From: Clifton, NJ, USA
Registered: May 2013
posted February 08, 2018 09:05 PM
Brad, I've found the answer from doing additional research in the yearly Castle catalogs.
This generic box was first introduced in 1956 with the release of FOREIGN LEGION. It remained in use (with the same blue background) on the pre-1956 Castle A&C shorts until 1975 when new artwork was commissioned.
The alternate yellow background was an early to mid-1960's departure but did not remain for very long. It appears to have been only one printing with the alternate color. They are rare but not impossible to find. In fact, there are several with the alternate yellow background listed on eBay right now.
From: Highland Mills, NY USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted February 08, 2018 09:13 PM
Thank you! BTW... Your book is fabulous!! My copy is worn from re-reading it countless times. I inderstand itís now on moratorium and that copies are only available via Ebay. Bob Thomasí book was just awful. So one-sided and clearly meant for Enquiring minds (if you get my pun). Bud and Lou were far from perfect, but, címon, they certainly werenít monsters. They were human. I remember writing Bud a fan letter back in Ď74 and sending him my weekís allowance money because my mom read he was in need of funds. He died just days after I had mailed it.