Marvel Westerns (Silver Age)
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Half a dozen covers - not a lot, but a cool little subset. Too bad that Matt Baker didn't do any Atlas western covers as well ( unless there are some not in the GCD ).

 

I love this thread as I feel I've seen pretty much all the Atlas/Marvel pre-hero and superhero covers many times over, but am constantly seeing books for the first time here. I was never much of a western comics fan, but Atlas has far and away the best covers in the genre.

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I have the same problem. My first exposure was in Mad, and the illustration work he did for ads, magazines, posters, etc. When I read his EC stories, I struggle to take them seriously.

 

I have no problem taking Davis seriously. His E.C. war stuff cured me of the "Mad" syndrome.

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Wow, great cover that I don't think I've noticed before. That's one of the things I love about the Marvel Westerns... fun stuff that I haven't seen dozens of copies of.

 

A two day early Christmas gift.

 

A nice copy of Gunsmoke Western 50 that presents extremely well. OSPG mentioned Kirby art inside, but there is none. Still a great cover and book.

 

gunsmoke50.jpg

 

The Davis cover is a nice consolation for the lack of Kirby inside. Did he do any other Atlas covers?

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Did anyone here buy the Kid Colt 100 for $22.50 on eBay last night? I thought about as the price seemed pretty good.

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What was the condition of the Kid Colt 100?

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Looked to be a 2.0 give or take. It was low grade but affordable given the prices being asked lately.

 

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Just to bump the thread. A modest KCO from the newsstand of June 1964.

 

KCO118FSep64.jpg

 

KCO118RSep64.jpg

 

I didn't see the glue/syrup stain until scanning a week or so after purchase (upper right back cover).

 

I bought this a couple of months ago and kept it out of my collection because I was kicking myself for being careless in examining the book. But as time passes, I am coming to like it more and more as the cover colours are fresh and unbelievably glossy -- the pages are white.

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I am coming to like it more and more as the cover colours are fresh and unbelievably glossy -- the pages are white.

They are indeed! Sharp looking book!

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Did anyone here buy the Kid Colt 100 for $22.50 on eBay last night? I thought about as the price seemed pretty good.

 

 

:o:o:o:o Are you kidding??? I missed it! UGHHHH!! Been looking for one too.... :cry:

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Here is another nice one from the same box but that is pretty much it..the rest of that box are Western readers.

 

GR6.jpg

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Are we to assume that this bargain was snatched up by you? If so, well done! Helluva deal!

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Are we to assume that this bargain was snatched up by you? If so, well done! Helluva deal!

 

 

(thumbs u :acclaim:

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He(Jack Davis) did at least a few other Atlas western interiors and covers:

 

Two Gun Kid, 45, 46, 47 - covers and stories

 

Rawhide Kid 33, 34, 35 - stories only

 

Gunsmoke Western 37, 50, 52, 54, 55 stories w/ covers on 50 and 54

 

Frontier Western 5 - story

 

Wyatt Earp 21, cover, 25 story

 

Plus stories in Battle 66 and 67.

 

Interesting! From Frontier Western 5:

 

01_davis_fronwest_05.jpg

 

(thumbs u

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Here is another nice one from the same box but that is pretty much it..the rest of that box are Western readers.

 

GR6.jpg

 

Cool Ghost Riders, Nick. :headbang:

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Cool Ghost Riders, Nick. :headbang:

 

Indeed...like a box of chocolate, you never know what you are going to get. I am boxing up things to move and clearing under the beds and closets...and among the "junks", there are a few nuggets.

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