(November 1961-January 1962)

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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1961-08-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell [stamp]
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 "THE DETECTIVES, No. 1240." Code number is DETECTIVES O.S. #1240-6111. Copyright 1961 by Four Star-Hastings. Based on the ABC and NBC TV series "The Detectives, Starring Robert Taylor."
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.
Inside front cover and back cover sequences are replaced by ads in some copies. In the ad copies, the inside back cover is in color.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Matt Holbrook (photo of Robert Taylor)

The Detectives (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Warren Tufts; ? (photos)
Inks:
Warren Tufts; ? (photos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Photos and art. This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See sequence 3. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Yogi Bear Milk Mug and Huck Hound Cereal Bowl (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Yogi Bear; Huckleberry Hound (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color. Illustrated ad for Kellogg's OKs breakfast cereal. Premium is a plastic Yogi Bear Milk Mug and Huck Hound Cereal bowl set for 50 cents and one OKs box top.

Hit and Run (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Warren Tufts
Inks:
Warren Tufts
Colors:
?
Letters:
Warren Tufts

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Matt Holbrook; Johnny Russo; Chris Ballard; Otto Lindstrom
Synopsis:
Detective Captain Matt Holbrook and his team of detectives have to solve a hit-and-run automobile accident that kills a man.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Cousin Rat (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Warren Tufts
Inks:
Warren Tufts
Colors:
?
Letters:
Warren Tufts

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Matt Holbrook; Johnny Russo; Otto Lindstrom; Chris Ballard
Synopsis:
Steve Russo, Johnny Russo's cousin, is picked up on a petty larceny charge. Steve, who looks just like Johnny, claims he has a big business deal the next morning and Johnny investigates. Johnny is mistaken for Steve and plays along with a gang planning to hijack an armored truck.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Black Light (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Nat Edson
Inks:
Nat Edson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the use of ultraviolet rays in police work.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Some copies have this sequence in black and white; others have it in color, depending on whether there is an ad on the inside front cover. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Telltale Evidence (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Nat Edson
Inks:
Nat Edson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This sequence was replaced by an ad in some copies. See sequence 7. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Schwinn American (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Replaces Sequence 6 in some copies. Illustrated ad for Schwinn Bicycles. Schwinn American model ($49.95) depicted. Selling point is "Every part American Made!" Arnold, Schwinn, & Company, Chicago, Ill.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Detectives
  2. 1. The Detectives
    The Detectives
  3. 2. Yogi Bear Milk Mug and Huck Hound Cereal Bowl
  4. 3. Hit and Run
    The Detectives
  5. 4. Cousin Rat
    The Detectives
  6. 5. Black Light
    The Detectives
  7. 6. Telltale Evidence
    The Detectives
  8. 7. Schwinn American
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