(1988)

AC, 1987 Series
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Price:
2.95 USD; 4.15 CAD
Pages:
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
AC Comics
Brand:
AC Comics
Editing:
Bill Black
Color:
Color cover; Color interior (#1); Black and White and Color interior (#2-4)
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Billy the Kid; Red Mask; Durango Kid / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Severin; Frank Bolle; ? (photograph)
Inks:
John Severin; Frank Bolle; ? (photograph)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Billy the Kid; Red Mask; Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starrett)

Indexer Notes

Artwork from interior stories.

[Introduction] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Red Mask (photo of Tim Holt); ? (photo of Richard Martin)

Indexer Notes

Brief introduction to the issue along with a photo of RKO actors Tim Holt and Richard Martin. Inside front cover.

The Kid from Broken Gun (Table of Contents)

Durango Kid / text article / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Durango Kid [Steve Reynolds] (photos of Charles Starrett)

Indexer Notes

A filmbook of the last Durango Kid film, 1952's "The Kid from Broken Gun." Text summary of the film with photos. The first page is designed as a cover in the same style as the ME "Charles Starrett as the Durango Kid" comic and is labeled "No. 42." The last ME Durango Kid comic was #41.

Latigo Kid Western (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Latigo Kid Western / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Roy Rogers - Dale Evans Collectors Association (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Roy Rogers - Dale Evans Collectors Association / advertisement / 0.125 page (report information)

Now Available from Norman Kietzer (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.875 page (report information)

Magazine Enterprises... The Best of the West (Table of Contents)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
? (various)
Inks:
? (various)
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Article on the 1950s western comics published by Magazine Enterprises (ME). Typeset with cover reproductions of Tim Holt, Durango Kid, Straight Arrow, Ghost Rider and other ME titles.

[Tim Holt #26 Cover] (Table of Contents)

Red Mask / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Bolle
Inks:
Frank Bolle
Colors:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Mask; (inset, photo of Tim Holt)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Logo of original, which was "Tim Holt as Red Mask" has been replaced with large "Red Mask" logo.

Stage to Devil's Gap (Table of Contents)

Red Mask / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Frank Bolle (signed)
Inks:
Frank Bolle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
RM-144-#45

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Mask; Blueface (villain; introduction); Pearl Nolan; Captain Lewis Springer; Deb Morris; Mark Todd
Synopsis:
Blueface and his warriors attack a stagecoach.
Reprints:
Keywords:
American Indian; Apache; stagecoach

Indexer Notes

Reproduced from the original art. 3-D effect.

[Red Hawk #11 cover] (Table of Contents)

Red Hawk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Hawk
Reprints:
Keywords:
American Indian

The Helpless Warrior (Table of Contents)

Red Hawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Hawk
Synopsis:
A blind Red Hawk must guard a mountain pass against an enemy tribe.
Reprints:
Keywords:
American Indian; Cheyenne Indian; counting coup; mustang; quicksand

Indexer Notes

Reproduced from the original art.

Ambush at Sun-Up (Table of Contents)

Billy the Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin [as JS] (signed)
Inks:
John Severin [as JS] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Billy the Kid; Dude Hauser; Joe Whitley
Synopsis:
Billy helps Joe Whitley protect his ranch from the Hauser gang.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cattle rustler

Indexer Notes

Story © 1988 Americomics; "likeness" © 1988 Sword In Stone Pubs.

Trail of Robin Hood (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

AC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.875 page (report information)

Under Western Skies (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Under Western Skies / advertisement / 0.125 page (report information)

[Buttons / AC Back Issues] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

AC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Charles Starrett--The Durango Kid (Table of Contents)

The Durango Kid / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starrett); Charles Starrett (photo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Doctored publicity photo showing both Charles Starrett and his alter-ego The Durango Kid standing next to each other.

[The Durango Kid] (Table of Contents)

The Durango Kid / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starrett)
Synopsis:
The Durango Kid is interrupted as he is reading a ledger.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Full-page movie still.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Billy the Kid; Red Mask; Durango Kid
  2. 1. [Introduction]
  3. 2. The Kid from Broken Gun
    Durango Kid
  4. 3. Latigo Kid Western
    Latigo Kid Western
  5. 4. Roy Rogers - Dale Evans Collectors Association
    Roy Rogers - Dale Evans Collectors Association
  6. 5. Now Available from Norman Kietzer
  7. 6. Magazine Enterprises... The Best of the West
  8. 7. [Tim Holt #26 Cover]
    Red Mask
  9. 8. Stage to Devil's Gap
    Red Mask
  10. 9. [Red Hawk #11 cover]
    Red Hawk
  11. 10. The Helpless Warrior
    Red Hawk
  12. 11. Ambush at Sun-Up
    Billy the Kid
  13. 12. Trail of Robin Hood
    AC Comics
  14. 13. Under Western Skies
    Under Western Skies
  15. 14. [Buttons / AC Back Issues]
    AC Comics
  16. 15. Charles Starrett--The Durango Kid
    The Durango Kid
  17. 16. [The Durango Kid]
    The Durango Kid
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