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Western Tales (1955) comic books

  • Issue #31
    Western Tales (1955) 31

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Stories and art by Jack Kirby and others. Numbering continues from Witches' Western Tales (1955) #30. Harvey, already having shifted the pre-Code horror comic "Witches Tales" to a more Comics Code-friendly title, now drops the "Witches" part entirely. Frontier adventures with Davy Crockett, then the focus of a nationwide craze in coonskin caps. Davy and his pal Daniel try to out-race gambler Lucky Chance. But Lucky and his twin brother have a scheme up their sleeves. Plus an adventure from Jack Kirby's lauded Boys Ranch series, as Jason Harper's will converts his ranch to a shelter for homeless boys - creating the Boys' Ranch. Devil Rapids; The Missing Bullet Hole; The Waitin' Duel!; Boys' Ranch Tall Tale: The Legend of Alby Fleezer!; Factless Facts; Flicker, The Gold Fish; The Texas Rangers; How-To-Make-It: Indian War Rattle; How to Ride a Horse. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Western Tales (1955) 32

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    Cover by Jack Kirby. Stories and art by Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Bruno Premiani, George Baker, John Severin and Will Elder. Harvey, already having shifted the pre-Code horror comic "Witches Tales" to a more Comics Code-friendly title, now drops the "Witches" part entirely. Frontier adventures with Davy Crockett, then the focus of a nationwide craze in coonskin caps. Classic Kirby villains The Gun-Runner, The White Indian and The Renegade try to prevent Davy and Little Daniel from reaching Andrew Jackson. Plus an adventure from Jack Kirby's lauded Boys Ranch series, as Dandy relishes the chance to get into a fight over beautiful redhead Lucy. Lessons for readers on how to ride, rope and even talk like cowboys, including a make-your-own-moccasins page by future EC legends John Severin and Will Elder. Running Fight; How Cowboys Say It; Now You Can Make Your Pair of Western Moccasins!; Fearless Rough-Rider; The Cooked Goose; King Ram; Boys' Ranch: I'll Fight You For Lucy; The Ingenious Trap; How To Ride a Horse. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Western Tales (1955) 33

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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Stories and art by Jack Kirby and Al Avison. Harvey, already having shifted the pre-Code horror comic "Witches Tales" to a more Comics Code-friendly title, now drops the "Witches" part entirely. For the final issue, Davy Crockett is dropped in favor of fellow Alamo defender Jim Bowie. The origin of Jim Bowie's iconic knife. Jim Bowie loses a fortune, but wins a fight. Lessons for readers on how to ride, rope and even talk like cowboys, including step-by-step instructions on how to do "the Juggle" rope-spinning trick. Jim Bowie Makes a Magic Knife!; Jim Bowie Loses a Fortune and Wins an Indian Fight!; Tommy Tween's Fishing Escapade; How to Spin a Rope - The Juggle; The Cooked Goose; King Ram; Boys' Ranch: A Very Dangerous Dude!; Drums. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.