Lance, Tom. “Dead Canyon…crossroads of the Wild West frontier where the law and the lawless meet and clash! Where men with dreams meet men with schemes and the owlhoot trail runs close! To Dead Canyon, at the close of the Civil War, came young Tom Lance, to found a newspaper, to fight for right and justice and civilization.” Former Confederate cavalryman Lance brings his dragoon pistols to Dead Canyon, starts a newspaper, and gets on the wrong side of local bad men. Not a quick draw, nor are the dragoon pistols made for quick drawing, but he’s a skilled rider and shootist while riding, and uses those skills to his advantage.

First Appearance: Crack Western #63 (Quality), Nov 1949. 5 appearances, 1949-1951. Created by Reed Crandall and ?










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