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John Severin Wild West Round-Up!

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Charlton Neo  is a very small independent publisher devoted to releasing the best comics possible by some of the world's greatest creators. We focus on the under-served genres of the medium that the big companies don't put out much anymore, in the spirit of the original Charlton Comics. You'll be able to find sci fi, horror, romance, adventure and now we're releasing a cache of western classics.

By investing in the advance copies of these books, along with signed prints and even the vintage stats Charlton used to publish the original Billy the Kid comics, you'll be helping to give us the chance to keep our outfit afloat and keep publishing quality comics.

Thanks for your support, and if you're not able to help at this time, please share this page with your friends who appreciate excellent comics! It's much appreciated!

JOHN SEVERIN'S BILLY THE KID is a real treat for fans of the cowboy genre and aficionados of one of the most legendary comic creators. The stories were first published in 1960-61 by Charlton Comics and printed here from Charlton's original stats from the collection of illustrator and editor Bill Black. Bill has kindly lent the material to Charlton Neo to recolor, providing much more vibrant color than Charlton could have hoped for in the 60s. The recoloring, taking over a year, was a labor of love by editor and publisher Mort Todd, who had collaborated with John Severin for a long time as an editor, writer and penciler at Cracked magazine, Marvel Comics and on a newspaper strip. Below is an example of the original printed art and the newly recolored art.

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These limited edition books will not be available to the public until later this summer, so this is your opportunity to get these collections before anyone else. They will be shipped direct from the printer's plant and you'll get them within two weeks after pledging. Furthermore, they are stamped with the date they were actually printed as proof of they being of the first limited advance run. The books are also available in digital format with links to read online or download sent withing 48 hours.

JOHN SEVERIN'S BILLY THE KID Volume 1.
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This 64 page full color book features Severin's first 10 Billy the Kid stories for Charlton. It also features an article on the artist along with a biographical comic strip by Mort Todd and Russ Heath, plus an original cover gallery! To see all the splash pages go to this web page!

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A sample of the Severin bio comic by Mort Todd & Russ Heath:

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JOHN SEVERIN'S BILLY THE KID Volume 2.
29617030_15253686370_r.jpegThis 64 page full color book features Severin's last 11 Billy the Kid stories for Charlton. It also features an article on Billy the Kid at Charlton with a Cover Gallery from the original comics! To see all the splash pages go to this web page!

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JOHN SEVERIN'S BILLY THE KID: THE COMPLETE B&W COLLECTION
29617030_15253690490_r.jpegThis thrilling 126 page collection collects all 21 Billy the Kid stories by John Severin in glorious black and white! Also includes the article on the artist and Billy the Kid comics from the color volumes. To see all the splash pages go to this web page!

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THE BLACK BULL
29617030_15253695270_r.jpegBefore John Severin drew Billy the Kid (and hundreds of pages of other western comics), one of his first gigs was drawing the hybrid cowboy-superhero The Black Bull! Along with pals Will Elder and Harvey Kurtzman, years before they created Mad magazine, John did this unique strip for Prize Comics Western in 1948-49. The collection also includes the Black Bull's wild first adventure by Dick Briefer, who drew the fantastic Frankenstein series for Prize Comics.

As opposed to the Billy the Kid books, printed from Charlton's printing sources, this book has been reproduced from the vintage comics of 70 years ago. All the yellowing of the pages have been excised and cleaned up to make them look as close to the original printed experience as possible, flaws and all. Here's an example of the scanned page versus the new printed page:

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 To see more of the Black Bull splash pages, go to this page!

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OTHER REWARDS

Beyond the above books in print & digital, we are also offering some other unique incentives to coerce you into pledging!

For as little as $1, you will get our thanks and a link to download and print a high quality file of the cover of John Severin's Billy the Kid Volume 1 or use it as a screensaver. For you bigger spenders, we will send you a print, including a Black Bull one signed by artist Mort Todd and a Billy the Kid print from the comic cover to Billy the Kid #145 (11/81) signed by artist Bill Black.

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Some of the original Severin Charlton Billy the Kid stats from the collection of Bill Black are also available. Since the original art is long gone, this is just as rare and a unique part of comics history. We have a limited supply, but offer interior pages:

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A variety of splash pages:

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And for two lucky collectors, the actual cover stats used to print Billy the Kid #19 (11/59) and #23 (7/60) and also used for John Severin's Billy the Kid Volume 1 & 2. These rare items come from Bill Black's personal collection and he will directly ship them to you in protective mailing.

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ORIGINAL ART

You can also be the proud owner of the original art for the cover of The Black Bull Volume 1 by Mort Todd and the original art for the cover of Billy the Kid #145 (11/81) by artist Bill Black.

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All in all, here's a lot of rip-snortin' rootin' tootin' blazing cowboy action fun from yesteryear! Even folks who aren't fans of the western genre have to appreciate the amazing talent on display in these books.

Thanks again for your interest and support. Upcoming releases include some classic sci-fi, jungle girl action and new adventures of our newest hit, Mr. Mixit!

NOTE: If items are being shipped out of the US, postage is extra. Please click on the proper reward for international mail. Thanks!
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1 Digital Comic
Choose a digital copy of ONE of the following books; Billy the Kid Vol. 1, Billy the Kid Vol. 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull.
$8
2 Digital Comic
Choose a digital copy of TWO of the following books; Billy the Kid Vol. 1, Billy the Kid Vol. 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull.
$10
3 Digital Comic
Choose a digital copy of THREE of the following books; Billy the Kid Vol. 1, Billy the Kid Vol. 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull.
$11
Signed Print A
Signed print from the comic cover to The Black Bull autographed by artist Mort Todd. Scroll down on the left to see the image. US only, see below for internat.
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4 Digital Comic
Get a digital copy of ALL of the following books; Billy the Kid Vol. 1, Billy the Kid Vol. 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull.
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Signed Print B
Signed Billy the Kid print from the comic cover to Billy the Kid #145 (11/81) autographed by artist Bill Black. Scroll down on left to see the image. US only.
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2 Signed Prints
Both signed prints: Billy the Kid #145 cover (11/81) autographed by artist Bill Black and the cover to The Black Bull autographed by artist Mort Todd. US only.
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1 Print Comic
Choose ONE of the following books; Billy the Kid Volume 1, Billy the Kid Volume 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull. US only.
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2 Comic Books
Choose TWO of the following books; Billy the Kid Volume 1, Billy the Kid Volume 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull. US only.
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3 Comic Books
Choose THREE of the following books; Billy the Kid Volume 1, Billy the Kid Volume 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull. US only
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4 Comic Books
Get ALL of the following books; Billy the Kid Volume 1, Billy the Kid Volume 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull. US only
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Interior Page
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John Severin Charlton Billy the Kid interior page stat from the collection of Bill Black. Used to print the original Charlton Comics! US only.
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Splash Pages
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John Severin Charlton Billy the Kid splash page stats from the collection of Bill Black. Used to print the original Charlton Comics! US only
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Cover Stats
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Original Art 1
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Original art for the cover to The Black Bull Volume 1. Comes with a signed color print of the cover by artist Mort Todd. SOLD OUT!
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Original Art 2
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Original art for the cover to Billy the Kid #145 (11/81) by artist Bill Black. A vintage piece of Charlton Comics history. Comes with a signed print. US only
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Print A Non-US
For international mail: Signed print from the comic cover to The Black Bull autographed by artist Mort Todd. Scroll down on the left to see the image.
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Print B non-US
Int. mail: Signed Billy the Kid print from the comic cover to Billy the Kid #145 (11/81) autographed by artist Bill Black. Scroll down on left to see the image.
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2 Prints Non-US
Int. Mail: Both signed prints: Billy the Kid #145 cover (11/81) autographed by artist Bill Black & the cover to The Black Bull autographed by artist Mort Todd.
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1 Comic Non-US
Internat. mail: Choose ONE of the following books; Billy the Kid Volume 1, Billy the Kid Volume 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull.
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2 Comics Non-US
Internat mail: Choose TWO of the following books; Billy the Kid Volume 1, Billy the Kid Volume 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull.
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3 Comics Non-US
Int. mail: Choose THREE of the following books; Billy the Kid Volume 1, Billy the Kid Volume 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull.
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Internat'l mail: Get ALL of the following books; Billy the Kid Volume 1, Billy the Kid Volume 2, Billy the Kid The Complete B&W Collection or The Black Bull.
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Stat Non-US
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John Severin Charlton Billy the Kid interior page stat from the collection of Bill Black. Used to print the original Charlton Comics! US only.
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John Severin Charlton Billy the Kid splash page stats from the collection of Bill Black. Used to print the original Charlton Comics! US only
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Original Non-US
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Int. mail:Original art for the cover to Billy the Kid #145 (11/81) by artist Bill Black. A vintage piece of Charlton Comics history. Comes with a signed print.
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