Four Color #1294 - Ripcord
(March-May 1962)

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0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
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Issue Notes

Cover title is RIPCORD. Indicia title is "RIPCORD, No. 1294." Copyright 1962 by ZIV-United Artists, Inc. Based on the 1961-1963 "Ripcord" TV series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ripcord / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (painted); ? (photos)
Inks
? (painted); ? (photos)
Colors
? (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ted McKeever (photo of Larry Pennell); Jim Buckley (photo of Ken Curtis)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover includes two black and white photo insets of the main characters.

The Bottomless Jump / Dangerous Dive (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A routine rescue of a man adrift in a lifeboat, suddenly sends the skydivers chuting into a mysterious adventure of black market gold.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ted McKeever (photo of Larry Pennell); Jim Buckley (photo of Ken Curtis)
Synopsis
Previews of the two stories in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Photo and two-panel previews of two stories in the issue.

The Bottomless Jump (Table of Contents: 2)

Ripcord / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
RIPCORD O.S. #1294-622
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My partner, Jim Buckley, and I were professional skydivers; we called ourselves Ripcord, Inc.
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Ted McKeever; Jim Buckley
Synopsis
McKeever and Buckley rescue a man in a lifeboat and become involved in breaking up a gold-smuggling operation.

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007); Script credit from Robin Snyder's The Comics! Vol. 22, no. 6 (June 2011).

The Dangerous Dive (Table of Contents: 3)

Ripcord / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We were cutting clouds at 17,000 feet, as my partner, Jim Buckley, and I checked over the skydiving routines we were going to perform at an exhibition!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Ted McKeever; Jim Buckley
Synopsis
McKeever and Buckley skydive to rescue two climbers stranded on a mountain peak.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007); Script credit from Robin Snyder's The Comics! Vol. 22, no. 6 (June 2011).

Skydiving (Table of Contents: 4)

Ripcord / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In skydiving, the jumper maneuvers by moving his body.
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Characters
Skydiver
Synopsis
How skydivers control their freefall.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. The Ripcord logo is on the sequence, but no characters appear. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007); Script credit from Robin Snyder's The Comics! Vol. 22, no. 6 (June 2011).

History of Parachuting (Table of Contents: 5)

Ripcord / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Ray Bailey
Inks
Ray Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Despite Greek legends of men flying by feathers attached to their arms, the first recorded parachute jump was made by the Frenchman Garnerin from a balloon in 1797.
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Characters
André-Jacques Garnerin; Jordaki Kuparento; Thomas Scott Baldwin; Grant Morton
Synopsis
The history of parachuting.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The Ripcord logo is on the sequence, but no characters appear. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007; Script credit from Robin Snyder's The Comics! Vol. 22, no. 6 (June 2011).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ripcord
  2. 1. The Bottomless Jump / Dangerous Dive
    Ripcord
  3. 2. The Bottomless Jump
    Ripcord
  4. 3. The Dangerous Dive
    Ripcord
  5. 4. Skydiving
    Ripcord
  6. 5. History of Parachuting
    Ripcord
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