illustrations ©2011 Cynthia Martin

illustrations ©2005 Don Marquez



Zane Grey was born in 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio, named after the pioneering Zane family which founded the town. In his youth, Grey was a dentist and a semipro baseball player, and he later wrote stories about baseball, history and adventure, including “Tigre” (a.k.a. “Bernardo’s Revenge”), originally published in 1912. He was also an avid angler, and wrote nine books concerning fishing. But his greatest fame was as the author of western novels including Riders of the Purple Sage. Zane Grey became the best-selling western author of all time, and during his lifetime more than 13 million copies of his nearly 90 books were sold. Dozens of his stories have been made into movies, from the 1920s to the present.

Zane Grey stories have appeared in:

Adventure Classics:
Graphic Classics Volume 12

144 pages, b&w, $10


Western Classics:
Graphic Classics Volume 20

144 pages, color, $15