Four Color #1240 - The Detectives
(November 1961-January 1962)

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-08-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE DETECTIVES, No. 1240." Code number is DETECTIVES O.S. #1240-6111. Copyright 1961 by Four Star-Hastings. Based on the ABC and NBC TV series "The Detectives, Starring Robert Taylor."
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.
Inside front cover and back cover sequences are replaced by ads in some copies. In the ad copies, the inside back cover is in color.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Matt Holbrook (photo of Robert Taylor)
Reprints

The Detectives (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Warren Tufts; ? (photos)
Inks
Warren Tufts; ? (photos)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Photos and art. This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See sequence 3. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Yogi Bear Milk Mug and Huck Hound Cereal Bowl (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hit and Run (Table of Contents: 3)

The Detectives / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Warren Tufts
Inks
Warren Tufts
Colors
?
Letters
Warren Tufts

Genre
crime
Characters
Matt Holbrook; Johnny Russo; Chris Ballard; Otto Lindstrom
Synopsis
Detective Captain Matt Holbrook and his team of detectives have to solve a hit-and-run automobile accident that kills a man.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Cousin Rat (Table of Contents: 4)

The Detectives / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Warren Tufts
Inks
Warren Tufts
Colors
?
Letters
Warren Tufts

Genre
crime
Characters
Matt Holbrook; Johnny Russo; Otto Lindstrom; Chris Ballard
Synopsis
Steve Russo, Johnny Russo's cousin, is picked up on a petty larceny charge. Steve, who looks just like Johnny, claims he has a big business deal the next morning and Johnny investigates. Johnny is mistaken for Steve and plays along with a gang planning to hijack an armored truck.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Black Light (Table of Contents: 5)

The Detectives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Nat Edson
Inks
Nat Edson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about the use of ultraviolet rays in police work.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Some copies have this sequence in black and white; others have it in color, depending on whether there is an ad on the inside front cover. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Telltale Evidence (Table of Contents: 6)

The Detectives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Nat Edson
Inks
Nat Edson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset ?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This sequence was replaced by an ad in some copies. See sequence 7. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Schwinn American (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Detectives
  2. 1. The Detectives
    The Detectives
  3. 2. Yogi Bear Milk Mug and Huck Hound Cereal Bowl
  4. 3. Hit and Run
    The Detectives
  5. 4. Cousin Rat
    The Detectives
  6. 5. Black Light
    The Detectives
  7. 6. Telltale Evidence
    The Detectives
  8. 7. Schwinn American
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