Four Color #1118 - The Sword and the Dragon
(June 1960)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
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

Indicia title is "THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON, No. 1118."
Code number is S+DRAG. O.S. #118-606.
Copyright 1960 by Vita-lite Film Corp. Adapted from the 1960 movie "The Sword and the Dragon."
"Movie Classic" on cover.


The Sword and The Dragon (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ilya Muromets (photo of Boris Andreyev)

The Sword and the Dragon (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ilya Muromets (photos of Boris Andreyev); Chief Kalin (photo of Shukur Burkhanov)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

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

The Sword and The Dragon! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Michail Kochnev (screenplay); ? (comic adaptation)
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ilya Muromets; Vilia; Prince Vanda; Invinsor; Alexi; Durbar; Little Falcon; Chief Kalin (villain)
Synopsis
Ilya Muromets is given a magic sword and leads his people in battle against Chief Kalin and the invading Tugars, who possess a three-headed dragon.

Indexer Notes

The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Adapted from the 1960 movie "The Sword and the Dragon." (Exclamation point is only on the title of this sequence.) The movie was originally released in the Soviet Union in 1956 under the title "Ilya Muromets."

Legendary Slavic Heroes (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
non-fiction; historical
Characters
Baldak; Nodey; Alyosha Popovkin; Prince Ivan; Elena the Fair; Bogatyr
Synopsis
One-panel overviews of heroes of Slavic legends.

Indexer Notes

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

The Sword and the Dragon (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Ilya Muromets (photo of Boris Andreyev); Chief Kalin (photo of Shukur Burkhanov)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Two black and white photos from the movie, one with a blue monochrome overlay. This sequence may be replaced by an ad in some copies.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sword and The Dragon
  2. 1. The Sword and the Dragon
  3. 2. The Sword and The Dragon!
  4. 3. Legendary Slavic Heroes
  5. 4. The Sword and the Dragon
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