See, if it weren't for comic books, I never would have known that Henry Fonda once had his own television show!! Thank you, Dell!!
Of course, it was a fairly easy paycheck for Fonda. Over the two seasons, his Marshall Simon Fry was really the lead in only 25% of the episodes. The rest of the time, he just narrated, and showed up briefly in the prologue and (sometimes) the epilogue. His deputy, Clay McCord, did the heavy lifting in most episodes...hence the name of the series!
In fact, Fonda apparently recorded most of his work for each season in a few lengthy filming sessions, freeing himself for more lucrative and more artistically respectable movie work during the traditional television filming period. Nice work if you can get it.
And really, that's all I have to say about The Deputy...Except that I have Henry Fonda preserved in comic book form. Which is why I love comic books...