Comic Book Factoids

I spent a couple of days looking at some of the comic books I downloaded off the Internet Archive (see previous post).  What I found most interesting are the one page fact sheets (or factoids for lack of a better term) describing the real old west.  Some comics had them in the beginning or towards the end of the issue, or both front and back.  It seems the initial issues of a comic had many of these items but as the series progressed there were more and more advertising spreads and less factoids.  I imagine these factoids cost the company extra money for the artwork and writers fee and were used only to get the series going while advertising paid for itself. I’ve been saving some of the good ones I come across and grouping them together.  Common themes are factoids on weapons, Indian tribes, ranching/livestock and horses.


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Retired Army.
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