(Fall 2006)

 
Volume:
1
Price:
10.00 USD
Pages:
156
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Charlie Novinskie
Color:
Color cover; Black and White and Full Color interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Perfect Bound

Issue Notes

Published by Century Comics for Actor-Hero Initiative. Cover design by Fishbrain...Graphic Design. Interior Design/Layout by Dave Pilibosian. All page numbers exist inside small ACTOR logos centered at the bottom of each page.


Benefiting Comic Creators In Need (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Incredible Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joseph Michael Linsner
Inks:
Joseph Michael Linsner
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Cover A, Direct Market Edition. Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk are trademarked and copyright Marvel Characters, Inc.

[Interior Covers] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Both interior front and back covers are blank white...no printing.

[Title page] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joseph Michael Linsner; John Romita, Jr.
Inks:
Joseph Michael Linsner; John Romita, Sr.
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Creator credits and indicia information. Includes both version covers by Linsner and Romita, Jr. with their respective trademark and copyright information. ACTOR logo screened in the background top of page with the words "Actor Comics Presents" overprinted.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Entire listings of story titles, creators and page numbers. ACTOR logo screened at bottom of second Contents page.

Standard Introductory Blather (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim McLauchlin
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

McLauchlin thanks all the contributors to this project.

The Day The Superheroes Quit! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Joseph Michael Linsner
Inks:
Joseph Michael Linsner
Letters:
Jeff Eckleberry

Genre:
satire-parody

Dance (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
C.B. Cebulski
Pencils:
João Lemos
Inks:
João Lemos
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen

The Final Ka-Boom? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Nickerson; Nick Cuti (co-scripter)
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Al Nickerson
Letters:
Al Nickerson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Buzzboy; E-Man; Nova Kane; Nihilist Man; Rak-Kor

Indexer Notes

E-Man and Nova Kane trademarked and copyright 2006 Joe Staton and First Comics, Inc.; Nihilist Man trademarked and copyright 2006 Albert Nickerson; Buzzboy trademarked and copyright 2006 John Gallagher and Sky Dog Press; Rak-Kor trademarked and copyright 2006 Joe Staton and Albert Nickerson.

The Dreamland Chronicles (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Christian Sava
Pencils:
Scott Christian Sava (digital art)
Inks:
Scott Christian Sava (digital art)
Colors:
Grayscaled digital art
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Paddington Rumblebottom the Third; Kiwi; Alexander Carter; Nastajia Ashenheart

Indexer Notes

Critically acclaimed series by Sava is online.

The Mice Templar (Table of Contents)

Kuhl-En Ran / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bryan J.L. Glass; Eric Swanson (tunes)
Pencils:
Michael Avon Oeming
Inks:
Michael Avon Oeming
Letters:
James H. Glass

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Dirty, Pretty, Everlasting Things (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Hinds; Danny Jalil
Pencils:
Jerry Hinds
Inks:
Jerry Hinds
Letters:
Jerry Hinds

Genre:
occult

I Know Everything (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
J.C. Vaughn
Pencils:
Brendon Fraim
Inks:
Brendon Fraim
Letters:
Brian Fraim
Editing:
Charles S. Novinskie

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Special thanks given to Jackie Davis and Sharaazad.

Hypothetical Cerebus and the Necronomicon Monks (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
T. Casey Brennan
Pencils:
Dave Sim
Inks:
Dave Sim
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography

S.A.S.E. (Send Another Submissions Editor) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
C.B. Cebulski
Pencils:
Rob Guillory
Inks:
Rob Guillory
Letters:
Randy Gentile

Genre:
biography

The Sacrifice (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Avon Oeming
Pencils:
Victor Santos
Inks:
Victor Santos
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy

My Hero (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Ron Marz
Pencils:
Dan Jurgens
Inks:
Al Vey
Colors:
Jaysin Brunner
Letters:
Robin Spehar
Editing:
Joe Quesada

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil
Synopsis:
Just another thankless night for the Amazing Spider-Man...or so he thinks!

Indexer Notes

This is one of two stories in the publication that features full color.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Incredible Hulk; Punisher; Wolverine; Daredevil / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joseph Michael Linsner; John Romita, Jr.
Inks:
Joseph Michael Linsner; John Romita Sr.
Colors:
Jaysin Brunner

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Full color pin-ups of Cover A and Cover B of this publication.

Puppets (Table of Contents)

Incredible Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Troy Hickman; William Messner Loebs (plot)
Pencils:
Dave Simons
Inks:
Armando Gil
Colors:
Jaysin Brunner
Letters:
Robin Spehar
Editing:
Joe Quesada (Editor in chief); Stephanie Moore; Charlie Novinskie (Editors)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Louise Michaels; Colonel Lightner; Bruce Banner (Hulk); Mr. Parshon

Indexer Notes

This is the second story featured in this publication in full color.

The Wild One (Table of Contents)

Chips Wilde / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Ayers
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Comes the Creaper! (Table of Contents)

Singapore Sling / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Jerry Hinds
Inks:
DIN
Letters:
Jerry Hinds

Genre:
superhero; teen
Characters:
Lee Mei Li (Singapore Sling); Madam Devilbiss
Synopsis:
Lee Mei Li transforms into Singapore Sling with the help of her Magic Brooch; just in time to save her mentor Madam Devilbiss from the evils of The Creaper.

Indexer Notes

Singapore Sling created by Jerry Hinds.

For the Love of Barbara Allen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
Troy Peteri

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the story "For the Love of Barbara Allen" by Robert E. Howard, copyright 2006 Robert E. Howard Properties, Inc.

Mr. Oblivion (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Wickline
Pencils:
Desiree Rincon
Inks:
Desiree Rincon
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

My Hand to God: True Tales of Horror from the Convention Trail (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Pencils:
Rodolfo Migliari
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

No Rodeo Dough (Table of Contents)

Sheriff Ida Red / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Dini
Pencils:
David Alvarez
Inks:
David Alvarez
Letters:
Troy Peteri

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mayor Lansdale

Spot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Shaskus
Pencils:
Julio Molina-Muscara
Inks:
Julio Molina-Muscara
Letters:
Mike Slivka

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 2006 Funky Ninja Comics.

My Favorite Super Hero (Table of Contents)

John Gallagher / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
John Gallagher
Pencils:
John Gallagher
Inks:
John Gallagher
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Gallagher illustrates his childhood memory that launched his interest in writing comic books.

Indexer Notes

Noted: This story is dedicated to the Gallagher family, with much appreciation to Jules Feiffer, and in memory of the great Alex Toth.

PVP: Player vs Player (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Scott Kurtz
Pencils:
Scott Kurtz
Inks:
Scott Kurtz
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama

Indexer Notes

Promotional strip with two characters discussing renaming ACTOR.

ACTOR is Now HERO (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Two page promotional that announces the new name of ACTOR. The new HERO Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit Corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need.

Indexer Notes

Features the old ACTOR logo and the new HERO logo.

Edcelsior Editor's Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charlie Novinskie
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Novinskie elaborates on the background events that led to this project and thanks those responsible.

Contributor Biographies (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Small bio of each and every contributor to this project.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aphrodite IX / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Trevor Hairsine
Inks:
Trevor Hairsine
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
Aphrodite IX stands ready for action while holding an enormous smoking machine gun with spent casings on the ground.

Indexer Notes

Noted: Aphrodite IX is trademark and copyright 2006 Top Cow Productions, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nacho from U.T.F. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tone Rodriguez
Inks:
Tone Rodriguez
Colors:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Synopsis:
Nacho lunges at the reader with sword in hand.

Indexer Notes

Noted; U.T.F and Nacho copyright 2006 Scott Reynolds, Tone Rodriguez, William Wilson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Liberty Meadows: Brandy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Cho
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
Brandy sits on the grass enjoying the wind in her hair.

Indexer Notes

Noted: Liberty Meadows trademark and copyright 2006 Frank Cho.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

First Kingdom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Katz
Inks:
Jack Katz
Colors:
?

Genre:
fantasy

Indexer Notes

Noted: First Kingdom copyright 2006 Jack Katz.

The King Is Down (Table of Contents)

Grafenveer / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Christian N. St. Pierre
Inks:
Christian N. St. Pierre
Colors:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery

Indexer Notes

Noted: Grafenveer and related characters are copyright and trademark Wayne Sanders and Christian N. St. Pierre.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Terry Dodson
Inks:
Rachel Dodson
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
Pinup of a voluptuous librarian.

Indexer Notes

Noted: Copyright 2006 Terry and Rachel Dodson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Liberty Meadows: Brandy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Cho
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Oscar
Synopsis:
Oscar's interest in a butterfly leaves Brandy twisted in his leash and fuming as she sits, collapsed on the ground.

Indexer Notes

Noted: Liberty Meadows trademark and copyright 2006 Frank Cho.

Empowered (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Adam Warren
Pencils:
Adam Warren
Inks:
Adam Warren
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A blonde super-heroine is wearing tattered spandax and asking an Asian looking male character in leather jacket and shades whether the suit she is wearing makes her butt look fat.

Indexer Notes

Noted: "Empowered" copyright 2006 Adam Warren.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Branch
Inks:
Ken Branch
Colors:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Full page illustration of a western character atop a horse.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Moth / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Rude
Inks:
Steve Rude
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
The Moth sits on a porch, head in hand and covered with flying moths as he turns on the outside porchlight.

Indexer Notes

Noted: The Moth copyright 2006 Steve Rude.

ACTOR is now HERO (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promotional featuring some of the biggest names on the project and a special thanks goes out to Marvel Comics, Century Comics and Baltimore Comic Con.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. ACTOR and HERO logos are present. UPC code located bottom left with cover prices for the USA and Canada. Black background is a screened collage of samples of art in the book.

[Page Breaks] (Table of Contents)

filler / 8 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Throughout the book there are page separators between some stories that act as page breaks. The pages are set into quadrants.
Top left quadrant contains the ACTOR logo;
top right quadrant contains a large section of the ACTOR logo that is a screen percentage of black;
bottom left quadrant contains a large section of the HERO logo that is a screen percentage of black;
bottom right quadrant contains the HERO logo.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Benefiting Comic Creators In Need
    Spider-Man; Incredible Hulk
  2. 1. [Interior Covers]
  3. 2. [Title page]
  4. 3. Table of Contents
  5. 4. Standard Introductory Blather
  6. 5. The Day The Superheroes Quit!
  7. 6. Dance
  8. 7. The Final Ka-Boom?
  9. 8. The Dreamland Chronicles
  10. 9. The Mice Templar
    Kuhl-En Ran
  11. 10. Dirty, Pretty, Everlasting Things
  12. 11. I Know Everything
  13. 12. Hypothetical Cerebus and the Necronomicon Monks
  14. 13. S.A.S.E. (Send Another Submissions Editor)
  15. 14. The Sacrifice
  16. 15. My Hero
    Spider-Man
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man; Incredible Hulk; Punisher; Wolverine; Daredevil
  18. 17. Puppets
    Incredible Hulk
  19. 18. The Wild One
    Chips Wilde
  20. 19. Comes the Creaper!
    Singapore Sling
  21. 20. For the Love of Barbara Allen
  22. 21. Mr. Oblivion
  23. 22. My Hand to God: True Tales of Horror from the Convention Trail
  24. 23. No Rodeo Dough
    Sheriff Ida Red
  25. 24. Spot
  26. 25. My Favorite Super Hero
    John Gallagher
  27. 26. PVP: Player vs Player
  28. 27. ACTOR is Now HERO
  29. 28. Edcelsior Editor's Notes
  30. 29. Contributor Biographies
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    Aphrodite IX
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Nacho from U.T.F.
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Liberty Meadows: Brandy
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    First Kingdom
  35. 34. The King Is Down
    Grafenveer
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Liberty Meadows: Brandy
  38. 37. Empowered
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    The Moth
  41. 40. ACTOR is now HERO
  42. 41. [Page Breaks]
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