® and traveled 10 years into the future, to 1949. That was the year Gardner Fox wrote the origin of the frontier characters, Dan Brand and Tipi, for issue #1 of The Durango Kid.
In the origin Dan Brand was done wrong by Bradford, the jealous former swain of Brand’s bride-to-be, Lucy. Oops! Lucy is killed by Bradford! His bullet, meant for Dan Brand, shot her down. Brand chases Bradford but ends up but under the slashing claws of a bear. The story proceeds from there.
The Dan Brand stories, which were later reprinted by ME as White Indian, are collectible because of Frank Frazetta’s art, but also because the America of the pre-Revolutionary War days is an interesting time and place. It is for me, anyway.
Special message from Pappy!
Readers, a few weeks ago a blogger contacted me about a web site selling t-shirts and coffee cups, using my blog name. For the record, and as I told him, I do not sell anything. I don’t lend the name of my blog to any profit making enterprise. In checking around by running my blog’s name through various search engines I came up with this unusual page:
I took this snapshot for my own use.
Clicking on the individual figures for sale leads me to different companies selling through eBay. I am assuming they are the same people using different names. It makes it hard to contact them to tell them not to use the name of my blog. I don’t know whether they also use other blog names to lure people in who may be looking for something on a search engine. It is a pretty cheesy ploy. The clumsy-sounding title, “Coverless Pappys Golden Age Blogzine” (“Coverless”!?) makes me think it might be some Asian company.
Whatever it is, I advise you readers not to patronize this or any seller who uses the name of this blog, confusing it for me.