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Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) comic books 1950

  • Issue #2
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 2

    Stories and art by Mike Suchorsky and Bob Powell. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. Train robbers take a heavy haul from their latest job, but the bags aren't full of gold after all. The story of Thomas Custer, younger brother of George Armstrong Custer, who shared his fate at the Battle of Little Bighorn. The life of notorious outlaw John Wesley Hardin, (a different version than the one that appeared in issue #3), with art by Bob Powell. Cover (by an unknown artist) features the classic cliffhanger image of a woman on the railroad tracks as a train approaches. Death Valley Hoax; Fang; Battle; The Bad One; The Horse Comes to the Indian; Curse of the Panhandle. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 3

    Stories and art by Paul Reinman and others. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. The story of rancher Charles Goodnight, who bred beef cattle and buffalo to produce...the beefalo. The white man named Mickey Free becomes a military scout and bounty hunter after being raised as an Apache warrior. The lawless Horrell boys terrorize the Old West and their rivals in the Horrell-Higgins Feud, before justice finally catches up with them. Cattalo Man; Shotgun Messenger; The Land of Sleepy Joe; Saddle Pirates; Saddle Pirates; Mickey Free the Red-Haired Indian; Outlaw Code. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 4

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    Stories and art by Dave Berg and Charles W. Winter. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. A confrontation between US forces and Kiowa, Comanche and Plains Apache leads to the Battle of Adobe Walls. A humor story featuring early art by future MAD artist Dave Berg. Cowhands are concerned when the boss's tenderfoot son sets out to capture the dangerous wild stallion known as Black Luck. The Stranger and the Stallion; Battle of Adobe Walls; Bedlam in Mesa County; The Chief Meets His Match; Nobody Wants McGillicudy; White Man's Tepee; The Legend of Ace o' Spade; War on the Otoe. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 5

    Stories and art by Gerald McCann, Dick Rockwell, Vic Martin, Maurice Del Bourgo and George Roussos. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. Scout Portugee Philips rides for help through hostile territory when a fort is besieged by Sioux forces. Harvard-educated greenhorn Tex Hardy seeks revenge on the rustling varmints who back-shot his old college buddy. A failing Chicago cattle baron decides to resume his ancestor's rustling ways, in a humorous story with art by Vic Martin. Crabbe of California; The Powder Run of Portugee Philips; Harvard Cowboy; Duels of the West; Hamburger Gauchos; Chunk's Last Fight; The Goobers. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 6

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    Stories and art by Jay Scott Pike, Dick Rockwell, Paul Reinman, Maurice Del Bourgo, Ed Moore, Dan Zolnerowich, Dave Berg and Gil Kane. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. The story of ruthless gunfighter Wild Bill Longley, wanted for the murder of his own best friend. A humor story featuring early art by future MAD artist Dave Berg. An infamous rustler has a way of making cattle vanish, in a story with early art by comics legend Gil Kane. Bullet Pitcher; Boss of the Razor Back; The Ship in the Sands; No Divvy; Pipestem Pete; The Magic Rustler. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 7

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    Stories and art by Claude Moore, Jon Small and Vic Martin. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. An outlaw's abandoned son follows in his father's footsteps, despite his adopted father's efforts to set him straight. Shorty discovers that a sombrero without a brim is no sombrero at all, in a humorous story with art by Vic Martin. A legendary stagecoach driver braves every danger of the West to pay for his son's education. The Brat; Pat Parker - the Mountain Jockey; The Gun Slapper; Doubtful Canyon; Plains Facts; The Sawdust Trail; Shorty Pampas; Topeka Wins Again. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 8
    • 1" cumulative spine split. Oxidation.

    Stories and art by Ed Moore and others. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. Newspaperman Horace Greeley and his entourage encounter outlaw King Fisher in San Antonio, and Madge gets a crush on the handsome killer. Old West doctor Tom Bell turns outlaw and orchestrates the very first stagecoach robbery. A Canadian Mountie doggedly pursues cop-killer The Calgary Kid all the way to El Paso. The Last of Roaring Creek; Mean Jack Emery, the Terror of the South Dakota Hills; The Sad Case of Tom Bell; Conestoga Colben, the Cash-and-Carry Rustler; Pistol City; Harold Creighton Rides Again; The Calgary Kid. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 9

    Stories and art by John Prentice, Lawrence Dressler, and Jerry Fasano. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. River pirates operate from hidden bases in caves along the Ohio River. The Younger Brothers target a reporter who's been covering their crimes. A ventriloquist uses his talent to bring outlaw Terrible Tex to justice. Buckskin Benson: A Good Man to Have Around; Nine Eyes and Colonel Plug; .44 Calibre Typewriter; Better Schools Make Better Communities; Funny Frankie's Revenge; The Battle of the Woolies; Son of the Shotgun. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 10
    • Miscut.

    Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. The 5th Infantry spars with US Cavalry riders in a not-so-friendly rivalry during a mission in 1877 Montana. Pioneering pulp novelist Ned Buntline almost single-handedly invents the Buffalo Bill mythos. A Pinkerton detective pursues outlaw Butch Cassidy all the way to South America. The Bunion Cavalry; The Man Who Made Buffalo Bill; The Bola Bandit; Tobacco Tom; The Fastest Draw in the West; The Stranger; Saddle Scraps; The Badman's Mistake. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 11

    Cover by John Prentice. Stories and art by John Prentice and John Daly. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. Dan joins the outlaw gang of his father's killer, and waits for his chance for revenge. Buckskin Benson and his sidekick Muskrat face off against a train robber and a crooked sheriff. Outlaw Smoke Allard seeks payback on the soldier who got him kicked out of the Cavalry by going to work on his father's ranch. The Kid's Revenge; Buckskin Benson; Showdown at the Lava Beds; Across the Ocean; Enemy of Spain; Poison Allard's Last Draw; Saddle Scraps. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Western Fighters Vol. 2 (1949) 12

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    Cover by John Prentice. Stories and art by John Prentice, Gerald McCann, Mike Becker, Bill Walton and Ross Andru. Outlaws, gunfighters, and tales of the Old West - some true, and others merely legends. An outlaw gang on the rampage runs afoul of the mysterious figure known only as the Calico Kid. Buckskin Benson and his sidekick Muskrat try to prevent a cruel scout and a greedy trader from starting a war with the Dakota tribe. A horse trader plays cat-and-mouse with a bandit gang in the high mountains, in a story with early art by Marvel legend Ross Andru. The Calico Kid; Buckskin Benson; Wylie's Wild Horses; War Belt Pony; Black Brand; The Hanging Tree. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.