Four Color #851 - The Story of Mankind
(January 1958)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1957
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell A Movie Classic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

"Movie Classic" on cover.

The Story of Mankind (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Napoleon (photo of Dennis Hopper); Marc Antony (photo of Helmut Dantine); Cleopatra (photo of Virginia Mayo); Old Scratch [The Devil] (photo of Vincent Price); The Spirit of Man (photo of Ronald Colman); Queen Elizabeth I (photo of Agnes Moorehead); Joan of Arc (photo of Hedy Lamarr)

The Story of Mankind (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama

The Story of Mankind (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Brief history of mankind.

Indexer Notes

Not an adaptation of the movie; based in part on the 1921 novel THE STORY OF MANKIND by Hendrik Willem Van Loon. Script submitted on March 9, 12, and 14, 1957. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

The Builders (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; historical

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Script submitted on June 4, 1957. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

The Destroyers (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; historical

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Script submitted on June 4, 1957. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Includes Dell Pledge to Parents.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Story of Mankind
  2. 1. The Story of Mankind
  3. 2. The Story of Mankind
  4. 3. The Builders
  5. 4. The Destroyers
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