Four Color #1006 - Hercules
([July-September] 1959)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1959-05-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell A Movie Classic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Chase Craig ? (editor)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "HERCULES, No. 1006." Code number is HERCULES.O.S. #1006-597. Copyright 1959 by Oscar Film, S.P.A, and Galatea, S.P.A.

"Movie Classic" on cover. Adapted from the 1958 movie "Le Fatiche di Ercole", translated into English and released in the United States in 1959 as "Hercules".

No month is given on the cover or in the indicia. Based on the copyright dates of this issue and others in the series released around the same time, one can determine that this issue was published with other Four Color issues bearing a "July-September 1959" cover date.

On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.

Hercules (Table of Contents)

Hercules / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Hercules
Reprints

Hercules (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Hercules (photos of Steve Reeves)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Five stills from the movie plus partial cast and credits list.

Hercules (Table of Contents: 2)

Hercules / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
historical
Characters
Hercules; Princess Jole; Ulysses; Jason
Synopsis
Subject to a tyrant king's commands, Hercules must endure many tests of strength then sail in search of the Golden Fleece. Finally, he must overthrow the evil monarch's rule in order to restore the rightful king to his throne.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1958 Italian movie "Le Fatiche di Ercole", released in the United States in 1959 as "Hercules". Synopsis is taken from sequence one of this issue. Script credit from Robin Snyder, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records. (August 4, 2007).

Greek Warfare (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about the equipment and strategy used by the Greeks in war.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Labors of Hercules (Table of Contents: 4)

Hercules / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical
Characters
Hercules; Atlas (cameo)
Synopsis
Some of the 12 labors of Hercules from the Greek myths.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hercules
    Hercules
  2. 1. Hercules
  3. 2. Hercules
    Hercules
  4. 3. Greek Warfare
  5. 4. The Labors of Hercules
    Hercules
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