Ballew, Dusty. “Meet Dusty Ballew, hard-fisted, straight-shooting rover of the range, and his side-kick Gumption Jones…when these two mavericks start riding, the fur starts flying…not to mention lead and fists.” They are active in Tombstone in the early 1880s. He appears in stories with titles like “Range Land Killers,” “Tequila, the Border Bandit,” and “Fur Pirates of the North Woods.”


First Appearance: Prize Comics Western #69 (Prize), May-June 1948. 34 appearances, 1948-1951. Created by Al Carreno and Irv Weirstein. 


 

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