Friday, August 31, 2007
From 1949 comes this cool cover featuring one of America's top action heroes. Like Gene Autry, not much is known about this series but at least it didn't have all photo covers, although most of them were. I think I read somewhere that not every issue had western themed stories. I believe a lot of them were straightforward adventure stories, as the Duke made all kinds of different movies, not just westerns. I think it would be kind of cool to have these kind of comics today. I could see Harrison Ford Adventure Comics. I'd definitely buy it.
I thought I'd post some comics today from my dad's youth. He was always a huge western fan and two of his favorites were Gene Autry and John Wayne. He doesn't have any of his childhood issues anymore because my grandma probably threw them out but he might have had this issue from 1946. Not much is known about this series but it was probably fairly standard western fare. All 101 issues had photo covers so the kiddies could definitely tell it wasn't some generic western hero. Hopefully westerns will make a comeback. I know DC's new Jonah Hex series is doing OK so maybe there's hope.