The Fastest Gun Western #32

Published
May 1978
Page count
68
Cover price
0.50 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/823803

Credits

Editing
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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"Ways of the mighty west"

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Painting
Francisco Javier González Vilanova [as Vilanova] (signed)

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Notes

The signature on this painting is dated 1975.

Show/hide 1. The Last Fandango (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
William Bonney [Billy the Kid]; Evalina Pinero; Luis Pinero; Amadeo Ruiz

Credits

Script
?
Art
José Delbo
Letters
?
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #96 (November 1972)
The Last Fandango
Also printed
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #149 (August 1982)
The Last Fandango

Synopsis

Will Bonney angers two bullies that run Sonora like kings and he decides its time their rule ended. He proves the land grants that give them power are fakes and the people kept as slave can claim their farms.

Show/hide 2. Last Laugh of Laughing Sam Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
A-5239
Characters
Mr. Charles; Tom Rowan; Laughing Sam Hubb

Credits

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Fraccio ?
Inks
Jon D'Agostino ?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Pat Masulli (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Outlaws of the West (Charlton, 1957 series) #58 (April-May 1966)
Last Laugh of Laughing Sam

Synopsis

After a murderous robbery, Laughing Sam Hubb spends his loot dining and laughing at stand-up comic Broadway Benny. Will he kill again or die laughing?

Show/hide 3. Sam Goldman's Empire (The Adventures of Juan Mestizo) Comic story, 14 pages

"After leaving Santa Fe, Juan Mestizo and his friend Arquimedes crossed the prairie, always heading west."

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Juan Mestizo
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Juan Mestizo; Archimedes [as Arquímedes]; Strong Rain / Heavy Rain (Mohave brave)

Credits

Script
?
Art
Vicente Vañó Ibarra
Letters
?
Editing
?

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First published in this issue
 
First published in this issue

Synopsis

Juan and Archimedes save Heavy Rain from dying in a cactus patch. He tells how he escaped slavery in Sam Goldman's mine. Juan tells Heavy Rain to hide, recover and get help just as Juan and Archimedes are captured by Goldman's men. Juan is sent to work in the mine, but Archimedes pretends he does not know Juan and sympathises with Goldman's white supremacy. Archimedes works out how communicate with Juan and they plan for the slaves to revolt. On the agreed day, Heavy Rain also arrives with an Indian army. Through careful planning and some luck, the slaves claim freedom.

Notes

The Jaimito reprint is not confirmed, but this story continues directly from 'In Santa Fe' and appears to be two seven-page episodes merged together. Page eight recaps what has occurred on the previous pages. Pages five and six of this reprint are in reverse order. The Mohave Indian's name changes from Strong Rain to Heavy Rain between each part of the story.

Show/hide 4. The Baroness and the Gunslinger Part I (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
B-924
Characters
William Bonney [Billy the Kid]; Cherie (The Baroness de Monge); Fritz; Buck Horner; Lucius Seeley; Jack Smith; Jack Smith's wife

Credits

Art
José Delbo
Editing
Pat Masulli (original executive editor)
Dick Giordano (original managing editor)

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First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #64 (December 1967)
The Baroness and the Gunslinger

Synopsis

Bonney agrees to protect Cherie who has just opened the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon. He also plans to be around town to find out who's threatening homesteaders to buy up their land. He tries to protect Smith's property and discovers the Seeley wants to turn the acquired land into grape orchards. Seeley's boss is Cherie.

Show/hide 5. The Duel Part II (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
William Bonney [Billy the Kid]; Cherie (The Baroness de Monge); Fritz; Buck Horner

Credits

Art
José Delbo
Editing
Pat Masulli (original executive editor)
Dick Giordano (original managing editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #64 (December 1967)
The Baroness and the Gunslinger

Synopsis

Cherie de Monse owns every ranch in wine valley but one—Buck Horner's. She has forged deeds for Horner's ranch and just needs him dead to claim the final property. Bonney takes on Fritz to save Horner's life and Fritz challenges him to a duel.

Show/hide 6. A New Way to Die Part! III (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
William Bonney [Billy the Kid]; Cherie (The Baroness de Monge); Fritz; Buck Horner; Lobo

Credits

Art
José Delbo
Editing
Pat Masulli (original executive editor)
Dick Giordano (original managing editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #64 (December 1967)
The Baroness and the Gunslinger

Synopsis

Cherie lines up her thugs to kill Bonney if Fritz fails. Bonney ignores the rules of fencing, but is soon fighting for his life—successfully—against the gang. He confronts and defeats Cherie and Fritz in the Saloon. The pair hand back all the property deeds and escape in their carriage.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Bounty Hunter) Comic story, 9 pages

"The beginning of a great new series by those masters of storytelling:"

Featuring

Feature
Bounty Hunter
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
B-1098
Characters
Sean O'Meara; Marshall Ben Ames; Pike McGinty

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil [as Sergius O'Shaughnessy]
Art
Pat Boyette (credited)
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor, credited)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #66 (October 1968)
Untitled

Synopsis

Shawn O'Meara travels from Dublin to St Louis, Missouri. He secures work on a paddlesteamer to Cairo, Illinois, and saves the ship from pirates. A woman travelling with him introduces him to her father, Marshall Ben Ames. The Marshall invites Shawn to help stop the pirates. While thinking about it, he needs to take his pocket watch back from a man who got it from pirate Pike McGinty. He then sees Ben Ames daughter seriously hurt by the McGinty gang. He takes the job as Bounty Hunter.

Notes

This is the first episode of the series, although a later episode was printed out of order in the previous issue.

Show/hide 8. The Bank Robbery! (Mr. Young of the Boothill Gazette) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mr. Young of the Boothill Gazette
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Max Cogswell; Abel Young; Otto Hacker; Lucy; Sheriff Blake; Deuce; Larry

Credits

Art
Pat Boyette
Editing
George Wildman (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #97 (December 1972)
The Bank Robbery!
Also printed
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #141 (April 1981)
The Bank Robbery!

Synopsis

When Young is distracted by a good-looking woman he manages to help Otto's gang break him out of jail and rob the bank. His reporter's instincts help him fix his mistake.

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]

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 31996

Entry created

  • 11/07/2007

Cover added

  • 27/11/2018

Index completed

  • 06/03/2010

Last updated

  • 20/03/2019