Best of the West #16

United States

AC Comics

United States

Published
[November] 2000
Page count
44
Cover price
5.95 USD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/328696

Credits

Editing
Bill Black (editor)
Mark Heike (associate editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (The Whip; Durango Kid; Redmask; Haunted Horseman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Whip; Durango Kid; Redmask; Haunted Horseman
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
The Whip; Durango Kid (inset); Redmask (inset); Haunted Horseman (inset)

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 1. Durango Kid on Horse (Durango Kid) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Durango Kid
Characters
Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starrett)

Credits

Art
? (photo)

Synopsis

Exterior shot of the Durango Kid on horseback among some trees and rocks.

Notes

Inside front cover. No text.

Show/hide 2. The Devil Deals in Death (Haunted Horseman [Ghost Rider]) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Dick Ayers [as Ayers]
Inks
Dick Ayers
Bill Black

Notes

All references to "The Ghost Rider" have been re-lettered to "The Haunted Horseman."

Show/hide 3. Crimson Vengeance (Whip) Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 4. Water Hogs Die Broke! (Arizona Raines) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Arizona Raines
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Arizona Raines; Spurs

Credits

Script
Paul Gustavson
Art
Paul Gustavson
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Western (Quality, 1949 series) #70 (January 1951)
Water-Hogs Die Broke
Also printed
United Kingdom
New Spaceways Comic Annual (T.V. Boardman, 1954 series) #1 (Christmas 1954)
Water Hogs Die Broke

Notes

Script and letterer credits courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Show/hide 5. The Twin Phantom (Tim Holt as Redmask) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tim Holt as Redmask
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Redmask [Tim Holt]; Wrangler (horse); The Black Phantom

Credits

Art
Frank Bolle

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tim Holt (Magazine Enterprises, 1948 series) #41 (April-May 1954)
The Twin Phantom!
Show/hide 6. Rodeo Ruckus (Durango Kid) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 7. 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 8. Durango Kid and Charles Starrett (Durango Kid) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Durango Kid
Characters
Durango Kid (photo of Charles Starrett); Charles Starrett (photo)

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Colours
? (photo)

Synopsis

Trick photography of Starrett in cowboy outfit and Starrett as the Durango Kid standing side-by-side, each with a gun in his right hand.

Notes

Back cover. No text.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 44251

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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