(December 1961-February 1962)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

Indicia title is "77 SUNSET STRIP, No. 1263." Code number is 77 S.S. O.S. #1263-6111. Copyright 1961 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Based on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series. This issue exists in ad and non-ad versions. The ad edition has 3.5 pages of ads and a one-page promo that are not in the non-ad version. See the index for Four Color #1263.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jeff Spencer (as played by Roger Smith); Kookie (as played by Edd Byrnes); Stuart Bailey (as played by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.)

Hey Kids! Trade Now (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Illustrated promo for the Dell Trading Post. This sequence replaces the introduction in some copies.

Man Across Town (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Stuart Bailey; Kookie; Lieutenant Gilmore
Synopsis:
Kookie, laid up with a leg injury, is using a telescope to pass the time studying astronomy when he accidentally focuses the telescope on an apparent shooting. However, when he, Stu, and Lt. Gilmore go to the address, they find no evidence of any crime.

Indexer Notes

Story premise possibly swiped from the Alfred Hitchcock movie "Rear Window." Panel on page 14 of the story has a sign with the radio call letters of KDOE--Doe was the name of Manning's wife. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Win This Complete Home Movie Outfit (Table of Contents)

Kool-Aid / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated centerfold ad for Kool-Aid drink mix, featuring a contest in which 100 grand prizes are Bell & Howell 8mm home movie outfits. This ad replaces "Count on Kookie" in some copies.

Where Is Aunt Jennie? (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 14.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jeff Spencer; Rex Randolph
Synopsis:
Jeff and Rex investigate the disappearance of Jennie Jordan and get caught up in a complex family dispute involving her niece and nephew.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). The non-ad version has a full page of the last page of the story.

Riding your bike is more fun with a Cadet Bike Speedometer (Table of Contents)

Cadet Bike Speedometer; Stewart-Warner Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typest

Indexer Notes

Illustrated ad for Cadet bicycle speedometers. Stewart-Warner Corporation, Chicago, Ill. This ad replaces half of the last page of "Where is Aunt Jennie?" in some copies.

The Telescope (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Hans Lippershey; Galileo
Synopsis:
History of the telescope.

Indexer Notes

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath [signed "RH"]
Inks:
Russ Heath [signed "RH"]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    77 Sunset Strip
  2. 1. Hey Kids! Trade Now
    Dell Trading Post
  3. 2. Man Across Town
    77 Sunset Strip
  4. 3. Win This Complete Home Movie Outfit
    Kool-Aid
  5. 4. Where Is Aunt Jennie?
    77 Sunset Strip
  6. 5. Riding your bike is more fun with a Cadet Bike Speedometer
    Cadet Bike Speedometer; Stewart-Warner Corporation
  7. 6. The Telescope
  8. 7. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98
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