I recently got my hands on this issue of Dime Western, at a rather reasonable price too. and was quite happy with that purchase. From the cover, it looks quite ordinary, just like any other issue of Dime Western from the period. After 9 more issues, the magazine would stop publication.
|Illustration for 3:10 to Yuma, by Elmore Leonard – Dime Western, March 1953|
Elmore Leonard had this to say about his story:
Or you can pickup this paperback with all of his westerns:
Anyway, the other interesting point about this issue, to me at least, is the cover. When i saw it, I was reminded of another cover, and i went looking for it. Here it is, changed from the Star Western May 1939 issue.
|Star Western May 1939 and Dime Western March 1953|
I wonder if the original artist was asked to make the changes.