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Bang Bang Sam

Bang Bang Sam Eyes: Black
Hair: Black
Race: Human

Occupation: Cowboy
Marital Status: Single

Story: Bang Bang Sam is an everyday cowboy, facing the perils of everyday life.

Equipment: Sam carries a six shooter.

Continuity: Mitigüeso pistolero
Publisher(s): Bardon
First app.: 1960's
Creator(s): Vicar (Victor Arriagada Rios)
Country of origin: Chile Chile

Background notes: 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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