Four Color #314 - Zane Grey's Ambush (Western Union)
(February 1951)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Zane Grey's AMBUSH (WESTERN UNION), No. 314." Code number is Z.G. #1-512. (Note that code number does note include Four Color number.) Copyright 1950 by Zane Grey, Inc.
Numbered "Z.G. #1" on cover only.

Zane Grey's Ambush (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Famous Guns of the Old West (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill ?
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Three illustrations and text. Descriptions of Colt .44, Derringer pistol, and Winchester lever action rifle.

Zane Grey's Ambush (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script
Zane Grey (original story); ? (comic adaptation)
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill ?; Joe Sinnott (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter ?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cameron Boston; Vance Shaw; Jack Lowden; Tom Darnell
Synopsis
Three cowboys and a tenderfoot become a team working with the crews of Western Union that are stringing the first transcontinental telegraph line.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1939 novel "Western Union" by Zane Grey. According to Joe Sinnott's record books he inked 10 pages in the comic. Nick Caputo credits Sinnott with the inside front cover but is unsure what specific pages he inked on this story.

The Buffalo Skinners (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Lyrics to the western song "The Buffalo Skinners."

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text with illustrations. Back cover illustrates a line in the song.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We left old Crego's bones to bleach on the range of the buffalo.
Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Painting illustrating the title scene, which is a line from the western song "The Buffalo Skinners."

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Full lyrics of the song are on the inside back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Zane Grey's Ambush
  2. 1. Famous Guns of the Old West
  3. 2. Zane Grey's Ambush
  4. 3. The Buffalo Skinners
  5. 4. ["We left old Crego's bones to bleach on the range of the buffalo."]
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  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
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  • Ramon Schenk
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