Preview Pages: Western Classics

19 02 2011

March 2011 will see the release of the long-awaited Western Classics: Graphic Classics Volume Twenty. The lead story is an adaptation of Zane Grey’s grand western prototype, “Riders of the Purple Sage”, illustrated by Cynthia Martin. Plus stories by Bret Harte, Willa Cather, Gertrude Atherton and John G. Neihardt, with art and adaptations by Trina Robbins, John Findley, Arnold Arre, Reno Maniquis and Ryan Huna Smith. Also featured are an early Hopalong Cassidy story illustrated by original “Hoppy” newspaper strip artist Dan Spiegle, and a comic western by Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard, illustrated by George Sellas.