Saturday, December 25, 2010

By the 10s: Billy the Kid!

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Billy the Kid was probably Charlton's longest-lasting Western title... probably the longest-lasting non-horror title for that matter! I've enjoyed reading every issue of this one I've been able to get my hands on so far, and you can read some of these for yourself over at the Comic Reading Library! I don't believe this is supposed to be the historical Billy the Kid, but rather another gunslinger who went by the same name (although at least one story identifies his last name as "Bonney," so who knows?).

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Issue 20!

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Issue 30!

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Issue 40!

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Issue 50!

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Issue 60!

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Issue 70!

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Issue 80!

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The first really major logo change had occurred by issue 90!

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Issue 100!

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Issue 110, and another logo change!

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Issue 120, and yet another logo change!

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By issue 130, the logo's basically back to the original form again!

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Issue 140!

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Issue 150, and that wraps this one up!

2 comments:

  1. of course.. Billy the Kids real name was Henry McCarty and he just used the name 'William Bonney' for some time.. often claimed to have killed 21 men though in truth.. it's kinda 4-9 (depending on reports) and like most people, more myth is known then fact so it's all pretty tricky (also, if you were a small time unknown outlaw at a time when one is famous (but not everyone would know what the guy looks like) wouldn't YOU pretend to be that guy if it made your life easier? ^_^

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  2. Thanks for the additional info. I'm pretty sure that the Billy in the comic bears no resemblance other in name to the original!

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