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ISSUE NO. 813
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As we recounted in previous issues of Dial B, due to scheduling problems, All-Star Western #1 was an all-reprint issue -- but with the title's second issue, the book shifted to two brand new characters starring in all-new material.

The headliner was Outlaw, and the book's other new character was inspired by Clint Eastwood's "Man with No Name" from the "Dollars Trilogy" of Spaghetti Westerns, low-budget film set in the American West but filmed in Europe. Here's the trailer for the first one, "A Fistful Of Dollars" (1964). Click play below...

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FILM CLIP: Trailer for "A Fistful of Dollars." (1 minute 30 seconds).
All-Star Western's other new character, El Diablo, actually made his first-ever appearance within the Outlaw story. You see, "Outlaw" was riding through the plains, when suddenly...
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That was it! El Diablo melted away, and did not reappear in the rest of the story. We got introduced to the character in the back-up story, "The Devil Has Two Faces," written by Robert Kanigher and Gray Morrow.

In this tale of the wild west, sly Gray Morrow included several DC staffers and friends in the story, casting them in the role of villains. Now let's take a look at the story, starting with Morrow's original art for the splash page. We'll tell you who's who as we go...

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You may think you recognize these banditos from various wanted posters, but they're actually several well-known comic book artists and one super-fan. Here's the run-down...
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So, there it is. The debut of El Diablo! The character's origin was not revealed in his first story. For that, we'd have to wait. But not for long!

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Birth of the Devil!
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