(March-May 1961)

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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1960-12-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Exciting Adventure
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. 1168." Code number is THE DETECTIVES.O.S. #1168-612. Copyright 1960 by Four Star-Hastings. Based on "The Detectives" TV series.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Matt Holbrook (photo of Robert Taylor)
Reprints:

Shadow at the Window / No Place to Hide (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Mel Keefer; ? (photo)
Inks:
Mel Keefer; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Matt Holbrook (photo of Robert Taylor); Johnny Russo (photo of Tige Andrews)
Synopsis:
Preview of the two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two photos plus two-panel previews of the stories. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Shadow at the Window (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Mel Keefer
Inks:
Mel Keefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Robert Taylor [as Matt Holbrook]; Otto Lindstrom; Johnny Russo
Synopsis:
A man confesses to the murder of his vocal coach, but Capt. Holbrook thinks he's not the one who committed the crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (2007-5-14).

No Place to Hide (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Mel Keefer
Inks:
Mel Keefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Robert Taylor [as Matt Holbrook]; Otto Lindstrom
Synopsis:
Two robbery suspects hide in the city while they plan their next crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (2007-5-14).

Aristocat (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Mel Keefer
Inks:
Mel Keefer
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The type of criminal known as the "Aristocrat," who specializes in well-planned crimes involving valuable items.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. The Detectives logo is on this page, but no characters appear. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (2007-5-14).

Qualified (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Mel Keefer
Inks:
Mel Keefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Qualifications needed to be a detective.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The Detectives logo is on this page, but no characters appear. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Detectives
  2. 1. Shadow at the Window / No Place to Hide
    The Detectives
  3. 2. Shadow at the Window
    The Detectives
  4. 3. No Place to Hide
    The Detectives
  5. 4. Aristocat
    The Detectives
  6. 5. Qualified
    The Detectives
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