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Issue Details

Issue #3
Published September 1949
Cover Price 0.10 USD
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Cover Details

Synopsis Cover: Line-art has Billy West, astride "Eagle", rescuing fair damsel from cattle stampede.
Pencils John Celardo
Inks John Celardo

Billy West story "The Gun of Trick Fango"

Synopsis Syn: Treachery rode the range, filling grave with good men who suffered from a bullet in the back...that is until cowboy hero West rode upon the scene, on his lightning-fast horse "Eagle.
Pencils John Celardo
Inks John Celardo
Notes Comments: characters Snubby, Julie (two youngsters) and Uncle Dan make up the cast of Billy West stories.

text story "Julie's Horseback Ride"

Pencils John Celardo?
Inks John Celardo?
Letters typeset
Notes Two page of text with two illustrations.

Uncle Dan story "The Fastest Horse in the World!"

Notes (Story of how Billy West came about, and tamed "Eagle"; story becomes second Billy West outing)

1 page Roundup with Billy West filler

Notes One page with illustrations has West talking to readers about cowboy life.

1 page filler "Cow-Country Quiz"

Notes Comments: one page illustrated, educational page; Old West history.

Billy West promo (ad from the publisher)

Notes Ad: "Join the Billy West Fan Club!" (shows Billy West ring)

Rhoda Trail story "The Rustler's Brand"

Synopsis Syn: When law came to the West, men weren't the oly ones who could sight down the barrel of a six-gun; Rhoda matched cool courage with the owlhoots.
Pencils Ruben Moreira
Inks Ruben Moreira
Notes Note: realistic/romantic art and well-written story that fits nicely with Celardo entries.

The Letter Box letters page "The Letter Box"

Letters typeset
Notes Comments: Billy West answers letters from fans