Western Comics #80

DC Comics

United States

Published
March-April 1960
Page count
36?
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
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Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Texas Trail Robbery! (Matt Savage, Trail Boss) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Matt Savage, Trail Boss
Genre
Western

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. The Texas Trail Robbery (Matt Savage, Trail Boss) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Matt Savage, Trail Boss
Genre
Western
Characters
Matt Savage; Greg Parker; Jim Dexter; sheriff

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

After a skirmish at a watering hole, it's a race between the Matt Savage's group the Dogiron Riders and the Walking Box outfit to get to where the good grass is. One night Jim Dexter shows up for some poker, but a sudden rainstorm breaks up the game. The next day Dexter shows up with the Sheriff, claiming he was robbed after leaving the game. A search finds the money in Savage's bag and he is taken to jail to stand trial. During the trial, Savage realizes that the money doesn't show any water damage, so it can't be the same money, and Dexter actually has the real winnings on his person. Dexter had been paid $100 to frame Savage by Greg Parker of the Walking Box group. But the Walking Box group has gotten theirs, having been put under quarantine with a case of "Texas Fever."

Show/hide 2. Blue Sand Comic story, 1 page
Show/hide 3. The Brave and the Bold #28 ad Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 4. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Teen

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Ruben Moreira
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 5. Gun Duel at Copper Creek (Pow Wow Smith) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Pow Wow Smith
Genre
Western
Characters
Pow-Wow Smith; Duane Jeffries; Cal Fuller; Monte Davis

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Carmine Infantino
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #18 ([July 1960?])
Gun-Duel at Copper Creek
 
United States
All-Star Western (DC, 1970 series) #1 (August-September 1970)
Gun-Duel at Copper Creek
 
Australia
Pow-Wow Smith (Murray, 1982?) ([1982?])
Gun-Duel at Copper Creek
 
Australia
Pow-Wow Smith (Murray, 1982?) ([1982?])
From GCD
in All-Star Western (DC, 1970 series) #1
 
from Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #80 (March-April 1960)
Original
Western Comics 80, March-April 1960

Synopsis

Orphan Duane Jeffries was raised by the townspeople of Elkhorn. Now that he is sixteen, they want to know what he's going to do with his life, and everyone has an idea of what he should do. Confused, Duane takes a walk and walks into a gunfight between Pow-Wow and some gunmen. Pow-Wow uses the distraction to get the upper hand, and with Duane's help, captures the gunmen. Duane decides he wants to be a lawman, and Pow-Wow agrees to train him. Some time later, Pow-Wow is surprised to hear that Duane has taken the job as lawman of Copper Creek, and was shot up on his first day. So Pow-Wow heads for Copper Creek. Duane explains that he wanted to surprise Pow-Wow, but in his first gunfight, he faced a guy faster than greased lightning and warns Smith to be wary. Pow-Wow calls out Davis, and as they're about to draw, he sees Davis look to the side, and realizes that Davis has an accomplice, Fuller, who had been posing as a traveling salesman. Outdrawing both men, Smith explains what had happened to him, and tells Jeffries he's not ready to be a sheriff, but that there's room for a deputy in Elkhorn.

Notes

Originally written as a Hopalong Cassidy story, modified and used here when that comic was cancelled.

Show/hide 6. "Bah!" (Chief Hot-Foot) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Chief Hot-Foot
Genre
Gags

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

Appears after page 6 of the Pow Wow Smith story.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (The Hitching Post) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Hitching Post

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Appears before page 7 of the Pow Wow Smith story.

Show/hide 8. Statement of Ownership Statement of ownership, 1 page

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Appears at the bottom of the last page of the Pow Wow Smith story.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33228

Entry created

  • 19/08/2007

Cover added

  • 03/03/2013

Index completed

  • 03/03/2013

Last updated

  • 03/03/2013