September 6, 2011
Western Treasury Volume 1
NEW Western reprint comilation title, featuring stories NOT PREVIOUSLY SEEN since their original publication dates of over 50 years ago!! A 120- page volume of some of the very best cowboy comic book stories from the genre’s heyday; the late 1940’s-mid 1950’s!! Almost a dozen and a Old West comic book adventures !! This new compilation includes stories starring historical characters like WYATT EARP in “The Man From Morgan Mesa”, by Dick Ayers; popular movie cowboys such as ROY ROGERS, DALE EVANS, JOHN WAYNE, TOM MIX (in “The Secret of the Circled X”, by Carl Pfeufer), JOHNNY MACK BROWN ( in “Priceless Possession”, drawn by Russ Manning), LASH LARUE ( in “Terror at the Quicksand Sawmps” ), WILD BILL ELLIOT (in “The Teller’s Holdout”, illustrated by Hy Mankin ), ROCKY LANE ( in “The Buffalo Branders”, drawn by Ralph Carlson ), JIMMY WAKELY (in “The Magic Wand of Atawan”, by Alex Toth), MONTE HALE (in “The Captive Town”, with art by Bob Laughlin) SMILEY BURNETTE, The DURANGO KID (in “The Feuding Fallons”, illustrated by Fred Guardineer ), TIM HOLT ( in “Flight From a Fight”. with art by Frank Bolle ) and more!! Also, coverage of early television Westerns like RANGE RIDER (in “The Mysterious Map”). Also, a smattering of all-original vintage comic book creations like ARROWHEAD, among others. Great reprints of full comic book stories originally published by Fawcett, Dell, Magazine Enterprises, Lev Gleason and others. In it’s day, the Western comic book was one of the most bankable genres in the industry, and at AC Comics, reprints of vintage cowboy material remain one of our top sellers online. With this new treasury-style compilation format, AC hopes to be able to return to offering this material through standard distribution channels and comic book stores as well. The sales success of this initial volume will determine whether or not it can become an ongoing series. If sales go well, we would hope to release 2 or 3 of these 120-page compilations per year, so tell your friends!! Order addional copies online in the AC web shop, and look for upcoming issues in the Diamond Distribution Previews catalog at your local comic book retailer. Standard comic book size, black & white with color covers; saddle-stitched. Released by AC Comics in 2010.