Tom Mix was the biggest cowboy star in silent movies. He and his horse Tony had many adventures in Fox films. Fawcett Comics published Tom Mix Western from 1948 to 1953. Many covers featured a colorized photo of the great star, who had been dead for almost eight years when the comic began. The January, 1948 issue offers "Two-Fisted Adventures and Thrills! Starring the Greatest Cowboy of the Golden West!"