Western Comic Genres

Recently, someone asked me how many different genres of western comics were out there. We though about it for a while and came up with a list we think covers all of them. However, we could be wrong. Let me know what you think. What did we miss?
The world of Western comics has an amazing number of sub-genres and many more cross-genre books (i.e. Weird Fantasies, Splatter Sci-fi, Weird Superhero, etc.). There is enough variation to wet anyone’s graphic appetite and field of interest. Below are the basics:

Genre Title                                              Genre Examples

Classic Western– The Lone Ranger, Two-Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid, Zorro, All-Star Western, Ringo Kid, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans
Movie Western– Rocky Lane, Rod Cameron, Rex Allen, Tim Holt, the Durango Kid, and many Dell and Gold Key titles like the Sons of Katie Elder adaptation
TV Western– Bonanza, Have Gun will Travel, Maverick, Gunsmoke, Cheyenne, Colt 45 and many Dell and Gold Key titles
Animal Western– Hi-yo Silver, Black Fury, Black Jack, The Legend of Lobo
Superhero Western– Justice Riders, Batman: The Blue, the Grey, and the Bat, 1872, Red Wolf and any of the DC or Marvel time traveling issues
Weird Western– The Original Ghost Rider, Jonah Hex, Graveslinger, The Wicked West, Wynonna Earp, Desperadoes and, of course, DC’s Weird Western
Romance Western– Cowboy Love, Range Romance, Rangeland Love, I met a Handsome Cowboy, Cowgirl Romance
Humorous Western– Teepee Tim, Panhandle Pete, Donald Duck Western stories, the Adventures of Rabbi Harvey, and the recent Rawhide Kid stories
Splatter Western– Gunfighters in Hell, Saint of Killers, Preacher, Django
Historical Western- Indeh, Tales of the Texas Rangers, Geronimo
Dark Fantasy Western– Pretty Dead, Sixth Gun, The Dark Tower, Loveless
Steampunk Western– Kingsway West, The Rough Riders, The Wild Wild West
Futuristic/Sci-fi Western– Hex, Lone, Space Western, Iron West, Madame Tarantula

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