The Fastest Gun Western #9

Published
1974
Page count
68
Cover price
0.25 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

"Ways of the Mighty West"

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Painting
?
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Show/hide 1. The Mexican Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Aaron; Pedro Ramirez; Miss Van Dyke

Credits

Art
Jesús Flores Thies ? [as Flores] (signed)

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

A strange group of men and a woman refuse to let the Mexican, Pedro Ramirez, guide them along the hazardous route across the desert and yellow mountain to Rio Solis. When their incompetent, drunken guide goes over a cliff, Pedro shows himself and guides them for an increased fee. Tensions mount during the long perilous journey, between members of the group and against the Mexican. Finally arriving, the group meets rebels. Some of them are gun runners and Pedro is a captain in the Mexican army. Miss Van Dyke and her grandfather survive the battle, and Pedro guides them on as welcome colonials.

Notes

The signature is unclear and might not be Flores, or might be a different Flores. The signature is dated 1968.

Show/hide 2. The Deserter (Buffalo Bill) Comic story, 6.7 pages

"Bastion of the great plains of Dakota was Fort Abraham Lincoln--manned by the United States Seventh Cavalry under the command of General George Armstrong Custer."

Featuring

Feature
Buffalo Bill
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Jean Regan; Dan Regan; Caleb Carver; Trooper Bob Donaldson; General Custer; Colonel Buffalo Bill Cody; Ed Taylor; Doc Bristol; Slim Johnson

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Synopsis

When Caleb Carver attempts to assault Jean Regan, her father intervenes. Later, Caleb murders Dan Regan in revenge. Jean's boyfriend Bob Donaldson decides to track the killer, but must desert his post at Fort Abraham Lincoln to do so. When Buffalo Bill is brought in to find Donaldson, the pair brings Carver and his gang to justice.

Notes

This story is probably reprinted from Comet (Amalgamated Press, 1952 series).

Show/hide 3. Bumper Western Comic [20 cent] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.3 pages

"Read blazing tales of the old west in Bumper Western Comic. 20c"

Details

Printed
1969? to 1974?
Genre
Western
More...
Bumper Western Comic [20 cent]

Notes

There is a later variation of this advertisement without the price.

Show/hide 4. Bite the Desert Dust and Die! (Two-Gun Kid) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Two-Gun Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Script
Ogden Whitney
Art
Ogden Whitney
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Two Gun Kid (Marvel, 1953 series) #103 (March 1972)
.Bite the Desert Dust and Die
Also printed
Australia
Two-Gun Kid (Yaffa/Page, 1979 series) #2 (1979)
Bite the Desert Dust and Die
Show/hide 5. The Robbery Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Tim Jefferson; Rose; Hans; Danny Baker; Alex; Bud

Credits

Art
Josep Gual Tutusaus [as Gual] (signed)

Synopsis

Tim Jefferson is sworn in as Canon City's new sheriff to take over from Hans. He’s an unexpected choice and turns to his drifter friend Danny Baker to learn to shoot. Three bandits arrive with inside knowledge of how to steal a shipment of money. When the gang leader Alex and Tim are killed, Danny leads the search for the other bandits. The inside knowledge has come from the former sheriff.


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AusReprints ID

  • 39172

Entry created

  • 01/01/2010

Cover added

  • 22/12/2015

Last updated

  • 15/06/2016