10 February 2011

Back Cover of Dell Four Color #314

Early issues of Gold Key comics usually gave us nice color back covers of the cover painting sans logo. (Or if a TV show or movie tie in, a photo). Their predecessor, Dell, didn't often have anything special on the back covers. If not an ad, then maybe just the last page of the story.

Here from 1951 is Dell's versions of Zane Grey's "WESTERN UNION", renamed AMBUSH. It features a nice painted cover.

The prize here is the BACK cover, another painting, based on a scene in the story. The scene isn't your typical heroic Western.
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While we're on this issue... here's an informative bit from the inside front cover:

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