Lion of Sparta #12-439-301
([January] 1963)

Dell, 1963 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1962-06-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Publisher's Brand
Dell [rectangle]
Editing
Don Arneson
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Movie Classic #12-439-301.

Although there is no month given in the indicia, the last 3 digits of the cover code (12-439-301) indicate a cover date of [196]3-01, i.e. January 1963.

On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date. This movie (a.k.a. The 300 Spartans) was released in the U.S. on August 29, 1962.

Lion of Sparta (Table of Contents)

Lion of Sparta / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Leonidas (photo of Richard Egan)
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Lion of Sparta (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Leonidas (photo of Richard Egan); Themistocles (photo of Sir Ralph Richardson); Xerxes (photo of David Farrar); Samos (photo of Dimos Starenios); Agathon (photo of John Crawford)
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Indexer Notes

Movie credits, text and five stills; in black and white on inside front cover

Lion of Sparta (Table of Contents: 2)

Lion of Sparta / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Leonidas; Themistocles; Ellas; Xerxes; Samos; Ephialtes; Phylon; Gorgo
Synopsis
As the Persians invade Greece, Athens and Sparta concert their actions against the enemy. Spartan King Leonidas holds the Pass of Thermopylae with 300 men against repeated assaults by vastly superior numbers. But Spartans opposed to Leonidas plot to leave him stranded, rather than sending reinforcements, and a Greek traitor guides the Persians around the Pass. Leonidas and his men fight and die in place, in obedience to the Spartan laws.
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Keywords
Greece; massacre; Persia; Persians; Sparta; Spartans; Themopylae

Indexer Notes

Newman script per Biblio printed in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 22, #7, July 2013. Based on the film The 300 Spartans, from Twentieth-Century Fox.

Spartan Discipline (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Reprints
Keywords
Sparta; Spartans

Indexer Notes

In black and white on inside back cover

Armor (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Warriors
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover; some copies with ad on back cover (see sequence 5).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lion of Sparta
    Lion of Sparta
  2. 1. Lion of Sparta
    Lion of Sparta
  3. 2. Lion of Sparta
    Lion of Sparta
  4. 3. Spartan Discipline
  5. 4. Armor
  6. 5. ["BB gun fun for you and your dad!!!"]
    Daisy Air Rifles / Daisy B-B Guns
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Chris Boyko
  • Nick Caputo
  • John Censullo
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Kirk House
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore