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Thread #38216   Message #1884474
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
13-Nov-06 - 04:21 AM
Thread Name: For all the Ancients
Subject: RE: For all the Ancients
Red Ryder and little Beaver were only available in England in comics, or novels. In one I remember he got a horrific beating from a scoundrel called Ace Hanlon, who tied him up first.

Buck Jones was also was also a star of these comics. They were slightly more substantial and exciting and expensive thanEnglish comics - more like a graphic novel really.

England copied these with one about a fighter ace called Battler Britten.

Roy Rogers was also a bit of shadowy figure for most of us. By that time (the fifties) his films weren't around but he was in lots of books. Roy Rogers annuals and a novel I remember called Ghost of the Mystery rancho. The villainous ghost turned out to be the blind man who wasn't really blind.

There was a villainous very violent horse wrangler called Bronc Alamar who first appeared strangling the chinese cook with his own pigtail, but Roy sorted him out. However it wasn't much a respite because the ghost hanged the cook, a couple of chapters later.

No wonder I ended up nuts.