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Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) comic books 1938-1955

  • Issue #1
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 1

    Stories and art by Mike Becker and others. Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. Only his teen sidekick Teddy knows that Clark Kent-like Dr. Jim Sherwood is actually the masked hero called the Checkered Kid. Rival counterfeiters start a bloody gang war in the Old West. Trouble erupts when white settlers try to annex Ute territory that holds sacred meaning for them. The Checkered Kid; Whitey; Folding Money for Backus; One Day in Montana; The Hide Doctors; The Indian Racetrack; Shakedown Alley. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 2

    Stories and art by Jim McArdle, Paul Parker, Dick Rockwell and Gene Colan. Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. A vengeful doctor joins a Sioux tribe in an effort to find out which of its raiders murdered his family. The Checkered Kid uncovers a plot to sabotage a new bridge on the day of its dedication. The Riley Gang targets the new sheriff in town, in a story with early art by comics legend Gene Colan. Indian-Style Death; The Checkered Kid; The Dude and the Donkey; The Renegade Steer; White Mans Chance; The Picture and the Bandit; The Big Red Boston Steamer. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 3

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    Stories and art by Jim McArdle, Paul Parker, and Bernie Krigstein. Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. After her husband abandons her, Belle Malone becomes the town's new blacksmith, in a story with early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. When a notorious outlaw is in town, the bank hides a half-million in cash with the town doctor, who, luckily, is also the masked hero called The Checkered Kid. A sheriff tries to control the violent war between rival stagecoach companies, in a story with possible early art by comics legend Carmine Infantino. Blacksmith Belle Malone; The Silver Canon Balls; The Checkered Kid; Billy-Goat Railroad; The Cat-Climb; Tinkle at Caspar Ridge; Flame Donovan's Hate. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 4

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    Stories and art by Don Perlin and Bernie Krigstein. Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. Prospector Wo Sung plots a fitting revenge against the man who stole his mine and left him for dead, in a story with early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein that features a rare (for the time) positive portrayal of a Chinese character. The story of Western legend Judge Roy Bean, the saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos." Folk hero Davy Crockett was a real-life adventurer who served in Congress, fought at the Alamo, and was later proclaimed "King of the Wild Frontier." Black Silver Heart; The Biggest Bean in Texas; Coyote Stallion; Coonskin Davey Crockett; Gun Belt Birthday; No Gold Today; The Cold Deck Kid; Best Shoulders in the Country. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 5
    • Centerfold detached. Cover detached at one staple.

    The Sword and the Calendar, inks by Michael Becker; The dying governor's last wish is that his black-hearted son must live under a strange pledge never to be punished by the people of Arras till ten years has passed. The Draw of Copper Funstan, art by Gerald McCann; Copper has got a reputation as a gunman and many others of the same kind are after his scalp. He wants to get a new identity to live in peace. The Gimmick and Danny Dowser, art by John Daly; Danny kills the Colonel to get his forked dowsing stick to search for gold. Old Leatherhead; Lopez has a mule with flu, and he has a plan to spread it among the army's animals to help his Apache friends. The Indians; Chief Big Mike has bought a new electric blanket. Sadie's New Skimmer; Horatio dresses up in an old knight's armour and charges the Indians with a lance. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 6

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    Cover art by Gerald McCann. Anne of the Old Natchez, art by Mike Suchorsky; Gambling and duels on the Mississippi. Sergeant Barney's Gamble. The Old Man's Weapon; the editor has been insulted and has the right to choose weapons; he chooses shotguns. The Loaded Guitar, pencils by Mike Roy [as R.M.]; the stage is robbed for cash and diamonds, and the barber and his gang hide the loot in an old guitar. Ramrod in the Saddle, art by Gerald McCann; A new replacement officer proves to be a cunning soldier. Thorns From the East; when a stranger comes riding to warn them of Indians, they seem to be in no hurry to get away. The Man With the Mural Muscles; he blacksmith wanted a new tattoo, but didn't know that a tattoo artist means a gunslinger in French. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 7
    • Cover detached. 7" cumulative spine split reattached with tape.

    Stories and art by Mike Suchorsky, Gerald McCann, Al Eadeh, Paul Reinman, Leo Morey, Lorence Bjorklund and Mike Becker. Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. The death mask of infamous outlaw Salazar causes a power struggle among his surviving gang. An outlaw has issues with his father's low-paying but honest job. A corrupt Texas oil magnate fears the son of the ex-partner he once murdered is looking for evidence, rather than a job. The Mask of Salazar; Handout Heaven; Two Lives for Yancey; The Man With the Padlocked Pockets; Catfighting Kid; Saddle Scraps; Black Texas Rainbow; The Mud Wagon; The Concord Coach; Rainy Day Croaker. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 8

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    Stories and art by George Olesen and John Prentice. Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. An outlaw's weakness for fancy haircuts becomes his undoing. A sheriff's young sons swear to catch the outlaw who murdered their pa. Young whippersnappers pull a trick on a pair of aging outlaws who are always bragging about their past exploits. Rico's Secret Saddle; The Spiked Gun; Nailed With Mud; The Story of the River; The Silent Draw. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 9

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    Cover by Mort Lawrence. Stories and art by Gerald McCann, Charles W. Winter, Ed Smalle, Paul Reinman, John Daly and Carmine Infantino. Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. Outlaws see a golden opportunity when the town dance requires everyone to check their guns at the door. A cavalry corporal matches wits with a sergeant who hates gambling over the sergeant's two-headed coin. An aging rodeo cowboy tries to prepare his young protege for the dangerous Bonus Ride. The Shotgun Waltz; Study Period; Cactus Pointers; McKell's Two-Headed Dollar; Last Slug in the Deck; The High Steppers; Codger's Bonus Ride; Prayer Works Wonders; The Kaitsenko Anchor; Seal of Lightfoot. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 10

    Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. An outlaw swears revenge on the partner who left him behind, but by the time he gets out of prison, he's a gambling mogul. A lazy blacksmith decides to turn to crime, but he's sloppy with the details. Corrupt stagecoach drivers hijack their own gold shipment, but ill-advisedly try to hide in Plague Swamp. The Blue Chip Bullet; The Good-Enough Kid; The Texas Spectre; The Last Stage to Sorrow. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 11

    Stories and art by Jack Abel and Don Perlin. Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. Outlaws set their sights on a boy's faithful pony. A cowhand en route to Chicago unknowingly falls in with a gang of cattle rustlers. A famous clown returns to his Western roots and gets caught up in a fort siege, in a story featuring the unusual image of a clown exchanging gunfire with the bad guys. The Barefoot Pinto; .44 Calibre Thrift; The Jewel of the Prairies; The Beat of the Drum; Fort Apolco Funny Man; Bull-Whip Surprise; Trader Sam; Apache Snare. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Dead Eye Western Comics Vol. 2 (1951) 12

    Stories and art by Dan Zolnerowich, Paul Reinman and Ed Smalle. Western tales both true and fictional, which, like Hillman's crime comics, are often told from the outlaw's point of view. A crooked gambler runs afoul of three Treasure of the Sierra Madre-style banditos. A farmer who lost his land to the railroad joins up with a gang that's trying to sabotage the train line. A settler turns outlaw, while his adopted Shoshone brother becomes a military scout, and their eventual showdown is inevitable. Two Square Bullets; The Train Fighter; Dinner Is Served; Shoshone Johnny; 5-Trey Stevens; The Killer Canteen. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.