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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gunsmoke_7.jpg]] ˛ ˛''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]], [[VideoGame/GunSmoke the video game]], or Atlas[=/=][[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]]'s ''Gunsmoke Western'' comic book, which featured Kid Colt and the Two-Gun Kid.˛˛-----˛!!This comic contains examples of:˛˛* 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 ''Gunsmoke'' #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!"˛* OneWordTitle˛* 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.]]˛* ProtagonistTitle: "Gunsmoke" is the name the hero goes by.˛* 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.˛* 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.˛* 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.˛* WalkingTheEarth: Or in this case, riding TheWildWest.˛* 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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