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Closeout Price! Recommended. By Rick Geary. William H. Bonney went from cowboy and rancher’s gunslinger to a pure outlaw, dodging justice in New Mexico before it was even a state. He was charming, fun-loving, often present at social events, quite appealing to the ladies. But he had no compunction about coldly killing a man, a sheriff, a deputy—anyone who got in the way of his rustling cattle or horses for an illicit living. He also proved hard to keep in jail once he was caught. It is probably his daring escapes from jails that made him most famous, and this is the main focus of this biography. NBM, 2018.

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William H. Bonney went from cowboy and rancher’s gunslinger to a pure outlaw, dodging justice in New Mexico before it was even a state. He was charming, fun-loving, often present at social events, quite appealing to the ladies. But he had no compunction about coldly killing a man, a sheriff, a deputy—anyone who got in the way of his rustling cattle or horses for an illicit living. He also proved hard to keep in jail once he was caught. It is probably his daring escapes from jails that made him most famous, and this is the main focus of this biography.

This traces his story up through his death by a gunshot in the pitch darkness, fired by lawmen obsessed with getting rid of him.

Originally published in 2014 as a limited edition Kickstarter program, this is the first popular edition of this western.

Rick Geary is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who has been published by Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Heavy Metal magazine, Rolling Stone, National Lampoon and the New York Times Book Review, to name a few. He is the author of the long running A Treasury of Victorian Murder series and the Treasury of XXth Century Murder series. Rick has received the Inkpot Award from the San Diego Comic Convention (1980), the Book and Magazine Illustration Award from the National Cartoonists Society (1994), and multiple nominations for various Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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