Four Color #1211 - 77 Sunset Strip
(September-November 1961)

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1961-06-15
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. 1211." Code number is 77 SUNSET.S.O.S. #1211-618. Copyright 1961 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Based on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stu Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist Jr.); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith); Kookie (photo of Edd Byrnes)
Reprints

[Carnival Caper / Border Bound / Live Action] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stu Bailey (photo of Efrem Zimbalist Jr.); Jeff Spencer (photo of Roger Smith); Kookie (photo of Edd Byrnes); Rex Randolph (photo of Richard Long)
Synopsis
Previews of the three stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo and one panel preview for each story with typeset text underneath.

The Carnival Caper (Table of Contents: 2)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jeff Spencer; Stu Bailey; Kookie
Synopsis
Stu and Jeff investigate a series of "accidents" that have been plaguing a carnival.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The name "Vern Coriell" appears on a sideshow sign in the splash panel. Coriell was a well-known ERB/Tarzan fan and creator of "The Burroughs Bulletin" and a friend of Manning's. Script, pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Border Bound (Table of Contents: 3)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Kookie; Stu Bailey; Jeff Spencer
Synopsis
Kookie borrows Stu's car for a date at a fancy restaurant. After the meal, the pair is carjacked by a cop-killer, who forces them to drive to the Mexican border.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Live Action (Table of Contents: 4)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rex Randolph; Stu Bailey; Jeff Spencer
Synopsis
A camera store is robbed, but a customer has movie film of the front of the robber's car with its license plate number. The problem is the owner doesn't know who the customer is.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Rex Randolph from the "Bourbon Street Beat" TV series is the main character, though he's addressed only as "Rex." Randolph made cross-over appearances on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Mug File (Table of Contents: 5)

77 Sunset Strip / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
History of collecting criminals' photos into a "mug file."

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustrations. "77 Sunset Strip" logo is on the feature, but the characters do not appear. Script, pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Draconic Laws (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Explanation of the term "Draconic laws."

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustration. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Watch That Car] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 8.

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    77 Sunset Strip
  2. 1. [Carnival Caper / Border Bound / Live Action]
    77 Sunset Strip
  3. 2. The Carnival Caper
    77 Sunset Strip
  4. 3. Border Bound
    77 Sunset Strip
  5. 4. Live Action
    77 Sunset Strip
  6. 5. The Mug File
    77 Sunset Strip
  7. 6. Draconic Laws
  8. 7. [Watch That Car]
    77 Sunset Strip
  9. 8. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98
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