(September-November 1961)

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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1961-06-15
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. 1211." Code number is 77 SUNSET.S.O.S. #1211-618. Copyright 1961 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Based on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Stu Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist Jr.); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith); Kookie (photo of Edd Byrnes)

[Carnival Caper / Border Bound / Live Action] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Stu Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist Jr.); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith); Kookie (photo of Edd Byrnes); Rex Randolph (photo of Richard Long)
Synopsis:
Previews of the three stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo and one panel preview for each story with typeset text underneath.

The Carnival Caper (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jeff Spencer; Stu Bailey; Kookie
Synopsis:
Stu and Jeff investigate a series of "accidents" that have been plaguing a carnival.

Indexer Notes

The name "Vern Coriell" appears on a sideshow sign in the splash panel. Coriell was a well-known ERB/Tarzan fan and creator of "The Burroughs Bulletin" and a friend of Manning's. Script, pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Border Bound (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Kookie; Stu Bailey; Jeff Spencer
Synopsis:
Kookie borrows Stu's car for a date at a fancy restaurant. After the meal, the pair is carjacked by a cop-killer, who forces them to drive to the Mexican border.

Indexer Notes

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

Live Action (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rex Randolph; Stu Bailey; Jeff Spencer
Synopsis:
A camera store is robbed, but a customer has movie film of the front of the robber's car with its license plate number. The problem is the owner doesn't know who the customer is.

Indexer Notes

Rex Randolph from the "Bourbon Street Beat" TV series is the main character, though he's addressed only as "Rex." Randolph made cross-over appearances on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Mug File (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
History of collecting criminals' photos into a "mug file."

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustrations. "77 Sunset Strip" logo is on the feature, but the characters do not appear. Script, pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Draconic Laws (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Explanation of the term "Draconic laws."

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustration. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Watch That Car] (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:
?

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.

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98 (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath [as RH] (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath [as RH] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for 204 piece set of plastic Revolutionary soldiers and equipment for $1.98 from a post office box in Carle Place, Long Island, N.Y. This ad replaces Sequence 7 in some copies.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    77 Sunset Strip
  2. 1. [Carnival Caper / Border Bound / Live Action]
    77 Sunset Strip
  3. 2. The Carnival Caper
    77 Sunset Strip
  4. 3. Border Bound
    77 Sunset Strip
  5. 4. Live Action
    77 Sunset Strip
  6. 5. The Mug File
    77 Sunset Strip
  7. 6. Draconic Laws
  8. 7. [Watch That Car]
    77 Sunset Strip
  9. 8. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98
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