Four Color #1276 - Dondi
(December 1961 - February 1962)

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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-11-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Editing
Chase Craig ?
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 "DONDI, No. 1276." Code number is DONDI O.S. #1276-6112. Copyright 1961 by Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, Inc. Based on the "Dondi" comic strip by Gus Edson and Irwin Hasen. On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dondi / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
drama; children
Characters
Dondi
Keywords
dogs; school buses

Indexer Notes

Gus Edson's name also appears on cover, though there is no script.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Dondi / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Sal Trapani ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama; children

Indexer Notes

Printed in black-and-white on inside front cover.

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "Summary. Cover #2 for Dondi, issue ? no date sent given, ca. June 24, 1961." ~Dave Porta

Certa pencils and possible Trapani inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Frank Bolle.

The Fortune Seeker (Table of Contents: 2)

Dondi / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Sal Trapani ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
drama; children
Characters
Dondi

Indexer Notes

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "Dondi Seeks a Fortune. 15p. For Dondi, issue ? Sent May 20, 1961." ~Dave Porta

Certa pencils and possible Trapani inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Frank Bolle.

Cattle Rustlers of the East (Table of Contents: 3)

Dondi / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Sal Trapani ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
drama; children
Characters
Dondi

Indexer Notes

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "Cattle Rustlers of the East. 2p. For Dondi, issue ? Sent June 7, 1961." ~Dave Porta

Certa pencils and possible Trapani inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Frank Bolle.

Five Dollars for Luck (Table of Contents: 4)

Dondi / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; children
Characters
Dondi

Indexer Notes

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "Five Dollars for Luck. For Dondi, issue ? Sent May 25, 1961." ~Dave Porta

How Dondi Came to America (Table of Contents: 5)

Dondi / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa ?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
drama; children
Characters
Dondi
Synopsis
Brief recap of first issue.

Indexer Notes

Printed in black-and-white on inside back cover.

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "How Dondi Came to America. Cover #3 for Dondi [no issue # nor date given, ca. June 24, 1961]." ~Dave Porta

Dondi's New Home (Table of Contents: 6)

Dondi / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
drama; children
Characters
Dondi; Ted and Katje Wills; Pop Fligh; Uncle Dimmy; Mr. Old Ben
Synopsis
Dondi wins a soapbox derby and is visited by friends from all over the world.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color. This strip is replaced by an advertisement in some editions (see sequence 7).

Schwinn 5-Speed Corvette (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dondi
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Dondi
  3. 2. The Fortune Seeker
    Dondi
  4. 3. Cattle Rustlers of the East
    Dondi
  5. 4. Five Dollars for Luck
    Dondi
  6. 5. How Dondi Came to America
    Dondi
  7. 6. Dondi's New Home
    Dondi
  8. 7. Schwinn 5-Speed Corvette
    Schwinn Bicycles
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