Four Color #1148 - I Aim at the Stars
([November 1960-January 1961])

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1960-09-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Movie Classic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "I AIM AT THE STARS, No. 1148." Interior code number is I.A.AT.STARS.O.S. #1148-6010. Copyright 1960 by Columbia Pictures Corporation.

"Movie Classic" on cover. Adapted from the 1960 movie "I Aim at the Stars."

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 "November 1960-January 1961" cover date.

On-sale date from 1961 Books and Pamphlets, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

I Aim at the Stars (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Wernher von Braun (as played by Curt Jurgens, photo)

I Aim at the Stars (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
Wernher von Braun (as played by Curt Jurgens, photo)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

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

I Aim at the Stars (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman (comic adaptation); Jay Dratier; George Froeschel; H. W. John; Udo Wolter (screenplay)
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Wernher von Braun; Dr. Hermann Oberth; Elizabeth Beyer; Anton Reger; Heinrich Himmler; Major William Taggart; Adolf Hitler (cameo); Benito Mussolini (cameo)
Synopsis
The life of rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, from his youth in Germany through his involvement with the Nazi V-2 rockets; and then his participation in the United States rocket development program.

Indexer Notes

The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." Adapted from the 1960 movie "I Aim at the Stars."

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

The Rocket in History (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Wernher von Braun (cameo)
Synopsis
The history of rockets from their invention in China in 1040 A.D.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

Types of Rocket Propulsion (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Descriptions and diagrams of various types of propulsion that could be used in rockets.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Aim at the Stars
  2. 1. I Aim at the Stars
  3. 2. I Aim at the Stars
  4. 3. The Rocket in History
  5. 4. Types of Rocket Propulsion
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