The series premiered in
1962. Stopped in 1970 after 37 issues.
The Old West series stars a widowed patriarch, Benjamin
'Ben' Cartwright, who owns the Ponderosa ranch near Lake Tahoe
in Nevada. At his side he has three sons: Adam, Eric 'Hoss', and
Joseph 'Little Joe'. Together they solve all problems connected
with the spread as well as other occurring problems in their
The series is a spinoff from a TV series that
ran from 1959 to 1973 (430 episodes).