Four Color #1263 [ad] - 77 Sunset Strip
(December 1961-February 1962)

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Volume
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
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On-sale Date
1961
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
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Brand
Dell [stamp]
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "77 SUNSET STRIP, No. 1263." Code number is 77 S.S. O.S. #1263-6111. Copyright 1961 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Based on the "77 Sunset Strip" TV series. This issue exists in ad and non-ad versions. The ad edition has 3.5 pages of ads and a one-page promo that are not in the non-ad version. See the index for Four Color #1263.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

77 Sunset Strip / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jeff Spencer (as played by Roger Smith); Kookie (as played by Edd Byrnes); Stuart Bailey (as played by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.)

Hey Kids! Trade Now (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Dell Trading Post / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Man Across Town (Table of Contents: 2)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Stuart Bailey; Kookie; Lieutenant Gilmore
Synopsis
Kookie, laid up with a leg injury, is using a telescope to pass the time studying astronomy when he accidentally focuses the telescope on an apparent shooting. However, when he, Stu, and Lt. Gilmore go to the address, they find no evidence of any crime.

Indexer Notes

Story premise possibly swiped from the Alfred Hitchcock movie "Rear Window." Panel on page 14 of the story has a sign with the radio call letters of KDOE--Doe was the name of Manning's wife. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Win This Complete Home Movie Outfit (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Kool-Aid / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Where Is Aunt Jennie? (Table of Contents: 4)

77 Sunset Strip / comic story / 14.5 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jeff Spencer; Rex Randolph
Synopsis
Jeff and Rex investigate the disappearance of Jennie Jordan and get caught up in a complex family dispute involving her niece and nephew.

Indexer Notes

Script credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). The non-ad version has a full page of the last page of the story.

Riding Your Bike Is More Fun with a Cadet Bike Speedometer (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Cadet Bike Speedometer; Stewart-Warner Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Telescope (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric Freiwald; Robert Schaefer
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Hans Lippershey; Galileo
Synopsis
History of the telescope.
Keywords
telescopes

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Panels with text underneath. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98 (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    77 Sunset Strip
  2. 1. Hey Kids! Trade Now
    Dell Trading Post
  3. 2. Man Across Town
    77 Sunset Strip
  4. 3. Win This Complete Home Movie Outfit
    Kool-Aid
  5. 4. Where Is Aunt Jennie?
    77 Sunset Strip
  6. 5. Riding Your Bike Is More Fun with a Cadet Bike Speedometer
    Cadet Bike Speedometer; Stewart-Warner Corporation
  7. 6. The Telescope
  8. 7. 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers Only $1.98
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