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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cowboy Comics unknown artists part 3

Our third artist is without doubt the most prolific of the unknown artists to have contributed to Cowboy Comics, producing three dozen stories and two covers. It seems highly likely that the artist will turn out to be someone whose name is known elsewhere but who has yet to be associated with these particular comics.

The first four pages shown here are from "Buck Jones and the Fighting Forty-Niner" (Cowboy Comics 156) whilst the last two are from "Buck Jones and the Gun-Slinger" (Cowboy Comics 182).

 
 
 
 
 
Stripography
(Cover) (Cowboy Comics 111, Oct 1954)
Kit Carson and the Gunpowder Plot (Cowboy Comics 142, Aug 1955)
Kit Carson and the War Drums of the Kiowas (Cowboy Comics 143, Sep 1955)
Kit Carson and the Riddle of the Broken Doll (Cowboy Comics 146, Oct 1955)
Kit Carson and the Moon Goddess (Cowboy Comics 149, Nov 1955)
Kit Carson and the Vanishing Totem (Cowboy Comics 149, Nov 1955)
Kit Carson and the Relief of Fort Henry (Cowboy Comics 151, Nov 1955)
Kit Carson Rides the Robber's Road (Cowboy Comics 152, Dec 1955)
Kit Carson and the Traitor Scout (Cowboy Comics 155, Jan 1956)
Buck Jones and the Fighting Forty-Niner (Cowboy Comics 156, Jan 1956)
Kit Carson and Diablo, the Bandit (Cowboy Comics 157, Jan 1956)
Kit Carson and the Healing Poison (Cowboy Comics 158, Feb 1956)
Buck Jones and the Vanishing Buffalo (Cowboy Comics 159, Feb 1956)
Kit Carson and the Outcast of Alder Creek (Cowboy Comics 160, Feb 1956)
Kit Carson and the Little White Chief (Cowboy Comics 163, Mar 1956)
Kit Carson and the Mountain Chase (Cowboy Comics 166, May 1956)
Buck Jones and the Peace of the Navajo (Cowboy Comics 167, May 1956)
(Cover) (Cowboy Comics 173, Jul 1956)
Kit Carson and the Outlaw Officer (Cowboy Comics 173, Jul 1956)
How the Kansas Kid Met the Black Stallion Again (Cowboy Comics 176, Jul 1956)
Kit Carson and the Horse Wrangler (Cowboy Comics 177, Aug 1956)
Buck Jones and the Boy Gunman (Cowboy Comics 178, Aug 1956)
Buck Jones and the Four Legged Deputy (Cowboy Comics 178, Aug 1956)
How the Kansas Kid Became Trail Herd Boss (Cowboy Comics 180, Aug 1956)
Buck Jones and the Gun-Slinger (Cowboy Comics 182, Sep 1956)
Buck Jones and the Redman's Gold (Cowboy Comics 186, Oct 1956)
Buck Jones and the Silver Wagon Trap (Cowboy Comics 190, Nov 1956)
Buck Jones and the Gold Brigands (Cowboy Comics 194, Dec 1956)
Buck Jones and the Redskins on the Warpath (Cowboy Comics 198, Jan 1957)
How the Kansas Kid Beat the Crooked Buyer (Cowboy Comics 200, Jan 1957)
Buck Jones Wins Through (Cowboy Comics 202, Feb 1957)
How the Kansas Kid Foiled the Crooked Marshall (Cowboy Comics 220, Jun 1957)
Kit Carson and the River of Gold (Cowboy Comics 221, Jul 1957)
How the Kansas Kid Foiled the Double-Crossing Cattlemen (Cowboy Comics 224, Jul 1957)
How the Kansas Kid Met the Little Dogie (Cowboy Comics 228, Aug 1957)
How the Kansas Kid Won the Rodeo Prize (Cowboy Comics 236, Oct 1957)
Buck Jones and the Gold Looters of Westwood (Cowboy Comics 242, Dec 1957)
How the Kansas Kid Tamed Young Elmer (Cowboy Comics 244, Dec 1957)

2 comments:

Paddy Brown said...

Could that be John Cooper? A young, unformed John Cooper perhaps, but I fancy I see hints of his style - the face and hand of the rider in the second panel of page 25, the face of the guy on the right of the foreground in pale 2 of page 30, the vertical hatching on the bar and the barman's shirt, and the way the gunman's legs fade out, in the same panel.

Steve said...

An interesting idea, but John was only 12 when the first of these strips appeared in 1954.