(1996)

AC, 1994 Series
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Price
9.95 USD; 14.00 CAD
Pages
108
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Paragon Publications
Brand
Paragon Graphic Anthology
ISBN
1-56225-004-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781562250041 50995
Editing
Bill Black
Color
color cover; black and white and graytone interior
Dimensions
8" x 8.5" (#1-5), Standard Modern Age US (#6 on)

Issue Notes

Cover title is "Best of the West."


Best of the West (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Bill Black (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider]; Durango Kid; Red Mask; Presto Kid

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover

[Durango Kid firing gun] (Table of Contents: 1)

Durango Kid / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starrett)
Synopsis
Durango Kid firing his six-gun while standing in front of a large twin-trunked tree.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Full-page movie still.

ME Comics (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 31 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

interspersed with stories. Many small-size covers and drawings included.

The Rodeo Robbers! (Table of Contents: 3)

Trail Colt / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Frank Frazetta
Letters
?

Characters
Trail Colt U.S. Marshal
Reprints

Write the Law in Gunsmoke! (Table of Contents: 4)

Durango Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
John Belfi
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Durango Kid
Reprints

[Pinup] (Table of Contents: 5)

Durango Kid / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Belfi
Inks
John Belfi

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Durango Kid

Voyage into Danger (Table of Contents: 6)

Dan Brand and Tipi / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Frank Frazetta
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Frank Frazetta Checklist - Magazine Enterprises 1948-52 (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Frank Frazetta
Letters
typeset

Characters
Redmask

Indexer Notes

Redmask figure reprinted from cover of Tim Colt #21.

The Return of the Black Phantom! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Bolle
Inks
Frank Bolle
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

[Cover - The Ghost Rider #2] (Table of Contents: 9)

Ghost Rider / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Frank Frazetta

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

one of these cover to #2

[Cover - Tim Holt #21 (Ghost Rider Half of Cover)] (Table of Contents: 10)

Ghost Rider / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Frank Frazetta

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints
  • The Redmask half of the Tim Holt #21 cover is reprinted on Page 34 (in Black And White)

[Cover - Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders #9] (Table of Contents: 11)

Lemonade Kid / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lemonade Kid
Reprints

[Cover - Straight Arrow #22] (Table of Contents: 12)

Straight Arrow / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Frank Frazetta

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Straight Arrow
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Calico Kid / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Raymond C. Krank
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Minding his own business--which is supper at the moment--the Calico Kid looks up...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Calico Kid
Reprints

Introducing the Ghost Rider (Table of Contents: 14)

Calico Kid / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Raymond C. Krank
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Calico Kid / Ghost Rider
Reprints

Indexer Notes

condensed from original 6 pages

The Shadow Slayers! (Table of Contents: 15)

Ghost Rider / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
?

Characters
Ghost Rider
Reprints

The Dick Ayers- Magazine Enterprises Checklist! (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ghost Rider; Presto Kid

Indexer Notes

Small reprints of panels of Ayers ME art.

[Pinup] (Table of Contents: 17)

Ghost Rider / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Ghost Rider

Crooks in Cactus (Table of Contents: 18)

Lemonade Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Letters
?

Characters
Lemonade Kid
Reprints

Bob Powell - Bobby Benson B-Bar-B Riders Checklist! (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ghost Rider; Lemonade Kid; Red Hawk

Indexer Notes

Small version of cover to Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders #13 is reprinted.

The Painted Man (Table of Contents: 20)

Straight Arrow / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ethan Roberts
Inks
Ethan Roberts
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Straight Arrow
Reprints

Indexer Notes

condensed from original 6 pages

The Birth of the Presto Kid (Table of Contents: 21)

Presto Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
?

Reprints

The End of the Trail (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Characters
Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starrett); Bill Black (photo); Red Mask (photo of Tim Holt)

Indexer Notes

Afterward for the issue, with Black reflecting on his youth.

AC Collector Classics - The ME Brand (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Golden-Age Mystery Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Recommended for Golden-Age Fans: (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Golden-Age Greats] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

[Durango Kid and gun] (Table of Contents: 27)

Durango Kid / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starett)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Full-page movie still.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Best of the West
  2. 1. [Durango Kid firing gun]
    Durango Kid
  3. 2. ME Comics
  4. 3. The Rodeo Robbers!
    Trail Colt
  5. 4. Write the Law in Gunsmoke!
    Durango Kid
  6. 5. [Pinup]
    Durango Kid
  7. 6. Voyage into Danger
    Dan Brand and Tipi
  8. 7. Frank Frazetta Checklist - Magazine Enterprises 1948-52
  9. 8. The Return of the Black Phantom!
    Tim Holt
  10. 9. [Cover - The Ghost Rider #2]
    Ghost Rider
  11. 10. [Cover - Tim Holt #21 (Ghost Rider Half of Cover)]
    Ghost Rider
  12. 11. [Cover - Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders #9]
    Lemonade Kid
  13. 12. [Cover - Straight Arrow #22]
    Straight Arrow
  14. 13. ["Minding his own business--which is supper at the moment--the Calico Kid looks up..."]
    Calico Kid
  15. 14. Introducing the Ghost Rider
    Calico Kid
  16. 15. The Shadow Slayers!
    Ghost Rider
  17. 16. The Dick Ayers- Magazine Enterprises Checklist!
  18. 17. [Pinup]
    Ghost Rider
  19. 18. Crooks in Cactus
    Lemonade Kid
  20. 19. Bob Powell - Bobby Benson B-Bar-B Riders Checklist!
  21. 20. The Painted Man
    Straight Arrow
  22. 21. The Birth of the Presto Kid
    Presto Kid
  23. 22. The End of the Trail
  24. 23. AC Collector Classics - The ME Brand
    AC Comics
  25. 24. ["New! Coming March, 1996"]
    Golden-Age Mystery Men
  26. 25. Recommended for Golden-Age Fans:
  27. 26. [Golden-Age Greats]
    AC Comics
  28. 27. [Durango Kid and gun]
    Durango Kid
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