Continuing from last issue, here are my top five wildest covers. We'll go through them one by one, starting with number five.
Jimmy Wakley #14, Nov-Dec 1949
Poor Jimmy. Did you ever get into a vicious fight with your girl? Was her father lying on the ground nearby, wounded? Were you being attacked by hostile indians while you fought? If you did, then this cover probably won't thrill you much. Looks like no less than five "deadly arrows" headed directly for old Jim.
All Star Western #39, Oct-Nov. 1959
The Trigger Twins, twin lawmen, decided to cross a river by throwing a rope line across two mountains, and going hand over hand. It all went fine -- until a giant grizzly bear showed up on the other end. Hang on! Oh, by the way, did I mention that one end of the rope just caught fire?
Frontier Fighters #5, May/June1956
Well, one thing's for sure. Davy Crockett isn't afraid of fighting swamp gators. They have big mouths? So what! Just prop them open with a small piece of wood. Easy! The lurking Indians might actually be the worse problem here.
Weird Western Tales #58 August 1979
Scalphunter has a knack for getting into jams -- but this one is particularly bad. Tied by his arms and legs in the middle of a burning building, with two bad guys waiting to shoot him if he escape. Either way, looks like the woman's a goner.
All-Star Western #117 March 1961
This one looks pretty tame at first glance. Madame .44 , who goes traipsing around filthy western town in a stunning all-white outfit, wants a word with Johnny Thunder. And she means it. Look again. Look at how close her bullet is to Johnny Thunder's private parts. Holy balls! Another inch over and...