(1975)

AC, 1971 Series
Price:
3.00 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Paragon Publications
Brand:
Paragon Publications
Editing:
Bill Black
Color:
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions:
standard U.S. magazine

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Black (signed)
Inks:
Bill Black (signed)
Colors:
?

Characters:
Synesthesia; Phantom Lady

Synn Interviews Bill Black (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Bill Black (signed); Chris Lewis; Bob Lubbers
Inks:
Bill Black (signed); Chris Lewis; Bob Lubbers
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The 'interview' between Black and his character, Synn, serves to provide credit and reprint information for the contents of this issue. Small art panels are interspersed with the interview text.

The Capricorn Chronicles: Book One (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Bill Black
Inks:
Bill Black

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Synesthesia (Silvia Sinn); Phantom Lady; Alizarin Crimson
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Indexer Notes

This may have been intended as a cover illustration representing the "Carnage on Campus" story. The illustration represents the characters and events that occur in that story.

Carnage on Campus (Table of Contents)

Girl from LSD / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Synesthesia (Silvia Sinn); Phantom Lady; Alizarin Crimson
Synopsis:
Alizarin Crimson uses the fountain at Florida State University to spread her 'Red Death' plague.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
R. C. Harvey (signed)
Inks:
R. C. Harvey (signed)
Letters:
R. C. Harvey

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Wonder Woman

Black Beauties (Table of Contents)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Vance (signed); Bill Black (signed); Al Bradford (signed)
Inks:
Bill Black (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Canary; Black Cat; Black Widow; Black Angel

Stormy Tempest (Table of Contents)

Stormy Tempest / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Stormy Tempest; Satania; Gustavo

Indexer Notes

Story is split into two parts, separated by several pages of pin-up art.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
R. C. Harvey (signed)
Inks:
R. C. Harvey (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starbright; Mary Marvel

The Big A (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Vance (signed)
Inks:
Bill Black (signed)

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Pin-up art of a woman in a bottom-less Captain America costume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
F. Stuart Smith
Inks:
F. Stuart Smith
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Barbarella
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Indexer Notes

Brief summary of F. Stuart Smith's art style and contributions to Paragon Publications. This section includes a photograph of Smith and two of his line drawings reprinted from the Paragon Illustrated series. Smith signed these illustrations with two Greek 'Sigma' symbols embedded inside a 'Phi' symbol. The first two pages are followed by a double-page illustration of Barbarella, signed as 'Stu Smith'.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Oisif Eguax (signed)
Inks:
Oisif Eguax (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vampirella; Phantom Lady; Tara

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood

Genre:
science fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 11 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Black (signed); Steve Vance (signed); F. Stuart Smith (signed); Bob Powell (signed); Al Williamson; Mike Royer (signed)
Inks:
Bill Black (signed)

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; Synn, The Girl from LSD; Cave Girl; Jann of the Jungle; Mera
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  • from Cave Girl (Magazine Enterprises, ME imprint, 1953 series) #11
  • in Cave Girl (AC, Americomics imprint, 1988 series) #1

Indexer Notes

The Cave Girl illustration appears to be a re-inked version (signed by Powell and Black) of the cover to the ME issue of Cave Girl #11 from 1953. The Powell/Black version would be used again as the cover to the 1988 Cave Girl issue from AC.

Siren of the Golden Sand (Table of Contents)

Space Ace / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space Ace (Jet Black); Jak Tal
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Indexer Notes

First line: "Somewhere off the Mars-Jupiter run...a body hurtles from the air-lock..."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Black (signed); ?
Inks:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Red Sonja

Indexer Notes

Pin-up illustration of Red Sonja is unsigned. The back cover illustration by Black is titled 'She Who Waits'.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Synn Interviews Bill Black
  3. 2. The Capricorn Chronicles: Book One
  4. 3. Carnage on Campus
    Girl from LSD
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Black Beauties
  7. 6. Stormy Tempest
    Stormy Tempest
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. The Big A
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. Siren of the Golden Sand
    Space Ace
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
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