Four Color #1219 - The Detectives
(March-May 1962)

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-12-14
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 "THE DETECTIVES, No. 1219." Code number is THE DETECTIVES O/S #1219-622. Copyright 1961 by Four Star-Bentley-Blackpool. Based on "The Detectives" TV series.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[Triple Revenge] (Table of Contents)

The Detectives / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chris Ballard (photo of Mark Goddard); Steve Nelson (photo of Adam West); Johnny Russo (photo of Tige Andrews); Matt Holbrook (photo of Robert Taylor)
Reprints

Triple Revenge / The Informers (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Nat Edson; ? (photo)
Inks
Nat Edson; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chris Ballard (photo of Mark Goddard); Steve Nelson (photo of Adam West); Johnny Russo (photo of Tige Andrews); Matt Holbrook (photo of Robert Taylor)
Synopsis
Previews of two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo and two-panel previews of each story. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Triple Revenge (Table of Contents: 2)

The Detectives / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Nat Edson
Inks
Nat Edson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Matt Holbrook; Johnny Russo; Chris Ballard
Synopsis
The detectives discover a motive connecting two otherwise unrelated shootings and must prevent a sniper from making a third killing.

Indexer Notes

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

The Informers (Table of Contents: 3)

The Detectives / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Nat Edson
Inks
Nat Edson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Matt Holbrook; Steve Nelson; Chris Ballard; Johnny Russo
Synopsis
Two young twin girls tell a tale of criminals, a suitcase full of money, and an assault. An investigation of their story leads to a mystery involving an old boarding house.

Indexer Notes

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

Animal Police (Table of Contents: 4)

The Detectives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Nat Edson
Inks
Nat Edson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Synopsis
Use of animals by police agencies in various countries.

Indexer Notes

"The Detectives" is in the title strip, but no characters appear. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

World Watchdog (Table of Contents: 5)

The Detectives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Nat Edson
Inks
Nat Edson
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Synopsis
Description of the International Criminal Police Commission operations.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. "The Detectives" is in the title strip, but no characters appear. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Camera Sees (Table of Contents: 6)

The Detectives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Nat Edson
Inks
Nat Edson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Synopsis
Use of cameras in criminal investigations.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. "The Detectives" is in the title strip, but no characters appear. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Triple Revenge]
    The Detectives
  2. 1. Triple Revenge / The Informers
    The Detectives
  3. 2. Triple Revenge
    The Detectives
  4. 3. The Informers
    The Detectives
  5. 4. Animal Police
    The Detectives
  6. 5. World Watchdog
    The Detectives
  7. 6. The Camera Sees
    The Detectives
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