(1965)

Dial Press, 1965 Series
 
Price:
9.95 USD
Pages:
200
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
The Dial Press
Brand:
?
Editing:
Jules Feiffer (comic reprints compiler)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White and Color interior
Binding:
Hardcover

The Great Comic Book Heroes (Table of Contents)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
  • from ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Actual hardcover is blank.

[Blank pages] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 14 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Back cover, inside covers, and 11 interior pages are blank.

The Great Comic Book Heroes (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Typeset title page with no other text.

Also by Jules Fieffer (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of books by Jules Feiffer.

The Great Comic Book Heroes (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Title page with small spot illustration of Batman taken from the interior story.

[Copyrights] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of character copyrights and printing information. Library of Congress Number: 65-23962.
Designed by Paul Bacon.

Acknowledgment (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jules Feiffer
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Acknowledgments to Jerry De Fuccio, Jerry Robinson, and others.

[Dedication] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julie Feiffer
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Has text "For Kate" and that's all.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents with only hero name and page number. Also a tiny vignette of the respective character, with art taken from the story.

[Quote from Frederic Wertham] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frederic Wertham (quote)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Quote from Frederic Wertham from "Seduction of the Innocent."

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 43 pages (report information)

Script:
Jules Feiffer
Pencils:
various vignettes
Inks:
various vignettes
Letters:
typeset

The Great Comic Book Heroes (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

An introductory page with just the book title on it, used to separate the introduction from the reprints.

[The Origin of Superman] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Shuster
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan; M.C. Gaines (original editors)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[Superman and the Dam] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman (DC, 1939 series) #3 (Winter 1939-1940) is stated in the book's list of copyrights as the author's source for this story, where it was first reprinted.

[The Origin of Captain Marvel] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker
Pencils:
C.C. Beck
Inks:
C.C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Bill Parker (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

One page excerpt with the actual origin of Captain Marvel was all that was allowed due to the legal agreement between DC and Fawcett.

The Legend of the Batman -- Who He Is and How He came To Be (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[Batman Meets the Joker] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jerry Robinson
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title as presented in the book's list of copyrights.

[The Hag] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[The Origin of the Flash] (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
M. C. Gaines; Sheldon Mayer (original editors)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[The Origin of Green Lantern] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Martin Nodell [as Mart Dellon]
Inks:
Martin Nodell [as Mart Dellon]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Nodell
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[The Cliffland Arson Murders] (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story also known as The Tenement Fires.

[The Sect of Assassins] (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly]
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story also known as The Kidnapping of Ione Craig.

[Wonder Woman Fights Mammotha and Mars] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston
Pencils:
H.G. Peter
Inks:
H.G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title as presented in the book's list of copyrights. Also known as Captured by Lord Conquest: Part 4

[Rampage in New York] (Table of Contents)

Prince Namor, The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Editing:
Martin Goodman (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Case No. 1, Meet Captain America (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Al Liederman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[The Origin of Plastic Man] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole
Editing:
Ed Cronin (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[The Spirit in Damascus] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Will Eisner (original editor)

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery; superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title as presented in the book's list of copyrights. Also known as The Jewel of Death.

Afterword (Table of Contents)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jules Feiffer
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Great Comic Book Heroes
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Blank pages]
  4. 3. The Great Comic Book Heroes
  5. 4. Also by Jules Fieffer
  6. 5. The Great Comic Book Heroes
  7. 6. [Copyrights]
  8. 7. Acknowledgment
  9. 8. [Dedication]
  10. 9. Table of Contents
  11. 10. [Quote from Frederic Wertham]
  12. 11. Introduction
  13. 12. The Great Comic Book Heroes
  14. 13. [The Origin of Superman]
    Superman
  15. 14. [Superman and the Dam]
    Superman
  16. 15. [The Origin of Captain Marvel]
    Captain Marvel
  17. 16. The Legend of the Batman -- Who He Is and How He came To Be
    Batman
  18. 17. [Batman Meets the Joker]
    Batman
  19. 18. [The Hag]
    Human Torch
  20. 19. [The Origin of the Flash]
    Flash
  21. 20. [The Origin of Green Lantern]
    Green Lantern
  22. 21. [The Cliffland Arson Murders]
    Spectre
  23. 22. [The Sect of Assassins]
    Hawkman
  24. 23. [Wonder Woman Fights Mammotha and Mars]
    Wonder Woman
  25. 24. [Rampage in New York]
    Prince Namor, The Sub-Mariner
  26. 25. Case No. 1, Meet Captain America
    Captain America
  27. 26. [The Origin of Plastic Man]
    Plastic Man
  28. 27. [The Spirit in Damascus]
    Spirit
  29. 28. Afterword
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