Tuesday, October 23, 2018

77 SUNSET STRIP: "Kookie's Close Call" by Alex Toth (1960)


77 Sunset Strip was the best TV detective show ever, and, as an extra added attraction, this tale was illustrated by Alex Toth. It's from Four Color #1106, from Jun-Aug 1960, and scanned for comicbookplus by Dell4c. It's the ginchiest, dad. 
















10 comments:

Rick Robinson said...

Coolsville, man. I didn't remember there were any comics. I did watch the show and liked it, though Kookie wasn't my fav at the time.

Stephen Mertz said...

I be lovin' all of these comic reprints you've been providing. Many thanks for posting!

Evan Lewis said...

There were at least six issues of this in the Four Color line. I've been watching the complete series on MeTV. All but a few episodes from the sixth and final season (when Jack Webb and William Conrad took over) are GREAT.

Cap'n Bob said...

Looks like Toth did a rush job on this one. Maybe I should run my copy of Burke's Law on my dormant blog.

Unknown said...

This looks more like it's the work of Mike Sekowsky, the original artist of DC's Justice League of America comics.

Evan Lewis said...

Not sure where the Toth attribution comes from (it's certainly not very good Toth), but other comic book sites seem to agree. The other story in this issue (coming soon) is credited to him, too.

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Otis Criblecoblis said...

Thanks for posting this! I notice that in this comic, Jeff gets upgraded to a T-Bird. I also notice that, if you look at the first three letters of the "Madville" sign behind Kookie in the first panel, it replicates the original logo for Mad Magazine.

Evan Lewis said...

I liked that MAD logo, too, Otis. Can't be a coincidence. I liked the Maverick stuff, too. One TV episode visited the set of Maverick (during a Roger Moore episode) and Jeff's favorite show was Bronco.

Otis Criblecoblis said...

Yeah, Evan, Jeff loved Bronco. But he watched Cheyenne too! The episode where they visited the set of Maverick was "Tiger by The Tail." I forget the episode of Maverick that was filming at the time, but Merry Anders was in it.