Rider Of The Purple Prose


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The Time Bullet is wrapping up April with a week of Wild West themed posts because … well, why not?

First up is Atlas’ Black Rider, a Lone Ranger expy distinguished by the fact that he was later retconned into Doctor Strange’s back-story.

Many of the Black Rider’s adventures were illustrated by the legendary Syd Shores, but Atlas Tales guesses this particular tale was ghosted by Chris Rule. “The Spider Strikes” originally appeared in Black Rider #27 (Atlas, March 1955).

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Golden Age justice! As a bonus, here’s the cover of Black Rider #27 as illustrated by the legendary Joe Maneely.

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Coming Tomorrow: Silver screen star Tim Holt, alias The Red Mask!!!

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