Four Color #1018 - Rio Bravo
([May-July] 1959)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1959-04-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell A Movie Classic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "RIO BRAVO, No. 1018". Code number is RIO BRAVO O.S. #1018-596. Copyright 1959 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

"Movie Classic" on cover. Adapted from the 1959 movie "Rio Bravo".

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 "May-July 1959" cover date.

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

Rio Bravo (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff John Chance (photo of John Wayne); Dude [Borachón] (photo of Dean Martin); Colorado Ryan (photo of Ricky Nelson)
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Indexer Notes

Cover photo has the background cropped out.

[Preview] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff John Chance (photo of John Wayne); Dude [Borachón] (photo of Dean Martin); Colorado Ryan (photo of Ricky Nelson); Stumpy (photo of Walter Brennan)
Synopsis
Preview of story.

Indexer Notes

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

Rio Bravo (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff John Chance; Dude [Borachón]; Colorado Ryan; Feathers; Stumpy; Pat Wheeler; Nathan Burdette; Joe Burdette
Synopsis
When Sheriff Chance arrests Joe Burdette for murder, the Burdette gang bottles up the town of Rio Bravo and refuses to let anyone in who will help the Sheriff. Chance has to depend on a crippled deputy and a disgraced drunk to hold out and keep Joe Burdette in jail until the Marshal arrives. Matters are complicated by the arrival of a young gunslinger and a mysterious woman on the last stagecoach.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1959 movie "Rio Bravo".

Wanted! Wanted! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Ushler
Inks
John Ushler
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about the use of "Wanted" posters in the old West.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath. Art by Ushler recognizeable by the hatbrim in sideview, and the bulging hair in the neck. Also face of wondering Sheriff. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

General Bulletin Tree (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Facts about the posting of notices on trees in old West towns with no newspapers.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. Panels with typeset text underneath. Art by Ushler recognizeable by face in sideview with the bulging hair in the neck. Also face of wondering man in green. Art ID by Steinar Ådland January 2011.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Rio Bravo
  2. 1. [Preview]
  3. 2. Rio Bravo
  4. 3. Wanted! Wanted!
  5. 4. General Bulletin Tree
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