(July-September 1962)

Dell, 1962 Series
 
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. s.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Based on the NBC TV series of the same name. Cover code number is 01-244-209.


["The men of the 87th come to grips with an international smuggling ring [...]"] (Table of Contents)

87th Precinct / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Det. Bert Kling (photograph of Ron Harper); Det. Steve Carella (photograph of Robert Lansing); Det. Roger Havilland (photograph of Gregory Walcott); Det. Meyer Meyer (photograph of Norman Fell)
Keywords:
television adaptation

Indexer Notes

In a reversal of the usual practice, the actors on the cover are identified by their character names instead of their real names.

Addiction (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Debate on whether drug addicts are criminals or victims of a disease.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Typeset article with montage illustration.

["H" Stands for Heroin] (Table of Contents)

87th Precinct / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Carella; Meyer Meyer; Bob Boole
Synopsis:
Detective Carella goes undercover to break up a heroin smuggling operation.
Keywords:
television adaptation

Indexer Notes

Very detailed description of heroin distribution. Also two pages of subplot devoted to trying to explain why heroin addicts use the drug, which includes references to opium, "pot", and nitrous oxide. A sign on one page reads "Sparling's Warehouse", which may be a "name game" by Jack Sparling.

["A 'junkie'..."] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How heroin addicts are identified by the needle marks on their arms.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Short text piece with one large illustration of a heroin addict injecting the drug. (Needle and syringe are in shadow and not seen.)

The Carrier Pigeon (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about carrier pigeons and their use in carrying messages.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The men of the 87th come to grips with an international smuggling ring [...]"]
    87th Precinct
  2. 1. Addiction
  3. 2. ["H" Stands for Heroin]
    87th Precinct
  4. 3. ["A 'junkie'..."]
  5. 4. The Carrier Pigeon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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