Four Color #1263 - 77 Sunset Strip
(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]
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "77 SUNSET STRIP, No. 1263." Code number is 77 S.S. O.S. #1263-6111. Copyright 1961 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Based on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.
This issue exists in two versions. One has 3.5 pages of ads and a one-page promo. See the index for Four Color #1263 [ad].

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith); Kookie (photo of Edd Byrnes); Stuart Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.)
Reprints

Man Across Town / Where is Aunt Jennie? (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Manning; ? (photos)
Inks
Russ Manning; ? (photos)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stu Bailey; Kookie
Synopsis
Preview of the two main stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). This sequence is replaced by a promo in some copies.

Man Across Town (Table of Contents: 2)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stuart Bailey; Kookie; Lieutenant Gilmore
Synopsis
Kookie, laid up with a leg injury, is using a telescope to pass the time studying astronomy when he accidentally focuses the telescope on an apparent shooting. However, when he, Stu, and Lt. Gilmore go to the address, they find no evidence of any crime.

Indexer Notes

Story premise possibly swiped from the Alfred Hitchcock movie "Rear Window." Panel on page 14 of the story has a sign with the radio call letters of KDOE--Doe was the name of Manning's wife. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Count on Kookie (Table of Contents: 3)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stu Bailey; Kookie
Synopsis
Kookie translates a hip-language letter for Stu.

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). This sequence is replaced by a centerfold ad in some copies.

Where Is Aunt Jennie? (Table of Contents: 4)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jeff Spencer; Rex Randolph
Synopsis
Jeff and Rex investigate the disappearance of Jennie Jordan and get caught up in a complex family dispute involving her niece and nephew.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Half of the last page is replaced by an ad in some copies.

The Telescope (Table of Contents: 5)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Hans Lippershey; Galileo
Synopsis
History of the telescope.
Keywords
telescopes

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Panels with text underneath. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[A Couple of Young Chicks] (Table of Contents: 6)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Russ Manning (signed R. M.)
Inks
Russ Manning (signed R. M.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    77 Sunset Strip
  2. 1. Man Across Town / Where is Aunt Jennie?
    77 Sunset Strip
  3. 2. Man Across Town
    77 Sunset Strip
  4. 3. Count on Kookie
    77 Sunset Strip
  5. 4. Where Is Aunt Jennie?
    77 Sunset Strip
  6. 5. The Telescope
  7. 6. [A Couple of Young Chicks]
    77 Sunset Strip
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