The series premiered in
1958. Stopped in 1981.
The series started as a
humorous and satirical strip with dramatic tales
from the Wild West and with gentle pokes at B-film
westerns. The stories take place in the 1870s in
the small prairie town Conniption, in which a
young Rick O'Shay is the deputy sheriff. The
stories involve a gallery of interesting persons
living in the town, of which one of O'Shay's
friends, the usually law-abiding gunslinger
Hipshot Percussion, is the most often recurring.
Following numerous reruns the strip
was in 1992 retitled The New Adventures of
Rick O'Shay and Hipshot.
Although onomatopoeically alike the series must
not be confused with Richochet.