Early Western Comic books from the late ’30’s and early ’40’s, were based on and complemented early western TV and movie stars such as Roy Rogers and Charles Starrett. From there, the genre gained popularity and DC, Prize, Marvel launched multiple series in the ’50’s and ’60’s with names like Tomahawk, Six Gun Heroes, Blazing Six Guns, Two-Gun Kid, Ringo Kid, Apache Kid and my favorite, Bullet Code.
I love the heavily romanticized and stereotyped view of the American West through the lens of the mid-twentieth century.
These comics are all racially appalling, "If you survive our tribal test, Tomahawk, you and the boy win your freedom!"
Check out the golden eagle on his headdress and loincloth, it looks like something form the Third Reich.
Check out his Van Dyke mustache.
Love the Spanish.
Indian or White Man?
I love John Wayne’s outfit, his wool shirt is amazing. I cant get over the fonts, titles and colors.
Check out this advertisement from the back of a Two-Gun Kid. Everything a boy needs.
Here are some more links,
Western Comics (Picasa),
All-Star Western (Wiki),
Western Comic Marketplace,
The First Western Comic Book,
Amazingco.com comic Book index (there are some gems in here),
All John Wayne Comics,
Two-Gun Kid (Wiki).