The Fastest Gun Western

Published
April 1984
Page count
84
Cover price
0.99 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Australian Edition DC
 
Australian Edition DC

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Painting
Manfred Sommer [as Sommer] (signed)
Editing
? (original editor)
Show/hide 1. Murray the Cat Fan Club [black and white] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Hey look who's here…its Murray the Cat. So Come on gang and join the Murray the Cat Fan Club and you will receive * One comic every month for 12 months from a category of your choice * The Murray the Cat Membership Badge * Two additional recent comics delivered during the twelve months at no extra cost * One 53cm X 43cm Pin up Poster of Murray the Cat. All this for $9.60 per year *(Overseas $12.60)…"

Details

Printed
1982 to 1983
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Murray the Cat Fan Club [black and white]
Show/hide 2. Deal with an Outlaw Comic story, 20 pages

"John Faith! At last, I've found you!"

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
John Faith; Speed; Sheriff; Doctor Dolan Gardner; Pat Gardner; Doc; Don (store clerk); Dick;

Credits

Script
?
Art
?
Letters
?
Editing
Selecciones Ilustradas

Synopsis

When Speed confronts popular local storekeeper John Faith for stealing from him, Faith is shot dead and Speed wounded. Knowing he will be blamed and lynched, Speed escapes to the local doctor for help. When the Sheriff comes search, Doctor Dolan Gardner hides his patient and begins to help clear his name. Can they discover who else wanted Faith dead in time to save the dying Speed, who needs a hospital to remove the bullet from near his heart.

Notes

"Selecciones Ilustradas - Derechos reservados - España"

Show/hide 3. Wild Bill Hickok's Gunfight at Hayes City (Wild Bill Hickok) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wild Bill Hickok
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Bill Hickok; Lank; unnamed hombre

Credits

Script
?
Art
Bob Forgione (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
Charles J. Levy (original editor)
Charles Santangelo (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Cowboy Western Comics (Charlton, 1948 series) #34 (August-September 1951)
Gunfight At Hayes City
Also printed
United States
Cowboy Western (Charlton, 1954 series) #58 (January 1956)
Gunfight At Hayes City
 
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Federal, 1984? series) ([April 1984])

Synopsis

A loudmouth hombre claims Marshal Hickok is a coward without his guns. He loses a fist fight and then pulls a gun, but Hickok expected cheating.

Show/hide 4. Captain Doom vs Robbin Joe Hood (Captain Doom) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain Doom
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
B-1381
Characters
Captain Doom [Elias Dunne]; Robbin' Joe Hood; farmer; Rufe; Cletus; Matthew Simms; Simms' son; Sheriff Smith

Credits

Script
? [B.J.]
Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as Nicholas] (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia [as Alascia] (signed)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Sal Gentile

Reprint history

First print
United States
Outlaws of the West (Charlton, 1957 series) #71 (September 1968)
Captain Doom Vs Robbin Joe Hood
Also printed
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Federal, 1984? series) ([April 1984])

Synopsis

Captain Doom fails to convince poor farmers that Robbin' Joe Hood is a murdering thief, not a hero helping starving Mexicans and homesteaders. A boy is sent to warn Hood and Doom follows to his hideout beyond Apache Wall. The Sheriff get some homesteaders to believe Hood is a murderer and a posse is sent to save the boy. Hood captures Doom, but the boy sees Hood manipulates his gang to murder each other for a bigger share of the loot. As the posse arrives, Hood is trapped by his own greed and Doom escapes.

Notes

Except in the tiltle, the main character is referred to as Robbin' (with an apostrope). The comics.org listing credits the script "as B.J." but there are no initials obvious on this reprint.

Show/hide 5. The Masterful Man Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
A-4843
Characters
Sheriff Buck Scanlon; Jake; Howard; Miller; Olson; Rufe

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
?
Editing
Pat Masulli (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Black Fury (Charlton, 1955 series) #53 (July 1965)
The Masterful Man
Also printed
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Federal, 1984? series) ([April 1984])

Synopsis

Arrogant Buck Scanlon's chance of reelection as sheriff is destroyed when his horse takes revenge for years of maltreatment.

Show/hide 6. Badland's Queen Part I (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
[B-1177]
Characters
Billy the Kid [Billy Bonney]; Wister; Lucy Thorpe; Krauss; Sheriff; Kelly; Guffy

Credits

Script
?
Art
José Delbo
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #66 (October 1968)
Badland's Queen
Also printed
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #135 (April 1980)
Badland's Queen
 
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Federal, 1984? series) ([April 1984])

Synopsis

When Billy the Kid defends Lucy Thorpe, the dead man's gun disappears, and the Kid is accused of murder rather than self-defence. On the run, he discovers Lucy is using threats to cheaply buy land and she seeks to enlist the newly outlawed Kid in her expansion plans.

Show/hide 7. The Cowboy King Part II (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
B-1177
Characters
Billy the Kid [Billy Bonney]; Lucy Thorpe; Rico; Gene Haney

Credits

Script
?
Art
José Delbo
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #66 (October 1968)
Badland's Queen
Also printed
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #135 (April 1980)
Badland's Queen
 
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Federal, 1984? series) ([April 1984])

Synopsis

Threatened by Lucy, Billy rides to force Gene Haney to sell his ranch cheaply. At his side is Rico, who will dynamite the ranch if Haney refuses. Billy dismisses the thought that Rico looks like the man he killed. Lucy and her gang return to 'buy' the ranch.

Show/hide 8. On the Dodge Part III (Billy the Kid) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Billy the Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
B-1177
Characters
Billy the Kid [Billy Bonney]; Lucy Thorpe; Morrison; Rico [Wister]

Credits

Script
?
Art
José Delbo
Letters
?
Editing
Dick Giordano (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #66 (October 1968)
Badland's Queen
Also printed
United States
Billy the Kid (Charlton, 1957 series) #135 (April 1980)
Badland's Queen
 
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (Federal, 1984? series) ([April 1984])

Synopsis

With the final deeds in hand, Lucy owns all Sweetgrass. Lucy admits her scheme to Billy and reveals Rico as Wister, the man Billy was framed for murdering. While fighting Rico, a stove sets the house alight. Responding to a message Billy sent via Haney to come when he signalled with smoke, Morrison arrives. Rico is recognised as the man Billy killed and the falsified property deeds burn with the house.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Sunset Carson) Comic story, 6 pages

"There's one more desert rat for folks to watch out for!"

Featuring

Feature
Sunset Carson
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Sunset Carson; Dan Dawson; Dawson's half sister

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks
Fran Matera ?
Letters
?
Editing
Charles J. Levy (original editor)
Charles Santangelo (original editor)

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Cowboy Western Comics (Charlton, 1948 series) #37 (February-March 1952)
Wanted: Dan Dawson

Synopsis

Sunset Carson takes down murder Dan Dawson with the help of Dawson's half sister.

Notes

The story is headed 'Double-barrel action on the western plains starring Sunset Carson'. The title often used for this story is based on a poster prominent in the first panel, 'Wanted for Murder: Dan Dawson'.

Show/hide 10. The Day He Came Back to Greenwood Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Abe Handerson [Handersen]; Molly Handerson [nee Ferguson]; Sara Handerson; Sam; Bill [as Matt]; Donovan [as Mr Sanders]; Mr Hobber; Joe Harmon; Frank Dean; Tom Brian; Bud Saffer; Saffer's gang

Credits

Script
?
Art
Manel Ferrer [as Manel] (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
? [Selecciones Ilustradas]

Reprint history

First print
Australia
Ringo (Sport Magazine, 1967 series) #11 ([March 1970?])
A Man Returns to Greenwood
Also printed
Spain
Cowboy (Ursus, 1971 [1972] series) #1 (January 1971 [1972])
Un hombre regresa a Greenwood
 
Australia
The Fastest Gun Western (KG Murray, 1974 series) #20 ([November 1975?])
A Man Returns to Greenwood

Synopsis

After four years fighting in the civil war, Greenwood's former sheriff Abe Handerson returns home. He finds a town where no one recognise him and don't answer to the names he remembers. He begins to believe he has gone mad in the war. A kindly stranger offers him a safe home to recover, but he can't settle. He encounters a stagecoach being robbed. Shooting the gang members, he discovers that they are coming to kill him in revenge. As the coach takes the bodies back to Greenwood, the town's people admit that they have pretended to not know him to save him from the dangerous gang.

Notes

"Selecciones Ilustradas - Derechos reservados - España". This signature is dated either '63' or '69'. This printing is a new translation compared with the previous KG Murray printings. Handerson is spelled Handersen on page 2.

Show/hide 11. Professor Teddy Woods Advertisement, 1 page

"Australia's tree planting koala… Professor Teddy Woods © Cannonloch Pty. Ltd. Greening Australia © Greening Australia Marketing Ltd. Professor Teddy Woods Toys exclusive to Falminka Pty. Ltd."

Details

Printed
1983
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Professor Teddy Woods

Notes

This toy is associated with 1982 Year of the Tree.


Notes

The Spanish work in this issue is uncommon for The Federal Publishing Company.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 41268

Entry created

  • 14/07/2009

Cover added

  • 15/03/2019

Index completed

  • 08/08/2010

Last updated

  • 15/03/2019