The Fastest Gun Western #36

Published
July 1979
Page count
68
Cover price
0.50 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 265mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
?

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"Ways of the mighty west"

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Painting
?
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Also printed
United Kingdom
.44 (Chivers, 2001?) ([2001?])
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Untitled (The Man Called Loco) Comic story, 9 pages

"Please, Please, Senor... A peso? My family has not eaten in days! Please?"

Featuring

Feature
The Man Called Loco
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Loco; John Burslem; The Pecos Gang

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil [as Sergius O'Shaughnessy]
Art
Pete Morisi [as Pecos P.A.M.]
Letters
Pete Morisi
Editing
Sal Gentile

Reprint history

First print
United States
Texas Rangers in Action (Charlton, 1956 series) #66 (June 1968)
The Man Called Loco

Synopsis

John Burslem hires Loco to protect his stolen jewels from the Pecos Gang, his former partners in crime.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Bounty Hunter) Comic story, 9 pages

"Dear dad, so there I am, your bonny boy, Shawn, riding before the guns of the meanest men between Nova Scotia and New Orleans!"

Featuring

Feature
Bounty Hunter
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
[B-1350]
Characters
Sean O'Meara; Pike McGinty; gang members; Ben Ames; Sharon Ames

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil [as O'Shaugnessy] (credited)
Art
Pat Boyette (signed, credited)
Letters
?
Editing
Sal Gentile (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #68 (September 1968)
Untitled

Synopsis

To avoid McGinty discovering he has no Gatling gun, Shawn drives the cart over a cliff. He provokes McGinty into a dual and talks his way out of certain death by promising McGinty stolen gold. The pair head to Cairo and are caught in a storm. They seek shelter in a cabin without knowing Ben and Sharon Ames are inside. Shawn's cover is blown and McGinty takes Sharon hostage, but is beaten by the force of the tornado and Shawn. McGinty is taken into custody and Ben permits Shawn to dine with his daughter.

Notes

This story has a footnote referencing a previous episode in 'Billy the Kid'. It is missing the issue number, but the number was also missing in the original US printing.

Show/hide 3. Winter Famine (Frontier Scout Dan'l Boone [Daniel Boone]) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Frontier Scout Dan'l Boone [Daniel Boone]
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
[S-292]
Characters
Daniel Boon; Blackfish, Chief of the Pawnees; Tishobani; Seth

Credits

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Dick Giordano ?
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Letters
?
Editing
Al Fago (original executive editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Frontier Scout, Dan'l Boone (Charlton, 1965 series) #10 (January 1956)
Winter Famine
Also printed
United States
Frontier Scout, Dan'l Boone (Charlton, 1965 series) #14 (March 1965)
Winter Famine
 
Canada
Star Western (Avalon, 2000 series) #6 (September 2001)
Winter Famine

Synopsis

Boone is captured by the Pawnee and forced to hunt to help them survive the winter famine. He is adopted into the tribe and challenged by Tishobani to prove his manhood in combat to the death with bare hands. He wins, but Tishobani continues trying to kill Boone. As winter ends, Tishobani makes a final unlawful and unsuccessful strike at Boone. Blackfish releases Boone, who admits to staying by choice to help the tribe through the famine.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Jesse James) Comic story, 4 pages

"Riding one day, Frank and Jesse James suddenly spied a girl vainly trying to escape capture..."

Featuring

Feature
Jesse James
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Jesse James; Frank James; Rourke; Betty West; Nate Smith

Credits

Script
?
Art
William M. Allison
Letters
?
Editing
Charles J. Levy (original editor)
Charles Santangelo (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Cowboy Western Comics (Charlton, 1948 series) #25 (December 1949)
Avalanche

Synopsis

Frank and Jesse save Betty from a gang trying to steal her father's gold claim. Jesse leads Betty and her father into a trap to give Frank time to get to the Sheriff.

Show/hide 5. Day Without Courage Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
William Bonney [Billy the Kid]; Logan; Pepito; Shiv; Sam; Pablo

Credits

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
José Delbo
Inks
José Delbo ?
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #63 (October 1967)
Day Without Courage
Also printed
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Murray, 1977 series) #36 ([July 1979?])

Synopsis

Bonney has gone too long without water and falls into the hands of Logan, who is seeking revenge. Bonney plants the idea that he has a serious contagious disease and Logan locks him up. While Logan gathers outlaws who want to see Bonney die, Pepito provides Bonney with food and helps set a trap for worst outlaws of the southwest.

Show/hide 6. The Man Who Shamed the Badge (Texas Rangers in Action) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Texas Rangers in Action
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
[A-4789]
Characters
Tim Cordell; Captain Jim Bassett; Mr. Hansen; Jack; Chick; Mr. Nichlas

Credits

Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
typeset
Editing
Pat Masulli (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Texas Rangers in Action (Charlton, 1956 series) #51 (August 1965)
The Man Who Shamed the Badge

Synopsis

Tim Cordell befriends two outlaws and becomes indebted to them while gambling. They begin to blackmail him, but he is using the situation to get evidence to finally get them imprisoned.

Show/hide 7. The Years Between (Geronimo Jones) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Geronimo Jones
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
[D-1962]
Characters
Geronimo Jones [Horace]; Colonel John Charles Fremont

Credits

Script
Tony Tallarico (credited)
Pencils
José Delbo (credited)
Inks
Tony Tallarico (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
Sal Gentile (original editor, credited)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Geronimo Jones (Charlton, 1971 series) #1 (September 1971)
The Years Between
Also printed
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Murray, 1977 series) #36 ([July 1979?])

Synopsis

Geronimo drops out of school and joins the cavalry. He matures and his sergeant urges him to complete school. He arrives home to discover his home looted and most of his family dead. The Sheriff has caught all but one of the outlaws—the one Geronimo's dying father said 'had no eyebrow'. With just a special deputy badge from the sheriff, he begins searching. When he protects a serving girl, she gives him a nickname that sticks—Geronimo. 'No eyebrow' rides out of town.

Notes

This story is in four parts of 3, 2, 4 and 5 pages

Show/hide 8. The Black Widow Strikes Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
[B-570]
Characters
William Bonney [Billy the Kid]; Curt Oldenham; The Black Widow; Otro

Credits

Script
Joe Gill ?
Art
José Delbo
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #61 (June 1967)
The Black Widow Strikes
Also printed
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Murray, 1977 series) #36 ([July 1979?])

Synopsis

Searching for Curt Oldenham, Bonney is captured by the Black Widow and thrown into her gold mine to slave until he dies. Bonney finds Curt there, starts a revolt and leads the other slaves to dynamite the mine. The Black Widow dies in the explosions trying to preserve access to her gold.

Show/hide 9. Super Western Album [Black and White] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Super Western Album. Round up the whole collection"

Details

Printed
1976 to 1977
Genre
Western
More...
Super Western Album [Black and White]

Notes

Unusually, stories in this issue are individually numbered, restarting at each new story (complete numbering 1-68 is standard).

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 31781

Entry created

  • 03/07/2007

Cover added

  • 24/03/2019

Index completed

  • 30/11/2010

Last updated

  • 24/03/2019