Four Color #1213 - Jules Verne's Mysterious Island
(January 1962)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale date
1961-11-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Editing
?
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

Indicia title is "Jules Verne's MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, No. 1213." Code number is M. ISLAND #1213-621.
Copyright 1961 by Columbia Pictures Corporation. Adapted from the 1961 movie "Mysterious Island with "Movie Classic" on cover. On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date. Dell also published "Jules Verne's Mysterious Isle" #1 in 1963 as a more faithful adaptation of the book (so no giant animals).


Mysterious Island (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical; science fiction

Mysterious Island (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
historical; science fiction
Characters
Neb Nugent (photo of Dan Jackson)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Five photos from the movie with typeset text. Most characters are not identifiable in the photos, which are mainly long shots.

Mysterious Island (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Verne (original story); John Prebble; Daniel B. Ullman; Crane Wilbur (screenplay); ? (comic adaptation)
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill; Herb Trimpe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; science fiction
Characters
Cyrus Harding; Gideon Spilitt; Neb Nugent; Captain Nemo
Synopsis
During the Civil War, three Union soldiers escape from a Confederate prison in a hot air balloon. They land on a volcanic island in the Pacific where they struggle against gigantic creatures while trying to devise a plan of escape.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the 1961 movie "Mysterious Island," based on the novel by Jules Verne.

Herb Trimpe ink credit per Who's Who's of American Comic Books 1928-1999 website. Trimpe elaborated in an interview published in The Incredible Herb Trimpe (2015), stating he only inked backgrounds, noting that Gill inked the main figures. Alberto Becattini previously credited Trimpe with solo inks.

Balloons at War (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill; Herb Trimpe
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The use of hot air balloons in war.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Herb Trimpe ink credit per Who's Who's of American Comic Books 1928-1999 website. Trimpe elaborated in an interview published in The Incredible Herb Trimpe (2015), stating he only inked backgrounds, noting that Gill inked the main figures. Alberto Becattini previously credited Trimpe with solo inks.

Mysterious Island (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mysterious Island
  2. 1. Mysterious Island
  3. 2. Mysterious Island
  4. 3. Balloons at War
  5. 4. Mysterious Island
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