The Gunfighter

Published
August 1983
Page count
84
Cover price
0.99 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
Branding
Federal FC Comics
 
Federal FC Comics

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Painting
?

Reprint history

First print
Unknown
Show/hide 1. Batman Comics [Federal Comics] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Batman Comics available at your newsagent now."

Details

Printed
1983
Genre
Superhero
More...
Batman Comics [Federal Comics]

Notes

Pencils: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Inks: Dick Giordano

Show/hide 2. The Gunfighter (Jonah Hex) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jonah Hex
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
J-2042
Characters
Jonah Hex; Jasper; Luke; Roy; Valerie; Kurt; Pascual

Credits

Script
John Albano
Art
Tony Dezuñiga
Editing
Joe Orlando
Michael Fleisher (assistant editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird Western Tales (DC, 1972 series) #21 (January-February 1974)
The Gunfighter

Synopsis

Jonah Hex goes after robbers who have killed an elderly rancher and conned her daughter into marrying one of them.

Show/hide 3. The Screaming Eagle Ambush! (Johnny Thunder) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 4. Gun-Shoot at Rocky City (Trigger Twins) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Trigger Twins
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

First print
United States
All Star Western (DC, 1951 series) #116 (December 1960-January 1961)
Gun-Shoot at Rocky City!
Show/hide 5. Secret of the Outlaw Timepiece (Nighthawk) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Nighthawk
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Nighthawk (Hannibal Hawk); Outlaw Lafe

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Julius Schwartz (assistant)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #75 (May-June 1959)
Secret of the Outlaw Timepiece
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #16 ([December 1959?])
Secret of the Outlaw Timepiece
 
United States
Johnny Thunder (DC, 1973 series) #3 (July-August 1973)
Secret of the Outlaw Timepiece
 
Australia
Bumper Western Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #65 ([January 1976?])
Secret of the Outlaw Timepiece

Synopsis

Outlaw Lafe gets an idea from the children's story about mice putting a bell on a cat and sends Nighthawk the gift of an alarm watch pre-set to go off at a the moment planned for his next heist.

Show/hide 6. The Masked Manhunter… Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"World's greatest detective appears in Federal Comics (enveloped in a Bat-logo)."

Reprint history

First print
Unknown

Notes

Promoting Batman titles. Federal house advertisement. There was never an Australian series titled Detective Comics, although a one-shot was released just before this advertisement was used. This might suggest that a series was considered or simply that an error was made.

Show/hide 7. Revolt in Painted Canyon (Matt Savage Trail Boss) Comic story, 10.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Matt Savage Trail Boss
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Matt Savage; Red; Clay; Mary Beth Hale; Luther Jones; Arizona Bill Pinto; Jed Crogan; Hank Blaine; Grant; Dixon; Biscuits Baker

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Morris Waldinger
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Julius Schwartz (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #78 (November-December 1959)
Revolt in Painted Canyon!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Color Comics, 1960 series) #45 ([February 1960])
Revolt in Painted Canyon!
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #443 (January 1975)
Revolt in Painted Canyon!
 
Australia
Bumper Western Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #64 ([October 1975?])
Revolt in Painted Canyon

Synopsis

Matt concocts a ruse with his men to capture Jed Crogan and his men, who have been menacing a town and its ranchers.

Show/hide 8. Sensational Stories of Spine-chilling Suspense [Federal Comics] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"Sensational stories of spine-chilling suspense in… Federal Comics. Available at newsagents."

Details

Printed
1983?
Genre
Horror-Suspense
More...
Sensational Stories of Spine-chilling Suspense [Federal Comics]
Show/hide 9. Clue of the Outlaw's Hat (Wyoming Kid) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wyoming Kid
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Howard Sherman
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Julius Schwartz (assistant)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Comics (DC, 1948 series) #77 (September-October 1959)
Clue of the Outlaw's Hat
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #39 ([December 1959])
Clue of the Outlaw's Hat
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Jonah Hex) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jonah Hex
Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
J-4830

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Editing
Joe Orlando

Reprint history

First print
United States
Jonah Hex (DC, 1977 series) #5 (October 1977)
Untitled

Notes

Framing sequence with one page before and one page after the reprint of Jonah Hex in “Welcome to Paradise.” Sequence takes place five years after original story.

Show/hide 11. Welcome to Paradise (Jonah Hex) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jonah Hex
Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Script
John Albano
Art
Tony DeZuniga
Editing
Joe Orlando
Mark Hanerfeld (assistant)

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-Star Western (DC, 1970 series) #10 (February-March 1972)
Welcome to Paradise
Also printed
United States
Jonah Hex (DC, 1977 series) #5 (October 1977)
Welcome to Paradise
 
United States
Showcase presents Jonah Hex (DC, 2005 series) #Volume 1 (2005)
Welcome To Paradise

Synopsis

After helping a town rid themselves of a gang of thieves, Jonah befriends a small boy

Notes

This sequence is sourced from Jonah Hex #5 (October 1977).

Show/hide 12. Superman Comics [Federal] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Available at your newsagent now. Superman comics. Federal comics FC."

Details

Printed
1983
Genre
Superhero
More...
Superman Comics [Federal]

Notes

While based on the splash page of "Bus-Ride to Nowhere!", this advertisement is developed from the cover of Australian reprint Superman 2. About the time this advertisement was first used, Australian reprints reverted to the standard Superman logo, rather than this variation introduced on Superman Supacomic 197. The use of the image in this way suggests that Federal could have acquired K. G. Murray's back catalogue archives when they took over reprinting DC comics in Australia. The advertisement was used over a number of years as Federal updated the logo. Pencils: Curt Swan; Inks: Murphy Anderson.


Notes

Logo is lifted and edited from “The Gunfighter” title copy in sequence 3. The back cover is a one page color Murray the Cat ad.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 35589

Entry created

  • 06/01/2008

Cover added

  • 13/07/2016

Index completed

  • 13/07/2016

Last updated

  • 12/09/2017