"On one of my very last weekends at Don's before moving back to Redondo after being laid off I watched an episode of Maverick with him titled 'Stage West' based on a Louis L'Amour short story called 'That Packsaddle Affair.' One year later, although I hadn't gone back to see Don nor been in contact with him since I left, on the anniversary of that last weekend with him, he sent me a brand new unfolded crisp copy of a just out Maverick comic book that had an illustrated version of that exact same episode of Stage West the two of us had watched together that last weekend."
THE WANDERLING AND HIS HIGH SCHOOL CHUMS
WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE ENTIRE MAVERICK COMIC BOOK STORY "STAGE WEST" AS PRESENTED BY DELL FROM START TO FINISH.
THE INITIAL SHOWING OF THE MAVERICK TELEVISION SERIES EPISODE TITLED "STAGE WEST" WAS DURING MAVERICK'S FIRST SEASON, LISTED AS EPISODE 6, AIRING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1957. THE PLOT WAS BASED ON THE LOUIS L'AMOUR SHORT STORY TITLED "THAT PACKSADDLE AFFAIR." A FULL LENGTH ILLUSTRATED VERSION, TAKEN FROM THE TV SHOW, WAS PUBLISHED AS "STAGE WEST" IN THE MAVERICK COMIC BOOK, RELEASED ONE YEAR LATER ON OCTOBER 1, 1958, IN ISSUE #945, AS PRESENTED IN FULL BELOW.
ERIN O'BRIEN AND JAMES GARNER AS SEEN IN THE 1957 MAVERICK, EPISODE 6, SEASON 1, STAGE WEST
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THE PACKSADDLE AFFAIR: STAGE WEST
MAVERICK TRAILS: THE DELL ADAPTION OF STAGE WEST
SEE WHAT DELL HAD TO DO TO ADAPT STAGE WEST FOR THE COMIC BOOK AUDIENCE
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