(March-May 1962)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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 "77 Sunset Strip, No. 1291." Code number is 77 SUNSET STRIP O.S. #1291-622. Copyright 1962 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Based on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series. Continues as 77 Sunset Strip #01-742-209 (July-September 1962).


[Man on a Ledge] (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.); Kookie (photo of Edward Byrnes); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith)

The Return of the Fugitive / Man on a Ledge (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Manning; ? (photo)
Inks:
Russ Manning; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Stuart Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.); Kookie (photo of Edward Byrnes); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith)
Synopsis:
Previews of the two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo from the TV series plus two panels from each of the two stories in the issue.

Return of the Fugitive (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Shaefer
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Stuart Bailey; Kookie; Roscoe; Hiram Greer
Synopsis:
A man returns from a five-year stint in the Orient to discover that he's wanted for embezzlement. He engages Stu to find to find the guilty man. The trail takes them to South America in search of a man who may provide the solution to the case.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Man On A Ledge (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jeff Spencer; Kookie; Stuart Bailey
Synopsis:
A man standing on a ledge and threatening to jump provides a distraction that lets two men rob a nearby bank. The action plays out exactly like the plot of a movie due to be released and Jeff and Kookie go to the movie studio to see who had access to the film script.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Art looks like Manning may have had assists from other artists (Alex Toth?). Manning's name is on door in panel 4 of page 5. Store name in panel one of page 13 of the story says "Manning." Other store in same panel is named "Doe's" (Manning's wife's name.) Sign in background on panel three of page five is ad for K-D-O-E radio.

Cool Thinking (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Stuart Bailey; Kookie
Synopsis:
Kookie's jive talk trips up a robber who disguised himself as a Mexican immigrant.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Private Police (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about private police forces.

Indexer Notes

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

Fences (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Description of the activities of "fences" used to traffic in stolen goods.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Panels with typeset text underneath. The "77 Sunset Strip" logo is on the sequence, but no characters appear. Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Man on a Ledge]
    77 Sunset Strip
  2. 1. The Return of the Fugitive / Man on a Ledge
    77 Sunset Strip
  3. 2. Return of the Fugitive
    77 Sunset Strip
  4. 3. Man On A Ledge
    77 Sunset Strip
  5. 4. Cool Thinking
    77 Sunset Strip
  6. 5. Private Police
  7. 6. Fences
    77 Sunset Strip
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