The Fastest Gun Western #23

Published
May 1976
Page count
68
Cover price
0.35 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
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
Show/hide 1. Ballad of the Tall Man (Jackaroe) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jackaroe
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Script
Robin Wood [as Robert O'Neill]
Art
Gianni Dalfiume [as Delfiume]

Reprint history

First print
Argentina
Alamo Jim (Columba, 1972 series) #10 (November 1972)
Balada del hombre alto
Show/hide 2. Kill Him For Me (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
D-5353

Credits

Art
José Delbo
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #106 (December 1973)
Kill Him For Me
Show/hide 3. Apache Red and the Cousin of the Queen (Apache Red) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Apache Red
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
D-3828

Credits

Script
Fred Himes ?
Art
Fred Himes
Letters
Fred Himes ?
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Cheyenne Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #97 (July 1973)
The Cousin of the Queen
Show/hide 4. Buffalo Bill (Buffalo Bill) Comic story, 4 pages

"Black Wolf, renegade Indian Chieftain, roamed the badlands of Dakota."

Featuring

Feature
Buffalo Bill
Genre
Western-Frontier

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Notes

This feature is probably of UK origin.

Show/hide 5. Mr. Young of the Boothill Gazette (Mr. Young of the Boothill Gazette) Comic story, 6 pages

"If one looks through the morgue of the Boothill Gazette, you might find one or two issues which would lead the reader to believe that Boothill, Texas, was not only a quiet town, but at times-downright boring.."

Featuring

Feature
Mr. Young of the Boothill Gazette
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
D-5641

Credits

Art
Pat Boyette
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #107 (May 1974)
Untitled
Show/hide 6. The Black Saddle Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Bret Marshall

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kamen ?

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Apache Trail (Steinway, 1957 series) #4 (June 1958)
The Black Saddle
 
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #14 ([December 1970?])
The Black Saddle

Notes

The character in this story is clearly The Lone Rider (Jim Larrimore), although the name and branding have been removed. Every use of the name "Bret Marshall" appears to have been written in a different lettering style. Some of the text has also been Australianised (eg, gaolhouse).

Show/hide 7. Big Day in Durango (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
D-5827

Credits

Art
José Delbo
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #110 (December 1974)
Big Day in Durango
Also printed
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #150 (October 1982)
Big Day In Durango
From GCD
from Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #110.
Show/hide 8. The Sod Shanty on the Claim Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
C-705

Credits

Pencils
Charles Nicholas ?
Inks
Vince Alascia
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #105 (November 1973)
The Sod Shanty On The Claim
Show/hide 9. A Kiss From Gentle Fawn (Cheyenne Kid) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cheyenne Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
D-3577

Credits

Script
Joe Gill
Art
Sanho Kim
Editing
George Wildman

Reprint history

First print
United States
Cheyenne Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #95 (March 1973)
A Kiss From Gentle Fawn
Show/hide 10. Look for These Exciting Planet Comics [First logo] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Look for these exciting Planet Comics at any newsagent or bookstall"

Details

Printed
1973 to 1975
Genre
Superhero
More...
Look for These Exciting Planet Comics [First logo]

Notes

Image is based on DC 100-Page Super Spectacular 6, 1971 (Pencils: Neal Adams; Inks: Neal Adams).


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32717

Entry created

  • 21/07/2007

Cover added

  • 01/03/2012

Index completed

  • 01/03/2012

Last updated

  • 16/06/2016