Best of the West #2

United States

AC Comics

United States

Published
1998
Page count
44
Cover price
4.95 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/328682

Credits

Editing
Bill Black

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Haunted Horseman (aka Ghost Rider)) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Haunted Horseman (aka Ghost Rider)
Genre
Western

Credits

Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Bill Black?
Editing
Bill Black

Reprint history

Printed in
from Best of the West (Magazine Enterprises, 1951 series) #7 [A-1 #76] [splash page from "Book of Doom," included in this issue]

Notes

These early issues of BOTW are a smaller 7 inches by 7 inches in size. Rather than reduce the original page size to fit, the pages have been rearranged, using less panels per page, leaving the art large and the page count longer. I only mention this to explain why the page counts here might not match their original appearances.

Show/hide 1. Photo of Charles Starrett as The Durango Kid Illustration, 1 page

Notes

Inside cover.

Show/hide 2. War on the Sioux Trail (Durango Kid) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Durango Kid
Genre
Western

Credits

Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
John Belfi
Show/hide 3. The Man Who Lost Yesterday (Tim Holt as Redmask) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tim Holt as Redmask
Genre
Western

Credits

Art
Frank Bolle
Show/hide 4. The Book of Doom (Haunted Horseman (aka Ghost Rider)) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Haunted Horseman (aka Ghost Rider)
Genre
Western

Credits

Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Bill Black

Reprint history

First print
United States
Best of the West (Magazine Enterprises, 1951 series) #7 [A-1 #76] (March 1953)
The Book of Doom
Also printed
Australia
The Phantom Rider (Atlas, 1954 series) #2 ([April 1954?])
The Book of Doom
 
Australia
Bumper Western Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #49 ([November 1971])
The Book of Doom

Notes

With Black credited as the inker here, I'm guessing this is a reworking of the original story?

Show/hide 5. Editorial Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Credits

Script
Bill Black

Notes

Editorial by Black, with a letter of comment from Dick Ayers.

Show/hide 6. The Texas Killer (Rocky Lane) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rocky Lane
Genre
Western

Credits

Script
Bill Black?
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Vince Alascia

Notes

Credited as "Dialogue by Bill Black"?

Show/hide 7. Photo of film character Rocky Lane? Illustration, 1 page

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 8. Photo of Charles Starrett as The Durango Kid Illustration, 1 page

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

These early issues of BOTW are a smaller 7 inches by 7 inches in size. Rather than reduce the original page size to fit, the pages have been rearranged, using less panels per page, leaving the art large and the page count longer. I only mention this to explain why the page counts here might not match their original appearances.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37169

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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