Four Color #1288 - The Twilight Zone
(February-April 1962)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale date
1961-11-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Editing
Bill Harris
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 "THE TWILIGHT ZONE, No. 1288." Code number is T.T.ZONE O.S. #1288-621. Copyright 1961 by Cayuga Productions, Inc. Based on "The Twilight Zone" TV series. On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date. Continues as The Twilight Zone #01-860-207 (May-July 1962).

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


[The Joiner] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
George Wilson (painting); ? (photo)
Inks
George Wilson (painting); ? (photo)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (photo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and colors credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Bridegroom / Secret Weapon / The Joiner (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans; Reed Crandall
Inks
George Evans; Reed Crandall
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Previews of three stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two-panel previews of the stories in the issue.

The Bridegroom (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rod Serling (cameo)
Synopsis
Milo Dean makes a career of fleecing gullible women. While hiding out from his latest caper, he and his accomplice come across a strange house where Milo finds a beautiful wealthy woman who he intends to marry.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007); Dorfman credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (cameo); Adolph Hitler (cameo)
Synopsis
After World War II, Hunt Mallard tracks former Nazi officers in Germany. He finds a former atomic scientist, who has become a wood carver, with a very special set of figurines.

Indexer Notes

Pencils; inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).; Dorfman credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

Voices from the Twilight Zone (Table of Contents: 4)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
George Evans; Reed Crandall
Inks
George Evans; Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural; history
Characters
Abraham Lincoln
Synopsis
Accounts of a seance in the White House before Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and of a vision Lincoln had of lying in state after his assassination.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Joiner (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Reed Crandall; George Evans
Inks
George Evans; Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Serling (cameo)
Synopsis
Mild-mannered Alvah Petty escapes his unpleasant home life by joining the "Knights of the Galaxy."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007); script credit from Newman's record book.

Voyage into the Twilight Zone (Table of Contents: 6)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans; Reed Crandall
Inks
George Evans; Reed Crandall
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The mystery of the Mary Celeste, a ship found on the high seas in 1812, with her cargo intact and ample supplies of food and water, but with no signs of the fate of her crew.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

Calling the Twilight Zone (Table of Contents: 7)

The Twilight Zone / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans; Reed Crandall
Inks
George Evans; Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This sequence is replaced by an ad on some copies. See Sequence 8.

Announcing the all-new Daisy B-B Gun (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Joiner]
    The Twilight Zone
  2. 1. The Bridegroom / Secret Weapon / The Joiner
    The Twilight Zone
  3. 2. The Bridegroom
    The Twilight Zone
  4. 3. Secret Weapon
    The Twilight Zone
  5. 4. Voices from the Twilight Zone
    The Twilight Zone
  6. 5. The Joiner
    The Twilight Zone
  7. 6. Voyage into the Twilight Zone
    The Twilight Zone
  8. 7. Calling the Twilight Zone
    The Twilight Zone
  9. 8. Announcing the all-new Daisy B-B Gun
    Daisy Manufacturing
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