Silver Star Western Library #1 Silver-Star Western

Published
November 1974
Page count
68
Cover price
0.30 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Pocket size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier

Credits

Art
Keith Chatto, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

This cover is based closely on a panel from page 5 of 'The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley!'

Show/hide 1. The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley! (Kid Colt Outlaw) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kid Colt Outlaw
Genre
Western; science fiction
Characters
Kid Colt; Steel (Kid Colt's Horse); Giant Space Alien; Stan Lee (Cameo)

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #107 (November 1962)
The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley!
Also printed
Australia
Kid Colt Outlaw (Horwitz, 1959 series) #135 ([March 1963])
The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley!
 
United States
The Mighty Marvel Western (Marvel, 1968 series) #3 (February 1969)
The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley!
 
Australia
Gunman's Western (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #5 ([March 1971?])
The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley
 
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #180 (March 1974)
The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley!
 
Australia
Killer Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1974 series) #4 ([1977?])
The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley!
 
Australia
Gunsmoke Western Picture Library (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #9 ([May 1975?])
The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley

Synopsis

Kid Colt helps a stranded alien creature who's ship has crashed on Earth.

Notes

Stan Lee's signature has been blacked out at the top left near the mesa. Jack Keller's signature is covered by the indicia box.

Show/hide 2. The Night Rider! Comic story, 4 pages
Show/hide 3. Showdown at Sunup! (The Outlaw Kid) Comic story, 5 pages
Show/hide 4. Showdown Street! (Kid Colt Outlaw) Comic story, 5 pages
Show/hide 5. Trail of the Outlaw! (Kid Colt Outlaw) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kid Colt Outlaw
Genre
Western-frontier
Code
P-16
Characters
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]; Steel

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Keller, penciller
 
Chris Rule, inker [as Christopher Rule]
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #77 (March 1958)
Trail of the Outlaw!
Also printed
Australia
Kid Colt Outlaw (Horwitz, 1955 series) #81 ([July 1958?])
Trail of the Outlaw!
 
Australia
Kid Colt Outlaw: a Giant Western (Horwitz, 1961 series) #18 ([June 1961?])
Trail of the Outlaw
 
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #144 (March 1970)
Trail of the Outlaw

Synopsis

Kid Colt convinces a youth enamored of the outlaw life to stick to the straight and narrow.

Notes

Stan Lee's signature is just visible underneath an extended bush at the top left of the splash panel.

Show/hide 6. Gunplay! (Kid Colt Outlaw) Comic story, 4 pages

"I don't like the way that hombre's lookin' at me! He's.."

Featuring

Feature
Kid Colt Outlaw
Genre
Western-frontier
Code
P-17
Characters
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]; Blackjack Weems

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Jack Keller, penciller
 
Chris Rule, inker [as Christopher Rule]
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #77 (March 1958)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Kid Colt Outlaw (Horwitz, 1955 series) #82 ([August 1958?])
Gunplay!
 
Australia
Kid Colt Outlaw: a Giant Western (Horwitz, 1961 series) #18 ([June 1961?])
Gunplay!
 
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #144 (March 1970)
I don't like the way that hombre's lookin' at me!
 
Australia
Gunman's Western (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #5 ([March 1971?])
Gun-Play
 
Australia
Killer Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1974 series) #4 ([1977?])
Gun-Play
 
Australia
Gunsmoke Western Picture Library (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #9 ([May 1975?])
Gun-Play
 
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #210 (September 1976)
Gun-Play

Synopsis

Kid Colt humiliates a local bully.

Notes

Stan Lee's signature has been largely blacked out in the top right corner of the splash page.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Kid Colt Outlaw) Comic story, 4 pages

"Grab the timbers and stay put!"

Featuring

Feature
Kid Colt Outlaw
Genre
Western-frontier
Code
O-380
Characters
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]; Slim Bradshaw; Natchez Payne; Hank Bradshaw; Billy; Pete Norton; Jake Hazlitt; Shorty Grant

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #76 (January 1958)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
Kid Colt Outlaw (Horwitz, 1955 series) #82 ([August 1958?])
Untitled
 
Australia
Kid Colt Outlaw: a Giant Western (Horwitz, 1961 series) #18 ([June 1961?])
No title recorded
 
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #151 (December 1970)
Untitled
 
Australia
Gunman's Western (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #5 ([March 1971?])
Untitled
 
Australia
Killer Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1974 series) #4 ([1977?])
Untitled
 
Australia
Gunsmoke Western Picture Library (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #9 ([May 1975?])
No title recorded
 
Australia
Kid Colt Outlaw (Yaffa/Page, 1975? series) #9 ([August 1982])
[Deadwood Dilemma]

Synopsis

Kid Colt intervenes in a family feud which turns out to be based on a mistake.

Notes

Jack Keller's signature has been crossed out in the middle bottom of the splash panel.

Show/hide 8. The Cattle Drive (Tonto) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tonto
Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Tonto; Scout (horse); Joe Carson; Bull Woodling

Credits

Writing
Paul S. Newman, scripter
Art
Alberto Giolitti, line art
Text
, typeset
Management
George Delacorte, President [as George T. Delacorte Jr.]
 
Helen Meyer, Vice-President
 
Al Delacorte, Vice-President [as Albert P. Delacorte]

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Lone Ranger's Companion Tonto (Dell, 1951 series) #6 (July-August 1952)
The Cattle Drive
Also printed
Australia
The Lone Ranger's Fearless Champion Tonto (Horwitz, 1956 series) #4 ([July 1956?])
The Cattle Drive
 
Australia
Killer Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1974 series) #4 ([1977?])
The Cattle Drive
 
Australia
Gunsmoke Western Picture Library (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #9 ([May 1975?])
The Cattle Drive

Synopsis

Woodling owns the land between Joe Carson and the cattle market and wants a toll paid for each head that crosses his land.

Notes

Art identification by Steinar Ådland December 2010

Story continues onto back cover

Show/hide 9. The Outlaw and the Lady! (Kid Colt Outlaw) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kid Colt Outlaw
Genre
Western-frontier
Code
T-492
Characters
Kid Colt [Blaine Colt]; Steel; Nancy Blade; Sheriff Blade; Running Bear

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Keller, penciller
 
George Klein , inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #88 (January 1960)
The Outlaw and the Lady!
Also printed
Australia
Kid Colt Outlaw (Horwitz, 1959 series) #106 ([June 1960?])
The Outlaw and the Lady!
 
Australia
Kid Colt Outlaw (Horwitz, 1959 series) #138 ([July 1963])
The Outlaw and the Lady!
 
United States
Kid Colt Outlaw (Marvel, 1949 series) #163 (October 1972)
The Outlaw and the Lady

Synopsis

Kid Colt saves a girl he fell in love with from the Apaches, but to dissuade her from following him he keeps her from knowing what he did and pretends not to love her.

Notes

Stan Lee's and Jack Keller's signatures have been blacked out at the bottom of the splash panel.

Show/hide 10. The Storm! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Western-frontier
Code
L-540

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Western Kid (Marvel, 1954 series) #15 (April 1957)
The Storm!
Also printed
Australia
Gunman's Western (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #5 ([March 1971?])
The Storm!
 
Australia
Killer Western Library (Yaffa/Page, 1974 series) #4 ([1977?])
The Storm
 
Australia
Gunsmoke Western Picture Library (Yaffa/Page, 1970? series) #9 ([May 1975?])
The Storm

Notes

Stan Lee's and Jay Scott Pike's signatures have been blacked out on the tabletop in the middle right of the splash page.


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  • 11/08/2023

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