"WANTON FURY HAUNTS THE WASTELANDS IN THE OLD FRONTIER"
"Fear gripped Centerville as its inhabitants cowed before a nameless terror that killed and pillaged wantonly. Justice was a thing of mockery as marshal after marshal fell victim to the contemptuous blasts of owlhoot guns. Then Barney Regan made a vow that no matter what the peril, he would restore law and order to The Old Frontier!"
Saddle up, cowboys. The action begins on page one of this adaptation of a Monte Hale oater.
Barney Regan (Monte Hale) is just sworn in a town marshal (the last marshal was killed) with Skipper, an out of work riverboat captain (Paul Hurst, "It's not my fault the river dried up!") as his deputy when shots ring out. Yep, those nasty owlhoots have robbed the bank, shot a man, and have ridden off with Regan close after them. Regan wounds one of the outlaws and brings him to his friend Dr. Tom Creighton (William Henry) for some doctoring. The secret boss of the gang, lawyer John Wagner (Tristam Coffin) sends hypochondriac henchman "Pills" (William Haade) to kill the wounded man before he could talk. Somewhere along the line, Dr. Tom gets accused of the murder of county judge Ames (Victor Kilian). (Oh, woe!) Dr. Tom's sweetheart Betty Ames (Claudia Barrett), the niece of the dead judge is bereft. Can Barney Regan fulfill his vow to restore law and order to Centerville?
That's the plot of both the movie and the comic book. There's fights and shootings and skullduggery. If you like B westerns and comic books, this might just be for you.