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Four Color (series 2) #1173
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Publisher:Dell
Series:The Twilight Zone (Dell)
Volume:One-shot (T.T.ZONE O.S. #1173-618.)
Alternate Number:The Twilight Zone #1 (Dell)
Cover Date:March-May 1961
Cover Price:$0.15 USD
Cover Credits:George Wilson? (painted)
Pages:36 pages
Format:Color; Saddle-Stitched; Newsprint; One-shot
Editors:
Writers:Rod Serling
Artists:Reed Crandall, George Evans
Previous Issue:Four Color #1172 (Fury)
Next Issue:The Twilight Zone (Dell) 02

This was the first issue printed under the Twilight Zone comic title by Dell, published as a one-shot as part of Dell's Four Color series.

Series information

Main article: The Twilight Zone (Dell)

Publication details

This issue was published in four color print as a saddle-stitched pamphlet on newsprint. The size was typical of Standard Silver and Modern Age comics and consisted of 36 pages, including ads. The cover was dated March-May, 1961 and priced at fifteen cents (American).

This issue contained three stories accompanied by one fact sheet. Each of the illustrated stories was introduced by Rod Serling as the Narrator.

Indicia

"THE TWILIGHT ZONE, No. 1173, Mar.-May, 1961. Published by Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 750 Third Ave., New York 17, N. Y. George T. Delacorte, Jr., Publisher; Helen Meyer, President; Executive Vice-Presidents, William F. Callahan, Jr., Paul R. Lilly; Harold Clark, Vice-President-Advertising Director; Bryce L. Holland, Vice-President; Albert P. Delacorte, Treasurer. All rights reserved throughout the world. Authorized edition. Printed in U.S.A. Designed and produced by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. Copyright © 1960, by Cayuga Productions, Inc. This periodical shall be sold only through authorized dealers. Sales of mutilated copies or copies without covers, and distribution of this periodical for premiums, advertising, or giveaways, are strictly forbidden."

Contents

  1. Contents page
    Type: Table of contents, 1 page
    Credits: Rod Serling (Script)
    Summary: Splash page with the title sequence lines from the TV series and a list of each of the stories in the issue.
  2. "Specter of Youth"
    Type: Story, 10 pages
    Credits: Reed Crandall?, George Evans? (Pencils), Reed Crandall?, George Evans? (Inks), Ben Oda (Letters)
    Summary: A selfish businessman with a wish to be wealthy and young again finds that sometimes the fulfillment of a wish does not give one what one really wanted.
    Genre/Subject: Supernatural fiction, Occult, Immortality
  3. "The Phantom Lighthouse"
    Type: Story, 12 pages
    Credits: Reed Crandall (Pencils), Reed Crandall (Inks), Ben Oda (Letters)
    Summary: A father and son's routine fishing trip turns into a dangerous scramble for survival, with help coming from a most unlikely source.
    Genre/Subject: Supernatural fiction, Occult, Ghosts
  4. "Doom by Prediction"
    Type: Story, 10 pages
    Credits: Reed Crandall (Pencils), Reed Crandall?, George Evans? (Inks), Ben Oda (Letters)
    Summary: A meager airport handyman suddenly finds himself with near omnipotent powers, but will they change his life for the better or worse?
    Genre/Subject: Supernatural fiction, Paranormal, Telepathy, Precognition, Urban fantasy
  5. "Journeys into the Twilight Zone"
    Type: Factsheet, 1 page
    Credits: George Evans (Pencils), Reed Crandall?, George Evans? (Inks), Ben Oda (Letters)
    Summary: Provides information about various uses of psychic talents, meant as a supplement to the story "Doomed by Prediction".
    Genre/Subject: Paranormal, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Precognition
  6. "Travelers in the Twilight Zone"
    Type: Factsheet, 1 page
    Credits: George Evans (Pencils), Reed Crandall?, George Evans? (Inks), Ben Oda?, Jon D'Agostino? (Letters)
    Summary: Profiles users with purported psychic talents, such as Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, Shanti Devi and Peter Hurcos, meant as a supplement to the story "Doomed by Prediction".
    Genre/Subject: Paranormal, Telepathy, Telekinesis, Precognition

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