Dell, 1960 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
Random Cover from Series #8
February-April 1961
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Publication Dates:
February-April 1960 - 1961
Number of Issues Published:
6 (#4 - #9)
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series
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Series Details:
Publisher's Brands:
Indicia Publishers:
This series 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. 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.

The 3 Colt .45 issues of Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) (#924, 1004, 1058) were counted by Dell as the first 3 issues of this series.

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