Monday, May 31, 2010
A Disabled American Vet
I bet y'all thought ol' Jonah Hex was the only disfigured, ex-Confederate gunfighter floatin' around the comic book West. But he ain't! (Although I'm sure there were plenty in the real West.) Captain Doom debuted in Outlaws of the West #64 back in May of 1967. That's five whole years before Jonah Hex rode his way into All-Star Western #10!
Captain Doom would last for 11 issues of Outlaws of the West before ridin' off into the sunset.
Here we have his debut (albeit in a Modern Comics reprint from 1977). The writer is uncredited but the artwork is by Charles Nicholas with inks by Vince Alascia, Cover art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio.