Best of the West # 42

$6.95

More great frontier action behind a beautiful painted Black Diamond cover ( by Walt Howarth) this issue. The action starts with Dick Ayer’s original Ghost Rider, The Haunted Horseman in “Magico Vs. The Haunted Horseman!! Then, it’s Redmask in “The Luck of Major Hanley

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More great frontier action behind a beautiful painted Black Diamond cover ( by Walt Howarth) this issue. The action starts with Dick Ayer’s original Ghost Rider, The Haunted Horseman in “Magico Vs. The Haunted Horseman!! Then, it’s Redmask in “The Luck of Major Hanley”, drawn by Frank Bolle, followed by cover-feature Black Diamond in “Terror Island”, drawn by Bill Walton. As usual, Drango Kid is spotlighted in “The Man Who Hated Everybody”- drawn by Fred Guardineer, American Eagle in “Laughing Dog’s Revenge, and Lone Rider in ” Glittering Shadows”. Bonus features include two Pistol Packin’ Pattie shorts by Bolle, “Ill Feelings” and “Cuts Him Short”, (both by Bolle) and an inside cover photo still of Charles Starrett as The Durango Kid- with Smiley Burnette!! Great full-story reprints from the Golden Age of the Western comic book, featuring stories originally appearing in books published by Magazine Enterprises, Prize Comics, Ajax-Farrell, and Lev Gleason, in the 1940’s and ’50’s. 44 pages, black & white with color cover. Standard Best of the West size; 61/2″ X 10″. Printed in 2004.

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AC Comics is an independent comic book publisher! AC Comics is not a comic shop retailer. We sell our brand new comics worldwide through Diamond Distribution and our comic book back issues (from 1983 up to today!) through our website at https://www.accomics.com . We always urge you to support your local comic book retailers to PRE-ORDER and BUY your NEW COLOR AC Comics from them, but if you can't find AC back issues, we have most of them here on our online store. To Order by Mail: List the items you would like to purchase on a sheet of paper and send check or money order to: AC Comics P.O. Box 394 Plymouth, FL 32768-0394 Remember to include appropriate shipping for the total number of items you have selected. To Order by Phone: Call 407-767-0199 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time). Note that this is a regular business telephone--NOT a "smart" cellular device--so please leave a message on our answering machine with your name and phone number and we'll get back to you.

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Due to shipping problems, we no longer offer online international shipping automatically as one of our options on our store at this time. International packages can take up to 6 to 8 weeks for flat rate  delivery.

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We really love and appreciate getting enthusiastic artist submissions from potential freelancers, including pencillers, inkers, letterers and colorists wanting to do comic books, but please DO NOT send ANY attachments to this email address.

Please send links to your artwork posted somewhere online (for example, on a showcase/gallery website to show off your artwork)  and we'll check them out.

If you have your art posted somewhere online on a site that you could send us a link to, that would be great! We would like you to be able to demonstrate some ability to produce reasonably effective comic book continuity ( multiple pages utilizing multiple panels telling a story or sequence of a story) with attractive people/superheroes/superheroines.

Ideally, we would like to see four or five pages with depictions of mundane everyday scenes to give us an idea of the quality of the comic artwork by itself before we make a decision to move the discussion along.

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