The Twilight Zone #01-860-210
(August-October 1962)

Dell, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1962-05-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [rectangle]
Editing
Bill Harris

Issue Notes

Cover code says "12-860-210", indicia says "01-860-210". Based on the 12 cent cover price, the correct designation for this issue is 12-860-210 (first two digits "12" = 12 cents, "01" = 15 cents).

Harris confirmed as editor per his biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics!, Vol 29, No.5, May 2018.

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

Final Dell issue. The unusual issue numbering would appear to have been the result of the transition of this line of comics from Dell to Gold Key. Some similar issue numberings occurred for certain issues published at the very end of Dell's association with Western Publishing. Bullwinkle (Dell, 1962 Series) #01-090-209 is another such example. No ads in this issue. All 36 pages are comics or comics-related text material.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Twilight Zone / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painting)
Inks
George Wilson (painting)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A big game hunter searches for his greatest trophy --- in another world!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (photo inset); Bruno Dane
Synopsis
Ruthless trophy collector Bruno Dane is pictured as the hunter and the hunted.
Reprints
Keywords
hunting; rifle; trophy

Your Next Stop... The Twilight Zone (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Black and white previews of the stories in this issue.
Keywords
previews

Indexer Notes

Contains six panels with accompanying text illustrating the three interior stories, two panels for each story. Black and white on inside front cover.

The Ring (Table of Contents: 2)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
Reed Crandall; George Evans; Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meet Carl Miller, a drab little man who dresses windows for a prominent department store!
Feature Logo
The Twilight Zone [One tier, letters of staggered heights]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Carl Miller; Gina (mannequin); Eve Fellows; Mr. Morton (boss); security guard
Synopsis
Lonely and backward department store window dresser Carl Miller “romances” a mannequin he calls “Gina”. When Carl’s attentions turn to new employee Eve Fellows, “Gina” begins acting jealously.
Reprints
Keywords
department store; jealousy; mannequin

Indexer Notes

Dorfman and Frazetta credits from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

The Collector (Table of Contents: 3)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For Bruno Dane, all living creatures are divided into two classes: the hunter and the hunted!
Feature Logo
The Twilight Zone [One tier, letters of staggered heights]
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Bruno Dane; Hassan (guide); Goren (guide)
Synopsis
Ruthless big-game trophy hunter Bruno Dane stalks the biggest-game of them all.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; fear; hunting; trophy

Indexer Notes

Cover story; Dorfman credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

The Time Machine (Table of Contents: 4)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Franklin Purkey is a putterer! His greatest joy is working on a do-it-yourself project!
Feature Logo
The Twilight Zone [One tier, letters of staggered heights]
Genre
science fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rod Serling (host); Franklin Purkey; Martha Purkey; mysterious TV pitchman; mailman; turn-of-the-century townspeople; ancient Egyptians; 16th century English sailors; present day museum guards; TV repairman
Synopsis
A bumbling tinkerer travels in time, collecting its great treasures.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; carelessness; outsmarting one’s-self; time travel

Creatures from the Twilight Zone (Table of Contents: 5)

The Twilight Zone / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since ancient times legends have told of images that came to life!
Feature Logo
The Twilight Zone [One tier, letters of staggered heights]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Illustrated text feature on legends of inanimate objects believed to have "come to life" - and looking ahead to robots.
Reprints
Keywords
educational feature; history; legends

Indexer Notes

Five illustrations with accompanying text of statues, dolls, and images said to have "come to life". This feature ties-in with the issue's first comic story "The Ring". Black and white on inside back cover.

Time Travel Into the Twilight Zone (Table of Contents: 6)

The Twilight Zone / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is time travel possible?
Feature Logo
The Twilight Zone [One tier, letters of staggered heights]
Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Illustrated text feature on the possibility of time travel.
Reprints
Keywords
educational feature; time travel

Indexer Notes

Five illustrations with accompanying text of phenomena which might be interpreted as time travel. This feature ties-in with the issue's final comic story "The Time Machine".

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["A big game hunter searches for his greatest trophy --- in another world!"]
    The Twilight Zone
  2. 1. Your Next Stop... The Twilight Zone
  3. 2. The Ring
    The Twilight Zone
  4. 3. The Collector
    The Twilight Zone
  5. 4. The Time Machine
    The Twilight Zone
  6. 5. Creatures from the Twilight Zone
    The Twilight Zone
  7. 6. Time Travel Into the Twilight Zone
    The Twilight Zone
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