Best Western 59

Title Published
June 1949 to August 1949
Issue Numbers
58 to 59
Number of Issues
Continued Into
Western Outlaws & Sheriffs
Best Western 59 Cover Image
Issue Information
Cover Date
August 1949
Cover Titles
The Black Rider Strikes!
The Black Rider starring
Cover Credits
John Severin pencils and inks unsigned
Notes: John Severin claims in Squa Tront #11 that this was his first ever cover, so I think he deserves the credit. - JVJ
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Cover Creator Credit
Title Pages Credits
  5065 The Mystery of the Mad Monk!
·Kid Colt starring
10 pg art Russ Heath pencils and inks unsigned
Notes: There is simply no one at Timely in 1949 who could ink like this except Russ Heath.

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  5132 Siege of the Alamo

Feature: Scrapbook of the West
1 pg art Mario DeMarco pencils guess

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  5587 The Black Rider Strikes!
·The Black Rider starring
5 pg art John Severin pencils unsigned

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  SL-3785 City Kid Carver 2 pg text
  5372 The Secret of the Valley of Fear!
·Two-Gun Kid starring

Notes: Shores pages 1-3, Severin pages 4-8 and possibly somebody. Weird books. - Doc V.
8 pg art Syd Shores pencils attributed
Notes: Pages 1-3.
John Severin pencils unsigned
Notes: Pages 4-8. Severin claims responsibility for these pages in the Squa Tront #11 interview, claiming "I still draw that way!"

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Doc V.: Creator Credit