(July 1959)

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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 "HERCULES, No. 1006."
Code number is HERCULES.O.S. #1006-597.
Copyright 1959 by Oscar Film, S.P.A, and Galatea, S.P.A. Adapted from the 1959 movie "Hercules."
"Movie Classic" on cover.


Hercules (Table of Contents)

Hercules / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Hercules

Hercules (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Hercules (photos of Steve Reeves)
Synopsis:
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Five stills from the movie plus partial cast and credits list.

Hercules (Table of Contents)

Hercules / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Hercules; Princess Jole; Ulysses; Jason
Synopsis:
Subject to a tyrant king's commands, Hercules must endure many tests of strength then sail in search of the Golden Fleece. Finally, he must overthrow the evil monarch's rule in order to restore the rightful king to his throne.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1958 Italian movie "Le Fatiche di Ercole", released in the United States in 1959 as "Hercules". Synopsis is taken from sequence one of this issue. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records. (August 4, 2007)

Greek Warfare (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the equipment and strategy used by the Greeks in war.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Labors of Hercules (Table of Contents)

Hercules / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Hercules; Atlas (cameo)
Synopsis:
Some of the 12 labors of Hercules from the Greek myths.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hercules
    Hercules
  2. 1. Hercules
  3. 2. Hercules
    Hercules
  4. 3. Greek Warfare
  5. 4. The Labors of Hercules
    Hercules
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