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Subj: Sergeant Preston
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 at 08:52:34 pm EST (Viewed 141 times)

Tonight, I read Sergeant Preston #13 from 1955. I am a big fan of this character. I grew up watching the TV version (many fond memories, especially the theme song).. Later. I started collecting the radio shows in which the character originated in the Golden Age. And now, I am collecting the Dell comic book series. This issue has it all - three enjoyable adventure stories. The first story has the Sergeant's "origin" - where he was born, where he went to school, why he became a Mountie, how he met Yukon King,his faithful Huskie, and how he became a Sergeant. The second story has Preston befriending an innocent man falsely accused of bank robbery. It is interesting to watch the Sergeant deduce that the man is not guilty.. The last story takes place on a shipping boat. - a change of place for our favorite Mountie who usually catches the crooks on land.. On this story, a miniature chuck wagon carved by a friendly, old man, who is down on his luck, plays a big role. The cover also features a colorful painting of the Sergeant and King as they prepare to track a suspect. It really makes you think that you are there with them. I really enjoyed the intriguing stories, detailed art, and character presentations. Most of all, they brought back memories of my youth. As the Sergeant would say at the end of his adventures, "This case is closed". Hurrah for Dell Comics!

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