Golden Age Greats Spotlight #7 –
Roy Rogers Western Movie Hero 100th Anniversary Special
Format: Standard comic book dimensions, but in a special 150-plus page squarebound bookshelf format TPB.
Black & white interiors with full color covers.
Writer’s and Artist’s Names: Writers include Bill Black, Paul S. Newman, Ray Krank, and Joe Gill. Artists include Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Alex Toth, Steve Ditko, John Buscema, Russ Manning, Doug Wildey, Dick Giordano and Vince Alascia.
Intended Audience: All-ages fans of Golden Age reprint material, art aficionados, comics historians, and fans of classic action, adventure and Western material of all kinds.
Synopsis: Celebrating ROY ROGERS’ 100th birthday this year, a comprehensive rundown of the best Western comic book features on the 1940’s-1960’s, with lots of full-story reprints starring your favorite cowboys (including many never previously reprinted) focusing on the best artists of the era, with a special emphasis on ROY ROGERS.
Special Notes: With AC Comics long association with the ROY ROGERS franchise, Roy’s 100th birthday seemed a fitting time to release a special volume commemorating the man and his influence on the Western genre in comic books as part of our pop culture heritage. Historian and Western comics expert Bill Black (who also happens to be our publisher) penned THE most comprehensive historical rundown of the classic era of Western comic books (the 1940’s-1960’s) in his 1997 tome ROY ROGERS AND THE SILVER SCREEN COWBOYS, and that extended text overview is revisited here, along with even MORE information, including full-story reprints and features on Western stars that were left out of THE SILVER SCREEN COWBOYS due to space limitations, including WILD BILL ELLIOTT, JOHNNY MACK BROWN and MONTE HALE. More than a dozen full-story reprints in all, plus coverage on EVERY movie-related cowboy that ever had a comic book series!!