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Published by:
Gold Key Comics, American, 1962 - 1984  Search this
Subject of:
Bill Cosby, American, born 1937  Search this
Robert Culp, American, 1930 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 1/4 × 6 7/8 in. (26 × 17.5 cm)
H x W: 10 1/4 × 13 11/16 in. (26 × 34.8 cm)
Type:
comic books
Date:
1967
Description:
The fourth (#4) I Spy comic book printed in 1967. Front cover has a color image of close-ups of Alexander Scott (Bill Cosby) and Kelly Robinson (Robert Culp), characters in the TV show "I Spy," Culp, on the left, is in a blue button up with a red jacket over top, and Cosby, on the right, is in a pin-striped suit holding a gun with his PR hand, leaning over a suitcase. Blocks of color make up the background, including orange, blue, yellow, and green, with Culp in a block of yellow and Cosby in both the orange and green blocks. At the top reads [I SPY] in black type, centered, and a logo for Gold Key in the left corner with [I SPY] in orange type to the right and [10182-802/FEBRUARY] in black type underneath. In the bottom left corner, in black type, reads [ASSIGNMENT/FOR SCOTTY/AND KELLY:/Crash an Iron/Curtain prison/and smash/a frame-up!/ (c) 1967, THREE F PRODUCTIONS]. There is a white type [12¢] in the top right corner. Inside front and back cover have black-and-white depictions from the TV show. Interior pages of color printed on newspaper type print, comic strip style. Comics include: "Duet for Danger/Part I The Frame-Up," "Art Gallery," Star," "Chuckle Time," "Quick Takes," "Duet for Danger/Part II -The Break-Out," "Mini-Comics," and "Keys of Knowledge/Sponge". 16 interior pages total, all front and back. Back cover has a black-and-white image of Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, both in suits with ties, looking at each other in a city. Cosby is leaning against a concrete pole with his PL arm, and Culp is guesturing with his PR hand. The background is made up of block colors, orange on the left and green on the right, with [I SPY PIN-UP] in black type near the bottom edge.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Television  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.53.3.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1967, Three F Productions
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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