Two-Gun Kid 36

Title Published
March 1948 to April 1961
Issue Numbers
1 to 59
Number of Issues
59
Issue Information
Cover Date
April 1957
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia Publisher
Hercules Publishing Corp.
 
 
Cover Titles
The Beginning of the Legend of the Two-Gun Kid
 
 
Starring
Two-Gun Kid starring
 
 
Cover Credits
Joe Maneely pencils and inks signed
Contributions
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Cover Creator Credit
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
  L-338 The Saga of the Two-Gun Kid!
·Two-Gun Kid starring

Notes: I don't know if this is the first telling of the Kid's origin, but it's the earliest one I've seen.
Two Gun Kid grew up on a poor Kansas farm. His father Frank had once been the sharp-shooting sheriff of Mesquite, a wild town farther west. Frank married Milly, an eastern girl, who abhorred violence and gunplay. When the Kid was born, they moved to Kansas and took up farming. One day in the potato cellar, the young teen finds his father's old pistol. He finds that he is a natural shot, lightning fast and accurate. But his father tells him to forget about guns, that they're peaceful farming folk now.
Shortly after, Sheriff Josh Meadows retires and Frank is asked to take his place. The fact it is a peaceful farming community and the pay is good convinces him to accept. But no sooner is he sworn in than the Corbett Brothers - Red, Sam, and Snake - come to town fleeing a posse. Frank is gunned down and Milly dies when thrown from the wagon by the spooked team. With his dying breath, Frank releases his young son from his promise, asking him to "bring peace to this troubled land."
The young orphan picks up his father's gun plus one that Snake Corbett dropped and swears revenge. "And I'll use YOUR GUN to help anybody in trouble! THIS gun too! Yes, two guns ... one to always remind me of the GOOD and this other to remind me of the EVIL, the LAWLESS ..." Years later, the Kid is invited to the peaceful town of Carbonville by his friend Sam, where he has the opportunity to finally capture the Corbett Brothers.
That's a pretty cool explanation for his name. If only he'd been exposed to some radiation somewhere ... - Tom Lammers
6 pg art Chuck Miller pencils and inks unsigned
Joe Maneely pencils and inks unsigned
Notes: Splash panel

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  L-294 Doom in the Dust!
·Two-Gun Kid starring
5 pg art Chuck Miller pencils and inks signed
Notes: Signed: C.F. Miller

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  L-341 -
·Two-Gun Kid starring
3 pg art Chuck Miller pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  J-266 Gold on the Range 2 pg text Joe Maneely pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  L-454 Trail's End! 4 pg art Stan Lee script signed
Joe Maneely pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  L-295 -
·Two-Gun Kid starring
5 pg art Chuck Miller pencils attributed
Chuck Miller inks attributed
Notes: Pages 1-3
John Severin inks unsigned
Notes: Pages 4, 5

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit