Four Color #1259 - Samuel Bronston's El Cid
(1961)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale date
1961-12-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Editing
Don Arneson
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Listed as "Movie Classic" on cover. Indicia title is "Samuel Bronston's EL CID, No. 1251." No code number. Copyright 1961 by Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


Samuel Bronston's El Cid (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical; war
Characters
Rodrigo Diaz De Bivar [El Cid] (photo of Charlton Heston)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The logo for the cover is from the poster for the movie.

El Cid (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
Rodrigo Diaz De Bivar [El Cid] (photo of Charlton Heston)
Synopsis
Preview of story told in five action stills from the movie.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Includes credits and partial cast list for the movie.

Samuel Bronston's El Cid (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; war
Characters
Rodrigo Diaz De Bivar [El Cid]
Synopsis
Rodrigo Diaz De Bivar, "El Cid," comes upon a town almost completely destroyed by the Moors. He captures the Moorish leaders, but releases them when given their promise never to war on Spain again. This earns him the anger of the King. To redeem himself he battles an enemy of the king. When he wins he is rewarded by being made leader of the king's army. One of the Moors goes back on his word and Rodrigo leads the king's forces in a massive battle at Valencia.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1961 Allied Artists movie "Samuel Bronston's El Cid." Synopsis taken from inside cover of the comic.

The Moors (Table of Contents: 3)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann ?
Inks
Gerald McCann ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about hisory of the Moors.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text with one large illustration.

El Cid (Table of Contents: 4)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann ?
Inks
Gerald McCann ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Don Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar [El Cid]
Synopsis
Very short biography of the historical "El Cid."

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Large illustration with text.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Samuel Bronston's El Cid
  2. 1. El Cid
  3. 2. Samuel Bronston's El Cid
  4. 3. The Moors
  5. 4. El Cid
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