(June 1985)

Blackthorne, 1985 Series
 
Price:
5.95 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Blackthorne Publishing, Inc.
Brand:
Blackthorne Publishing, Inc.
ISBN:
0-932629-07-05
Editing:
Steven J. Schanes; Malcolm Reiss (original editor); Jerry Iger (original feature editor); William E. Eisner (original art director)
Format:
7 inches x 10 inches (17.8 cm x 25.4 cm); black and white; squarebound; cardstock cover

Issue Notes

Keywords:
reprint

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto; Hawks of the Seas; Peter Pupp; Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credited inside book.

Jerry Iger's Jumbo (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ray Funk; Paul Tallerday
Letters:
typeset

"Here's a summons Mr. Claxon" (Table of Contents)

Jest Laughs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Hello, folks--before we start out on this..."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane ?
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Pupp; Tinymite; Watt A. Dogg
Reprints:

["Merrystone's soldiers are scheming to seize the Hawk..."] (Table of Contents)

Hawks of the Seas / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Hawk, Fluth; Sagua; Merrystone
Reprints:
  • United States from Jumbo Comics (Fiction House, 1938 series) #1 (September 1938)
  • Reformatted from original form, which was published overseas. Collected -- re-translated into English -- in Will Eisner's Hawks of the Seas (Kitchen Sink Press, Inc., 1986 series) #1
    Reprints pages 41-45.

Indexer Notes

Continued from FEATURE FUNNIES (Quality) #12.

["It's a pleasure to meet you, young man."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
S. M. Iger
Inks:
S. M. Iger
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Bobby; Miss Eiffel; Philip Fadeout
Reprints:

["Can you paint Paddy in the bright and..."] (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Donald DeConn
Pencils:
Donald DeConn
Inks:
Donald DeConn
Letters:
?

Reprints:

["On February 24, 1815, the stout ship Pharoah..."] (Table of Contents)

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adaptor); Alexandre Dumas (original author)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Jack Curtiss]
Inks:
Jack Kirby [as Jack Curtiss]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Edmond Dantes; M. Danglars; Fernand Mondego
Reprints:

The Man Who Lived Twice (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Inks:
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Spencer Steel; Doakes; Lucky Lucifer; Judge Grayson
Reprints:

["In the world of science a long forgotten..."] (Table of Contents)

The Diary of Dr. Hayward / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis]
Inks:
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis]
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Stuart Taylor; Kromo; Dr. Hayward; Lora Hayward
Reprints:

Sanitary hot dog factory--visitors invited (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Uncle Otto
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Four one-page gag strips.

["One of the loveliest girls in Hollywood, Fay..."] (Table of Contents)

Stars On Parade / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Audrey Blum [as Toni Rossett]
Pencils:
? [as Lora Lane]
Inks:
? [as Lora Lane]
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Fay Wray
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Audrey (Toni) Blum was married to Bill Bossert and it is possible that he did the art.

["If you split, I'll give you the combination."] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["Say, Pee Wee, what do you call a guy..."] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
S. M. Iger
Inks:
S. M. Iger
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pee Wee; Bushy; Uncle Shamus
Reprints:

["In search of the mysterious Sheena, Bob Reynolds..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena (Sheena Rivington); Bob Reynolds (appears in all Sheena stories; Professor Van Dyke
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script is reportedly by Eisner.

Build the Flash (Table of Contents)

Modern Planes and Model Building / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Les Marshall
Pencils:
Les Marshall
Inks:
Les Marshall
Letters:
?

Reprints:

["Gosh, Gilda, this is the tenth time I've..."] (Table of Contents)

Gilda Gay / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gilda Gay; Buster; Joe; Monty
Reprints:

["Jane loved to strut in diamonds and satin"] (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Donald DeConn
Pencils:
Donald DeConn
Inks:
Donald DeConn
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Lost in the Arctic (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Owen Finbar]
Pencils:
? (illegible)
Inks:
? (illegible)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible deciphering of signature on art is "G. Jack Jaiteler - 2B" - could possibly be reprinted from 1920s pulp magazine.

["Paris 1482. The narrow street of the ancient..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Briefer (adaptor); Victor Hugo (original author)
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Quasimodo; Jehan; Esmeralda; Phoebus; Claude Frollo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From the classic novel by Victor Hugo

["Chapter one. Escape. The story of a sturdy..."] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don DeConn
Pencils:
Don DeConn
Inks:
Don DeConn
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Tom Sherrill; Ellen Sherrill; Chief Pow-Pow
Reprints:

["Transovania has declared war and early one morning..."] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner; ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
ZX-5; Major Jason
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artwork mostly by Eisner.

["Tom McAuliffe of Buffalo, the armless golfer, played..."] (Table of Contents)

Heroes of Sport / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Tom Swift]
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Edwin Loughlin; Erwin
Inks:
Will Eisner; Edwin Loughlin; Erwin
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Island of Gold (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Capt. Dennis Drake]
Pencils:
? (illegible)
Inks:
? (illegible)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Three illustrations, two different artists. Possible translation of art signatures: "R. Thomay" and "Hofer."

Jumbo Jim's Prize Party (Table of Contents)

advertising a cartoon contest for readers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
Will Eisner; ?
Inks:
Will Eisner; ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jumbo Jim
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional circulation builder

["Inspector Day (sic) has come upon a smuggling ring..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Jack Kirby ?
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Dayton; Joe the Fink; "Ace of Spades"
Reprints:

["The sherrif (sic) and his men are trapped in..."] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wilton; Bart Lugar; Luke Reed; Billy Danson; Major Murdock
Reprints:

Ben Rosenberg (Table of Contents)

Famous Detectives / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lee Harris (signed)
Pencils:
Lee Harris (signed)
Inks:
Lee Harris (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Marlene Dietrich (Table of Contents)

Star Snapshots / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bernard Baily
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
?

"Aerial bombardment for the purposes of terrorizing the civilian population" (Table of Contents)

Fight Facts of the Air / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

[The Spaghetti and the Snake Charmer] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck]
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Now remember Ginger, Don't fail to use your best table manners"] (Table of Contents)

Ginger Snap / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["Sherlock Holmes"] (Table of Contents)

Make Your Own Cartoons / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Otto; Hawks of the Seas; Peter Pupp; Sheena
  2. 1. Jerry Iger's Jumbo
  3. 2. "Here's a summons Mr. Claxon"
    Jest Laughs
  4. 3. ["Hello, folks--before we start out on this..."]
    Peter Pupp
  5. 4. ["Merrystone's soldiers are scheming to seize the Hawk..."]
    Hawks of the Seas
  6. 5. ["It's a pleasure to meet you, young man."]
    Bobby
  7. 6. ["Can you paint Paddy in the bright and..."]
    Puzzle Phun
  8. 7. ["On February 24, 1815, the stout ship Pharoah..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  9. 8. The Man Who Lived Twice (Part 1)
    Spencer Steel
  10. 9. ["In the world of science a long forgotten..."]
    The Diary of Dr. Hayward
  11. 10. Sanitary hot dog factory--visitors invited
    Uncle Otto
  12. 11. ["One of the loveliest girls in Hollywood, Fay..."]
    Stars On Parade
  13. 12. ["If you split, I'll give you the combination."]
    Jest Laffs
  14. 13. ["Say, Pee Wee, what do you call a guy..."]
    Pee Wee
  15. 14. ["In search of the mysterious Sheena, Bob Reynolds..."]
    Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
  16. 15. Build the Flash
    Modern Planes and Model Building
  17. 16. ["Gosh, Gilda, this is the tenth time I've..."]
    Gilda Gay
  18. 17. ["Jane loved to strut in diamonds and satin"]
    Puzzle Phun
  19. 18. Lost in the Arctic
  20. 19. ["Paris 1482. The narrow street of the ancient..."]
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  21. 20. ["Chapter one. Escape. The story of a sturdy..."]
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  22. 21. ["Transovania has declared war and early one morning..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  23. 22. ["Tom McAuliffe of Buffalo, the armless golfer, played..."]
    Heroes of Sport
  24. 23. Island of Gold
  25. 24. Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
    advertising a cartoon contest for readers
  26. 25. ["Inspector Day (sic) has come upon a smuggling ring..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  27. 26. ["The sherrif (sic) and his men are trapped in..."]
    Wilton of the West
  28. 27. Ben Rosenberg
    Famous Detectives
  29. 28. Marlene Dietrich
    Star Snapshots
  30. 29. "Aerial bombardment for the purposes of terrorizing the civilian population"
    Fight Facts of the Air
  31. 30. [The Spaghetti and the Snake Charmer]
    Uncle Otto
  32. 31. ["Now remember Ginger, Don't fail to use your best table manners"]
    Ginger Snap
  33. 32. ["Sherlock Holmes"]
    Make Your Own Cartoons
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