Western & Adventure Monster #1: Stanley Pitt and the Aussie EC Connection
I can answer both questions. Today, at a local Toy Fair, I picked this un-numbered issue of Western & Adventure Monster up for, well, a pittance really. Bearing a brilliant cover by Stanley Pitt, the comic boasts two EC stories, plus a handful of western stories from the publisher Youthfull (not all of them I’ve been able to source though).
I have no idea if there’s any other issues in this series, and I can only assume that this is the first issue, but at least it shows that the second issue of the title wasn’t either a one-off or an oddity, as EC material has shown up in both issues.
Now to find more issues…
WESTERN & ADVENTURE MONSTER #nn(1)
Publishing Date: unknown, circa early 1960s
Cover: Stanley Pitt
Contents: Redskin by Doug Wildey (Redskin #11) Youthfull
Roger Of Sherwood Forest by Ogden Whitney (Young Heroes #35) ACG
Flaming Coffins! by George Evans (Two-Fisted Tales #40) EC
Sharpshooter by John Severin (Two-Fisted Tales #40) EC
Jungle Jim: Pirates Of Malacca Straits by Paul S. Newman and William Overgard (Four Color #565) Dell
Buffalo Bill: Gold Mine Massacres by Doug Wildey (Redskin #11) Youthfull
Iron Man Of The Dakotas by Stephen Kirkel (original issue unknwon) Youthfull
Captain Crossbones by Ogden Whitney (original issue unknwon) ACG
Little Eagle: Little Eagle's Strange Flight (writer, artist and original issue unknown) Youthfull