Four Color #1048 - The Horse Soldiers
([September-November] 1959)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1959-07-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Movie Classic
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE HORSE SOLDIERS, No. 1048". Code number is H.S.O.S. #1048-599. Copyright 1959 by The Mirisch Company, Inc.

"Movie Classic" on cover. Adapted from the 1959 movie "The Horse Soldiers."

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 "September-November 1959" cover date.

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

The Horse Soldiers (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical; war
Characters
Col. John Marlowe (painting of John Wayne); Maj. Hank Kendall (painting of William Holden); Hannah Hunter (painting of Constance Towers)
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Indexer Notes

Cover appears to be a poster for the movie.

The Horse Soldiers (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Col. John Marlowe (photo of John Wayne) (cameo); Gen. U.S. Grant (photo of Stan Jones) (cameo)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

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

The Horse Soldiers (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Col. John Marlowe; Hannah Hunter; Col. Phil Secord; Maj. Richard Gray; Surgeon Curtis
Synopsis
Col. Marlowe and his Union calvary strike deep into Confederate territory and after a pitched battle at Newton Station, continue to fight their way to the Union forces at Baton Rogue.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1959 movie "The Horse Soldiers." Based on a true story from the Civil War. In the movie the surgeon is named Kendall, not Curtis.

The Confederate Foxhole (Table of Contents: 3)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
Short article on the Confederate use of gabions, a forerunner of the modern foxhole.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Three photos from the movie plus typeset text.

The Spirit of the South (Table of Contents: 4)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about filming one scene from the movie.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Four black and white photos from the movie and typeset text.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Horse Soldiers
  2. 1. The Horse Soldiers
  3. 2. The Horse Soldiers
  4. 3. The Confederate Foxhole
  5. 4. The Spirit of the South
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