Four Color #757 - The True Story of Jesse James
(March 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell A Movie Classic
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 "THE TRUE STORY OF JESSE JAMES, No. 757.
Code number is J.JAMES O.S. #757-573.
Copyright 1957 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Adapted from the 1957 movie "The True Story of Jesse James."
10¢ and 15¢ versions exist.
"Movie Classic" on cover.


The True Story Of Jesse James (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jesse James (photo of Robert Wagner)

The True Story of Jesse James (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jesse James (photo of Robert Wagner); Frank James (photo of Jeffrey Hunter)

Indexer Notes

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

The True Story of Jesse James (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jesse Marsh
Inks
Jesse Marsh
Colors
?
Letters
Jesse Marsh

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jesse James; Frank James; Cole Younger; Bob Ford; William Quantrill
Synopsis
The last 18 years of Jesse James' life, mostly told in flashbacks. Covers his years with Quantrill's Raiders, his life of crime, the Northfield, Minn., bank robbery that proved the gang's undoing, and finally his death from being shot in the back by Bob Ford.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on back cover in color. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Adapted from the 1957 Twentieth Century-Fox movie "The True Story of Jesse James." Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The True Story Of Jesse James
  2. 1. The True Story of Jesse James
  3. 2. The True Story of Jesse James
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