Best of the West #14

United States

AC Comics

United States

Published
[August] 2000
Page count
44
Cover price
5.95 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/328694

Credits

Editing
Bill Black

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Show/hide Cover Horror of the Living Head! (Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider]) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider]
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Haunted Horseman

Credits

Art
Bill Black [as William Black]
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 1. "Rocky Lane stars in his own AC comic..." (Rocky Lane) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Rocky Lane
Characters
Smily Burnette (photo); Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starrett); John Merton (photo)

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Promo for Rocky Lane Western #2 and Blazing Western #2, with covers depicted. Also a movie still with Charles Starrett as the Durango Kid, Smiley Burnette, and John Merton from the movie "Galloping Thunder."

Show/hide 2. The Talking Head (Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider]) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider]
Genre
Superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Haunted Horseman

Credits

Art
Dick Ayers

Reprint history

First print
United States
Best of the West (Magazine Enterprises, 1951 series) #4 [A-1 59] (August 1952)
The Talking Head!
Also printed
Australia
The Phantom Rider (Atlas, 1954 series) #1 ([February 1954?])
The Talking Head!

Notes

Ghost Rider's name relettered as Haunted Horseman.

Show/hide 3. The Bandits of Bloody Basin (Tim Holt as Redmask) Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 4. The Return of the Owlhoot (Durango Kid) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Durango Kid
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Durango Kid; The Weasel; Jim Blaine; Muley

Credits

Art
Fred Guardineer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Charles Starrett as the Durango Kid (Magazine Enterprises, 1949 series) #24 (July-August 1953)
The Return of the Owlhoot
Show/hide 5. The Golden Palomino (Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Bobby Benson; Amigo (horse)

Credits

Art
Bob Powell

Reprint history

First print
United States
Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (Magazine Enterprises, 1950 series) #3 (September-October 1950)
Bobby's Daring Capture of the Golden Palomino
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #35 ([October 1965])
The Golden Palomino
Show/hide 6. American Eagle and the Hostage! (American Eagle) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
American Eagle
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
American Eagle

Credits

Pencils
John Severin
Inks
Bill Elder

Reprint history

First print
United States
Prize Comics Western (Prize, 1948 series) v14#2 (111) (May-June 1955)
The Hostage
Show/hide 7. Range War (Black Diamond) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Black Diamond
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Black Diamond; Bumper

Credits

Script
Myron Fass
Art
Myron Fass
Show/hide 8. "In this issue of Best of the West we reprint..." Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Credits

Script
Bill Black [as Wild Bill Black] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Bill Black discusses the features in this issue and other AC western comics. Includes a tiny cover repro of Best of the West #16.

Show/hide 9. AC Westerns (AC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
AC Comics

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for ordering back issues of AC Western comics by mail from AC Comics Box 521216, Longwood FL 32752.

Show/hide 10. The Tops in Western Thrills... AC Comics (AC Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
AC Comics
Characters
Rocky Lane (photo of Allan "Rocky" Lane); Roy Rogers (photo); Cheyenne Kid

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover. Promo for AC Comics. Covers of Rocky Lane Western #2, Best of the West #15, and Blazing Western #2 are depicted.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36721

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