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Comic Books


Many of the characters and works of Zane Grey have been published in comic books -- mostly during a 20-year period after his death. Of those published, nearly half of them were titled under the King of the Royal Mounted series.

In the 1930's, Zane Grey was approached by a newspaper syndicate to ask if he would create a daily comic strip. Although reluctant at first, he agreed and the result was King of the Royal Mounted, a story centered around the character of Sergeant King, a Canadian Mountie who always got his man. Zane Grey soon lost interest in the series and later returned to writing novels. King of the Royal Mounted continued a lengthy run, with Zane Grey writing story outlines and his son Romer breaking them into daily strips. King of the Royal Mounted was eventually picked up by the Whitman Publishing Company of Racince, Wisconsin, which published compilations of the comic strips into Big Little Books.

Other comic books based on Zane Grey's novels were published after his death in 1939, including the ongoing King of the Royal Mounted series. Below is a list of comic books based on the works or characters by Zane Grey.

Chronological Listing of Comic Books
Based on the Works of Zane Grey



Title

 

#

 

Date/

 

 

 

 

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

King of the Royal Mounted

 

9

 

Dell Publishing Large feature book-1936

King of the Royal Mounted

 

1

 

David McKay Publishing - Feature Book 1937

Zane Grey's King of the RM

 

207

 

1940

Zane Grey's King of the RM

 

265

 

1944 

Zane Grey's King of the RM

 

283

 

1942

Zane Grey's King of the RM

 

310

 

1945

Zane Grey's King of the RM

 

340

 

1945

Zane Grey's King of the RM

 

363

 

1945 / 46

Zane Grey's King of the RM

 

384

 

1945 / 46

KORM in Castle in the Forest

 

8

 

Aug-52

KORM in the Deadly Canyon

 

9

 

Sep / Nov 52

KORM Meets Terror in the Wild

 

10

 

Dec / Feb 52 - 53

KORM Beard the Red Lion

 

11

 

Mar / May 53

KORM in Trader of 2Face Mtn

 

12

 

Jun / Aug 53

KORM in Menace of the Mtns

 

13

 

Sep / Nov 53

KORM in the Stolen Secrets

 

14

 

Dec ./ Feb 53 - 54

KORM in Valley of Fear

 

15

 

Mar / May 54

KORM in KORM Trails

 

16

 

Jun / Aug 54

KORM in Caribou Gold

 

17

 

Sep / Nov 54

KORM in King & Grumbling Mtn

 

18

 

Dec / Feb 55

KORM and the Stolen Weapon

 

19

 

Apr / Jun 55

KORM in King Brings War Med.

 

20

 

Mar / May 56

KORM in Menace of 1/2 Moon

 

21

 

Jun / Aug 56

KORM in Survival

 

22

 

Sep / Nov 56

KORM Faces Bullets at Bad Rvr

 

23

 

Dec / Feb 576 -57

KORM & Wilderness Stallion

 

24

 

Apr / May 57

KORM in the Dead Ringer

 

25

 

June / Aug 57

KORM in Adrift

 

26

 

Sep / Nov 57

KORM in Fugitive in Fur

 

27

 

Dec / Feb 57 - 58

KORM in the Trail of the Cougar

 

28

 

Mar / May 58

KORM in Trouble at Avalanche

 

935

 

Sept/Nov 58

Spirit of the Border

 

197

 

1948

West of the Pecos

 

222

 

1948

Sunset Pass

 

230

 

1949

Heritage of the Desert

 

236

 

1949

Thunder Mountain

 

246

 

1949

The Ranger

 

255

 

1949

Drift Fence

 

270

 

1950

The Mysterious Rider

 

301

 

1950

Ambush (Western Union)

 

314

 

1950

Wilderness Trek

 

333

 

1951

Hide-out (Wanderer of Waste..)

 

346

 

1951

Comeback (Shepherd of Gaud.)

 

357

 

1951

Riders of the Purple Sage

 

372

 

1952

Forlorn River

 

395

 

1952

Nevada

 

412

 

1952

Wildfire

 

433

 

1953

Tappan's Burro

 

449

 

1953

Desert Gold

 

467

 

1953

River Feud (Rogue)

 

484

 

1953

Outlaw Trail (Border Legion)

 

511

 

1954

The Rustlers (Raiders - Sp. Pks)

 

532

 

1954

Range War (Hash Knife Outfit)

 

555

 

1954

The Lost Wagon Train

 

583

 

1954

Shadow on the Trail

 

604

 

1955

To the Last Man

 

616

 

1955

Fighting Caravans

 

632

 

1955

The Open Range (Roundup)

 

27

 

1955

The Gun Fighter

 

28

 

1955

Robber's Roost

 

29

 

1956

The Dude Rancher

 

30

 

1956

The Thundering Herd

 

31

 

1956

The Trail Driver

 

32

 

1957

Wilderness Ranch (Man - Forest)

 

33

 

1957

30000 on the Hoof

 

34

 

1957

Twin Sombreros

 

35

 

1957

The Rainbow Trail

 

36

 

1958

Knights of the Range

 

37

 

1958

Wild Horse Mesa

 

38

 

1958

The Return of Nevada

 

39

 

1958

Nevada (2nd printing)

 

1013-411

 

Gold Key (1959)

Nevada

 

996

 

Dell 1959

The Westerner (Arizona Ames)

 

16

 

Super Comics (1964)

King of the Royal Mounted #265
King of the Royal Mounted in Castle in the Forest #8
King of the Royal Mounted in Beard the Red Lion #11
King of the Royal Mounted in King and Grumbling Mountain #18
Spirit of the Border #197
Riders of the Purple Sage #372
Tappan's Burro #449
The Rainbow Trail #36





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