September 5, 2011
Presto Kid 1
The intro from the first page of this classic reprint of a very unusual western comic from the Magazine Enterprises stable of the 1950’s says it all: “The mysterious masked rider was the only one of his kind in all The West… a lawman-magician, who never packed guns!! For flailing fists, daredevil acrobatics, and magic-in-action, there has never been the equal of… The Presto Kid!!”This great volume reprints in full three of the four stories from his short run, plus a condensed version of the first- his origin. Read “The Presto Kid”, exactly as it originally appeared in Red Mask #51, 1955; “The Canyon Gang”, from Red Mask #53, 1956, “The Birth Of The Presto Kid”, also from Red Mask #51, and “The Floating Renegade”, originally seen in Red Mask #54, 1957. And, you also get a full, crisp, clean reprint of “The Calico Kid”, (who would later become the original Ghost Rider- revived by AC in contemporary time as The Haunted Horseman.) from Tim Holt #10, 1949. All of thes M. E. sagebrush sagas are illustrated by the greatest western comic book artist of all time- Dick Ayers. If you like western adventure with a far-out twist, you’ll love The Presto Kid. Color cover(Guest starring The Black Phantom!) by Dick Ayers, interiors are black and white with graytones. 36 pages, standard comic book format. Printed in 1989.