(November 2012)

PS, 2012 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
29.99 GBP; 47.99 USD
Pages:
240
On-sale date:
2012-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
PS Artbooks Ltd.
Brand:
PS Artbooks
ISBN:
978-1-84863-463-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781848634633 54799
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7.25" x 10.5"
Paper Stock:
Bond
Binding:
Hardcover
Publishing Format:
Collected Editions

Issue Notes

There is also a slipcase edition: 978-1-84863-464-0


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Ploog
Inks:
Mike Ploog
Colors:
Mike Ploog

Reprints:

[End Pages] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Ernest Schroeder
Inks:
Ernest Schroeder
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Detail from comic art

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Heaping It On (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset

The Glob! (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Glob
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Man-Thing / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Letters:
Gray Morrow

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Man-Thing
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash page

The Thing That Couldn't Die! (Table of Contents)

It / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors:
Jim Steranko ?
Letters:
Dan Crespi ?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
It
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

from Theodore Sturgeon's story.

Is He Man or Monster or... Is He Both! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Art Simek

Characters:
The Hulk; Bruce Banner; General Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Wanted By the Nazis (Table of Contents)

SkyWolf / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Stein
Pencils:
Mort Leav
Inks:
Mort Leav
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
SkyWolf [Larry Wolfe]; Turtle; Cocky; Judge; The Heap [Baron Eric Von Emmelmann] (introduction); Jan; Frisco (supposed villain); Baron Von Tundra (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
One of Baron von Richthofen's fighter aces, Baron von Emmelmann, is shot down, his body being thrown into a swamp, where it merges with vegetation. Over a long period of time, from that swamp arises a being neither animal nor human: The Heap. In 1942, with the Nazis bringing their viciousness and cruelty to the land near the swamp, the Heap inadvertantly aides the SkyWolf and his comrades against the Nazi horde.
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The Heap Returns (Table of Contents)

SkyWolf / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Stein ?
Pencils:
Dan Barry ?
Inks:
Dan Barry ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
SkyWolf [Larry Wolfe]; The Heap [Baron von Emmelmann]; Frisco (café entertainer); Adolf Hitler; unnamed Nazi pilot (villain, death); unnamed Nazi Protector of the Prippet District (villain); other unnamed Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
The Nazi Protector of Prippet District hears about the Heap capturing a Nazi plane and killing the enemy as well as Allied soldiers, so he offers 100,000 Reichsmarks to anyone shooting down this creature.
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Indexer Notes

2nd appearance of The Heap

The Heap Returns! (Table of Contents)

SkyWolf / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Belfi [as Belfi] (signed)
Inks:
John Belfi [as Belfi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
SkyWolf [Larry Wolfe]; The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman] (origin retold); Baroness [Lisa] Von Emmelman (introduction, death); Karl Von Emmelman (Heap's son, mentioned only); Turtle; Cocky Roach; unnamed Japanese Commander (villain, death); the Japanese (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
The origin of the Heap is repeated in great detail and then the scene shifts to occupied China, where Japanese forces have captured the Heap and his wife (when he was still the Baron). Whe they threaten Lisa, the Heap breaks loose, kills the enemy commander and carries his wife safely away. Sky Wolf and his men are attacking the Japanese forces, when the Heap is spotted, carrying the Baroness, and he attempts to free her from the Heap's arms. In the process, the Baroness is shot and killed by the Japanese, and the Heap is shot as well and left for dead.
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Indexer Notes

3rd appearance of the Heap. The Emmelmann name now has the last "n" dropped from it in this story.

The Return of the Heap (Table of Contents)

SkyWolf / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
SkyWolf [Larry Wolfe]; The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Cocky Roach; two un-named Port Authority inspectors (both die); Elizabeth Kringle (the professor's wife); Professor Herman Kringle (villain, zoologist, death?); Manuel (villain, smuggler, skipper of the freighter "Lamson")
Synopsis:
Famed zoologist Professor Kringle purchases the remains of the Heap for $25,000 and puimps into the mass a serum which brings the Heap back to life, and who kills the professor's wife. When the authorities look into the matter, Kringle has the Heap kill them as well. Sky Wolf and Cocky attempt to track the professor and Heap down and destroy them.
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Keywords:
Freighter "Lamson"

Indexer Notes

This is the 4th appearance of the Heap.

[Enter: Rickie Wood] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino ?
Inks:
Carmine Infantino ?
Colors:
Bill Woolfolk?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman] (also flashback with origin recap); Rickie Wood (introduction); Mr. Wood (Rickie's father); Kelly (policeman)
Synopsis:
The Heap's origin is briefly retold and he meets Rickie Wood for the first time when the lad's errant, motorized German airplane is caught by the Heap in the woods. The two then become almost inseparable because of the German airplane.
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Indexer Notes

5th appearance of the Heap, 1st actual Heap story in his own strip.

[Chaos At the Carnival] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy ?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman, aka "The Martinique Man-Eater"]; Rickie Wood; Mr. Rogers (grocer); Mae (carnival performer); Chuck Parkin (carnival stunt flyer, ex-fighter pilot); Mr. Carter (villain, carnival owner)
Synopsis:
Rickie buys some food and takes it to the Heap, then the two happen to go by a carnival where two of the performers are threatening to quit if they don't get more money. When the Heap steps in, Carter hits the heap over the head and then puts him on the billing as "The Martinique Man-Eater", saved only at the last moment by Rickie.
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Indexer Notes

Brief origin recap in text on splash page.

[Pursuit of the Plane] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?; Patricia Highsmith ?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy ?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood
Synopsis:
Rickie gets a telegram informing him that his German model plane's blueprints have been accepted by the National Model HQ, and he is invited to enter their contest. The Heap, still infatuated by that model, watches as Rickie leaves on a train bound for New York with the model, and follows him to the Big Apple. Police bring the creature down and they attempt to chop him up with axes, but the beast arises and escapes.
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Indexer Notes

Highsmith's habit of referring to a World War as "World War #1" or "World War #2" is used in this story, which raises suspicions she could have written it.

Nature's Prank! (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy ?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood; Chief Kendel (Policeman]; Joseph (theater stage door watchman); Cora (female high-wire artist); Carl von Munchen (film producer, death)
Synopsis:
While Rickie and the Police Chief attempt to locate the Heap, a down-on-his-luck film producer, wanting to make a movie with a monster more horrible than King Kong, suddenly runs into the Heap. His find, however, threatens the high-wire artist and he perishes saving her from the beast.
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Indexer Notes

In the next-to-last panel of the story, Rickie is laying in bed with a copy of Airboy Comics on the end table next to his bed.

[Von Emmelman's Pearls] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Wood
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy ?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors:
Dick Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
The Heap [Baron von Emmelmann]; Rickie Wood; Tom (soldier friend of Rickie, death); Tom's friend (death?); Forefinger (villain, death?); Mutton (villain, death?)
Synopsis:
After winning 1st Prize at the National Model Plane Show with his entry: an exact copy of Airboy's plane, Birdie, he meets with a soldier friend of his and tells him about the Heap. Suddenly, a group of thugs interrupt and demand a package containing the Emmelman Pearls, the soldier is carrying for a friend of his. When Tom doesn't come across with it, they kill Tom and knock out Rickie. Rickie then uses his model of Birdie to locate the thugs, and when Rickie is captured and buried alive, Rickie uses Birdie to circle the area. The Heap sees it, saves the boy but takes the pearls.
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Keywords:
Birdie; the Emmelman Pearls

[The Smugglers' Octopus] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy [as Peddy] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs [as Sachs] (signed)
Colors:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood; Mrs. Wood; Winnie (friend of Rickie); Roger Garmen; Mr. Borden; Mr. Clark; Cookie (villain, ship's cook); Ethyl (villain, an octopus, death); Manuel (villain, jewel thief, death)
Synopsis:
A jewel thief is using an octopus named Ethyl to hide gems on that he has been stealing. However, when Rickie and his friend Winnie come aboard the boat Manuel works on, Manuel gets the idea of having Ethyl kill al of them in their sleep.....until the Heap intervenes.
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[Hotel Disaster] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy [as Peddy] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs [as Sachs] (signed)
Colors:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood; Felix Tibbets (millionaire); Dobbs (Tibbet's attorney); Johnson (a surveyor, death); Jane (classmate of Rickie); un-named parents of Jane; Mr. Stark (a surveyor, death)
Synopsis:
Millionaire Felix Tibbets spends $5 million on a jinxed hotel, and plans to have his annual vacation for high school kids reside there. Meanwhile, Jane advises Rickie that their class is the one invited to the hotel, and Rickie decides to fly them in his glider over there, which the Heap notices. Talk of the hotel being jinxed seems to affect the Heap, who kills one of the surveyors before Rickie uses his glider to knock the creature off a high ledge, presumably to its death.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Hotel Disaster

[The Music of Paul Lustig] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy [as Peddy] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs [as Sachs] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood; Winnie (Rickie's friend); Paul Lustig (villain, singer, death)
Synopsis:
Young Paul Lustig has a medodious/hypnotic voice, unlike any other, and he sets out to attain fame.....and especially fortune......any way he can! As it turns out, and after obtaining the wealth he so desired, Paul Lustig talks his way into owning half the hometown of Rickie Wood. Winnie applies for the job as his secretary and when Paul sings the music from the music to a German opera in her hands, the music draws the Heap out of hiding, and the beast kills him!
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Keywords:
Lawndale

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

[Family Ties: The Prequel] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy [as Peddy] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs [as Sachs] (signed)
Colors:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Count Paul von Emmelman (introduction, son? of the Baron); Rickie Wood; Mike; Fritz (villain, friend of the Count's); Charles (villain, death?); Felix (villain, death?)
Synopsis:
Paul von Emmelman comes to America to claim an $8 million inheritance, and from the time he shows up, mysterious things begin to occur that could have taken his life. He meets Rickie at a model airplane show and is attracted to him because of a German plane model he has. The two leave the show and are immediately accosted by crooks wanting to hold him for ransom. The Heap happens by and sees the "family" ring on the Count's hand and takes on the crooks.
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Indexer Notes

Only appearance of Paul Von Emmelman (see also Airboy #38 from Eclipse).

[Heapophobia] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks:
Bernard Sachs [as Sachs] (signed)
Colors:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood; Kelly; Janie Kiska (Lou's daughter); Dr. Sterling (a psychoanalyst, death); Joe Yost (villain, pilot, death); Lou Kiska (villain, airline owner)
Synopsis:
The Kiska Airlines owner asks his pilots to deliver all sorts of illegal goods at $50 per trip, no questions asked. Janie, the owner's daughter, is very upset, knowing her father is a racketeer, but also curious as to why he is afraid of airplanes. When Kiska visits his analyist, he tells him that when he was younger, he saw a hairy walking tree (The Heap) near the wreck of a German plane. This causes Kiska to kill the psycholoanalyist, return to his factory, where Yost explains that he has found the Heap. Kiska goes crazy, shooting the pilot, who then shoots and kills Kiska.
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Keywords:
Kiska Airlines

[Von Emmelmann's Castle] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood; Connie Dawson (Rickie's friend); Mr. Turner (department store owner); Wilson (department store guard); Paul Turner (Mr. Turner's older son, death); Bill Turner (Mr. Turner's younger son); Mr. Turner's un-named attorney (villain, death)
Synopsis:
A department store owner has the von Emmelman castle shipped to the United States, and decides to dis-inherit both of his sons, not only from ownership of the castle, but of the estate as well...unless they mend their ways! The pair decide to do something to change their father's mind...but Mr. Turner is killed by a runaway car and the boys announce that the castle will not open as scheduled, disappointing both Rickie and Connie. The Heap enters the castle and a free-for-all begins, with the death of Paul and the true villain: Mr. Turner's attorney.
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Roy Thomas.

[The Sins of Scratch Robbins] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood; Mr. Keats (villain, death); Scratch (villain, death); "Big Bob" Miller (villain, mentioned but never seen); Pete (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Scratch is given $10,000 to pay off the debts that his boss, Mr. Keats, owes to Bob Miller, but, greedily, he decides to stop into a gambling club to use that money to win even more. When he loses the entire bankroll, Scratch decides to leave town and he stays at Rickie Woods' home on false pretenses. But when the Heap appears at Rickie's home, Scratch decides to capture or kill the beast, collect the $20,000 reward and pay back Keats.
Reprints:
Keywords:
2 by 4 Club

Kill or Be Killed--The Survival of the Fittest (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks:
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman] (origin with new details added); Rickie Wood; Ceres [goddess of the soil, introduction); Jupiter (introduction); Mars (war god, introduction); Joe (villain, bank night watchman, Sam's brother-in-law, death); Fingers (villain); Sam (villain, death); Crimp (villain)
Synopsis:
At the Council of the Roman Gods, Jupiter notes that there is jealousy among the council members and advises Ceres that The Heap is her key to the animal kingdom, and, that if she could lure him into her world, she could make him into one of her creatures. If that succeeds, then the Heap could become a force for good on the Earth and thereby undo some of the evil that Mars forments on that plane.
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[The Wager of Ceres and Mars] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks:
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Ceres; Mars; Chief Oehab (of Razam); Alf (villain); Treck (villain, death)
Synopsis:
After Ceres transforms The Heap into a peaceful creature, Mars wagers her that if he places the creature into a conflict of some sort, The Heap will revert to a creature of destruction. So, The Heap becomes a tool of ruthless men who are bound and determined to obtain rights to the famed Black Tashmal, and who have destroyed the revered unicorn statue in order to cause desert tribal warfare.
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Keywords:
Black Tashmal (world's richest oil field); Goodwill Oil Company

[The Black Pearls of Langeen] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks:
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Ceres; King Ona Koona; Tole [aka the son of Torra-Kiki, god of Fire] (villain, death); Rainier (villain)
Synopsis:
Ceres leads the Heap to the Island of Langeen, a cool and peaceful place where the Heap can find an adequate supply of food. All is well until two ruthless men conspire to get the Black Chest of Langeen, which contains a fortune in black pearls, away from a native tribe and blame it on the Heap.
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Keywords:
Black Chest of Langeen; Langeen

[The Island of Dr. Drake] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Bolle [as Bolle] (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Starr [as Starr] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman, given as Ulric in this story]; Dr. Edmund Drake (eccentric botanist); Joyce Drake (Drake's daughter); un-named ship's captain; Sparks (villain, radioman aboard the "Whitecap", death); Mr. Abel (villain, death); Jack (villain, death); Slim (villain, death); Al (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Dr. Drake comes upon the Heap on a sandy beach and takes him back to his lab, and believes that the Heap is not suited to live on the island, determining that the habitat in South America is more suitable. So he and his daughter decide to transport the creature to that locale via a ship.....a ship, unknown to him, that is smuggling drugs.
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Keywords:
Whitecap

[The Man-Eating Plants in the Sacred Acre] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Bolle ?
Inks:
Leonard Starr ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman, aka Urlich von Emmelman] (flashback); Dr. Edmund Drake; Senorita Estella Marguerita Lopez-O'Reilly; unnamed Padre; Juan Rodrigo Alvarez (Constable); Pablo; Mike (villain, death); Delos Lopez-O'Reilly (villain, Estella's cousin, death); Frankie (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Now in South America, the Heap and Dr. Drake come ashore and settle down as the creature takes in nourishment from the soil. Meanwhile, young Estella Lopez-O'Reilly assumes control of the rancho once owned by her late grandfather and father when her cousin arrives from Chicago to assume contyrol of the rancho. But the Heap appears on the scene and takes care of the villains, feeding some to man-eating plants.
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[Incident At Port Barrios] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Bolle ?
Inks:
Leonard Starr ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Bill (prospector; Ned (villain, prospector, death); Jerry (villain, death); Al (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Heap, now in a Costa Rican jungle, comes upon two prospectors that have hit the mother load in a jungle stream. He watches as Ned attempts to drown his pal in a quicksand pit in order not to have to share the new-found wealth and leaves, then unbeknownst saves him. But Ned is too free a talker in town and two other thugs hear and take Ned to the site of the strike. It's then that Ned learns that there is no honor among thieves.
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Keywords:
Port Barrios

Indexer Notes

The writer of this story does not use the seemingly new first name (Urlich) for the Emmelman personna in the introduction.

[The Destiny of Q-4] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Starr [as Starr] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman] (origin recap); John (tourist); unnamed woman with John (tourist); unnamed Bombay beggar; unnamed San Pablo Police Inspector; Juan (San Pablo Policeman); Captain Morgan (War Crimes Commission representative); Senor Mattick (villain?, refugee); (Q-4 [Senora Maria Valdez] (villain); Jose (villain, aide of Q-4, death)
Synopsis:
Two tourists in Bombay meet a beggar on the street and ask him to relate a story, and he does: he relates the story of Baron von Emmelman, as well as the story of one of the instigators of WW1, the mysterious Q-4, who never was brought to justice. It seems Q-4 made his way to Argentina and tells (through a note to the Police) that he is in country, a fact made known to a Captain Morgan, who has been hunting for Q-4. What Morgan learns about Q-4 and Maria and her connection to von Emmelman literally shocks him.
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Indexer Notes

Writer and art credits verified by Leonard Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012). Oddity: the story is signed Starr-Infantino.

[The Master Jewel Thief] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Starr [as Starr] (signed)
Colors:
Carmine Infantino ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Inspector Benet; Dr. Selig; Miss Kane (Dr. Selig's nurse); Mr. Sandee (villain, criminologist, jewel thief, death); three un-named jewel thieves (villains, all die); Stoner (villain, jeweler, death); Hunts (villain, lock and key man, death)
Synopsis:
In a tale to locate the famed von Emmelman jeweled neckband, as related by the jewel thief himself, this criminal tells of how three noted jewel thieves met in a waterfront warehouse to discuss this jeweled neckband, which was to be hidden away with a series of obstacles in place for future thief to try and overcome after their deaths. The future thief who succeeds in discovering its location will earn the title of "Master Jewel Thief". Yet this thief, although he succeeds, finds out that crime does not pay, especially when the Heap is involved!
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Leonard Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 7 pages (report information)

[End Pages] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Ernest Schroeder
Inks:
Ernest Schroeder
Colors:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ernest Schroeder
Inks:
Ernest Schroeder
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Okar
Reprints:

The Man of Moonlight (Table of Contents)

The Heap / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ernest Schroeder
Inks:
Ernest Schroeder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Banyat; Rene; Charlotte; Anton Lautrec
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ernest Schroeder
Inks:
Ernest Schroeder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation; horror-suspense
Characters:
Airboy [David Nelson II]; The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; the Thunderbird
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ernest Schroeder
Inks:
Ernest Schroeder
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
adventure; aviation; horror-suspense
Characters:
Airboy [David Nelson II]; The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; The Great Black Crab
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Keywords:
anchors; giant crabs
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Heap
  2. 1. [End Pages]
    The Heap
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Heaping It On
  5. 4. The Glob!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Man-Thing
  7. 6. The Thing That Couldn't Die!
    It
  8. 7. Is He Man or Monster or... Is He Both!
    Hulk
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Wanted By the Nazis
    SkyWolf
  11. 10. The Heap Returns
    SkyWolf
  12. 11. The Heap Returns!
    SkyWolf
  13. 12. The Return of the Heap
    SkyWolf
  14. 13. [Enter: Rickie Wood]
    The Heap
  15. 14. [Chaos At the Carnival]
    The Heap
  16. 15. [Pursuit of the Plane]
    The Heap
  17. 16. Nature's Prank!
    The Heap
  18. 17. [Von Emmelman's Pearls]
    The Heap
  19. 18. [The Smugglers' Octopus]
    The Heap
  20. 19. [Hotel Disaster]
    The Heap
  21. 20. [The Music of Paul Lustig]
    The Heap
  22. 21. [Family Ties: The Prequel]
    The Heap
  23. 22. [Heapophobia]
    The Heap
  24. 23. [Von Emmelmann's Castle]
    The Heap
  25. 24. [The Sins of Scratch Robbins]
    The Heap
  26. 25. Kill or Be Killed--The Survival of the Fittest
    The Heap
  27. 26. [The Wager of Ceres and Mars]
    The Heap
  28. 27. [The Black Pearls of Langeen]
    The Heap
  29. 28. [The Island of Dr. Drake]
    The Heap
  30. 29. [The Man-Eating Plants in the Sacred Acre]
    The Heap
  31. 30. [Incident At Port Barrios]
    The Heap
  32. 31. [The Destiny of Q-4]
    The Heap
  33. 32. [The Master Jewel Thief]
    The Heap
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
  35. 34. [End Pages]
    The Heap
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    The Heap
  37. 36. The Man of Moonlight
    The Heap
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
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