Four Color #1085 - The Time Machine
(March 1960)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
Dell 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

"Movie Classic" on cover.


The Time Machine (Table of Contents)

The Time Machine / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
George (photo of Rod Taylor); Morloch (photo of ?)
Synopsis
Actor Rod Taylor as George is not given a last name in the film, but is believed to be portraying Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells). When the time machine's control panel is shown in the film, a nameplate can be seen in the center that reads "Manufactured by H. George Wells". In the original novel, the character has no name, just "the Time Traveller".

[Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Presents, A George Pal Production, H.G. Wells' The Time Machine] (Table of Contents: 1)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; science fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover divided into six panels; 1 listing film credits, the other 5 are pictures from the film.

The Time Machine (Table of Contents: 2)

The Time Machine / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
George; David Filby; Mrs. Watchett (housekeeper); James Filby; Weena; various Morlochs

Indexer Notes

Dell's pledge to parents is the last panel at the end of the story.

"About H.G. Wells" by George Pal (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Pal
Pencils
? (photo of George Pal and Rod Taylor)
Inks
? (photo of George Pal and Rod Taylor)

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Synopsis
One-page text biography of author H.G. Wells.

Indexer Notes

This was a one-page text biography of author H.G. Wells inside the back cover by "The Time Machine" movie producer/director George Pal. There is a small photo of Taylor and Pal accompanying the bio.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / pages (report information)

Pencils
? (photo of Rod Taylor)
Inks
? (photo of Rod Taylor)
Colors
? (monochrome, photo of Rod Taylor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Starting in the year 1899...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
George (photo of Rod Taylor)
Keywords
Time travel

Indexer Notes

There are two different editions:
Some have a back cover with text about the movie, followed by photo of Rod Taylor in time machine.
The other edition has a back cover with a full-page ad for a Daisy air rifle.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Time Machine
    The Time Machine
  2. 1. [Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Presents, A George Pal Production, H.G. Wells' The Time Machine]
  3. 2. The Time Machine
    The Time Machine
  4. 3. "About H.G. Wells" by George Pal
  5. 4. ["Starting in the year 1899..."]
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