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* TheSociopath: To fulfill his cattle rustling ambitions, Jim Carr manipulates a town into a giant range war and kills his own father in law, whose daughter he married entirely to better ingratiate himself into the community.


'''''Gunsmoke''''' is a [[TheWestern Western-themed]] {{Superhero}} form UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, published by Youthful Publications in ''Gunsmoke'' #1-16. It concerns a mysterious hero riding the West, looking for evil to stop. He prefers to use standard detective work and legal justice, but will kill any murderer he encounters.

Not to be confused with [[Radio/{{Gunsmoke}} the radio show]], [[Series/{{Gunsmoke}} the TV show]] or [[VideoGame/GunSmoke the video game]].

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''Gunsmoke''
is a [[TheWestern Western-themed]] {{Superhero}} form UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, published by Youthful Publications in ''Gunsmoke'' #1-16. It concerns a mysterious hero called Gunsmoke riding the West, looking for evil to stop. He prefers to use standard detective work and legal justice, but will kill any murderer he encounters.

Not to be confused with [[Radio/{{Gunsmoke}} the radio show]], [[Series/{{Gunsmoke}} the TV show]] or show]], [[VideoGame/GunSmoke the video game]].
game]], or Atlas[=/=][[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]]'s ''Gunsmoke Western'' comic book, which featured Kid Colt and the Two-Gun Kid.



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* ProtagonistTitleProtagonistTitle: "Gunsmoke" is the name the hero goes by.


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* WalkingTheEarth: Or in this case, riding TheWildWest.


** The baddies of ''Gunsomke'' #1 frame the son of a rancher for murder in hopes of forcing the rancher to give up his land.

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** The baddies of ''Gunsomke'' ''Gunsmoke'' #1 frame the son of a rancher for murder in hopes of forcing the rancher to give up his land.




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'''''Gunsmoke''''' is a [[TheWestern Western-themed]] {{Superhero}} form UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, published by Youthful Publications in ''Gunsmoke'' #1-16. It concerns a mysterious hero riding the West, looking for evil to stop. He prefers to use standard detective work and legal justice, but will kill any murderer he encounters.

Not to be confused with [[Radio/{{Gunsmoke}} the radio show]], [[Series/{{Gunsmoke}} the TV show]] or [[VideoGame/GunSmoke the video game]].

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* AmoralAttorney: The BigBad of ''Gunsmoke'' #2 is a young lawyer who secretly runs a cattle rustling operation.
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Played with; Gunsmoke can do it, due to his ImprobableAimingSkills, but anybody else just shoots their foe in the hand.
* BondOneLiner: From ''Gunsmoke'' #12, after Pedro knocks a guy off a horse:
-->'''Pedro:''' "Santa Maria! I take you down from your high horse, no?"
* ClearMyName: Gunsmoke and Pedro are often arrested for the crimes their foes commit, adding more of a personal stake to the adventures.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The BigBad of ''Gunsmoke'' #3 is a freight boss willing to resort to murder to drive away his competition.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In ''Gunsmoke'' #1, Gunsmoke is summoned by Pedro via [[BatSignal smoke signals]]. This element never appears again.
* FrameUp:
** The baddies of ''Gunsomke'' #1 frame the son of a rancher for murder in hopes of forcing the rancher to give up his land.
** The villains in ''Gunsmoke'' #7 frame the son of their late boss for a bank robbery and kidnap his girlfriend [[DisproportionateRetribution after he refuses to join them in the robbery.]]
** In ''Gunsmoke'' #9, Gunsmoke himself is framed for killing a man in a bar fight.
* GreaterScopeVillain: The BigBad of ''Gunsmoke'' #6 is a thug trying to seek hidden silver mine. As it turns out, he worked for a criminal who massacred a rival gang to get the mine, but disappeared and never came back for it.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Gunsmoke can shoot the fuse off a bomb from several yards away.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Curly Joe, the GreaterScopeVillain of ''Gunsmoke'' #6, vanished without a trace after massacring rival gang over a silver mine.]]
* KnightErrant: Gunsmoke wanders the West, awaiting the smoke signal that calls him to justice.
-->-'''Wyman:''' "He's got places to go, where folks just like us need his help! I don't figure again till he needs to find 'em!"
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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: These ones transfer their curse genetically.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Gunsmoke does have a tendency to call Native Americans "redskins." [[ValuesDissonance The story is set in the 1800's, after all]].
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The BigBad of ''Gunsmoke'' #14 is a [[TheSavageIndian Native American chief who wants to eliminate white people from his land.]]
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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The BigBad of ''Gunsmoke'' #4 tries to lead a coup against the mayor of a town so he can wipe out their dam and buy up the land for cheap.
* ScoobyDooHoax:
** The baddies of ''Gunsmoke'' #11 use animatronics that resemble creatures in cave paintings to disguise and [[HeKnowsTooMuch remove any witnesses to]] their plots to [[spoiler:raid a gold mine on a reservation.]]
** The baddies of ''Gunsmoke'' #13 dress like skeletons to exploit a local legend about an IndianBurialGround in order to steal cattle.
* StarterVillain: The first foe we see is Ringo Moody, a cattle rustler and gambler trying to force a rancher to give him his property. He's gunned down within eight pages of his introduction.
* VigilanteExecution: Gunsmoke ''will'' do this if his current foe murders somebody.
* WarForFunAndProfit: The baddies of ''Gunsmoke'' #2 plot to start a range war in order to steal both sides' livestock from under their noses.

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