September 5, 2011
Best of the West 47
Special Monte Hale tribute issue!! In honor of the last of the great movie cowboys, Monte Hale, this issue features photos of the November, 2004 ceremony where Monte gets his long-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, plus not one but TWO classic Golden Age Monte Hale comics stories; “The Song of Death”, and “The Worst of the Badmen”, with art by Ed Good. BOW’s big three are here, too, in top-notch nostalgic comic book action, as the Durano Kid tussles with “Dead-Shot Debby”, drawn by Fred Guardineer, comic’s orginal Ghost Rider, The Haunted Horseman must avoid “A Trap for the Haunted Horseman”, illustrated by the great Dick Ayers, and Tim Holt must don his guise of Redmask to stop “The Rescue of Lightning Larry”, with art by Frank Bolle. Superb full-story reprints taken form original Fawcett Comics and Magazine Enterprises publications of the 1940’s and ’50’s. 44 pages, black and white with color covers, standard Best of the West 97/8″ X 6″ format. Printed in 2005.