Western Comics are a huge part of the history of comic books, dating back to the golden era. Early titles like Hopalong Cassidy by Fawcett Publishing and The Lone Ranger were very popular. In 1948, DC Comics jumped into the western comic book genre with full force, releasing Western Comics and Dale Evans. They also changed the format and title of All American Comics, which was based on Superheroes, into All American Western. Marvel comics also started some of it's most populare western series: The Two Gun Kid and Kid Colt Outlaw, both in 1948. Other titles include Tex Taylor, Annie Oakley, Blaze Carson and Tex Morgan.
Many western actors and true characters from early western history appeared in comics by Dell and other publishers and included Roy Rogers, Gene Autrey, Dale Evans, Wyatt Earp, Bill Elliot, Durango Jones and many others. Many of the Golden Era westerns featured photo covers with the actual stars.
Westerns and cowboy comics continued through the Silver and Bronze Eras. One of the most desirable western comics is All-Star Western comic book issues #10. This comic by DC publishing featured the new character Jonah Hex. Jonah Hex was created by writer John Albano and Artist Tony DeZuniga. Other popular Bronze Era titles include Weird Western Tales and Scalhunter.
The popularity of western themes continues through modern and current comics, especially with the resurgence of older titles (Jonah Hex, Lone Ranger, Ringo Kid and others by Dark Horse, DDP and Image Comics.