(May 1961)

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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell
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 "ATLANTIS, THE LOST CONTINENT, No. 1188." Code number is ATLANTIS O.S. #1188-615. Copyright 1961 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Adapted from the movie "Atlantis, the Lost Continent." This edition has 2.25 pages of ads and 3 pages of promos that replace material in the non-ad edition. There is also a "Prizes - Prizes - Prizes! Announcing Big Dell Comics Contest!" banner across the middle of the cover that is not on the non-ad cover.


Atlantis, the Lost Continent (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Demetrios (photo of Anthony Hall); Andes the Giant (photo of Robert Maffei [Big Buck Maffei])

Atlantis, the Lost Continent (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Demetrios (photo of Anthony Hall); Andes the Giant (photo of Robert Maffei [Big Buck Maffei])
Synopsis:
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Five photos from the movie and a partial cast list.

Atlantis, the Lost Continent (Table of Contents)

comic story / 28.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils:
Dan Spiegle
Inks:
Dan Spiegle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Demetrios; Petros; Antilla; King Kronos; Zaren; Sonoy; Xandros; Azor; Andes the Giant
Synopsis:
Demetrios, a Greek fisherman, rescues a beautiful princess and returns her to Atlantis, her faraway homeland. When he reaches the island, he is thrown into slavery and must fight a giant in order to regain his freedom. A volcanic eruption sends Atlantis under the sea as Demetrios and the princess escape.

Indexer Notes

This original version of this story in the non-ad edition is 32 pages. In this version, page 3 is deleted. Panels 1, 2, 4, and 6 are deleted from page 15. Panels 1-5 on page 16 are deleted. Panel 1 on page 17 is deleted and panel four is highly cropped and a thought balloon is deleted. Panels 1 and 3 on page 18 are deleted and panel 2 is cropped. The net result is the original four page centerfold now takes up two pages of story with the two-page centerfold being a promo for the Dell Trading Post. Panels on the last page are all cropped to allow for a 1/4 page ad.

Jet to Hollywood! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
The Rifleman (cameo)

Indexer Notes

This promo comes after page two of the story. 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 ad replaces page 3 of the story of the non-ad edition.

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 promo comes in the middle of the story.

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. This ad replaces "Myth and Mystery" of the non-ad edition.

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; (camel); (parrot)

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 ad replaces "The Anatomy of a Volcano" of the non-ad version.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Atlantis, the Lost Continent
  2. 1. Atlantis, the Lost Continent
  3. 2. Atlantis, the Lost Continent
  4. 3. Jet to Hollywood!
    Dell Comics Contest
  5. 4. Grand Opening!
    Dell Trading Post
  6. 5. Win a Wonderful Summer Camp Vacation
    Kool-Aid
  7. 6. New Fun-Packed Twinkles Record
    Twinkles; General Mills
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