I got Gunmaster and Bullet the Gun Boy #88* as a Christmas present from pal Mike, and all I have to say is: Dude, what the hell did I ever do to you?
Ha Ha! I joke with you! No, this comic is far, far too dull for any groin-shooting. In “The Crossbow War”, Clay and his young…companion…come riding into a small western town to peddle some guns and hate some violence. The local top crook, Snakehead, has the whole town under his thumb, but Clay has a peaceful solution:
Get it? TELLUB…BULLET the Gun Boy? See, his last name spelled backwards is “Bullet”, and…you’ve gotta love that silver-age subtlety. Anyway, they go to Clay’s wagon to find ALL THE GUNS MISSING. Snakehead totally ripped him off while no one was looking! Smooth move, Gun-Lax. Undaunted, Clay teaches the townsfolk how to make crossbows and other jerry-rigged weapons, so when Snakehead returns he’s met by nonlethal resistance (Except for Gunmaster, who’s shooting everybody.) Finally, Snakehead is down, but:
*That's #88 by Charlton Comics numbering, which means absolutely nothing. Charlton's issue numbering was notoriously random and insane. This was actually one of eight “Gunmaster” comics published by Charlton, numbered 1, 4, 34, 15.5, Q, -62, 88, and “PANTS” respectively.