(September 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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 "DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP, No. 1049."
Code number is D.G.U.T.S. O.S. #1049-598.
Copyright 1959 by Hal B. Wallis and Joseph H. Hazen. Adapted from the 1959 movie "Don't Give Up the Ship."
"Movie Classic" on cover.


Don't Give Up The Ship (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo); ?
Inks:
? (photo); ?
Colors:
? (photo): ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
John Paul Steckler VII (photo of Jerry Lewis)

Indexer Notes

Cover is head shot photo of Jerry Lewis with background illustration and title on flags at right side.

Don't Give Up the Ship (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
John Paul Steckler VII (photo of Jerry Lewis); Congressman Mandeville (photo of Gale Gordon); Prudence Steckler (photo of Diana Spencer); Stan Wychinski (photo of Mickey Shaughnesssy); Rita J. Benson (photo of Dina Merrill)
Synopsis:
Preview of story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Five photos and partial cast and credits from the movie.

Don't Give Up The Ship (Table of Contents)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
John Paul Steckler VII; Prudence Steckler; Ens. Rita J. Benson; Stan "Sailor" Wychinski; Congressman Mandeville; Vice-Admiral Bludde
Synopsis:
When the Navy asks for appropriations, Congressman Mandeville demands to know the whereabouts of an unaccounted-for destroyer escort, the USS Kornblatt from World War II, as an excuse to deny funding. Vice-Admiral P. T. Bludde sends for Lt. John Paul Steckler, who was the man who last signed off on the ship. Steckler, a bumbler, was the lowest ranking officer left when the ship left Pearl Harbor and he managed to run the ship on a reef near an island. Steckler goes ashore, only to find it occupied by Japanese soldiers who don't know the war is over. His crew thinks he's dead and sails to San Diego. Steckler gets picked up off the island and goes to San Diego, where he unknowingly signs off on the ship. With the help of a pretty female ensign, Steckler goes to Florida to find a shipmate who might know what happened to the ship. He finds the man, now a professional wrestler, but gets no info. Back in Washington, time is running out for Steckler, who will be court-martialed if he can't account for the ship.

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Adapted from the 1959 movie "Don't Give Up the Ship."

Navy Talk...What Does It Mean? (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A quiz to match illustrated words with their meaning in Naval slang.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Illustrations and typeset text.

Shapes of Ships (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Silhouettes of various types of Navy ships

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color; illustrations with typeset text.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Don't Give Up The Ship
  2. 1. Don't Give Up the Ship
  3. 2. Don't Give Up The Ship
  4. 3. Navy Talk...What Does It Mean?
  5. 4. Shapes of Ships
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