Jesse James Vol.1 No. 1 The San Antonio Stage Robbery. Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw. This is a republishing of "Jesse James" comic books first published by Avon Publications August 1950. Complete comic book as it was published originally in August 1950. The original artwork was restored in parts that needed restoration for publication and the original advertising was kept in the comic book as it was published.