(1971)

 
Price:
7.95 USD
Pages:
216
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
0876900341 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
?
Color:
Primarily Black and White with Color section
Dimensions:
9" x 11.5" (22.9 cm x 29.2 cm)
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Library of Congress catalog #75-169104


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Peck
Inks:
John Peck
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Comix: A History of Comic Books in America (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Peck
Inks:
John Peck
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page. Same illustration as cover.

Acknowledgments (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Les Daniels
Letters:
typeset

Contents (Table of Contents)

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

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?
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typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Les Daniels
Pencils:
John Peck (illustration)
Inks:
John Peck (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Chapter One: The Coming of Comics (Table of Contents)

text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Les Daniels
Letters:
typeset

Chapter Two: Birth of the Comic Book (Table of Contents)

text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Les Daniels
Letters:
typeset

Lois Lane -- Super Woman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Dr. Skowl
Synopsis:
A dream story. After Lois is hit by a car, she dreams a transfusion of Superman's blood gives her super powers.
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Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

Karlovna Had a True Underworld (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ward
Inks:
Bill Ward
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; The Dragon Queen [Wilna]; Grotesko; Dragon Dwarfs
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Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

[The Granite Lady] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Granite Lady [Sheila Sorrell]; Professor Carlon; Mickey the Goon; Charley the Choker; Mr. Myers
Synopsis:
When Professor Carlon tries to turn Sheila into a granite statue, he instead turns her into a granite monster. Plas must find her and give her the antidote.
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[The Blood-Mask from G'Shini's Grave] (Table of Contents)

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
Robert Webb
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
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Indexer Notes

Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page. Title from cover of Jumbo Comics #112.

Baby Face Nelson Vs. the U.S.A. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska?
Inks:
George Tuska?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
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Indexer Notes

Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

Chapter Three: Dumb Animals (Table of Contents)

text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Les Daniels
Pencils:
? (Mickey Mouse strips)
Inks:
? (Mickey Mouse strips)
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (?) ????.11.17 & ????.12.8 [Mickey Mouse strips]

["Before I t'ink up some real nasty, underhanded chiselin' trick..."] (Table of Contents)

Fox and the Crow / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
James F. Davis
Inks:
James F. Davis
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Fauntlery Fox; Crawford C. Crow
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Indexer Notes

Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

Chapter Four: The E.C. Revolution (Table of Contents)

text article / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Les Daniels
Pencils:
Al Feldstein (illustration); Graham Ingels (illustration); Johnny Craig (illustration); Jack Davis (illustration); ?; Basil Wolverton (illustration)
Inks:
Al Feldstein (illustration); Graham Ingels (illustration); Johnny Craig (illustration); Jack Davis (illustration); ?; Basil Wolverton (illustration)
Letters:
typeset; ? (illustration)

Characters:
Old Witch; Vault-Keeper; Crypt-Keeper
Reprints:
  • from ? [illustrations]

The Expert (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bill Gaines; Al Feldstein
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Indexer Notes

Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

The Ad (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bill Gaines; Al Feldstein
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["Hee, hee! E.C.'s science-fiction mags..."] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Old Witch; Vault-Keeper; Crypt-Keeper
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  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Original page printed sideways.

Big "If"! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
Ben Oda

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["Proof...of 8 brands tested..."] (Table of Contents)

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Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Elder
Inks:
Will Elder
Letters:
?

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["Heehee! The second issue of Mad is out!"] (Table of Contents)

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?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

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  • from ?

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["Dear readers!...We interrupt this next story..."] (Table of Contents)

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?
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?
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?
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?

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Julius Caesar! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
?

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Indexer Notes

Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

Chapter Five: The Comics Code Controversy (Table of Contents)

text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Les Daniels
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes complete text of the original comics code.

Chapter Six: The New Comic Books (Table of Contents)

text article / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Les Daniels
Pencils:
Will Elder (illustrations); Harvey Kurtzman (illustration); Al Jaffee (illustration); Arnold Roth (illustration); Wally Wood (illustration); Jack Davis (illustrations); Alex Atkinson (illustration); ? (fumetti); Jay Lynch (illustration); Skip Williamson (illustration); Robert Crumb (illustration); Gilbert Shelton (illustration); Terry Gilliam (illustration)
Inks:
Will Elder (illustrations); Harvey Kurtzman (illustration); Al Jaffee (illustration); Arnold Roth (illustration); Wally Wood (illustration); Jack Davis (illustrations); Alex Atkinson (illustration); ? (fumetti); Jay Lynch (illustration); Skip Williamson (illustration); Robert Crumb (illustration); Gilbert Shelton (illustration); Terry Gilliam (illustration)
Letters:
typeset; ? (illustrations)

Reprints:
  • from ? [illustrations]

The Success Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Archie Goodwin
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Al Williamson
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Uncle Creepy (host)
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Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

The Squaw! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bram Stoker (original story); Archie Goodwin (adaptation)
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Cousin Eerie (host)
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Indexer Notes

Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

Landscape! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Archie Goodwin
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
Ben Oda

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The Curse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Wally Wood
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
?

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Two Face Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Tarando; Charles Ford; Commissioner Gordon; John Fields Benson
Synopsis:
When the reformed Harvey Dent tries to prevent a robbery, he is caught in an explosion and reverts to Two-Face. He embarks on a new crime spree, and Batman and Robin deduce that Two-Face is going after people who commonly show two faces to the world. At a ceremony making Bruce Wayne honorary chief of a local tribe, Batman and Robin are trapped by Two-Face and strapped to a giant coin. Two-Face flips the coin over a bed of spikes, and though the gimmick is rigged to land face down, the dynamic duo manages to create a magnetic field and flip the coin so that they land safely.
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[A Financial Fable] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Barks
Pencils:
Carl Barks
Inks:
Carl Barks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Donald; Uncle Scrooge; Gladstone; Huey; Dewey; Louie
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Indexer Notes

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A Little Stranger (Table of Contents)

The Witches Cauldron / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Old Witch (origin)
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Indexer Notes

Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

Meets a New Enemy ...Fire! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page. This story is also reprinted in Marvel Super-Heroes (Marvel, 1967 series) #20 (May 1969) [original layout=4 pages] and in Comix: A History of Comic Books in America (Bonanza, 1971 series) #nn [revised layout=2 pages].

Chapter Seven: Mighty Marvel (Table of Contents)

text article / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Les Daniels
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (illustration); Jim Steranko (illustration); Don Heck (illustration); John Romita (illustration); Gene Colan (illustration); Marie Severin (illustration)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (illustration); Jim Steranko (illustration); Don Heck (illustration); John Romita (illustration); Gene Colan (illustration); Marie Severin (illustration)
Letters:
typeset; ? (illustrations)

Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Black Widow; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hawkeye
Reprints:
  • from ? [illustrations]

The Vampire Strikes (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Syd Shores
Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Vampire
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Indexer Notes

Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

The Man in the Moon (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mickey Spillane
Letters:
typeset

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A Visit with the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four; Willy Lumpkin
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Master of Black Magic (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Nightmare
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Indexer Notes

Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bulletin Page / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

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  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Original page printed sideways. From March 1968 Marvel releases.

At the Stroke of Midnight! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Sam Rosen

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Chapter Eight: Underground Comics (Table of Contents)

text article / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Les Daniels
Pencils:
? (Tijuana Bible illustration); Bill Beckman (illustration); Robert Crumb (illustrations); Rick Griffin (illustration); S. Clay Wilson (illustration); Victor Moscoso (illustration); Spain Rodriguez (illustrations); Gilbert Shelton (illustration); Trina Robbins (illustration); Kim Deitch (illustration); John Hawke (illustration); John Peck (illustrations); Justin Green (illustrations)
Inks:
? (Tijuana Bible illustration); Bill Beckman (illustration); Robert Crumb (illustrations); Rick Griffin (illustration); S. Clay Wilson (illustration); Victor Moscoso (illustration); Spain Rodriguez (illustrations); Gilbert Shelton (illustration); Trina Robbins (illustration); Kim Deitch (illustration); John Hawke (illustration); John Peck (illustrations); Justin Green (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset; ? (illustrations)

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  • from ? [illustrations]

Mr Sketchum Is at It Again (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
?

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Meatball (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
?

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Doc Destiny (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kim Deitch
Pencils:
Kim Deitch
Inks:
Kim Deitch
Letters:
Kim Deitch

Characters:
Wallis Smudge; Doc Destiny
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Original pages printed sideways, 2 per page.

The Freaks Pull a Heist! (Table of Contents)

Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Shelton
Pencils:
Gilbert Shelton
Inks:
Gilbert Shelton
Letters:
Gilbert Shelton

Characters:
Fat Freddy; Phineas; Freewheelin' Frank; Grocery Store Clerk
Synopsis:
Unable to buy any junk food because he's short on cash, Fat Freddy gets into a violent withdrawal state. The Bros. decide to pull a heist on a grocery store in order to get him some food.
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["He was born down south on a chicken farm near Nashville, Tennessee;"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Shelton
Pencils:
Gilbert Shelton
Inks:
Gilbert Shelton
Letters:
Gilbert Shelton

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Printed sideways.

["Haw haw haw! These underground nooz papers are downright f-l-a-k-e-y an' I don't mean dandruff either!"] (Table of Contents)

Nard n' Pat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch
Pencils:
Jay Lynch
Inks:
Jay Lynch
Letters:
?

Characters:
Nard; Pat
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Original page printed sideways.

["Feelin' glum an' bloozey? Well get set for some high frequency laffs."] (Table of Contents)

Nard n' Pat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch
Pencils:
Jay Lynch
Inks:
Jay Lynch
Letters:
?

Characters:
Nard; Pat
Reprints:
  • from Gothic Blimp Works (East Village Other, 1969 series) #?

Indexer Notes

Printed sideways.

Class War Comix (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Skip Williamson
Pencils:
Skip Williamson
Inks:
Skip Williamson
Letters:
Skip Williamson

Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Printed sideways.

["Arnold! You're drooling!"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Scum] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Scum] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Scum] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Scum] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Arnold
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

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["Hi kids! Ever wonder what happened to those great old HORROR comix that used to scare the..."] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Greg Irons [as Irons] (signed)
Inks:
Greg Irons [as Irons] (signed)
Letters:
Greg Irons [as Irons] (signed)

Synopsis:
Reprint of an ad for Skull #1.
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  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Printed sideways.

The Orgy American Style (Table of Contents)

Bang Comix / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
John Peck
Pencils:
John Peck
Inks:
John Peck
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • from The Mad Peck Catalogue of Good Stuff #?

Indexer Notes

Original page printed sideways.

After the Feat-- A Little Treat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
John Hawke
Pencils:
John Hawke
Inks:
John Hawke
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • from Ghost Mother Comics (Mad Peck Studios, 1969 series) #1?

Indexer Notes

Original page printed sideways.

Notes / Bibliography (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Les Daniels
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typeset

Index (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Les Daniels
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["What are you doing to protect yourself from Media Burn"] (Table of Contents)

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?
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?
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?
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["What are you doing to protect yourself from Media Burn"] (Table of Contents)

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?
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Indexer Notes

Same material as previous sequence. Backcover.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Comix: A History of Comic Books in America
  3. 2. Acknowledgments
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. Chapter One: The Coming of Comics
  7. 6. Chapter Two: Birth of the Comic Book
  8. 7. Lois Lane -- Super Woman!
    Superman
  9. 8. Karlovna Had a True Underworld
    Blackhawk
  10. 9. [The Granite Lady]
    Plastic Man
  11. 10. [The Blood-Mask from G'Shini's Grave]
    Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
  12. 11. Baby Face Nelson Vs. the U.S.A.
  13. 12. Chapter Three: Dumb Animals
  14. 13. ["Before I t'ink up some real nasty, underhanded chiselin' trick..."]
    Fox and the Crow
  15. 14. Chapter Four: The E.C. Revolution
  16. 15. The Expert
  17. 16. The Ad
  18. 17. ["Hee, hee! E.C.'s science-fiction mags..."]
  19. 18. Big "If"!
  20. 19. ["Proof...of 8 brands tested..."]
  21. 20. ["Heehee! The second issue of Mad is out!"]
  22. 21. ["Dear readers!...We interrupt this next story..."]
  23. 22. Julius Caesar!
  24. 23. Chapter Five: The Comics Code Controversy
  25. 24. Chapter Six: The New Comic Books
  26. 25. The Success Story
  27. 26. The Squaw!
  28. 27. Landscape!
  29. 28. The Curse
  30. 29. Two Face Strikes Again!
    Batman with Robin
  31. 30. [A Financial Fable]
    Donald Duck
  32. 31. A Little Stranger
    The Witches Cauldron
  33. 32. Meets a New Enemy ...Fire!
    Sub-Mariner
  34. 33. Chapter Seven: Mighty Marvel
  35. 34. The Vampire Strikes
    Captain America
  36. 35. The Man in the Moon
  37. 36. A Visit with the Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
  38. 37. Master of Black Magic
    Dr. Strange
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletin Page
  40. 39. At the Stroke of Midnight!
  41. 40. Chapter Eight: Underground Comics
  42. 41. Mr Sketchum Is at It Again
  43. 42. Meatball
  44. 43. Doc Destiny
  45. 44. The Freaks Pull a Heist!
    Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
  46. 45. ["He was born down south on a chicken farm near Nashville, Tennessee;"]
  47. 46. ["Haw haw haw! These underground nooz papers are downright f-l-a-k-e-y an' I don't mean dandruff either!"]
    Nard n' Pat
  48. 47. ["Feelin' glum an' bloozey? Well get set for some high frequency laffs."]
    Nard n' Pat
  49. 48. Class War Comix
  50. 49. ["Arnold! You're drooling!"]
  51. 50. ["Hi kids! Ever wonder what happened to those great old HORROR comix that used to scare the..."]
  52. 51. The Orgy American Style
    Bang Comix
  53. 52. After the Feat-- A Little Treat
  54. 53. Notes / Bibliography
  55. 54. Index
  56. 55. ["What are you doing to protect yourself from Media Burn"]
  57. 56. ["What are you doing to protect yourself from Media Burn"]
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