Four Color #1192 [Ad back cover]
(June-August 1961)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1961-04-04
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

This issue has variants.

Indicia title is "RICKY NELSON, No. 1192." Code number is RICKY N. O/S #1192-615. Copyright 1961 by Ozzie Nelson.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


The Hong Kong Adventure (Table of Contents)

Ricky Nelson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ricky Nelson (photo)
Reprints:
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Cropped photo with drawn background.

Seat of the Mighty (Table of Contents)

Ricky Nelson / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Manning
Inks:
Russ Manning
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ricky Nelson
Synopsis:
A pro football player rips up a stool at a soda fountain in order to sit at a table with Ricky and his girl.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; color. Some copies may have photos of Ricky Nelson instead (need verification.)

The Hong Kong Adventure (Table of Contents)

Ricky Nelson / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ricky Nelson; Ozzie Nelson; Harriet Nelson; David Nelson; Bruce Brown
Synopsis:
Ricky and his friend Bruce win a trip to Hong Kong by entering an airline's contest. The pair get into trouble when they buy a vase in a store in Hong Kong. That particular vase wasn't supposed to be for sale, and after failing to find the vase in their hotel room, a criminal gang captures Ricky and Bruce during the "Festival of the Dragons" to get them to tell its location.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

The name "Mannin" is on a sign on page 10. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Jet to Hollywood! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Rifleman (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo for 3000-prize Dell Comics Contest. First prize is a jet plane trip for four to Hollywood with visits to TV and movie studios and Disneyland. Entry is two cover logos from Dell comics. This promo comes after the second page of sequence 2, in the middle of the story.

Grand Opening! (Table of Contents)

Dell Trading Post / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Yogi Bear (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Centerfold. Promo for Dell Trading Post. Premiums available for clipped title strips from covers of Dell comics. This sequence comes after page 15 of Sequence 2, in the middle of the story.

Fall Guy (Table of Contents)

Ricky Nelson / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ricky Nelson; David Nelson; Ozzie Nelson; Carol
Synopsis:
Ricky forgets that he's volunteered to help the charity carnival and has to break a date with Carol. He doesn't tell Carol the truth then has to pay the consequences when she shows up while he's manning the dunking booth.
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

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

Win a Wonderful Summer Camp Vacation (Table of Contents)

Kool-Aid / advertisement / 1.25 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; color. Ad for Kool-Aid soft drink mix featuring an "identify the animals" contest. Contest rules are on the bottom of the last interior page.

The Place for Power (Table of Contents)

Ricky Nelson / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ricky Nelson
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 8.

New Fun-Packed Twinkles Record (Table of Contents)

Twinkles; General Mills / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Twinkles; King Leonardo; Sanford; (parrot); (camel)

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for Twinkles breakfast cereal featuring the characters from the Twinkles storybook packages. Premium is a 45 rpm record of Twinkles stories on one side and songs from the NBC cartoon series "King Leonardo and his Short Subjects" on the other for 25 cents and two box tops. This sequence replaces Sequence 7 in some copies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Hong Kong Adventure
    Ricky Nelson
  2. 1. Seat of the Mighty
    Ricky Nelson
  3. 2. The Hong Kong Adventure
    Ricky Nelson
  4. 3. Jet to Hollywood!
  5. 4. Grand Opening!
    Dell Trading Post
  6. 5. Fall Guy
    Ricky Nelson
  7. 6. Win a Wonderful Summer Camp Vacation
    Kool-Aid
  8. 7. The Place for Power
    Ricky Nelson
  9. 8. New Fun-Packed Twinkles Record
    Twinkles; General Mills
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