Marvel Westerns (Silver Age)
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Why you rootin tootin side-windin yellow-bellied cyotes....here are some of those thar Annie Oaklies...she's a right purdy lil gal...specially with those city-slicker Andru and Esposito fellers a'drawin her.

 

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As a fan of early Marvel westerns, I was pleased when these two arrived today courtesy of Harley Yee.

 

Gunsmoke Western #71 July 1962 (May 1962, newsstand)

 

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Gunsmoke Western #74 January 1963 (November 1962, newsstand)

 

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Two covers that just might make the top 5 for Gunsmoke Western #50-77

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As a fan of early Marvel westerns, I was pleased when these two arrived today courtesy of Harley Yee.

 

Gunsmoke Western #71 July 1962 (May 1962, newsstand)

 

GW71FJul62.jpg

 

_________________________________________

 

Gunsmoke Western #74 January 1963 (November 1962, newsstand)

 

GW74FJan63.jpg

 

Two covers that just might make the top 5 for Gunsmoke Western #50-77

 

Nice.....my buddy, Lewis was nailing down high grade copies of the westerns and the pre heros back in the early 80's when they were 20 bucks a pop. His collection makes me very jealous. I just took out my Rawhide Kid Masterworks a couple of weeks ago....the Kirby westerns are SO cool....never get tired of them. My friend Wayne, an LCS owner, picked up a real nice collection that have the owners name neatly signed at the top....but otherwise VF and some better. I was broke but he may still have some next time I'm there. There were several Kirby covers in there I'd never seen......I love it when that happens. GOD BLESS...

 

-jimbo(a friend of jesus) (thumbs u

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As a fan of early Marvel westerns, I was pleased when these two arrived today courtesy of Harley Yee.

 

Gunsmoke Western #71 July 1962 (May 1962, newsstand)

 

GW71FJul62.jpg

 

_________________________________________

 

Gunsmoke Western #74 January 1963 (November 1962, newsstand)

 

GW74FJan63.jpg

 

Two covers that just might make the top 5 for Gunsmoke Western #50-77

 

Those books are superb, well done. :applause:

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It was only superheroes and barbarians for me when collected as a kid in the early 70s. Since my return to comics in 2004, I have developed an interest in the history of Marvel and all its titles from its early period. These were the books that you'd find as a second-hand treasure in the local smoke shop or, as with Gunsmoke Western, never even knew existed.

 

I have come to enjoy the Westerns (1958 through 1965). The characters were heroes whose quaint motivation was to do the right thing. In a modern era of anti-hero, violence and shock, it's nice to read books where the challenge was in being true to one's values.

 

Of course, the stories are formulaic which means I will soon tire of them --perhaps after reading another two or three thousand.

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Nice Two-Gun Kid and historically significant.

 

As you probably know, Goodman cancelled the bi-monthly Kid at #59 and My Girl Pearl at #11 to replace them with Amazing Adventures -- a monthly book until Amazing Fantasy #15.

 

Of course, Two-Gun returned to the newsstands in August of 1962 as Matt Hawk after the cancellation of Amazing Fantasy.

 

 

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