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Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) comic books

  • Issue #27
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 27

    First issue of the series (previous editions appeared as issues of Four Color). "Roundup." John Buscema-ish art (though we don't think he's the actual artist here). Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 28

    Painted cover art by Sam Savitt. "Death Valley" Natural Wonders of the West article by Gaylord Du Bois. "The Gunfighter," script by Gaylord Du Bois (adaptation) and Zane Grey (novel), art by Albert Micale; Young Buck Duane has his father's talent with a gun, kills a man who draws on him, and flees to ride the outlaw trail as a loner, with his hands clean of evil; Time passes, and by offer of a pardon Capt; McNelly of the Rangers recruits Buck to go undercover and discover the true identity of the mysterious crime lord, Chesaldine, and bust up Chesaldine's rustler gang in the Big Bend region; Adapts books one and two ("The Outlaw" and "The Ranger") of the 1915 novel "The Lone Star Ranger" by Zane Grey. "He left his Hat" text story by Gaylord Du Bois. "The Story of Bat Masterson" True Western Adventures story, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Albert Micale; The fight at Adobe Walls and other tales of Bat Masterson. "Capt. Bill MacDonald" Heroes of the West article by Gaylord Du Bois. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 29

    "Robbers' Roost" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 30

    Painted cover art. "Dude Rancher," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Albert Micale; Uncle died, young Iowan Ernest Selby inherits the ranch in Arizona, where twenty thousand cattle have become only six thousand; To investigate, Ernest goes undercover, hiring on at his own ranch, as a greenhorn dude; He makes allies, enemies, and courts the thief foreman's daughter, Anne Hepford; Adapts Zane Grey's novel "The Dude Ranger" first published as a serial novel beginning in the October 1930 issue of McCall's. "The Wrath of Mehitabel" text story. "The Charmed Life of Elfego Baca," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Albert Micale; Elfego Baca makes citizen's arrest of cowboy McCarty for shooting up the place, locks him in the jail at Frisco, New Mexico; Foreman Perham of the Slaughter ranch where McCarty is a hand, demands his release; Baca refuses; A mob of eighty cowboys and ranchers ride on the little Latin-American settlement. "The Cowboy is an athlete" article by Gaylord Du Bois. "John Slaughter" Heroes of the West article by Gaylord Du Bois. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 31

    Painted cover art by Sam Savitt. "Sequoia" Natural Wonders of the West article by Gaylord Du Bois. "The Thundering Herd," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Albert Micale; In the year 1874, Young Tom Doan reaches the buffalo hunter's jumping-off place, determined to join them. "The Rifle" text story; Jim gets a new rifle from his Dad, and when he has a chance to use it on a bear, he doesn't fire. "The Brave Banker," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Albert Micale; Jesse James and his gang rob the bank in Russelville, Kentucky in 1868. The Cowboy – at Work – at Play article by Gaylord Du Bois. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 32

    Painted cover art by Sam Savitt. "Forests of Stone" Natural Wonders of the West article by Gaylord Du Bois; The petrified forest in the desert valley surrounded by Circle Cliffs in Utah. "The Trail Driver," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Albert Micale; June, 1871; Cattleman Brite takes on Reddie as horse wrangler; Cattle drive; Chisholm Trail; Foreman Joe spanks Reddie, ignorant she's a girl of 16; Wallen murdered her dad; He and Hite demand to take her; Joe outguns Hite; Brite adopts Reddie; Drovers witness his will, all to her; Hite & co. take part of the herd; 20 Comanche attack emigrant wagons. "New Sheriff" text story. "The Cooney Saga," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Mort Drucker; Ex-Cavalry Sergeant James C. Cooney returns to Mineral Creek where he spotted silver during a cavalry detail in the 1870s; A rich strike; Word leaks; Miners stampede; Mining camp of Mogollon Springs; Apaches plan a massacre. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 33

    Painted cover art by Morris Gollub. "Pyramid Lake" Natural Wonders of the West article by Gaylord Du Bois. "Wilderness Ranch," script by Gaylord Du Bois (adaptation) and Zane Grey (novel), art by Albert Micale; Beasley is going to take over the whole cattle kingdom of Auchincloss, and he has hired three outlaw gunmen to do his crooked job. "Surprise Party" text story. "The End of the Daltons" True Western Adventures story, script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Albert Micale; Recounts the events of the morning of October 5, 1892 in Coffeyville, Kansas; The Dalton gang (three Daltons and two others) attempted a bank robbery; Citizens took up arms against the gang, killed four, wounded Emmet, lost four of their own. he Cowboy – at Work – at Play article by Gaylord Du Bois. "Henry Clay Pleasants" Heroes of the West article by Gaylord Du Bois. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 34

    Painted cover art by Sam Savitt. "Saguaro National Monument" Natural Wonders of the West story by Gaylord Du Bois; Describes the giant saguaro cacti that cover sixty thousand acres of Arizona desert, and how they are used by Indians and animals. "30,000 on the Hoof," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Albert Micale; Logan and Lucinda; Ranch, family, horses, cattle; Campbells with knives try rob stock; Three Huett sons prevail; Daughter Babs was adopted, marries brother Abe; Sons volunteer for WWI; Logan waits until the beeves price is high, seeks war profits, takes wrapped cash to pridefully show off; buyer is a swindle, Logan gets newspaper, loses a million. "Desert Death Trap" text story by Gaylord Du Bois. "Black Bart, the Robber Poet," script by Gaylord Du Bois, art by Albert Micale; Schoolteacher Boles changes careers; As C. E. Bolton he banked his loot in San Francisco; Thirty odd robberies, never of passengers, only express boxes, carefully planned, using a shotgun he never fired (some believe was not even loaded), wearing a linen duster, masked with a flour sack. The Cowboy – at Work – at Play article by Gaylord Du Bois. "Bill Tilghman" Heroes of the West article by Gaylord Du Bois. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 35

    Painted cover art. "Crater Lake" Natural Wonders of the West article. "Twin Sombreros," script by Zane Grey (original story), art by Albert Micale; Brazos finds a dead man in the cabin where he puts up for the night; In the morning a posse stop by and arrests him for murdering the man. "The Unexpected Act" text story; Quite handy to be a ventriloquist when held up in a narrow pass by masked men. "They Brought Them to Justice," art by Albert Micale; A Pinkerton raid on a cabin where two train robbers had holed up. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 36

    "The Rainbow Trail." True Western Adventures back-up story, "Tom Horn, Range Rider." Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 37

    Painted cover art by Sam Savitt. "Knights of the Range," script by Zane Grey, art by Bob Correa; Holly Ripple faces a range war with greedy McCoy and his hired outlaw gang led by Russ Slaughter. "Big Test" text story; Pecos Pete is on the run from the Sheriff and his Deputy. "The Chief Goes Last" True Western Adventures story, art by Albert Micale; Fight between a Cheyenne war party and a posse of white men. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 38

    "Wild Horse Mesa," plus True Western Adventures back-up, "The Great Blizzard of '86." Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Zane Grey's Stories of the West (1955) 39

    "The Return of Nevada." True Western Adventures back-up story, "Ticks, Guns and Dynamite." Painted cover. Cover price $0.10.