The Fast Gun #12

Published
July 1961
Page count
28
Cover price
1/- [0-1-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Conforms with the Horwitz Publications Teenage Code of Approved Reading (1955?–1967?)
 
Conforms with the Horwitz Publications Teenage Code of Approved Reading (1955?–1967?)
GCD
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Editing
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Show/hide Cover Last Hours of Hank Borden Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Maurice Bramley, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 1. His Guns Hang Low! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
L-479
Characters
Clyde; Burke; Sheriff Waters

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mac Pakula, line art [signed as Mac L. Pakula]
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Six-Gun Western (Marvel, 1957 series) #2 (March 1957)
His Guns Hang Low!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Western Gunfighters (Horwitz, 1961? series) #5 ([March 1962])
His Guns Hang Low!
Show/hide 2. In the Heat of Battle Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
L-451
Characters
Sheriff Dan Maclain; Cass Tenant; Anse Corby (crook)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Dick Ayers, line art [signed]
Text
Dick Ayers, letterer [signed]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Six-Gun Western (Marvel, 1957 series) #2 (March 1957)
In The Heat of Battle
Also printed
Australia
Giant Western Gunfighters (Horwitz, 1961? series) #5 ([March 1962])
In the Heat of Battle
 
Australia
Gunshot Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1971? series) #24 ([1971?])
In the Heat of Battle
Show/hide 3. I Dare You to Draw Comic story, 5 pages

"Hank Jelks an' his gang…"

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
L-894
Characters
The Utah Kid [Clay Sanders]; Hank Jelks; Frank Forbes; Molly Forbes

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jay Scott Pike, line art [signed]
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Frontier Western (Atlas [Marvel], 1956 series) #9 (June 1957)
I Dare to Yuh to Draw
Also printed
Australia
Giant Western Gunfighters (Horwitz, 1961? series) #5 ([March 1962])
I Dare You to Draw
 
Australia
Gunshot Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1971? series) #24 ([1971?])
I Dare You to Draw

Synopsis

Gunslinger Utah Kid is hired whenever trouble comes round, but no one wants him settling in their community. He wanders around feeling lonely and dejected until he decides to buy a ranch under his given name of Clay Sanders. He courts Molly Forbes, but his refusal to wear guns generates a lot of speculation among members of the community. When an old adversary, Hank Jelks, come to town, Sanders tries to hide, but Jelks recognizes him and forces him to straps on guns. Sanders outdraws and outshoots them with ease, and he gains the respect of the community for both his skill and retraint.

Notes

Note the change from "yuh" to "you" in the title ('I Dare Yuh to Draw'). There seems to be a second story of this title in Gunsmoke Western (Marvel, 1955 Series) #42 (August 1957). This is the version by Jay Scott Pike.

Show/hide 4. The Last Hour of Hank Borden Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Code
L-460
Characters
Hank Borden; Uncle Brad; Mule Hanson

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Joe Orlando, line art [signed]
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Six-Gun Western (Marvel, 1957 series) #2 (March 1957)
The Last Hour of Hank Borden
Also printed
Australia
Giant Western Gunfighters (Horwitz, 1961? series) #4 ([February 1962])
The Last Hour of Hank Borden
 
Australia
Gunshot Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1971? series) #24 ([1971?])
The Last Hour of Hank Borden

Notes

There seems to be a second story of the same name in Western Gunfighters (Marvel, 1956 Series ) #27 (August 1957). This is the version by Joe Orlando.

Show/hide 5. The Life and Death of the Abilene Kid Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western
Code
L-845

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Joe Maneely, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Frontier Western (Atlas [Marvel], 1956 series) #9 (June 1957)
The Life and Death of the Abilene Kid!
Also printed
Australia
Gunshot Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1971? series) #24 ([1971?])
The Life and Death of the Abilene Kid!
Show/hide 6. The Golden Kid Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Apache Kid (Marvel, 1950 series) #7 (July 1951)
The Golden Kid
Show/hide 7. Thousands Now Play Who Never Thought They Could (Sampson School of Music) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Sampson School of Music

Notes

Information from comicsdownunder.blogspot.com.au.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Kevin Patrick
  • Anthony Gillies

AusReprints ID

  • 55421

Entry created

  • 19/04/2014

Cover added

  • 19/04/2014

Index completed

  • 19/04/2014

Last updated

  • 19/11/2023