Sunday, May 28, 2023

Crossover of the Week

Summer 1905


Stagecoach Mary Fields teams up with a group of other famous individuals to clear the name of Jim Allen. Appearing or mentioned are: Durand; John Howdy; John Reid; Alfred Tabor; the Preacher; George Krumm; Black Jack Spade; Pete Reeves; Apache Gordon; Luke Oland; Jim Hoover; Duke Bagley; the White Wolf; the Ringo Kid; the Comanche Kid; the Tall Man; Hungry Hawkins; Long Sam Littlejohn; Tex Bulwer; Mazeppa; Shatterhand; Jim Kannah; Old Wawerly; Readestown; “that temple down in the Yucatan”; Don Muerte; the Coyote; Two-Gun Smith; Wah Lee; Tex Willer; Clementine Newton; Django Freeman; Chisolm; Tempest Cody; and Winoga. 

Story by Jess Nevins in Stagecoach Mary, 2016. Jim Allen (aka the White Wolf) appeared in stories by “Walker A. Tompkins” (Hal Dunning) in Street & Smith’s Wild West Weekly. Durand appeared in three stories by Duane Hopkins in Short Stories in 1934. John Howdy is better known as Pa Howdy, whose tales were told by Laurence Donovan in Detective Fiction Weekly and G-Men Detective. John Reid is the former Lone Ranger. Alfred Tabor is Sonny Tabor, from Ward M. Stevens’” (Paul S. Powers) tales in Wild West Weekly. Captain William McDowell is Captain “Roaring Bill” McDowell from “Jackson Cole’s” (A. Leslie Scott) Jim Hatfield stories in Texas Rangers. The Preacher is Preacher Devlin, from L. L. Foreman’s stories in Western Aces and Western Story Magazine. George Krumm is the sidekick of “Andrew A. Griffin’s” (Paul S. Powers) Johnny Forty-Five, another Wild West Weekly character. Black Jack Spade is an alias used by Duke Buckland, whose two-gun exploits were recounted by Frederick C. Davis in Western Trails. Pete Reeves is from “David Manning’s” (Frederick Faust) Bull Hunter stories in Western Story Magazine. Apache Gordon is from George C. Henderson’s Apache and Wagonwheel stories in Wild West Weekly. Luke Oland is a foe of Marvel Comics’ Western hero the Two-Gun Kid. Jim Hoover is the title character of “Big Ben” (Willi Richard Sachse) and “F. L. Barwin’s” (Lisa Barthel Winkler and Fritz Barthel) German pulp magazine Alaska-Jim, ein Held der kanadischen Polizei. Duke Bagley appeared in stories by William R. Cox in Star Western. The Ringo Kid is either John Wayne’s character from Stagecoach or the Marvel Comics cowboy of that name. The Comanche Kid’s tales were told by Cherry Wilson in Western Story Magazine and Far West Stories. The Tall Man is from the Phantasm films. Hungry Hawkins is from the Hungry and Rusty stories by Samuel H. Nickels in Wild West Weekly. Bud Jones was the subject of a series of tales by J. Allan Dunn in Wild West Weekly. Long Sam Littlejohn is from Lee Bond’s stories in Texas Rangers. Tex Bulwer is from the German pulp Tex Bulwer, Abenteuer im Wilden Westen. Mazeppa is from the German pulp Texas Jack der Berühmteste Indianerkämper. Old Shatterhand is from Karl May’s Western novels. Jim Kannah is from “Suton Caryl’s” (Max Hody) Belgian pulp magazines Les Mysteres du Far-West; Jim Kannah, le Roi du Far-West; Les Drames du Mexique; and Les Mysteres du Far West (not the same title as the above). Old Wawerly is better known as the New Leatherstocking from the German pulp Der Neue Lederstrumpf. Readestown is from the Frank Reade, Jr. stories by “Noname” (Luis P. Senarens). “That temple down in the Yucatan” is from Dr. Adrian Mohr’s German pulp Rolf Rodewalds Reise um den Erdball. Don Muerte is from Harry F. Olmsted’s stories in Star Western. The Coyote is from the series of stories by “Carter Mulford” (José Mallorqui). Tucson “Two-Gun” Smith is one of the Three Mesquiteers, from William Colt McDonald’s stories and novels. Wah Lee, the Shooting Gallery Kid, was the subject of two stories by W. Ryerson Johnson in Street & Smith's Western Story Magazine in 1943. Tex Willer is the title character of Gianluigi Bonelli’s comic strip. Clementine Newton is related to one of the aides of the avenging pulp hero with malleable skin. Django Freeman is from the movie Django Unchained. Sam Chisolm is from the 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven. Tempest Cody was a cowgirl who appeared in nine films in 1919. Winoga is from the German pulp Winoga, der Letzte Mohikaner. Many of the characters in Wild West Weekly crossed over with each other, establishing them in the same universe, including Austin Gridley’s Pete Rice, Sonny Tabor, Cleve Endicott’s Billy West and the boys of the Circle J Ranch, Charles E. Barnes’ Bar U Twins, Lee Bond’s Oklahoma Kid, Allan R. Bosworth’s Blackstone Bangs and his fictionalized version of Judge Roy Bean, William A. Todd’s Risky McKee, J. Allan Dunn’s Whistlin’ Kid and Sleepy Sloane, Paul S. Powers’ Kid Wolf, Johnny Forty-Five, the White Wolf, and Walker A. Tompkins’ Tommy Rockford and the Border Eagle. 

This crossover writeup is one of hundreds included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

1 comment:

  1. And, of course, Stagecoach Mary was a real person and at one time the babysitter of Gary Cooper.