The series premiered in
1946*. Stopped in 1955 after 101 issues.
The series is based on a real person
by the name of Orvon Grover Autry, who was a
performer in film, television, and song. The
comic series focuses on his adventures as a
righteous and brave cowboy in the Old West.
The series is a spinoff from films (1934-1953)
and a TV series (1950-1956).
* The full title of the series is Gene
Autry Comics. A shortlived forerunner was
publishing by Dell in 1942.