The series premiered in
1942. Stopped in 1955 after 139 issues.
The series stars a rough cowpoke known as Red
Ryder, who lives with his aunt on the Painted Valley Ranch in
the San Juan Mountain Range. From there he rides his mighty
steed Thunder to numerous adventures. In most of the adventures
he is accompanied by his juvenile sidekick Little Beaver.
The series contains several other more or less known characters
in separate stories. Examples are Alley Oop, Biff Baker, Captain
Easy, Freckles, King, and Myra North.
full title of the series is Red Ryder Comics.