The Atlas Implosion occurred after Gunsmoke Western #42. There were enough Kid Colt stories on hand to lead off two more issues when the title returned, and then Stan Lee took up writing (and signing) the Gunsmoke Western Kid Colt stories.
#32 is the first issue, as the title takes over Black Rider's numbering. On the Kid's own magazine and the many other anthology titles he also starred in at the time, Gill started writing the character in 1954.
Joe Gill's Kid Colt scripts in
|Feb/56||33||Never Say Die|
|Jun/||35||Date with Destiny|
|Aug/||36||Clean-Up in Buckhorn|
|Oct/||37||On the Trail of the Rustlers|
|Dec/||38||The Phantom of Caribou Flats|
|Jan/57||39||No Place to Turn|
|Jun/||41||Two Guns for Freedom|
|Aug/||42||The Gunhawks of Terror Street|
|Nov/||43||Trail to Tombstone|
As a bonus: this is the only Jack Oleck script that jumps out at me in the entire run of Gunsmoke Western. With so many anthology titles cancelled in the Implosion, it took a while to fit in the non-series stories from a suddenly huge inventory.
Jack Oleck's backup script in
|Jan/59||50||The Stranger from Red River|