The Big Country (comics)

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The Big Country
Dell Four Color #946
Publication information
Publisher Dell Comics
Format One-shot
Genre
Publication date(s) 1958
No. of issues 1
Creative team
Written by Paul S. Newman
Penciller(s) Bob Correa
Inker(s) Bob Correa

The Big Country is a comic book adaptation and movie tie-in of the western novel The Big Country by Donald Hamilton.

Publication history[edit]

Written by long-time Western comics writer Paul S. Newman, and drawn by Bob Correa, The Big Country was initially serialized in The Saturday Evening Post as "Ambush at Blanco Canyon" on Feb.2, 1957; Feb. 9, 1957; Feb. 16, 1957; and Feb. 23, 1957.

The story was collected for the first time in 1958, by Dell, as a Dell First Edition B115 paperback, and was reissued many times. In Aug. of 1958, the story was published by Dell Comics, as issue #946 of Dell's long-running showcase anthology Four Color Comics.[1][2]

The Big Country was published in hardcover in the UK in 1958 by Allan Wingate.

Plot summary[edit]

Maryland sea captain James McKay goes west to Texas, to claim his bride, and steps into a violent feud over land.

Film adaptation[edit]

Main article: The Big Country

Filmed in 1958 starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston and Burl Ives

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