The Fastest Gun Western #38

Published
January 1980
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
Murray Publishers
 
Murray Publishers

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"Ways of the mighty west"

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Painting
?
Letters
typeset

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First print
Unknown
Also printed
United States
Five Deadly Guns (Tower, 1980?) (1980) —Five Deadly Guns
Untitled
Show/hide 1. If (Geronimo Jones) Comic story, 6 pages

"If is a small word that often casts a large shadow…"

Featuring

Feature
Geronimo Jones
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
D-2560
Characters
Geronimo Jones; nuns

Credits

Script
Tony Tallarico
Pencils
José Delbo
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Letters
Tony Tallarico
Editing
Sal Gentile (original editor)

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First print
United States
Geronimo Jones (Charlton, 1971 series) #4 (March 1972)
If

Synopsis

Geronimo is captured by a group of nuns who intend to turn him over to the law for shooting their stage driver.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Geronimo Jones) Comic story, 6 pages

"The still of the night is broken by the creaking sound of a house board being forced."

Featuring

Feature
Geronimo Jones
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
D-2560
Characters
Geronimo Jones; nuns; outlaws' wives

Credits

Script
Tony Tallarico
Pencils
José Delbo
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Letters
Tony Tallarico
Editing
Sal Gentile (original editor)

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First print
United States
Geronimo Jones (Charlton, 1971 series) #4 (March 1972)
If

Synopsis

During the night, Geronimo is freed by a hidden person and discovers that the real nuns are imprisoned. They explain that the wives of four outlaws have held up the stage for gold to bribe the sheriff and his deputy and save their husbands from being hung. Geronimo decides to play along and drive the stage.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Geronimo Jones) Comic story, 7 pages

"The trip to town of Rivers Edge was peaceful enough…"

Featuring

Feature
Geronimo Jones
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
D-2560
Characters
Geronimo Jones; nuns; outlaws' wives; sheriff; townsfolk

Credits

Script
Tony Tallarico
Pencils
José Delbo
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Letters
Tony Tallarico
Editing
Sal Gentile (original editor)

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First print
United States
Geronimo Jones (Charlton, 1971 series) #4 (March 1972)
If

Synopsis

The fake nuns break their husbands out of prison, shoot the sheriff, and try to pin the murder on Geronimo. He proves the nuns are fake and gains the help of the towns' people to capture the women. The escaping men in the stage make a wrong turn and die driving over a cliff.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Bounty Hunter) Comic story, 7 pages

"Mister O'Meara, that little move is going to cost you your bishop!"

Featuring

Feature
Bounty Hunter
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
B-1903
Characters
Shawn O'Meara; Jim Turner; Boss; gang

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil [as Sergius O'Shaughnessy]
Art
Pat Boyette
Letters
Pat Boyette
Editing
Sal Gentile (original editor)

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First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #71 (March 1969)
Untitled

Synopsis

On a boat headed to St. Louis, Shawn meets Jim Turner, who is working to help his people following the end of black slavery. A group on shore offers the boat hospitality, but prove to be robbers. The leader forces Jim into slavery, followed by Shawn when he tries to help. As the pair are force to work themselves to death, the take an opportunity to escape. Jim is shot protecting Shawn.

Show/hide 5. Outcast King (Black Fury) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Black Fury
Genre
Animal
Code
A-5236
Characters
Black Fury; paint stallion; wolf; mares

Credits

Script
?
Art
José Delbo (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Pat Masulli (original executive editor)

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First print
United States
Black Fury (Charlton, 1955 series) #57 (March-April 1966)
Outcast King

Synopsis

Black Fury accidentally eats loco weed and is challenged as king while he is drunk.

Notes

The signature in this story is dated 1965.

Show/hide 6. Condemned (Texas Rangers in Action) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Texas Rangers in Action
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
A-4687
Characters
Nick Emlin; Comanche Indian; Blackie; Bob

Credits

Script
Joe Gill ?
Art
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Pat Masulli (executive editor)

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First print
United States
Texas Rangers in Action (Charlton, 1956 series) #50 (July 1965)
Condemned

Synopsis

Three outlaws leave ranger Nick Emlin in the Devil's Sandbox desert without horse, food or water. He uses his skills to escape certain death and capture them.

Show/hide 7. The Governor's Special (Texas Rangers in Action) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Texas Rangers in Action
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
A-4231
Characters
Ben Eldon; Sam Roper; Ryne Calvin; Pablo

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Bill Molno ?
Letters
?
Editing
Pat Masulli (original executive editor)

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First print
United States
Texas Rangers in Action (Charlton, 1956 series) #48 (January 1965)
The Governor's Special

Synopsis

Calvin and Pablo dynamite the train, but it is a decoy. Ranger Sam Roper is hurt, but Ben Eldon follows the outlaws to the real train to protect the governor.

Show/hide 8. Ghost Town (Juan Mestizo) Comic story, 7 pages

"Juan and Archimedes ride towards Yuma."

Featuring

Feature
Juan Mestizo
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Juan Mestizo; Archimedes; Tixi; outlaw

Credits

Script
?
Art
Vicente Vañó Ibarra
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

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Original
Jaimito (Editorial Valencia, 1945 Series) #15??

Synopsis

Travelling to Yuma, Juan and Archimedes arrive in Reobe City. Juan's horse is poisoned drinking from the trough, starting a search for the killer. He is shot and left for dead. Juan finds Tixi, who tells her story: the outlaws killed her family and took her as a slave. They soon fought each other, with only one left alive. When the three leave the house, Archimedes is shot in the leg by the outlaw, who is still alive. Juan shoots him. The three travel on to find a doctor, with Archimedes dragged behind the remaining horse in a litter.

Notes

Juan Mestizo appeared in odd numbered issues of Jaimito between #1563 and 1585.

Show/hide 9. Looking for Eddie Carter (Juan Mestizo) Comic story, 7 pages

"Our friends arrive at a merchant town near Yuma penitentiary."

Featuring

Feature
Juan Mestizo
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Juan Mestizo; Archimedes; Tixi; White Buffalo

Credits

Script
?
Art
Vicente Vañó Ibarra
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

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Original
Jaimito (Editorial Valencia, ? Series) #15??

Synopsis

Juan leaves Archimedes with a doctor while he goes to the penitentiary to find Eddie Carter. He is refused access as a half breed. The guards provoke a fight and put Juan in the prison. While Archimedes and Tixi implement a plan to rescue Juan, Eddie Carter also breaks out of the prison. Juan tries to find Eddie before the law, but Eddie is shot dead. Juan, Archimedes and Tixi travel on together, now as outlaws, heading 'no place in particular'.

Notes

Juan Mestizo appeared in odd numbered issues of Jaimito between #1563 and 1585.

Show/hide 10. The War over Women (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
D-3886
Characters
William Bonney [Billy the Kid]; Flora; Rocky Manton; Alfredo; Senorita Valdez; Nick Mundy

Credits

Script
?
Art
José Delbo
Letters
?
Editing
George Wildman

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First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #102 (June 1973)
The War Over Women

Synopsis

Bonney helps Senorita Valdez recover stolen horses from Nick Mundy.

Show/hide 11. Super Western Album [Murray Publishers] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Super Western Album. Round up the whole collection."

Details

Printed
1979
Genre
Western
More...
Super Western Album [Murray Publishers]

Notes

An earlier version excludes the Murray Publishers logo.

Show/hide 12. World Series Cricket Gear Advertisement, 1 page

"Don't get caught out. Buy world series cricket gear. Whether you're playing your own series or watching the pro's playing theirs, you'll look the part in World Series Cricket gear."

Details

Printed
1979 to 1979?
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World Series Cricket Gear

Notes

"© 1979 * a trademark of and licenced by P.B.L. Marketing Pty. Limited."


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