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Volume:
13
Price:
34.95 USD
Pages:
248
On-sale date:
2013-08-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
AC Comics
Brand:
AC Comics
Barcode:
64924192152301311
Editing:
?
Color:
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Binding:
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

6.5" x 9.75"


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aman the Amazing-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett ?
Inks:
Bill Everett ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Tangled Lineage of Centaur (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Hames Ware
Pencils:
William Allison; Terry Gilkison; ?
Inks:
William Allison; Terry Gilkison; ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes small reproductions of the covers to Funny Picture Stories (Comics Magazine Company, 1936 series) #v1#2 (December 1936), Keen Detective Funnies (Centaur, 1938 series) #v2#1 (January 1939), and Keen Detective Funnies (Centaur, 1938 series) #v2#10 (October 1939).

Centaur Notes (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Heike
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aman the Amazing-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

["An entire city freezes with terror..."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Mystic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mystic [Dr. Occult]; Zator (introduction); Koth (introduction)
Synopsis:
Zator appears to attack the city but only to attract Dr. Mystic's attention. He has come to bring Dr. Mystic through the spirit world to the Seven, but they are attacked by Koth on the way.
Reprints:

Muss 'Em Up (Table of Contents)

Hammer Donovan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as William Eisner] (signed)
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Eisner] (signed)
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Eisner] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Hammer Donovan; Captain Spencer; Fen Soo (Donovan's servant); Mike Morelli (villain); Tony (villain, death); Curley [aka as Curly] (villain, death); Hophead Harry (villain)
Synopsis:
Hammer Donovan is called back onto the Police force, with no legal limitations, to track down a notorious killer and his gang that have been bumping off cops, and whose identity and whereabouts are being protected by the underworld.
Reprints:

The Case of the Missing Heir (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Letters:
Bob Kane

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. J. R. Ferguson (death); Peterson (lawyer); Rodgers; Dorothy; John Williams; Matilda (maid); The Boss (villain); Slick Ranger (villain, make-up artist)
Synopsis:
John Williams inherits a fortune from his uncle, unaware that clever criminals have secured the services of a make-up artist, who will pose as Williams and take over the fortune.
Reprints:

["You can land just to the right of the main building..."] (Table of Contents)

Dirk the Demon / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dirk the Demon [Dirk Cay]; Princess Nemo; Prince Marcus
Synopsis:
Dirk and the Princess arrive for her wedding to Prince Marcus, but they find the place overtaken by men in strange masks. They're captured, but Dirk escapes and frees the royal couple.
Reprints:

Episode One - The Ermine Appears (Table of Contents)

The Ermine / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
George Filchock (signed)
Pencils:
? Filchock [as Phil Chalk] (signed)
Inks:
? Filchock [as Phil Chalk] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Ermine (Intro)
Reprints:

["Back on Earth, after their adventure on the planetoid Mannin..."] (Table of Contents)

Skyrocket Steele / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Skyrocket Steele Dodge; Sari Marston
Reprints:

["It's early evening in a great metropolis."] (Table of Contents)

Little Dynamite / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Part 1: The Conqueror (Table of Contents)

Air-Sub 'DX' / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Tim; Professor Gray; Rita; Turjak (villain); Air Sub DX
Synopsis:
Upon hearing that Dr. Montan may yet be alive, according to a diary entry in which the doctor talks of "living diamonds" on Mystery Isle, Tim and company head out to check out the story. But when their ship is forced down miles from their destination, they believe that they were expected, and that "The Conqueror," who has returned, may in fact be Dr. Montan!
Reprints:

["Washington - centre of the nation's crime-fighting machine..."] (Table of Contents)

Dan Dennis, F.B.I. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed)
Inks:
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dan Dennis; Inspector Joe Tickner; Chop Quiderio (villain); Achmet (villain, huge giant)
Synopsis:
Dan is sent to New York to break up a dangerous dope ring and discovers an old smuggling racketeer posing as a fortune teller...and he smells a rat!
Reprints:

["Court-martialed because of the disapearance of government munitions..."] (Table of Contents)

The Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Arrow [Ralph Payne]
Reprints:

["'Reef' Kinkaid is a daring adventurer and soldier of fortune..."] (Table of Contents)

Reef Kinkaid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Reef Kinkaid (introduction); Jane Warren (newspaper reporter); Grayson (Coast Guard officer); un-named ship's Captain (villain)
Synopsis:
Reef rescues a girl reporter from a gang of dope smugglers and uses the shanghaied crew to restore order aboard ship.
Reprints:

["From the top of one of the towering buildings of the World's Fair..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantom of the Fair / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson ?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantom of the Fair (introduction); Andy (a painter); Collins (a policeman); Russel (a policeman); Johnson (a contractor); Occo (villain, a contractor); Marco (villain)
Synopsis:
The Fantom, mentioned in a book written in Icelandic thousands of years ago, appears on the scene at the World's Fair to stop a crooked contractor who is attempting to fraudulently prevent another contractor from fulfilling his contracts.
Reprints:

["Zona Henderson, ace girl crime investigator..."] (Table of Contents)

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
A. L. Kirby (signed)
Pencils:
Louis Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed); Sam Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Inks:
Louis Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed); Sam Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Aman, the Amazing Man [John Aman]; Zona Handerson (crime investigator); Great Question (villain); Homer (villain); Bim (villain); Kerner (villain); Kully (villain); Operator Nine (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Green Mist, better known as the Amazing Man, must act quickly to prevent the Port of San Francisco from being blown up and blamed on a foreign power, as a way of drawing the United States into the war in Europe.
Reprints:

["Towering high above the city, far from the turmoil..."] (Table of Contents)

Iron Skull / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Sam Gilman (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Gilman (signed)
Inks:
Sam Gilman (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

["A name emblazoned in headlines, yet whispered in awe!!"] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Hypno / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Psychologist Dr. Hypno battles crime.
Reprints:

["He saw the pyramids built..."] (Table of Contents)

Zardi the Eternal Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Steve]
Inks:
? [as Steve]
Letters:
?

Reprints:

["The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature serving justice,..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Louis Glanzman ? [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Pencils:
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Inks:
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shark; Tom; Everett; Johnny
Synopsis:
The Shark is asked by a scientist to go to Mars and send back descriptions of what he finds to be recorded for posterity. While there, he discovers a race of petrified mummies, who take him captive, forcing him to slave away with other humans who have been similarly captured.
Reprints:

["The Earth is torn open..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantom of the Fair / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantom of the Fair
Reprints:

["After thwarting the attempts of the frogmen..."] (Table of Contents)

Chuck Hardy in The Land Beneath the Sea / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Thomas ?
Pencils:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Chuck Hardy vs. 2-headed frog-man
Reprints:

["The Masked Marvel, arch-enemy of crime, with the aid of his three confederates..."] (Table of Contents)

Masked Marvel / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Thompson
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
Ben Thompson
Letters:
?

Reprints:

["Minimidget and Ritty, are super-midgets, the size of a normal hand..."] (Table of Contents)

Minimidget / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John F. Kolb ?
Pencils:
John F. Kolb (signed)
Inks:
John F. Kolb (signed)
Letters:
?

Reprints:

On the High Seas (Table of Contents)

Air Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Sahle
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air-Man [Drake Stevens]; Ellen Page; Corzen
Synopsis:
When the Air-Man hears of a "Ghost Ship" perpetrating piracy, he decides to book passage on the ship in order to investigate and to end the nefarious crime spree of the pirate Captain, Corzen.
Reprints:

["Close to the heart of the great solar system..."] (Table of Contents)

Solarman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Solarman (introduction, origin); Quino (Saturian scientist, introduction); Al Ravoni (villain, gangster); Joe (villain); Tony (villain)
Synopsis:
On Saturn, the dwarf scientist Quino sends Solarman to help the people of Earth. His first assignment is to capture a fugitive gangster attempting to leave the country on a forged passport and bring him to justice.
Reprints:

["Blue Fire is a real figure of mystery to the world..."] (Table of Contents)

Blue Fire / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Pencils:
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Inks:
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Fire [Jack Knapp] (introduction, origin); The Frost (introduction)
Synopsis:
Jack Knapp, who spends his time experimenting with chemicals, causes an explosion that surrounds him with blue flame. While the fire engulfs him, he can pass through any object. Memorizing the formula, he goes to investigate an ocean liner sabotaged by a strange man encased in ice. Blue Fire discovers the Frost, a foreign agent who can freeze himself and his surroundings by consuming a small pill. Their powers produce a stalemate, but Jack only captures him temporarily.
Reprints:

["Through the black, still night, a sinister figure moves slowly..."] (Table of Contents)

The Black Panther / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Panther (introduction); Professor Taft; Erick Rogats (villain, death); Argo (villain, death)
Synopsis:
An enemy agent kidnaps an emminent scientist who has invented a serum that can petrify any living animal on earth.
Reprints:

["Lucille Martin, an adventurous young novelist has acquired..."] (Table of Contents)

The Blue Lady / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Frollo ?
Pencils:
Frank Frollo [as Frollo] (signed)
Inks:
Frank Frollo [as Frollo] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Lady [Lucille Martin]; Larry (Lucille's fiance); Sing Thang (death); Bin (villain)
Synopsis:
The Blue Lady discovers a way to open the jade idol that had killed her master, noting it had a piece of paper inside giving instructions on how to find a hidden gold shipment from China.
Reprints:

["A passenger plane skims over the tree-tops..."] (Table of Contents)

Fire-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Filchock
Inks:
Maurice Filchock
Letters:
?

Reprints:

["...And I’m to learn how this 'Lord Hawford' sends his messages to America, Sir?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Arrow [Ralph Payne]; Jane Markham; B-12 (British agent); Lord Hawford (villain)
Synopsis:
The Arrow assists British agent B-12 and Jane, his assistant, in tracking down how vital military information is being to sent to Gestapo agent, Lord Hawford.
Reprints:

["Jim Travis, college graduate, calls at the home of his sweetheart..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Herron [as Eddy Herron] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Plastino [as Alfredo Plastino] (signed)
Inks:
Al Plastino [as Alfredo Plastino] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Rainbow [Jim Travis] (introduction, origin); Elsie Norris (introduction); Tommy; Black Rufus (villain, introduction); Tony (villain)
Synopsis:
Inspired by a comic book he has read, Jim Travis decides to take up a bizarre mantle and fight crime.
Reprints:

["War Over Europe!"] (Table of Contents)

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lonergan (signed); Louis Glanzman; Sam Glanzman [as Decker] (signed)
Inks:
Lonergan (signed); Louis Glanzman; Sam Glanzman [as Decker] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Tommy
Synopsis:
Aman and Tommy are awarded the Victoria Cross after they stop the enemy from invading England using a cyclotron, powered by radio waves, which allows a tunnel under the sea to be built for that purpose.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Skyrocket Steele Dodge; Sari Marston
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. The Tangled Lineage of Centaur
  3. 2. Centaur Notes
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  5. 4. ["An entire city freezes with terror..."]
    Dr. Mystic
  6. 5. Muss 'Em Up
    Hammer Donovan
  7. 6. The Case of the Missing Heir
  8. 7. ["You can land just to the right of the main building..."]
    Dirk the Demon
  9. 8. Episode One - The Ermine Appears
    The Ermine
  10. 9. ["Back on Earth, after their adventure on the planetoid Mannin..."]
    Skyrocket Steele
  11. 10. ["It's early evening in a great metropolis."]
    Little Dynamite
  12. 11. Part 1: The Conqueror
    Air-Sub 'DX'
  13. 12. ["Washington - centre of the nation's crime-fighting machine..."]
    Dan Dennis, F.B.I.
  14. 13. ["Court-martialed because of the disapearance of government munitions..."]
    The Arrow
  15. 14. ["'Reef' Kinkaid is a daring adventurer and soldier of fortune..."]
    Reef Kinkaid
  16. 15. ["From the top of one of the towering buildings of the World's Fair..."]
    Fantom of the Fair
  17. 16. ["Zona Henderson, ace girl crime investigator..."]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  18. 17. ["Towering high above the city, far from the turmoil..."]
    Iron Skull
  19. 18. ["A name emblazoned in headlines, yet whispered in awe!!"]
    Dr. Hypno
  20. 19. ["He saw the pyramids built..."]
    Zardi the Eternal Man
  21. 20. ["The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature serving justice,..."]
    The Shark
  22. 21. ["The Earth is torn open..."]
    Fantom of the Fair
  23. 22. ["After thwarting the attempts of the frogmen..."]
    Chuck Hardy in The Land Beneath the Sea
  24. 23. ["The Masked Marvel, arch-enemy of crime, with the aid of his three confederates..."]
    Masked Marvel
  25. 24. ["Minimidget and Ritty, are super-midgets, the size of a normal hand..."]
    Minimidget
  26. 25. On the High Seas
    Air Man
  27. 26. ["Close to the heart of the great solar system..."]
    Solarman
  28. 27. ["Blue Fire is a real figure of mystery to the world..."]
    Blue Fire
  29. 28. ["Through the black, still night, a sinister figure moves slowly..."]
    The Black Panther
  30. 29. ["Lucille Martin, an adventurous young novelist has acquired..."]
    The Blue Lady
  31. 30. ["A passenger plane skims over the tree-tops..."]
    Fire-Man
  32. 31. ["...And I’m to learn how this 'Lord Hawford' sends his messages to America, Sir?"]
    The Arrow
  33. 32. ["Jim Travis, college graduate, calls at the home of his sweetheart..."]
    The Rainbow
  34. 33. ["War Over Europe!"]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Skyrocket Steele
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