(September 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell A Movie Classic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "NO SLEEP TILL DAWN No. 831: THE STORY OF BOMBERS B-52".
Code number is N.S.T.D.O.S. #831-579.
Based on 1957 movie "Bombers B-52."
Comic exists in ad and non-ad versions, with different back covers.
"Movie Classic" on cover.


"No Sleep Till Dawn" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sgt. Chuck Brennan (photo of Karl Malden); Col. Jim Herlihy (photo of Efrem Zimbalistas, Jr.)
Synopsis:
Movie stills

"No Sleep Till Dawn" (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sgt. Chuck Brennan (photo of Karl Malden); Col. Jim Herlihy (photo of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.)
Synopsis:
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, black and white. Three movie stills plus text. Cast and credits of movie are listed.

"No Sleep Till Dawn" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Bob Correa
Inks:
Bob Correa
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
drama; war
Characters:
Sgt. Chuck Brennan; Col. Jim Herlihy; Lois Brennan; Edith Brennan; Pasquali
Synopsis:
Friction develops between a head mechanic and his commanding officer as they prepare an air base for the arrival of the new B-52 bombers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1957 movie "Bombers B-52." Letters credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Stratofortress (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Bailey ?
Inks:
Ray Bailey ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the B-52 Stratofortress.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Panels with typeset text underneath.

Flight Into History (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This sequence was replaced by an ad for Juicy Fruit Gum in some copies. See sequence 5.

Juicy Fruit Gum Safety Quiz (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen; children

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustrated ad for Juicy Fruit Gum promoting summer safety with a "What's Wrong with this Picture?" puzzle depicting unsafe activities. This sequence replaces sequence 4 on some copies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "No Sleep Till Dawn"
  2. 1. "No Sleep Till Dawn"
  3. 2. "No Sleep Till Dawn"
  4. 3. The Stratofortress
  5. 4. Flight Into History
  6. 5. Juicy Fruit Gum Safety Quiz
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