Casey Ruggles

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Warren Tufts' Casey Ruggles (February 26, 1950)

Casey Ruggles is a Western comic strip written and drawn by Warren Tufts. The Sunday strip was launched 22 May 1949. Four months later, the daily strip began September 19, 1949.

Characters and story[edit]

Until 1950, the Sunday strip and the daily strip both told the same story, following the adventures of Casey Ruggles and his companions on a wagon train to the gold fields of California.

Some early dailies were ghosted by Al Plastino. Some later strips were ghosted by Alex Toth and Ruben Moreira. Tufts did not write or draw the Sunday strip between 31 August 1953 and 30 January 1954. The last Tufts' daily was 3 April 1954, and his last Sunday was on 5 September 1954.

The strip continued for a short while with Al Carreño as artist and writer.

Episode guide[edit]

  • daily and Sunday
    • The Trek to California
  • daily 1950
    • Black Barney
    • The Hard Times of Pancho and Pecos
    • Aquila
    • The Spanish Mine
    • The Whisperer
    • The Pomo Uprising
Warren Tufts' Casey Ruggles (May 15, 1951)
  • daily 1951
    • Old Ancient
    • In Old Los Angeles
    • King of the Horsemen
    • Juan Soto
    • Jenny
  • daily 1952
    • Sidney Town
    • Death Valley Gold
    • The Growlersburgh Church
    • The Babysitter
    • Smiley Sweet
    • Miss Hawks
  • daily 1953
    • A Real Nice Guy
    • The Marchioness of Grofnek
    • The Highwayman
    • Leaves of Strength
    • The Spanish Pearl Galleon
    • Santy Claus
  • daily 1954
    • The Willits Family
    • Penelope's Gold
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  • Sunday stories
  • 1950
    • The Emperor of Tilly Valley
    • Murietta
  • 1951
    • Silver Belle
    • The Return of Black Barney
    • Captain Beauregarde
    • The Fairy Godmother
  • 1952
    • Apache Convention
    • The Trial of Kit Fox
    • Wedding Bells
    • River Steamboat War
  • 1953
    • Yagali
    • A Man of Peace
  • 1954
    • The California Express Co.
    • Spanish Doubloons

Reprints[edit]

  • All of the daily stories except for one week have been reprinted by Pacific Comics Club or Comics Revue. The first few Sunday stories were reprinted in color in Comics Revue.

References[edit]

  • Yeo, Henry, A Warren Tufts Retrospective, Western Wind, 1980.