Four Color #1106 - 77 Sunset Strip
(June-August 1960)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1960
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Mystery
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "77 SUNSET STRIP, No. 1106." Code number is 77 SUNSET STRIP.O.S. #1106-606. Copyright 1960 by Warner Bros Pictures, Inc. Based on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series.

[Kookie's Close Call] (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stuart Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith); Kookie (photo of Edd Byrnes)
Reprints

Kookie's Close Call / Lights... Camera... Danger (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stuart Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith); Kookie (photo of Edd Byrnes)
Synopsis
Brief text previews of the stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. One illustration and two photos (one of Kookie solo, the other of the three stars of the show).

Kookie's Close Call (Table of Contents: 2)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stuart Bailey, Jeff Spencer; Kookie
Synopsis
When Kookie borrows Stuart's car, two crooks mistake him for Bailey and take him to their boss. Upset because Kookie isn't Bailey, who had sent him to prison, the boss plans to have Kookie shot at midnight when a freight train's noise will cover the sound of the gunshot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A billboard with "Watch Maverick Sunday night" (complete with a rough caricature of James Garner) plays a large part in the story. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Lights, Camera, Danger (Table of Contents: 3)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stuart Bailey; Jeff Spencer; Kookie
Synopsis
Stuart and Jeff go undercover as extras in a movie to find out who is trying to sabotage the film's production.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Grapevine Clues (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The origins and uses of the verbal "grapevine" to spread news by word of mouth.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with typeset text underneath. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Kookie's Catch (Table of Contents: 5)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stuart Bailey; Kookie
Synopsis
Kookie recognizes a criminal by his voice.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 6.

Schwinn Continental (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Kookie's Close Call]
    77 Sunset Strip
  2. 1. Kookie's Close Call / Lights... Camera... Danger
    77 Sunset Strip
  3. 2. Kookie's Close Call
    77 Sunset Strip
  4. 3. Lights, Camera, Danger
    77 Sunset Strip
  5. 4. Grapevine Clues
  6. 5. Kookie's Catch
    77 Sunset Strip
  7. 6. Schwinn Continental
    Schwinn Bicycles
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