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.


  1. Great post! I'm always in for work by the team of Charles Nicholas and Vince Alascia. Those are some mighty heavy, uncharacteristic inks from Alascia, but I like it! I really think these two are very under-appreciated.

  2. Brother, I have been waiting for someone to do an all-western comics blog... and yours was worth the wait, for sure!!

    Keep it up, my friend... I love each post you've put on here so far.

    Western comics rule!

  3. Mykal: I know you likes your Nicholas and Alascia!

    Albie: Thanks, brother! I really appreciate it. I was beginning to wonder if the fan-base for this blog was gone. You keep readin'it, I'll keep postin' it.

  4. The short-lived TV series "Tate" (1960) also starred a one-armed Civil War veteran, although I don't know if the show ever said which side he had served on.