(1998)

AC, 1998 Series
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Price:
4.95 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Paragon Publications
Brand:
Paragon Publications
Editing:
Bill Black
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

These early issues of BOTW are a smaller 7 inches by 7 inches in size. Rather than reduce the original page size to fit, the pages have been rearranged, using less panels per page, leaving the art large and the page count longer, which explains why the page counts here might not match their original appearances.


Can the Haunted Horseman Survive the Tomb of Horror! (Table of Contents)

Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers [as R Ayers] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers [as R Ayers] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Haunted Horseman; Durango Kid (inset); Red Mask (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Haunted Horseman is a renamed Ghost Rider.

[Photo of Charles Starrett as The Durango Kid] (Table of Contents)

Durango Kid / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starrett)
Synopsis:
Durango Kid kneels behind the wheel of wagon, with his gun drawn.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Full-page publicity photo.

Whiplash (Table of Contents)

Durango Kid / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
John Belfi
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Durango Kid
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Best of the West / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black [as Wild Bill Black] (responses)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Charles J. Sperling; Pat Garcia; Steve Ogden; Jim Johnston; and Dick Ayers.

The Haunted Tomb (Table of Contents)

The Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Haunted Horseman; Spectre (horse)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A modified Ghost Rider story. All references to Ghost Rider are replaced by "the Haunted Horseman" or "the Haunter."

New Books for Western Fans! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for The Great American Western Sampler and Roy Rogers Western #1.

The Good Badman! (Table of Contents)

Tim Holt as Redmask / comic story / 10.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Frank Bolle
Inks:
Frank Bolle
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Mask [Tim Holt]
Reprints:

Red Mask appears in these 4 books, ready to mail! (Table of Contents)

AC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for back issues of AC Comics featuring Red Mask. Covers to Red Mask #1, #2, & #3 and Tim Holt #1 are depicted.

Western Comics! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promo for back issues of AC Comics western titles.

Dead Man's Son (Table of Contents)

Haunted Horseman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Haunted Horseman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A modified Ghost Rider story. All references to Ghost Rider have been replaced by "The Haunted Horseman" or "the Haunter."

[Durango Kid standing by horse] (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:
Durango Kid with drawn gun, standing by white horse

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Full-page publicity still.

["Watch out! Here comes the dynamic debut of Doctor Dimension"] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Dimension / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Machlan [as Machlan] (signed)
Inks:
Mark Heike [as Heike] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Dimension

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for Doctor Dimension. Cover is printed upside-down compared to the rest of the comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Can the Haunted Horseman Survive the Tomb of Horror!
    Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider]
  2. 1. [Photo of Charles Starrett as The Durango Kid]
    Durango Kid
  3. 2. Whiplash
    Durango Kid
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Best of the West
  5. 4. The Haunted Tomb
    The Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider]
  6. 5. New Books for Western Fans!
    AC Comics
  7. 6. The Good Badman!
    Tim Holt as Redmask
  8. 7. Red Mask appears in these 4 books, ready to mail!
    AC Comics
  9. 8. Western Comics!
    AC Comics
  10. 9. Dead Man's Son
    Haunted Horseman
  11. 10. [Durango Kid standing by horse]
    The Durango Kid
  12. 11. ["Watch out! Here comes the dynamic debut of Doctor Dimension"]
    Doctor Dimension
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Roger Reus
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mougin
  • Merlin Haas
  • Steven Rowe
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Roger Reus
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Darrel McCann