(October 1988)

Malibu, 1988 Series
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Price:
1.95 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Eternity Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Eternity
Editing:
Chris Ulm
Color:
Color Covers; Black and White Interiors
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

All stories were reprints of stories that appeared in the 'Spicy' line of pulps by Frank Armer's Culture Publications


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Polly of the Plains? / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Parkhurst
Inks:
Harry Parkhurst
Colors:
Brooks Hagan
Letters:
Scott Bieser (logo designer)

Genre:
detective-mystery; western-frontier
Keywords:
adult

[Introduction] More Spicy Tales (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Wooley
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Text Copyright 1988 by John Wooley. A run down of some of the details involving the history of the 'Spicy' line of pulps & those who worked on the strips that appeared in them

Winning Her Stripes (Table of Contents)

Sally The Sleuth / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Adolphe Barreaux
Pencils:
Adolphe Barreaux
Inks:
Adolphe Barreaux
Letters:
Adolphe Barreaux

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sally The Sleuth; The Owl [Nazi spy X-22] (villain); Mein Herr (villain); The Chief; Elisa
Synopsis:
Sally and her Chief take on notorious Nazi spy The Owl only to have Sally captured. She is saved by undercover FBI agent Elisa.
Reprints:
  • from Spicy Detective, June 1942

Indexer Notes

This story is self-contained and chronologically takes place years after the later stories in this issue.

Murder With Music (Table of Contents)

Dan Turner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Leslie Bellem
Pencils:
Adolphe Barreaux
Inks:
Adolphe Barreaux
Letters:
Adolphe Barreaux

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dan Turner; Tanya Trovna; Len Gregg; Jim Horne; Fawn Deer; Dave Donaldson (from the Police Homicide Squad)
Synopsis:
Dan is hired by Tayna to bodyguard her boyfriend, Len. After several false leads & Len's death, it is determined that Tayna killed Greg & meant to use Dan as the alibi
Reprints:
  • from Spicy Detecive, July 1943

Into the Net (Table of Contents)

Polly of the Plains / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Sokoli
Pencils:
Joseph Sokoli (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sokoli (signed)
Letters:
Joseph Sokoli

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Polly of the Plains; Villains: Pancho; Pancho's thugs; Supporting Characters: Carmen; Jack; Jean
Synopsis:
Polly is wounded by Pancho. Jean is captured & stripped by Pancho and his men when she tries to rescue Polly
Reprints:
  • From Spicy Western, February 1937

Indexer Notes

Also inside cover contents state that the Diana Daw story appears before the Polly of the Plains story. Actually Polly's story is before Diana's.

[Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

Diana Daw / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Maxwell [as Clayton Maxwell]
Pencils:
Max Plaisted
Inks:
Max Plaisted
Letters:
Max Plaisted ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Diana Daw; Warriors of the African tribe (villains); the Kappirs (villains); Prince Baldwin; Kabu
Synopsis:
In search of a legendary diamond mine, Diana is captured by the Kappirs tribe and is rescued by a knight from the days of the Crusades name Prince.
Reprints:
  • from: Spicy Adventure, November 1934

Indexer Notes

Story is listed in table of contents as one story when it is really three parts back to back. It is also listed in contents in error as appearing before the Polly of the Plains story.

[Chapter 2] (Table of Contents)

Diana Daw / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Maxwell ? [as Clayton Maxwell]
Pencils:
Max Plaisted
Inks:
Max Plaisted
Letters:
Max Plaisted ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Diana Daw; Black Knight (villains); Black Knight's knights (villains); Prince Baldwin; Ted Morton
Synopsis:
After being saved by Prince Baldwin, they are attacked by the Black Knight. Baldwin is killed and Diana is stripped naked and captured. She escapes and is saved by Ted Morton from the Knights.
Reprints:
  • from: Spicy Adventure, December 1934

Indexer Notes

Story is listed in table of contents as one story when it is really three parts back to back. It is also listed in contents in error as appearing before the Polly of the Plains story.

[Chapter 3] (Table of Contents)

Diana Daw / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Maxwell ? [as Clayton Maxwell]
Pencils:
Max Plaisted
Inks:
Max Plaisted
Letters:
Max Plaisted ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Diana Daw; Villains: Natives of the Pygmy tribe (villains); Pygmy Chief Matu (villains); Ted Morton; Dr. Ramski; the "savages" he leads
Synopsis:
After rescuing Diana, Ted is killed by a jealous ape. She is saved from the ape by some Pygmies and whom have her taken to be sacrificed to the god Taku. She is saved by a raiding party from Dr. Ramski.
Reprints:
  • from Spicy Adventure, January 1935

Indexer Notes

Story is listed in table of contents as one story when it is really three parts back to back. It is also listed in contents in error as appearing before the Polly of the Plains story.

Underground Peril (Table of Contents)

Sally The Sleuth / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Adolphe Barreaux
Pencils:
Adolphe Barreaux
Inks:
Adolphe Barreaux
Letters:
Adolphe Barreaux

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sally The Sleuth; Spike (villain); Other members of De Gang (villain); The Chief; Peanuts (kid sidekick)
Synopsis:
The Chief is captured & tortured by members of 'De Gang'. Sally has Peanuts go & call for the Police & she goes to save him herself, but is captured. Both are about to be knifed when the police arrive & shoot Spike to death & rest are captured
Reprints:
  • Reprinted from: Spicy Detective, February 1935

Crimson Menace (Table of Contents)

Sally The Sleuth / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Adolphe Barreaux
Pencils:
Adolphe Barreaux
Inks:
Adolphe Barreaux
Letters:
Adolphe Barreaux

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sally The Sleuth; Lisa (Villain); The Chief; Mr. Lutz
Synopsis:
Posing as a cloak model, Sally finds that Lisa has been the one behind the poisonings of Mr Gluntz's models due to her jealousy of them.
Reprints:
  • Reprinted from: Spicy Detective, March 1935

Murder Mania (Table of Contents)

Sally The Sleuth / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Adolphe Barreaux
Pencils:
Adolphe Barreaux
Inks:
Adolphe Barreaux
Letters:
Adolphe Barreaux

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sally The Sleuth; The Maniac (villain); The Chief; Peanuts
Synopsis:
Sally acts as a decoy to capture a homicidal maniac who has killed 3 girls in 2 weeks & dropped them in the cemetary. With Peanuts help, her ploy works & The Chief kills the murderer.
Reprints:
  • Reprinted from: Spicy Detective, April 1935
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Polly of the Plains?
  2. 1. [Introduction] More Spicy Tales
  3. 2. Winning Her Stripes
    Sally The Sleuth
  4. 3. Murder With Music
    Dan Turner
  5. 4. Into the Net
    Polly of the Plains
  6. 5. [Chapter 1]
    Diana Daw
  7. 6. [Chapter 2]
    Diana Daw
  8. 7. [Chapter 3]
    Diana Daw
  9. 8. Underground Peril
    Sally The Sleuth
  10. 9. Crimson Menace
    Sally The Sleuth
  11. 10. Murder Mania
    Sally The Sleuth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Katie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jerry Hillegas