A fairly early Luke Luke adventure from 1958, indeed the earliest one ever translated into English I think. Yet it is a typically witty tale with some brilliant characters, this time it is not only Joss Jamon but all of his wonderful team of crazy cowboys (and an Indian) which provide the entertainment. Funny to see Billy the Kid and Calamity Jane represented outside of their "lucky luke" traditional guises, although Jesse James was pretty much there. This book is bristling with funny ideas which were nurtured and given focus in later books; the newspaper lad providing "live" news of the court event whilst it is still in session, for example. The only oddity is that Jolly Jumper is NOT the classic horse character we came to love in later episodes, its like having a different horse play Jolly. He does the right things, but doesn't have the lovely friendly face that came later.