Thursday, November 30, 2017

Groove's Faves: "The Ghost Town Sheriff" by Newman and Gill

Dig it, Groove-ophiles: Ol' Groove totally digs the Lone Ranger. Always have, always will. Young Groove didn't buy a lot of Lone Ranger comics 'cause they were hard to find, but when I did find a stray Gold Key ish with those gorgeous painted covers, I'd snatch 'em up. I never new if an issue had new stories or reprints (until I started noticing those "Reprinted by Popular Demand" blurbs stamped on the first pages of the stories), but I didn't care. Take for instance "The Ghost Town Sheriff" from Lone Ranger #14 (February 1969). This gem by Paul S. Newman and Tom Gill could have come directly from the late 1800s for all I cared--I just knew a rousing fun story with terrific art when I saw one! Check it out for yourself...












Oh, and this one was, indeed, a reprint from Dell's Lone Ranger #100 (cover dated October 1956).

4 comments:

  1. Hi Groove, don't know if that's anything at all to do with you but the ad I see at the bottom of the post is from some outfit called Lezhin Comics and the pictures suggest a comic of a nature that I definitely would not share with my wife and daughters and son. Seems really out of place with your wonderful posts!

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    1. Thanks for the head up, CH47! I'll check in on the ad situation. AdSense is a new animal to me. I don't pick what goes up--in fact, I see different ads for different things when I try different browsers. Not sure how that works, but I'll see if there's a way to block ads that are not in the spirit of Groove City. I don't wanna see ads like that, either!

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  2. I remember those "reprinted by popular demand" blurbs on the splash pages of some Gold Key comics. I suspect the "demand" actually came from the editor or publisher, who needed to get the next issue printed on schedule and within budget.

    Like you, I didn't object. I hadn't read them before (most were originally published before I was born), so they were as good as new to me.

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  3. I echo your sentiment on the painted covers Groove. They were truly amazing. Gill also pencilled all of the issues of Hi-Yo Silver and did some really beautiful work.

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