(June-August 1960)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Mystery
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 "77 SUNSET STRIP, No. 1106." Code number is 77 SUNSET STRIP.O.S. #1106-606. Copyright 1960 by Warner Bros Pictures, Inc. Based on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series.


[Kookie's Close Call] (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Stuart Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith); Kookie (photo of Edd Byrnes)

Kookie's Close Call / Lights...Camera...Danger (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Stuart Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith); Kookie (photo of Edd Byrnes)
Synopsis:
Brief text previews of the stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. One illustration and two photos (one of Kookie solo, the other of the three stars of the show).

Kookie's Close Call (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Stuart Bailey, Jeff Spencer; Kookie
Synopsis:
When Kookie borrows Stuart's car, two crooks mistake him for Bailey and take him to their boss. Upset because Kookie isn't Bailey, who had sent him to prison, the boss plans to have Kookie shot at midnight when a freight train's noise will cover the sound of the gunshot.

Indexer Notes

A billboard with "Watch Maverick Sunday night" (complete with a rough caricature of James Garner) plays a large part in the story. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Lights, Camera, Danger (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Stuart Bailey; Jeff Spencer; Kookie
Synopsis:
Stuart and Jeff go undercover as extras in a movie to find out who is trying to sabotage the film's production.

Indexer Notes

The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Grapevine Clues (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The origins and uses of the verbal "grapevine" to spread news by word of mouth.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Kookie's Catch (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
Alex Toth ?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Stuart Bailey; Kookie
Synopsis:
Kookie recognizes a criminal by his voice.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 6.

Schwinn Continental (Table of Contents)

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for Schwinn Continental model 10-speed bicycle for $86.95. Arnold, Schwinn & Co., Chicago, Ill. This ad replaces Sequence 5 in some copies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Kookie's Close Call]
    77 Sunset Strip
  2. 1. Kookie's Close Call / Lights...Camera...Danger
    77 Sunset Strip
  3. 2. Kookie's Close Call
    77 Sunset Strip
  4. 3. Lights, Camera, Danger
    77 Sunset Strip
  5. 4. Grapevine Clues
  6. 5. Kookie's Catch
    77 Sunset Strip
  7. 6. Schwinn Continental
    Schwinn Bicycles
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