(1999)

AC, 1998 Series
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Price
5.95 USD
Pages
48
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
AC Comics
Brand
AC Comics
Editing
Bill Black (editor); Mark Heike (associate editor)
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Special thanks to Mick Harvey and Stig Olsen.


Enter the Presto Kid! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Black [as Black] (signed)
Inks
Bill Black [as Black] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Durango Kid; Redmask; Black Phantom; Presto Kid

[Photo of Durango Kid from Unknown Movie] (Table of Contents: 1)

Durango Kid / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starrett)
Synopsis
The Durango Kid uses his fist on an outlaw's jaw.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. No text.

Six-Gun Showdown! (Table of Contents: 2)

Durango Kid; Redmask; Black Phantom; Presto Kid / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Black (credited)
Pencils
John Nadeau (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Letters
Dick Ayers (credited)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Redmask; Black Phantom; Presto Kid; Sheriff Ben Gage; Presto Kid [Jeff Grant]; Durango Kid [Steve Brand]; Muley Pike; Molly; Trig Harding (villain); Pete (villain)
Synopsis
Black Phantom wants to go straight but Sheriff Ben Gage insists that she brings in Trig Harding first to gain his trust. The Durango Kid and Presto Kid inadvertantly help her to bring him in and she is made deputy.

Indexer Notes

New story.

Redman's Vengeance (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Diamond / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pete Morisi (signed)
Pencils
Pete Morisi (signed)
Inks
Pete Morisi (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Diamond; Bumper; Reliapon; Sheriff Jed Blake; Red Deer; Brave Cloud; Bat Slade (villain); Billy (villain)
Synopsis
To stop Bat Slade's plan to wipe out the indians to get at gold on their land Black Diamond has to fight his "adoptive" brother Brave Cloud to the death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally printed in color.

The Wrong Man! (Table of Contents: 4)

Rocky Lane / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rocky Lane; Lem Stover; Carson (villain)
Synopsis
Two con artists try to frame Rocky Lane for a crime he didn't commit.
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Originally in color.

Writers of the West! (Table of Contents: 5)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Tim Holt; Duke (horse)

Indexer Notes

Photo of Tim Holt on his horse Duke is also included. Letters from H. Krissoff (Middlesex, NJ), Steve Ogden (Germantown, MD), and Dick Ayers (New York, NY)

Black Diamonds & Phantoms (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Black
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Durango Kid; Redmask; Ghost Rider; Black Diamond; Rocky Lane
Synopsis
Editorial giving background on stories in this issue, information on Black Diamond and information on future stories to be reprinted in Best of the West.

Indexer Notes

Includes two photos, first one is from The Bold Frontiersman (1948) with Rocky Lane, Fred Graham and Roy Barcroft. The second photo is from Blazing the Western Trail (1945) with The Durango Kid (Charles Starrett), Carole Matthews and Tex Harding.

Bait for Bandit Bullets! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tim Holt as Redmask / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Bolle
Inks
Frank Bolle
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Redmask; Sheriff Gage; Blackjack Travis (villain); El Sombrero (villain); Sundance Kid (villain)
Synopsis
Three different gangs try to kill Redmask at the same time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally in color.

The Rifle That Never Missed! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider]; Pedro Lopez; El Morte (villain)
Synopsis
The Haunted Horseman debunks the legend of the rifle that never misses.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally in color. Originally a Ghost Rider story, with all references changed to "The Haunted Horseman."

The Senorita and the Killers! (Table of Contents: 9)

Durango Kid / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
John Belfi
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Durango Kid; Muley Pike; Dona Clara; Marina; Villain; Senor Diego Robino
Synopsis
Durango Kid saves Marina from marrying Senor Diego Robino and then being murdered.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally in color, inker credit for John Belfi comes from Best of the West (AC) #6, the GCD database has Joe Certa as the inker in their records for Best of the West (Magazine Enterprises) #3.

Western Comics (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

AC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Preserving the Heroes of Yesterday for the Fans of Today! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Now Featured in Best of the West... Black Diamond! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Enter the Presto Kid!
  2. 1. [Photo of Durango Kid from Unknown Movie]
    Durango Kid
  3. 2. Six-Gun Showdown!
    Durango Kid; Redmask; Black Phantom; Presto Kid
  4. 3. Redman's Vengeance
    Black Diamond
  5. 4. The Wrong Man!
    Rocky Lane
  6. 5. Writers of the West!
  7. 6. Black Diamonds & Phantoms
  8. 7. Bait for Bandit Bullets!
    Tim Holt as Redmask
  9. 8. The Rifle That Never Missed!
    The Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider]
  10. 9. The Senorita and the Killers!
    Durango Kid
  11. 10. Western Comics
    AC Comics
  12. 11. Preserving the Heroes of Yesterday for the Fans of Today!
    AC Comics
  13. 12. Now Featured in Best of the West... Black Diamond!
    AC Comics
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