Four Color #831 - No Sleep Till Dawn: The Story of Bombers B-52
(September 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

This issue has variants.

Indicia title is "NO SLEEP TILL DAWN No. 831: THE STORY OF BOMBERS B-52".
Code number is N.S.T.D.O.S. #831-579.
Based on 1957 movie "Bombers B-52."
Comic exists in ad and non-ad versions, with different back covers.
"Movie Classic" on cover.


"No Sleep Till Dawn" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Sgt. Chuck Brennan (photo of Karl Malden); Col. Jim Herlihy (photo of Efrem Zimbalistas, Jr.)
Synopsis
Movie stills

"No Sleep Till Dawn" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
Sgt. Chuck Brennan (photo of Karl Malden); Col. Jim Herlihy (photo of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, black and white. Three movie stills plus text. Cast and credits of movie are listed.

"No Sleep Till Dawn" (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Bob Correa
Inks
Bob Correa
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
drama; war
Characters
Sgt. Chuck Brennan; Col. Jim Herlihy; Lois Brennan; Edith Brennan; Pasquali
Synopsis
Friction develops between a head mechanic and his commanding officer as they prepare an air base for the arrival of the new B-52 bombers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1957 movie "Bombers B-52." Letters credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Stratofortress (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Bailey ?
Inks
Ray Bailey ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about the B-52 Stratofortress.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Panels with typeset text underneath.

Flight Into History (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This sequence was replaced by an ad for Juicy Fruit Gum in some copies. See sequence 5.

Juicy Fruit Gum Safety Quiz (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. "No Sleep Till Dawn"
  2. 1. "No Sleep Till Dawn"
  3. 2. "No Sleep Till Dawn"
  4. 3. The Stratofortress
  5. 4. Flight Into History
  6. 5. Juicy Fruit Gum Safety Quiz
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