(July-September 1962)

Dell, 1962 Series
 
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell [post-split]
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

The indicia number 01-742-209 is a combination of the "book number" (01-742) assigned to the comic by Dell and a date code (209), which refers to September 1962. For titles with more than one month in the indicia date, the month code refers to the last month on the cover date.


["Kookie and Jeff uncover a fantastic scheme to cheat an old man out of his millions!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Stu Bailey (photography of Efrem Zimbalist Jr.); Kookie Cookson (photography of Ed Byrnes); Jeff Spencer (photography of Roger Smith)

Two Days to Highpoint/The Telltale Tridents (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Stu Bailey; Jeff Spencer; Kookie Cookson
Synopsis:
Table of Contents

Two Days to Highpoint (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Manning (signed)
Inks:
Russ Manning (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Stuart Bailey; Kookie Cookson; Jeff Spencer; Samuel G. Patton
Synopsis:
To keep an important appointment in Highpoint, Jeff SPencer and Kookie race against a tight timetable. Unaccidental accidents put them behind schedule, and they are forced to a desperate decision in order to keep their date.

Indexer Notes

Synopsis taken from inside front cover. Russ Manning's initials can be seen on the side of a building in the upper right portion of the splash page.

The Telltale Tridents (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 15.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Stuart Bailey; Jeff Spencer; Kookie Cookson; Van Lansing; Adam Beal; Lieutenant Gilmore; Sgt. Blake; Rod Lansing; Gordon Mackey
Synopsis:
Stu Bailey faces a case of brotherly devotion when he is hired by one brother to clear another brother of a murder charge. With evidence pointing to both brothers, Stu and Jeff leave no stone uncovered to be sure that the guilty man is found.

Indexer Notes

Synopsis taken from contents page. Last page of the story is three vertical panels.

What's in a Name? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Short discussion of the word thug.

Indexer Notes

This story is the equivalent of three vertical panels on the right side of the page.

Fraud! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Several examples of frauds that are prepetrated upon the unsuspecting public.

The Truth about Lie Detectors (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A discussion of lie-detecting techniques of the past and present.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

A Check on Clues (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Jeff Spencer; Inspector Burns
Synopsis:
Jeff proves to the police that man thought to have committed suicide was actually murdered.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Kookie and Jeff uncover a fantastic scheme to cheat an old man out of his millions!"]
    77 Sunset Strip
  2. 1. Two Days to Highpoint/The Telltale Tridents
    77 Sunset Strip
  3. 2. Two Days to Highpoint
    77 Sunset Strip
  4. 3. The Telltale Tridents
    77 Sunset Strip
  5. 4. What's in a Name?
  6. 5. Fraud!
    77 Sunset Strip
  7. 6. The Truth about Lie Detectors
    77 Sunset Strip
  8. 7. A Check on Clues
    77 Sunset Strip
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Stangas
  • Gene Reed