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“JIM BOWIE”

Scott Forbes as JIM BOWIE on Dell's FC993.

Charlton Published four issues of JIM BOWIE in ‘56-‘57 when the series debuted on ABC  in September  ‘56 but they had no connection to the Scott Forbes TV series. By the time Dell got around to putting a photo cover of Forbes on JIM BOWIE Four Color #893 (#1) in March ‘58 the two-season run of the series was about over, ending in May ‘58.

Action page in JIM BOWIE FC 893 with art by Bill Ziegler.

Jim Bowie art by Dan Spiegle in JIM BOWIE FC 993.Dell published JIM BOWIE FC #993 a year later in May/July ‘59. Both had photo cover and inside front cover photos of Forbes. Art in FC #893 was scratchy and simplistic by Bill Ziegler (1925-1993) who was also represented at Dell on REX ALLEN, RANGE RIDER, JOHNNY MACK BROWN and BILL ELLIOTT.

Dan Spiegle (1920-   ) was responsible for the art in the second issue, but is not up to his usual standard. Both Dell issues are in the $16 range in Fine.