
Rustler's Warning
First print
United States
The Rider (Farrell, 1957 series) #5 (January 1958)
Season of the Dark Moon
Also printed
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #15 ([March 1971?])
Season of the Dark Moon
 
Australia
Ringo (KG Murray, 1974 series) #41 ([April 1976?])
Season of the Dark Moon
 
Australia
Super Western Album (KG Murray, 1975 series) #7 ([January 1978?])
Season of the Dark Moon

Notes

This story was originally titled 'Rustler's Warning' in The Lone Rider (Farrell, 1951 series) #24 (March 1955).

Show/hide 7. War Whoop! (Swift Arrow) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Swift Arrow
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Swift Arrow; Colonel Moresby; Red Eagle (villain); Totha

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art (Iger Shop)
Text
, letterer
Editing
Ruth Roche, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Lone Rider (Farrell, 1951 series) #23 (December 1954-January 1955)
War Whoop!
Also printed
United States
Apache Trail (Farrell, 1957 series) #1 (September 1957)
Apache Attack!  (retitled)
 
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #17 ([September 1971?])
War Whoop!
Show/hide 8. The Accused (Lightnin') Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lightnin'
Characters
Lightnin'; Lone Rider

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Frontier Trail (Farrell, 1958? series) #6 (May 1958)
The Accused!

Synopsis

Lightnin' is blamed for the damage done by a mountain lion.

Show/hide 9. The Peril of the Panhandle! (Western Kid) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Western Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
H-306

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Romita, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Kid (Marvel, 1954 series) #8 (February 1956)
The Peril of the Panhandle!
Also printed
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #18 ([December 1971?])
Peril of the Panhandle
 
United States
Western Kid (Marvel, 1971 series) #5 (August 1972)
Peril of the Panhandle
Show/hide 10. Range Justice! (Western Kid) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Western Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
H-313

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Romita, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Kid (Marvel, 1954 series) #8 (February 1956)
Range Justice!
Also printed
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #16 (June 1971)
Range Justice!
 
United States
Western Kid (Marvel, 1971 series) #5 (August 1972)
Range Justice
Show/hide 11. Triple Twist! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Apache Trail (Farrell, 1957 series) #1 (September 1957)
Triple Twist!
Also printed
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #17 ([September 1971?])
Triple Twist!

Synopsis

Identical twins use their resemblance to commit crimes but are foiled by a blind woman.

Show/hide 12. The Long Shot! (Western Kid) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Western Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
H-314

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Romita, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

Based on
Unknown
First print
United States
Western Kid (Marvel, 1954 series) #8 (February 1956)
The Long Shot!
Also printed
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #15 ([March 1971?])
The Long Shot
 
United States
Western Kid (Marvel, 1971 series) #5 (August 1972)
The Long Shot
 
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (KG Murray, 1974 series) #20 ([November 1975?])
The Long Shot
Show/hide 13. Wild Bullets Versus Western Law (Lone Rider) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lone Rider
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
The Lone Rider; Tad Page; Masie; Sheriff Steve Blake; Rex Mel

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art (Iger Shop)
Text
, letterer
Editing
Ruth Roche, original Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The Lone Rider (Farrell, 1951 series) #5 (December 1951)
Death Rides an Iron Horse!  (retitled)
First print
United States
The Lone Rider (Farrell, 1951 series) #23 (December 1954-January 1955)
Wild Bullets versus Western Law
Also printed
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #14 ([December 1970?])
Wild Bullets Versus Western Law
 
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (KG Murray, 1974 series) #20 ([November 1975?])
Wild Bullets Versus Western Law

Notes

Original title: "Death Rides an Iron Horse!"


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  • Jeff Battista

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  • 2498

Entry created

  • 08/05/2005

Cover added

  • 18/10/2021

Last updated

  • 18/10/2021