A QUICK OVERVIEW OF CHARLTON WESTERNS!
Well now, since i've been watching an almost steady diet of spaghetti westerns for almost a month now... (my under-rated picks to look out for, if you care - "It Can Be Done, Amigo", "Any Gun Can Play" & "Between God, The Devil & A Winchester"), anyway, it seems almost inevitable that some western books would end up on the scanner.
All of these books have some redeeming or unusual factor that sets them apart from the usual run-of the-mill western fare. Although DC produced THE consistently best (and most realistic) western of the Bronze Age (Jonah Hex by Albano & Ayers, OF COURSE!), these Charlton books have a rough, uneven charm to them that makes them still of interest today..... Artists in these issues include PAM, Pat Boyette, Rocke Maestroserio, Jack Abel, Fred Himes, Ernie Hart, Dick Giordano and many more.
Also remember, Charlton was the LAST major American comic publisher to give a hoot about Westerns, continuing right until the early '80's, they were doing reprints....
COWBOY WESTERN 50 or here COWBOY WESTERN 50!
BLACK FURY 23 or here BLACK FURY 23!
OUTLAWS OF THE WEST 76 or here OUTLAWS OF THE WEST 76 !
CHEYENNE KID 96 or here CHEYENNE KID 96!
BILLY THE KID 109 or here BILLY THE KID 109!
"Don't TRY to understand 'em,
Just rope 'em up and BRAND 'em....."