(April-June 1960)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell TV 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 "PETER GUNN, No. 1087." Code number is P.GUNN.O.S. #1087-604. Copyright 1960 by Spartan Productions. First and only Peter Gunn Four Color. Based on the 1958-61 NBC/ABC TV series.


[The Harmless Hobby] (Table of Contents)

Peter Gunn / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Peter Gunn (photo of Craig Stevens)

[Previews] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo); Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
? (photo); Frank Giacoia
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Peter Gunn (photo of Craig Stevens)
Synopsis:
Preview of the two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo and four illustrations with typeset text. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Harmless Hobby (Table of Contents)

Peter Gunn / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Peter Gunn; Edie Hart; "Mother" (nightclub owner); Lt. Jacoby
Synopsis:
Peter Gunn's friend Doc Clipp has taken up a hobby in retirement, making counterfeits of old stamps for his own enjoyment. This draws the attention of both the Stamp Dealers Association, which offers him $10,000 to stop making the copies, and a counterfeiting gang, which abducts him and wants him to make fake stamps for them to peddle.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Script credit from "The Works of Paul S. Newman Part 25: 1960" by Robin Snyder in "The Comics" Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2008).

The Purple Clue (Table of Contents)

Peter Gunn / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Peter Gunn; Edie Hart; "Mother" (nightclub owner); Lieutenant Jacoby
Synopsis:
Peter and Edie are on their way to see a client of Peter's when they are forced off the road by a purple car. Peter and Edie are picked up by Lt. Jacoby, who is then called to a big chemical plant fire. The plant's owner Jason Colby says his former partner Porter Brandon is responsible for the fire. A plant guard says a purple car was seen going from the plant right before the fire. Gunn checks out Brandon's car, but it's green, not purple. However Gunn catches Brandon in a lie while questioning him and has to find evidence linking him to the purple car.

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Script credit from "The Works of Paul S. Newman Part 25: 1960" by Robin Snyder in "The Comics" Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2008).

William J. Burns (Table of Contents)

Peter Gunn Private Eye Pioneers / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
William J. Burns
Synopsis:
Facts about the life of William J. Burns, late 19th and early 20th Century detective.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with text underneath. Peter Gunn logo is on feature, but character does not appear. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Allen Pinkerton (Table of Contents)

Peter Gunn Private Eye Pioneers / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Allen Pinkerton; Abraham Lincoln (cameo)
Synopsis:
Facts about Allen Pinkerton, 19th Century detective.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Panels with text underneath. Peter Gunn logo is on feature, but character does not appear. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Harmless Hobby]
    Peter Gunn
  2. 1. [Previews]
    Peter Gunn
  3. 2. The Harmless Hobby
    Peter Gunn
  4. 3. The Purple Clue
    Peter Gunn
  5. 4. William J. Burns
    Peter Gunn Private Eye Pioneers
  6. 5. Allen Pinkerton
    Peter Gunn Private Eye Pioneers
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