(June 1987)

Comico, 1987 Series
 
Price:
8.95 USD; 11.95 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
COMICO the Comic Company
Brand:
COMICO C
ISBN:
0-938965-04-2 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Maggie Brenner
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
8.5" x 11"
Publishing Format:
Graphic Novel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rio / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Doug Wildey (signed) (painting)
Inks:
Doug Wildey (signed) (painting)
Colors:
Doug Wildey (signed) (painting)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rio
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover logo is embossed in silver foil.

[Blank Pages] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

Rio (Table of Contents)

Rio / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Doug Wildey
Inks:
Doug Wildey
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rio

Indexer Notes

Title page with monochrome (light brown) illustration.

Rio by Doug Wildey (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits and publishing information.

For Ellen (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Doug Wildey
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dedication.

Part 1: The Hide Butchers (Table of Contents)

Rio / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Pencils:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Inks:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Colors:
Doug Wildey
Letters:
Doug Wildey

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rio; President U. S. Grant (reference); King Taggart; Phineas Dorsey; Billy Groot; Brazos; Ruby-Joy; Grady Parrish
Synopsis:
Rio is offered a chance for a pardon if he can keep railroad passengers from shooting buffalo from the trains, which is causing problems with the Indians. The railroad owner refuses and sets up an ambush for Rio in Endsville, at the end of the track. Rio escapes the ambush, but is framed for another murder and must track down the real killer.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story chapter was split up when originally printed. There is no splash or other interruption of the story on page 11 where the second half begins. Colors credit verified in intro to Eclipse Monthly #2.

Part 2: Satan's Doorstep (Table of Contents)

Rio / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Pencils:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Inks:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Colors:
Doug Wildey
Letters:
Doug Wildey

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rio; Colonel Elgin; Mr. Pierce; Geronimo (cameo)
Synopsis:
Tracking Grady Parrish south, Rio gets captured by a band of Apaches. He is rescued by a Cavalry troop led by a half-mad colonel who worships Napoleon. The troop makes it to an abandoned stage relay station where they are put under siege by the Apaches.
Reprints:

Part 3: Robber's Roost (Table of Contents)

Rio / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Pencils:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Inks:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Colors:
Doug Wildey
Letters:
Doug Wildey

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rio; Ruby-Joy (cameo); Stevens (cameo); Grady Parrish
Synopsis:
Rio tracks Grady Parrish to Vieja Tristeza, just on the other side of the Mexican border. Parrish and a couple of dozen gunmen have taken control of the town. Rio allows himself to be captured, betting his life on being able to delay Parrish until a platoon of Mexican Army troops arrive.
Reprints:

[Doug Wildey during his cowboy days] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Doug Wildey (photo)
Synopsis:
Doug Wildey, in cowboy garb, sitting on the fence of a corral.

[Rio playing cards] (Table of Contents)

Rio / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Doug Wildey (signed) (painting)
Inks:
Doug Wildey (signed) (painting)
Colors:
Doug Wildey (signed) (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rio
Synopsis:
Rio at a table, checking the cards in his hands.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rio
  2. 1. [Blank Pages]
  3. 2. Rio
    Rio
  4. 3. Rio by Doug Wildey
  5. 4. For Ellen
  6. 5. Part 1: The Hide Butchers
    Rio
  7. 6. Part 2: Satan's Doorstep
    Rio
  8. 7. Part 3: Robber's Roost
    Rio
  9. 8. [Doug Wildey during his cowboy days]
  10. 9. [Rio playing cards]
    Rio
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