Bang Bang Sam
Bang Bang Sam is an everyday cowboy, facing the perils of everyday life.
Sam carries a six shooter.
Vicar (Victor Arriagada Rios)
Country of origin:
The cowboy Bang Bang Sam first appeared in his own series Mitigüeso pistolero
(meaning Smith & Wesson gunman) in Chile in the 1960's. So far no record has been found on exactly when or where. In Europe the series was shown in the Danish antology series Seriemagasinet
from 1969 to 1981 and in the French magazine Aventures & Voyages
from 1973 to 1976, in both cases under the name Bang Bang Sam
. In Spain it appears the series ran as Mitigüeso pistolero
in the 1970's. Most likely the series also appeared in other European countries, e.g. Norway and Sweden due to their version of Seriemagasinet
. A few collections of the strips have been published, but today the series is mostly forgotten.
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