Friday, September 12, 2008

By the 10's: Six-Gun Heroes/Gunmaster/Judomaster!

Here's one of those interesting "By the 10's," where the publisher changes as we go! We start with Six-Gun Heroes at Fawcett...

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Issue 10

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Issue 20

...and now we jump to Charlton!

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Issue 30 - as Charlton's using the inventory from Fawcett... at least, the title started with Fawcett inventory when it started!

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Issue 40

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Issue 50

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Issue 60 - by this point, Gunmaster, Charlton's masked superhero-like western character, was taking over!

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Issue 70

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Issue 80

With issue 84, the book was renamed Gunmaster, but was cancelled in 1967 with issue 89. at which point Judomaster took over the numbering!

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Judomaster 90

Unfortunately for the title, it was cancelled for good with issue 98!

Stick with the Random Acts of Geekery for a new By the 10's soon!

Jon

2 comments:

  1. That's a whole lot of westerns. That picture of Tom Mix doesn't really look right to me.

    Read a few Gunmaster stories, and they're okay, but Lash Larue is the the best.

    Judomaster was the best creation of the Action Hero line.

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  2. I'm guessing the Tom Mix photo doesn't look right because it was probably hand-tinted for color.

    Judomaster was good, but I have to admit to a prejudice in favor of the Ted Kord Blue Beetle myself... although my favorite Charlton series was probably Vengeance Squad, which had an all-too-short run!

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