Four Color #866 - Walt Disney's Mars and Beyond
(December 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
Alice Nielson Cobb (managing editor); Chase Craig and/or Del Connell (story editor); Tom McKimson (art director)
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

This issue has variants.

Printed in the U.S.A. Authorized edition, based on the Walt Disney television production "Mars and Beyond," first aired December 4, 1957. Designed by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. Credits for this issue based upon Alberto Becattini's "Disney Index - Dell Comic Books" Vols. 1 and 2 (Italy, 1992 and 1994).


Mars and Beyond (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Another Science Factual (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
Don Christensen
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During the long International Geophysical Year, which extends from July 1, 1957 to December 31, 1958, thousands of scientists from over sixty countries are joined in a vast, coordinated effort to accumulate new knowledge and greater understanding....
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
International Geophysical Year

Science Facts Quiz (Table of Contents: 2)

activity / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
Don Christensen
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Try it!

A Pledge to Parents (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.12 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Dell trademark is, and always has been, a positive guarantee that the comic magazine bearing it contains only clean and wholesome entertainment.

Mars and Beyond (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Don Christensen
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As we stand today on the threshold of an exciting new age in which men will travel out into the vastness of space... that greatest riddle of them all looms larger than ever in our speculations... are we alone in the endless universe of space?
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Shu; Plato; Anaxagoras; Aristarchus; Ptolemy; Nicolas Copernicus; Galileo; Giovanni Schiaparelli; scientists; space travelers; members of the public; Saturnians; sun dwellers; Sir William Herschel
Synopsis
Review of the evolution of life and the development of our astronomical knowledge, along with an imaginative account of an expedition to Mars.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars; space travel

Indexer Notes

"A science feature from Tomorrowland"

Science Facts (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Christensen
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you try the quiz on the inside front cover?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Answers to the Science Facts Quiz

The Eighteen-Month Year (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Christensen
Pencils
Tony Sgroi
Inks
Tony Sgroi
Colors
? (Western Publishing Production Shop)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What mysterious forces operate in the farthest reaches of our outer atmosphere?
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Review of plans for International Geophysical Year (IGY)
Keywords
International Geophysical Year
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mars and Beyond
  2. 1. Another Science Factual
  3. 2. Science Facts Quiz
  4. 3. A Pledge to Parents
  5. 4. Mars and Beyond
  6. 5. Science Facts
  7. 6. The Eighteen-Month Year
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