Four Color #1234 - The Phantom Planet
([November 1961-January 1962])

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-08-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
D. J. Arneson (editor)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE PHANTOM PLANET, No. 1234." No code number. Copyright 1961 by Four Crown Productions, Inc.

"Movie Classic" on cover. Adapted from the 1961 movie "The Phantom Planet."

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 1961-January 1962" cover date.

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

The Phantom Planet (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
A Solarite (photo of Richard Kiel)
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Indexer Notes

Painting with photo from movie as insert.

The Phantom Planet (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Frank Chapman (photo of Dean Fredericks); Ray Makonnen (photo of Richard Weber); a Solarite (photo of Richard Kiel)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Phantom Planet (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Lehti
Inks
Jack Lehti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Capt. Frank Chapman; Lt. Ray Makonnen; Sesom; Herron; Zetha; Solarites (villains)
Synopsis
An earthman lands on an uncharted asteroid, Rheton, only to find it inhabited by miniature people. The atmosphere shrinks him to their size and he gets involved in a romantic triangle with two women and has to fight a duel. The asteroid is then menaced by alien Solarites, who aim to destroy it.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1961 movie "The Phantom Planet."

August 1960: The Greatest Month in Space History (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Lehti ?
Inks
Jack Lehti ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Events of August 1960, which include the launching of the Echo satellite, the launching and recovery of Discoverer XIV, and the launching and recovery of Sputnik V, which had animals aboard which survived the trip.
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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

Killer Rays in Space (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Lehti ?
Inks
Jack Lehti ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Theories about harmful radiation during space travel.
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Indexer Notes

Back cover. Text and illustrations.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantom Planet
  2. 1. The Phantom Planet
  3. 2. The Phantom Planet
  4. 3. August 1960: The Greatest Month in Space History
  5. 4. Killer Rays in Space
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