The Fastest Gun Western #35

Published
March 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
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/823806

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"Ways of the Mighty West"

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Josep Martí Ripoll, painter [signed as Martí Ripoll]
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 1. Free Collection of Christmas Stamps. (Castle Stamps Pty. Ltd.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Castle Stamps Pty. Ltd.
Show/hide 2. Untitled [Bounty Hunter] (Bounty Hunter) Comic story, 9 pages

"Dear Dad: Sure, it was a devil of a situation I was in..."

Featuring

Feature
Bounty Hunter
Genre
Western
Code
B-1239
Characters
Bounty Hunter [Shawn O'Meara]; Pike McGinty; Ben Ames

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter [credited as Sergius O'Shaughnessy]
Art
Pat Boyette, line art [credited]
Text
Pat Boyette, letterer
Editing
Sal Gentile, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #67 (July 1968)
Bounty Hunter

Synopsis

When Shawn discovers a man transporting a stolen machine gun to sell to McGinty, he becomes trapped in the hold of a blazing river-boat. He escapes with an axe and forces details of the deal out of the arms dealer. Shawn uses the information to get close to McGinty by making the sale himself. The Bounty Hunter is trapped in the hold of a blazing river-boat.

Show/hide 3. The Story of Peace River Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-frontier
Code
B-107

Credits

Writing
Joe Gill , scripter
Art
, line art
 
Frank McLaughlin, inker
Text
, typeset
Editing
Dick Giordano, original Managing Editor
Management
Pat Masulli, original Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Wild West (Charlton, 1966 series) #58 (November 1966)
The Story of Peace River

Synopsis

When Seth Keane saw the Valley of the Peace River, he knew this was the home he had been seeking in his long wanderings in the wilderness. There was trouble though... a tribe of hostile Sioux kind of liked living there too.

Show/hide 4. Sidewinders Nest (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western
Code
[B-1592]
Characters
Billy the Kid

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
José Delbo, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Sal Gentile, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #73 (July 1969)
Sidewinders Nest

Synopsis

Three criminals seek revenge against Billy the Kid, who has been bitten by a snake. He must take them on sick from venom and, soon, blind as well.

Show/hide 5. The Challenge (Black Fury) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Black Fury
Genre
Western
Code
[A-4629]
Characters
Black Fury

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Rocco Mastroserio, line art [as Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Pat Masulli, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Black Fury (Charlton, 1955 series) #54 (September 1965)
The Challenge

Synopsis

Black Fury's position as King of the Wild Horses is challenged by a huge white horse seeking to take over his role for the Ramada. Black Fury is defeated, but not killed and recovers to regain his position.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (The Man Called Loco) Comic story, 8 pages

"Gold is discovered in California, and overnight the sleepy seacoast settlement of San Francisco…"

Featuring

Feature
The Man Called Loco
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
B-1028

Credits

Writing
Denny O'Neil, scripter [credited as Sagebrush Sergius O'Shaughnessy]
Art
Pete Morisi, line art [credited as Pecos P.A.M.]
Text
Pete Morisi, letterer
Editing
Dick Giordano, editor [credited as Dead-Eye Dick Giordano]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Texas Rangers in Action (Charlton, 1956 series) #65 (March 1968)
The Man Called Loco

Synopsis

Loco offers to take on the Hound's Tooth Gang that is terrorising San Francisco during the gold rush.

Notes

First page claims that "This story was based on a true incident that happened in 1849!"

Show/hide 7. Sitting Bull: The Best Indian is a Dead Indian (Great Wild West Myths) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Great Wild West Myths
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Sitting Bull (Ta-Tan-Ka I-Yo-Ta-Ke]; Crow Chief; Father Pierre; Crazy Horse; George Crook; Colonel Gibbon; George Custer; White Bull; James McLaughlin

Credits

Writing
Josep Toutain, scripter
Art
José Ortiz, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Selecciones Ilustradas , editor (Selecciones Ilustradas)

Reprint history

First print
Norway
Colt (Semic, 1978 series) uke 17 1979 (uke 17 1979)
Bare en død indianer er en god indianer
Also printed
Spain
Blue Jeans (Nueva Frontera, 1977 series) #21 (May 1979)
Sitting Bull
 
Spain
Grandes mitos del oeste (Toutain, 1987 series) #2 (1987)
Sitting Bull: El mejor indio es un indio muerto

Synopsis

Sitting Bull steals Crow horses and wins against the Crow Chief in an noble fight, gaining his distinctive limp. When white invaders sought their land, Sitting Bull and his Hunkpapa Sioux refused. White respect for their land ended when it was need for the Northern Pacific Railroad. A Cheyenne tribe was annihilated in the belief it was Sitting Bull's people. The tribes met at Rosebud Creek in June 1876 and agreed to Sitting Bull's call for war. They win at battle and Custer is killed by White Bull. In retaliation, he US Army wiped out 37 camps and Sitting Bull fled for a time to Canada. He was ultimately killed in a camp on Grand River resisting arrest by Sioux volunteers of the white police.

Notes

"© S.I. Artists". The signature on this story is dated 5/3/78, probably European format meaning 5 March 1978.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Jesse James) Comic story, 4 pages

"It was while purchasing some supplies that Jesse James one day met Phoebe Arnold..."

Featuring

Feature
Jesse James
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Jesse James; Phoebe Arnold; Jeremy Taylor

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bill Allison, line art [as William M. Allison]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Charles J. Levy, original Editor
 
Charles J. Santangelo, original Editor [as Charles Santangelo]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Cowboy Western Comics (Charlton, 1948 series) #24 (September 1949)
Jessie Meets Phoebe Arnold
Also printed
United States
Cowboy Western (Charlton, 1954 series) #55 (June 1955)
Phoebe Arnold

Synopsis

After Jesse James protects Phoebe Arnold from Jeremy Taylor, the Arnold payroll is stolen. Jesse is blamed, but soon points the sheriff to Arnold as the real culprit.

Notes

The GCD calls this story "Jessie Meets Phoebe Arnold" and "Phoebe Arnold".

Show/hide 9. Three Rode Together (Texas Rangers Introducing Riley's Rangers) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Texas Rangers Introducing Riley's Rangers
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
B-518
Characters
Riley's Rangers [Colonel Rutherford Riley; Hunk Houghton; Jess]

Credits

Writing
Joe Gill , scripter
Art
Charles Nicholas, penciller [signed as Nicholas]
 
Vince Alascia, inker [signed as Alascia]
Text
, typeset
Editing
Dick Giordano, original Managing Editor
Management
Pat Masulli, original Executive Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Texas Rangers in Action (Charlton, 1956 series) #60 (May 1967)
Three Rode Together ["Introducing Riley's Rangers"]

Synopsis

The Texas Rangers establish Riley's Rangers with three conscripted 'volunteers' and send them undercover to infiltrate Pancho Garcia's gang.

Show/hide 10. Stamps One Country Collections (Piccadilly Stamps) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Piccadilly Stamps
Show/hide 11. Cricket Alive! (World Series Cricket) Advertisement, 1 page

"A book destined to become a collector's item. An entertaining new game for all the family. All part of the excitement that is cricket again today. Each an ideal gift for someone… World Series Cricket."

Details

Printed
1978 to 1979
Genre
Sports
More...
Cricket Alive!

Notes

World Series Cricket was a break-away professional cricket competition staged 1977 to 1979, organised by Kerry Packer for broadcast on his Nine Network. Cricket Alive! Focused on the first year and was published in 1978. Packer's Australian Consolidated Press Ltd were the publishers of Murray comics at this time, having acquired The K. G. Murray Publishing Company on 30 June 1973 and renamed it Murray Publishers in late 1976.


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  • 31784

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