Four Color #1291 - 77 Sunset Strip
(March-May 1962)

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
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 "77 Sunset Strip, No. 1291." Code number is 77 SUNSET STRIP O.S. #1291-622. Copyright 1962 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Based on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series. Continues as 77 Sunset Strip #01-742-209 (July-September 1962).


[Man on a Ledge] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

The Return of the Fugitive / Man on a Ledge (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Manning; ? (photo)
Inks
Russ Manning; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stuart Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.); Kookie (photo of Edward Byrnes); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith)
Synopsis
Previews of the two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo from the TV series plus two panels from each of the two stories in the issue.

Return of the Fugitive (Table of Contents: 2)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stuart Bailey; Kookie; Roscoe; Hiram Greer
Synopsis
A man returns from a five-year stint in the Orient to discover that he's wanted for embezzlement. He engages Stu to find to find the guilty man. The trail takes them to South America in search of a man who may provide the solution to the case.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Man On A Ledge (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Kookie; Stuart Bailey
Synopsis
A man standing on a ledge and threatening to jump provides a distraction that lets two men rob a nearby bank. The action plays out exactly like the plot of a movie due to be released and Jeff and Kookie go to the movie studio to see who had access to the film script.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Art looks like Manning may have had assists from other artists (Alex Toth?). Manning's name is on door in panel 4 of page 5. Store name in panel one of page 13 of the story says "Manning." Other store in same panel is named "Doe's" (Manning's wife's name.) Sign in background on panel three of page five is ad for K-D-O-E radio.

Cool Thinking (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stuart Bailey; Kookie
Synopsis
Kookie's jive talk trips up a robber who disguised himself as a Mexican immigrant.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Private Police (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
Synopsis
Facts about private police forces.

Indexer Notes

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

Fences (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Description of the activities of "fences" used to traffic in stolen goods.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Panels with typeset text underneath. The "77 Sunset Strip" logo is on the sequence, but no characters appear. Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Man on a Ledge]
    77 Sunset Strip
  2. 1. The Return of the Fugitive / Man on a Ledge
    77 Sunset Strip
  3. 2. Return of the Fugitive
    77 Sunset Strip
  4. 3. Man On A Ledge
    77 Sunset Strip
  5. 4. Cool Thinking
    77 Sunset Strip
  6. 5. Private Police
  7. 6. Fences
    77 Sunset Strip
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