Two volumes of Andy Griffith Comic Books were published by Dell Comics in the 1960's to promote The Andy Griffith Show. The first volume (No. 1252) was published Jan.-Mar. 1961. Volume 2 (No. 1341) was Apr.-Jun. 1962. Opie Taylor appears as a blonde, instead of a redhead, possibly because the show was broadcast in black-and-white at that time and the artists simply had to guess his hair color.