Saturday, July 25, 2020

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Giant Western, September 1949

This is another action-packed cover from Sam Cherry, one of my favorite Western pulp cover artists (and paperback cover artist, too, for that matter). Inside this issue of GIANT WESTERN are stories by Wilbur S. Peacock, Allan R. Bosworth, T.C. McClary, and Ben Frank, plus classic reprints by Charles Alden Seltzer and Frederick R. Bechdolt. The big guy in the red shirt looks a little like James Arness to me, but this is too early for Arness to have influenced the art, I think.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're right about Arness. His best roles were inJohn Ford's Wagon Master, 1950 and Hondo in 1953. But it's only in 1955 that John Wayne, after having turned the offer down, recommended him for the role of Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, delivering him o everlasting fame in the genre.
Tiziano Agnelli