Continues from Colt .45 run in Four Color (1942 series) #924 ; 1004 ; 1058 .
The 6-issue Dell comic book series Colt .45 was based on an ABC western television series broadcast between 1957 and 1960 which, in its turn, was based on a 1950 Warner Bros. feature film. The television show was one of six popular ABC westerns produced by Warner Bros. during the late 1950s and early 1960s that included Cheyenne, Bronco, Sugarfoot, Lawman, and Maverick. Wayde Preston starred in Colt .45 as Christopher Colt, an undercover government agent who concealed his identity by posing as a traveling pistol salesman. The comic book series' regular features included one-page text stories with western themes and four-page stories about characters such as Fresno, a karate-chopping Japanese-American cowboy, and his kid buddy Snubby. Issues sometimes included one-page Chris Colt stories or illustrated text articles on western life and lore.