Four Color #1216 - Whirlybirds
(September-November 1961)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
?
On-sale date
1961-06-22
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 "WHIRLYBIRDS, No. 1216." Code number is WHIRLYBIRDS #1216-618. Copyright 1961 by CBS Films, Inc. Based on the 1957-1960 "Whirlybirds" TV series.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[The Flaming Hills] (Table of Contents)

Whirlybirds / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

The Flaming Hills / The Oasis (Table of Contents: 1)

Whirlybirds / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
? (photo); Ray Bailey
Inks
? (photo); Ray Bailey
Letters
typeset

Characters
Chuck Martin (photo of Kenneth Tobey); P.T. Moore (photo of Craig Hill)
Synopsis
Previews of two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo and two-panel previews of two stories in the issue. Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title." Art identification by Merlin Haas (December 14, 2010).

The Flaming Hills (Table of Contents: 2)

Whirlybirds / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Chuck Martin; P.T. Moore; Helen Carter
Synopsis
While hunting an escaped convict, the Whirlybirds have to contend with a forest fire that the convict has started.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title." Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur. Jr., Alan Hutchinson, Hames Ware, Steinar Ådland, and Merlin Haas (December 14, 2010).

The Conquering Fury (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How a forest fire might start, ways it can spread, what fire-fighters do to stop it, and how it might be extinguished by fire-fighters or by nature.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title." Art identification by Merlin Haas (December 14, 2010).

The Oasis (Table of Contents: 4)

Whirlybirds / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Chuck Martin; P.T. Moore
Synopsis
The Whirlybirds take a prospector to an isolated oasis in the desert mountains, only to find that he has no intention of letting them leave.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title." Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur. Jr., Alan Hutchinson, Hames Ware, Steinar Ådland, and Merlin Haas (December 14, 2010).

The Many-Purposed Helicopter (Table of Contents: 5)

Whirlybirds / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about commercial uses of helicopters.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. The Whirlybirds logo is on the sequence, but no characters appear. Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title." Art identification by Merlin Haas (December 14, 2010)

The Helicopter in War (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Ray Bailey ?
Inks
Ray Bailey ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
5 bordered panels with educational captions.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Script credit from Randall Scott's "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title." This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 7.

204 Revolutionary Soldiers (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Flaming Hills]
    Whirlybirds
  2. 1. The Flaming Hills / The Oasis
    Whirlybirds
  3. 2. The Flaming Hills
    Whirlybirds
  4. 3. The Conquering Fury
  5. 4. The Oasis
    Whirlybirds
  6. 5. The Many-Purposed Helicopter
    Whirlybirds
  7. 6. The Helicopter in War
  8. 7. 204 Revolutionary Soldiers
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