(July-September 1962)

Dell, 1962 Series
 
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1962-04-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Cover code: 01-244-209. Based on the NBC TV series of the same name. On-sale date from 1962 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

87th Precinct / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The men of the 87th come to grips with an international smuggling ring ...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Det. Bert Kling (photograph of Ron Harper); Det. Steve Carella (photograph of Robert Lansing); Det. Roger Havilland (photograph of Gregory Walcott); Det. Meyer Meyer (photograph of Norman Fell)
Keywords
television adaptation

Indexer Notes

In a reversal of the usual practice, the actors on the cover are identified by their character names instead of their real names.

Addiction (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Debate on whether drug addicts are criminals or victims of a disease.
Keywords
addiction; drugs

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Typeset article with montage illustration.

["H" Stands for Heroin] (Table of Contents: 2)

87th Precinct / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Carella; Meyer Meyer; Bob Boole
Synopsis
Detective Carella goes undercover to break up a heroin smuggling operation.
Keywords
drugs; heroin; marijuana; nitrous oxide; opium; smuggling; television adaptation

Indexer Notes

Very detailed description of heroin distribution. Also two pages of subplot devoted to trying to explain why heroin addicts use the drug, which includes references to opium, "pot", and nitrous oxide. A sign on one page reads "Sparling's Warehouse", which may be a "name game" by Jack Sparling.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A 'junkie'...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How heroin addicts are identified by the needle marks on their arms.
Keywords
drugs; heroin; syringe

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Short text piece with one large illustration of a heroin addict injecting the drug. (Needle and syringe are in shadow and not seen.)

The Carrier Pigeon (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about carrier pigeons and their use in carrying messages.
Keywords
carrier pigeons

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The men of the 87th come to grips with an international smuggling ring ..."]
    87th Precinct
  2. 1. Addiction
  3. 2. ["H" Stands for Heroin]
    87th Precinct
  4. 3. ["A 'junkie'..."]
  5. 4. The Carrier Pigeon
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