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Ace High Western Comic.

The Ace High Western Comic was a short lived story paper published by Gould-Light in the Fifties. This publication featured a newly created Hamilton character - a young cow puncher by the name of Slick Dexter. Slick was 16 years and worked for Old Man Poindexter at the Circle-Bar ranch.

Although Hamilton was undoubtedly best known for his school stories he was no stranger to the Wild West having already created the Rio Kid for the Modern Boy and Packsaddle for the Gem. Shortly after Ace High closed he would go on to publish a western novel The Lone Texan.

Steve Holland wrote an excellent article on Aces High in 'After the Magnet' - you can read it here.

Two issues are available for download via the links on the table below courtesy of Steve Holland and Michael B. If you are able to fill any of the gaps in this section or provide scans/photographs then please contact me.


Some of Slick’s adventures were reprinted in 1959 by publishers G.T. Ltd of London. Tales of the Mysterious Traveller reprinted "The Puncher from Panhandle" and "The Man in the Flour Bag". Sharp-Shooter Western Album reprinted "Ride Him Cowboy" and "Run on the Rope". Strange Suspense Stories reprinted two stories which have not yet been identified.

 

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Cover Issue Hamilton Story Reprint
 
Ace High Western Comic No.1
(circa January 1954)
 
No Hamilton Story  
 
Ace High Western Comic No.2
(circa February 1954)
 
Not Known  
Ace High Western Comic No.3
(circa March 1954)
The Man in the Flour Bag 
[Slick Dexter]
Tales of the Mysterious Traveller
GT Publishers, London
1959 (approx)
 
Ace High Western Comic No.4
(circa April 1954)
 
Ride Him, Cowboy
[Slick Dexter]
Sharp-Shooter Western Album
GT Publishers, London
1959 (approx)
Ace High Western Comic No.5
(circa May 1954)
Gun to Gun! 
[Slick Dexter]
 
Ace High Western Comic No.6
(circa June 1954)
Run on the Rope 
[Slick Dexter]
Sharp-Shooter Western Album
GT Publishers, London
1959 (approx)
Ace High Western Comic No.7
(circa July 1954)
Title unknown
[Slick Dexter]