Four Color #1157 - Master of the World
([August-October] 1961)

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-05-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "MASTER OF THE WORLD, No. 1157." Code number is M.O.T.W.O.S. #1157-617. Copyright 1961 by Alta Vista Productions.

Adapted from the 1961 movie "Master of the World."

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 an "August-October" cover date.

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

Master of the World (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical; science fiction
Keywords
airships; Albatross (airship)

Master of the World (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Letters
?

Genre
historical; science fiction
Characters
John Strock; Robur
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Preview of the story in comic form with a partial cast list. Script submitted on July 28, 1960. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Master of the World (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Verne (original stories); Gaylord Du Bois (comic adaptation)
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Stock; Mr. Prudent; Dorothy Prudent; Philip Evans; Robur
Synopsis
In 1871, three balloonists are captured when they investigate the eruption of a volcano in Pennsylvania. Their captor is the mad inventor Robur, who has built a huge airship. He embarks on a mission to attack the world's armies and force them to give up war.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted on July 8, 1960. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Adapted from the 1961 movie "Master of the World," which was based on two Jules Verne novels: "Robur the Conqueror" (1886) and its sequel "Master of the World" (1904).

Jules Verne, Author Extraordinary (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Jules Verne
Synopsis
Overview of the life of Jules Verne.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Script submitted on July 28, 1960. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

They Ruled Their World (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Script submitted on July 27, 1960. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). This sequence is replaced with an ad in some copies. See sequence 5.

Win a "Diamond Hunting" Trip and a $500 bond (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Master of the World
  2. 1. Master of the World
  3. 2. Master of the World
  4. 3. Jules Verne, Author Extraordinary
  5. 4. They Ruled Their World
  6. 5. Win a "Diamond Hunting" Trip and a $500 bond
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
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