Post by tarkintino on Jul 13, 2019 18:28:18 GMT -5
This one is near endless, considering how violence figures so prominently in comic books: the "Out for the count" trope, where characters are unconscious, or near dead (but being continuing character titles, not really dying):
I can't post pictures but you all are missing out on a LOT of Western tropes, motifs and themes! The hero swinging in on a chandelier in the saloon hall, the lone gunslinger facing a gang of ruffians, the cowpoke riding headlong into action/danger, the Indian's attacking, the gun-slinging hero saving the beautiful lady, the villain hiding/waiting just around the corner to shoot the hero, the cowboy as coward and much more.
Let the Google searches begin!!!
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!
I posted these two comics that seem related over in the "homages" thread. Perhaps the earlier one was the inspiration for the one from 1966. Who knows?
But it's also clear that the ida of a blind combatant being guided by another was a popular trope, at DC Comics anyway. The iconic example is surely "Eyes of a Blind Gunner," from OAAW 113 (1961), but it was actually preceded by this Johnny Cloud story dated February of '61 and the Gunner and Sarge story from 1959.
But there was this All-Star Western from 1956. And it happened to Rock in 1965.
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2019 10:44:20 GMT -5 by Prince Hal
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