Publication Dates: June-August 1952 – March-May 1958
Number of Issues Published: 21 (#8 – #28)
Dimensions: standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock: glossy cover; newsprint interior
Publishing Format: was ongoing series
Continues from Four Color (1942 series) #384. Continues as Four Color (1942 series) #935.
Zane Grey’s King of the Royal Mounted on cover only up to issue #19. First seven issues published under Four Color series. Four Color #207, 265, 283, 310, 340, 363, and 384. There is a one-year interruption between issue #19 (April-June 1955) and #20 (March-May 1956). The indicia lists the comic as “Zane Grey’s KING of the ROYAL MOUNTED” up to issue #21 and then just “KING of the ROYAL MOUNTED” after issue #22. Following the American comic book indexing convention, this series is listed based on the title in capital letters.
Publisher: Tony Raiola
Publication Date: 1982
Number of Issues Published: 1
Color: color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions: magazine size
Paper Stock: cardstock cover
Replica edition of Large Feature Comic (Dell, 1939 series) #9. King Features Syndicate daily newspaper strip reprints from 1937 and 1938.
Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database
King of the Royal Mounted is a fictional series featuring the character Dave King, created by Stephen Slesinger in 1936. Slesinger licensed popular Western writer Zane Grey’s byline and marketed the character as Zane Grey’s King of the Royal Mounted.
Corporal, and later Sergeant, Dave King is a Canadian Mountie who always gets his man. King has appeared in newspaper strips, comics, Big Little Books, and other ancillary items.
Zane Grey’s son Romer and Slesinger collaborated on many of the stories, and the artwork was produced by Allen Dean, Charles Flanders, and Jim Gary in Slesinger’s New York studio. A movie serial was produced in 1942.
King of the Royal Mounted started as a Sunday comic strip from King Features Syndicate on Sunday, February 17, 1935. The strip was initially drawn by the comics artist Allen Dean.
Allen Dean previously collaborated with Zane Grey on the original King of the Royal Mounted in 1935 but quit when Romer Grey/Slesinger later took over production, as told to son Allen M. Dean Jr, who was born in 1942.
A daily version was added in March 1936, at which point the Sunday strip was passed on to Charles Flanders, who took over the daily strip as well in April 1938. From 1939, Gaylord DuBois became the writer and Jim Gary became the artist, creating King until it ended in March 1955. In the end, it was Jim Gary who became the artist most closely associated with the strip.
Large Feature Comic v1 9, 8-18
Four Color Comic 207,265,283,310,340,363,384