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If you were reading comic books in the early 1950′s, and you wanted quality Western stories that went beyond the pretty photo on the cover, the best place to find them was a small outfit known as Magazine Enterprizes. (M. E. for short.) This issue focuses entirely on the wild-west comics of M. E., with detailed histories on the characters and their creators- and chock full of great vintage complete story reprints,like Trail Colt, in “The Rodeo Robbers”, by Frank Frazetta,Durango Kid in “Write The Law In Gunsmoke!”, by Certa and Belfi; Dan Brand and Tipi in “Voyage Into Danger”, also by Frazetta, Tim Holt in “Return Of The Black Phantom”, by Frank Bolle, The Calico Kid, by Dick Ayers, The Ghost Rider in “The Shadow Slayers”, also by Ayers; The Lemonade Kid in “Crooks In Cactus”, by Bob Powell, and “The Birth Of The Presto Kid”, by Ayers again. Plus- two full-color Frazetta cover plates, brand new drawings of Tim Holt and Black Phantom by Frank Bolle, ans Durango by John Belfi, and an all-new wraparound cover by the all-time champion Western artist, Dick Ayers!! Write ups on Straight Arrow and Bobby Benson’s B-Bar-B Riders, and additional art by Fred Guardineer and Fred Meagher, and interviews with Ayers, Belfi, Bolle and publisher Vin Sullivan. Get the full story on the who’s how’s and why’s of quite simply the BEST line of Western comics ever done. Color cover, interiors are black and white with graytones. 106 pages, squarebound trade paperback format, standard comic book size.

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