Over the many years of publishing this Old Hollywood blog, I’ve discovered just how many fans of John Wayne there are – as well as how loyal their love for The Duke is! As a fan, myself, I get a huge kick out of hearing from fellow John Wayne fans.
Like a lot of fans of Old Hollywood and Classic Movies, fans of John Wayne love to surround themselves with collectibles – movies, art prints, posters, books, mugs, photos, etc. I recently saw something on Amazon that these fans would get an especially big kick out of: John Wayne Comics.
I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t even know such a thing existed, until I saw the comic pictured here, John Wayne Adventure Comics Number 1. What a fun gift idea this would be for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries… or anytime for that matter.
John Wayne was (and IS for those of us who watch more old movies than new) one of the biggest movie stars of all-time. His impressive career spanned from 1930 to 1976 and turned out some of the most memorable movies and characters in movie history.
While The Duke is remembered mostly as a cowboy, he starred in nearly 200 motion pictures, which weren’t all Westerns. In fact, he played a wide variety of roles… and, yet…. whenever I think of John Wayne, he is always in a cowboy hat and almost always on a horse.
From 1949 until 1955, he starred in a series of 31 comic books, which are now, apparently, pretty difficult to find in circulation.
Whether you want to start a collection for yourself or someone you love, Amazon makes rounding up this particular cowboy much easier!