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"Gunman", western strip written by Joan Whitford, Thriller Picture Library, 1958, art by Robert Forrest

Joan Whitford was a British writer who, under pseudonyms including Barry Ford, John Hasler and Rex James, wrote adventure strips and prose stories for the Amalgamated Press's comics and story papers in the 1950s. She wrote a lot of westerns for Thriller Picture Library, The Knockout, Sun, Western Library and the Buffalo Wild West Annual, as well as crime stories and a series of Dick Turpin strips for Thriller Picture Library. Under her own name, she wrote romance strips for Famous Romance Library in the 50s, and "Stories from the Apocrypha" for The Bible Story in the 60s. She also wrote for the nursery title Playhour.

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