Four Color #1236 - King of Kings
([December 1961-February 1962])

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-09-21
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 "KING OF KINGS, No. 1236." No code number. Copyright 1961 by Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc.

"Movie Classic" on cover. Adapted from the 1961 movie "King of Kings."

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 "December 1961-February 1962" cover date.

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

King of Kings (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reynold Brown (painting); ? (photos)
Inks
Reynold Brown (painting); ? (photos)
Colors
Reynold Brown (painting); ? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical; religious
Characters
Jesus Christ (photo of Jeffrey Hunter)

Indexer Notes

Cover is movie poster and two photos from the movie.

King of Kings (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
historical; religious
Characters
Jesus Christ (photo of Jeffrey Hunter); Joseph (photo of Gerard Tichy); Mary (photo of by Siobhan McKenna); John the Baptist (photo of Robert Ryan)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Movie poster illustration and partial cast list and five photos from the movie.

King of Kings (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Philip Yordan (screenplay); ? (comic adaptation)
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; religious
Characters
Jesus Christ; Mary; Joseph; King Herod; Lucius; John the Baptist; Salome; Barrabas; Pontius Pilate; Andrew; John; Peter; Judas; Mary Magdalene
Synopsis
The story of the life of Jesus Christ, intertwined with that of Barrabas, a Judean rebel against Rome.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1961 M-G-M movie "King of Kings."

The Resurrection of Lazarus (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Letters
?

Genre
historical; religious
Characters
Jesus Christ; Lazarus
Synopsis
The Biblical story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

John the Baptist (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical; religious
Characters
John the Baptist (photo of Robert Ryan); Salome (photo of Brigid Bazlen); King Herod (photo of Frank Thring)
Synopsis
The Biblical story of Salome demanding the head of John the Baptist.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Two black and white photos and typeset text. Background color only.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. King of Kings
  2. 1. King of Kings
  3. 2. King of Kings
  4. 3. The Resurrection of Lazarus
  5. 4. John the Baptist
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