Four Color #716 - Walt Disney's Man in Space [10¢]
(August 1956)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1956
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Alice Nielsen Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Walt Disney's MAN IN SPACE, No. 716." Code number is M.I.S. O.S. #716-568. Copyright 1956 by Walt Disney Productions. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).
This issue has variants:

Man in Space (Table of Contents)

Walt Disney's Man in Space / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painted)
Inks
? (painted)
Colors
? (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Subtitled "A Science Feature from Tomorrowland".

Science-factual (Table of Contents: 1)

Walt Disney's Man in Space / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Text and illustration. The title is a play on "science fiction."

Man in Space (Table of Contents: 2)

Walt Disney's Man in Space / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Sir Isaac Newton (cameo)
Synopsis
A short history of rockets, then an examination of the problems facing humans if they were in a rocket shot into space. Predictions and descriptions of the building of an orbiting space wheel and the first interplanetary trip around the moon and back are depicted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Panels with typeset narration.

Rocketeer's Quiz! (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Multiple choice questions about space.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Illustrations and typeset text. Dell's "A Pledge to Parents" is included in the lower right corner.

Building Space Station S-1 (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (painted)
Inks
? (painted)
Colors
? (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The building of an orbiting space station.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; six paintings with typeset text; The panel 2 painting is also used as the cover to this issue.

Some copies with ad on back cover (see sequence 5).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Man in Space
    Walt Disney's Man in Space
  2. 1. Science-factual
    Walt Disney's Man in Space
  3. 2. Man in Space
    Walt Disney's Man in Space
  4. 3. Rocketeer's Quiz!
  5. 4. Building Space Station S-1
  6. 5. ["Bill Wisdom says: Your vacation is so short..."]
    Wrigley's Juicy Fruit
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