(1973)

IPC, 1971 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.70GBP ?
Pages:
96
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
IPC Magazines Ltd.
Brand:
?
Color:
Colour
Binding:
Hardcover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painted)
Inks:
? (painted)
Colors:
? (painted)

Synopsis:
Collage of featured strips.

Contents (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Contents listing.

Planet of the Dead (Table of Contents)

Star Trek / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Sutter
Pencils:
Jim Baikie (signed)
Inks:
Jim Baikie ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
James Kirk; Prof. Richard Spellman; Prof. Jean Ravel; Mr Spock; Dr. McCoy; Uhuru; Montgomery Scott
Synopsis:
An innocuous looking pet picked up by McCoy proves to be the cause of an illness which strikes a team of scientists, as well as McCoy himself.

Indexer Notes

Writing credit via Mark Martinez.

["Ever Wondered"] (Table of Contents)

Roving Around / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
The Roving Reporter

Indexer Notes

Possibly a reprint from The Eagle.

The Secret of Volcano Island Part 1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Jennings ?
Pencils:
Richard Jennings
Inks:
Richard Jennings ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Steve Craig; Smiler Jones; Prof Rudolph Hunke; Obadiah Lamm
Synopsis:
Craig, Jones, and Hunke fall foul of gunrunner Lamm's gang, who are retrieving contraband gold on volcanic Midsummer Island. They are rescued by a Royal Navy cruiser patrol. A destroyer is sent to capture Lamm's freighter. But the freighter is armed with missiles, and waits for the destroyer to come within range.
Reprints:
  • from The Eagle (Longacre Press Ltd., Vol. 13) #30 - #42 (1962.07.28 - 1962.10.20)

Indexer Notes

Originally published as Isle of Fire.

The Battle of Bodger's Gap (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with two illos.

The Mystery of Marsdon Manor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bill Craig; Harry Fenton; Xavier Beech; Frederick Hodge
Synopsis:
Two back-packers find trouble on an old film set when they stumble on missing actor Xavier Beech. Beech is suffering delusions and thinks he is a famous scientist. He tries to experiment on the two men, but they overpower him and deliver him to hospital.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated in B&W& Blue.

["There Isn't a Dragon Within a Hundred Miles"] (Table of Contents)

Sir Percy Vere: The Good Knight / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour

Jokers' Page (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
Six gag cartoons.

["The Toughest Sailors Afloat"] (Table of Contents)

Roving Around / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
The Roving Reporter
Synopsis:
A look at Tugboat men.

Scientists In Space (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A look at the future of space exploration, focusing on Skylab.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with one cutaway drawing and four B&W photos.

The Fear-Makers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zoot Cross; Charlie Easy
Synopsis:
Two bikers stumble upon a village in France whose superstitious inhabitants are being terrorized by a gang of smugglers making use of an old legend to force local men to work for them. The two pals free the villagers and round up the smugglers.

Storms Made to Order (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

"Meet the Mightiest Wrestlers in Japan" (Table of Contents)

Roving Around / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John M. Burns [as J.B.] (signed)
Inks:
John M. Burns
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
The Roving Reporter
Synopsis:
A look at Sumo and Karate.

Indexer Notes

Art id. via Phil Rushton

The Emerald Mountain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joaquin Blazquez ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ben Tyler; Prof. Billings; Hardrock Hardy; Simon Dobbs
Synopsis:
Space explorers discover a new planet. The discovery of the Emerald Mountain incites the greed of Dobbs, who drinks an alien brew which turns him into a giant. He falls to his death and the survivors vow to destroy all reference to the location of the planet.

"Jewel of Evil" (Table of Contents)

Roving Around / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Eric Kincaid (signed)
Inks:
Eric Kincaid (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
The Roving Reporter
Synopsis:
A look at pearls.

Pop Makes the World Go Around (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A look at the state of pop music around the world.

"Look, My Lord -- A Dragon!" (Table of Contents)

Sir Percy Vere / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour

Jokers' Page (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
Seven gag cartoons.

The Secret Of Volcano Island Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Jennings ?
Pencils:
Richard Jennings
Inks:
Richard Jennings ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Lamm's missiles sink the destroyer. His crew mutiny, leaving him alone and wounded on the sinking freighter. Steve and Smiler rescue him, against his wishes, and get back to the cruiser, which gets out of range of the island before the volcano blows.
Reprints:
  • from The Eagle (Longacre Press Ltd., Vol 13) #30 - #42 (1962.07.28 - 1962.10.20)

Indexer Notes

Original title (in The Eagle) was Isle of Fire.

You Live On A Drifting Jigsaw (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

The Saviour of the Nation (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; science fiction
Characters:
Henry Bloggs
Synopsis:
A monsterous plant arrives on Earth and defeats the efforts of Britains military and scientists to destroy it. Tramp Henry Bloggs destroys it, unwittingly, with a jar of pickles.

Indexer Notes

Art in B&W and blue.

"Wouldn't it Be Wonderful to Fly Like a Bird?" (Table of Contents)

Sir Percy Vere / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fiddy
Pencils:
Fiddy (signed)
Inks:
Fiddy (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour

Dad's Army (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
History of Britain's militia, leading up to the formation of the Territorial Army. With a couple of photos of the cast of BBC's Dad's Army thrown in as an after thought.

A Crime At Christmas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
a whodunit for the readers to solve.

Indexer Notes

Art B&W and blue.

A New Look At The Sea (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Peter North (painted) (signed)
Inks:
Peter North (painted) (signed)
Colors:
Peter North (painted) (Signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A look at sea exploration, with references to Jacques Cousteau. Many illustrations.

"Pirates!" (Table of Contents)

Roving Around / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
The Roving Reporter
Synopsis:
A look at modern day piracy off the coast of Borneo.

The Birthday Present (Table of Contents)

text story / 3.3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Text story with two large colour illustrations.

Jokers' Page (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.7 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
Six gag cartoons.

What Is This Thing Called, Spock? (Table of Contents)

Star Trek / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Sutter
Pencils:
Jim Baikie (signed)
Inks:
Jim Baikie (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Kirk; Mr. Spock
Synopsis:
An alien life-form has turned hostile on the planet Tarragon. Spock discovers the reason why, and then brings about an understanding between it and the beleagured inhabitants of the planet.

Indexer Notes

Writing credit via Mark Martinez

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painted)
Inks:
? (painted)
Colors:
? (painted)

Indexer Notes

Reprints the front cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Planet of the Dead
    Star Trek
  4. 3. ["Ever Wondered"]
    Roving Around
  5. 4. The Secret of Volcano Island Part 1
  6. 5. The Battle of Bodger's Gap
  7. 6. The Mystery of Marsdon Manor
  8. 7. ["There Isn't a Dragon Within a Hundred Miles"]
    Sir Percy Vere: The Good Knight
  9. 8. Jokers' Page
  10. 9. ["The Toughest Sailors Afloat"]
    Roving Around
  11. 10. Scientists In Space
  12. 11. The Fear-Makers
  13. 12. Storms Made to Order
  14. 13. "Meet the Mightiest Wrestlers in Japan"
    Roving Around
  15. 14. The Emerald Mountain
  16. 15. "Jewel of Evil"
    Roving Around
  17. 16. Pop Makes the World Go Around
  18. 17. "Look, My Lord -- A Dragon!"
    Sir Percy Vere
  19. 18. Jokers' Page
  20. 19. The Secret Of Volcano Island Part 2
  21. 20. You Live On A Drifting Jigsaw
  22. 21. The Saviour of the Nation
  23. 22. "Wouldn't it Be Wonderful to Fly Like a Bird?"
    Sir Percy Vere
  24. 23. Dad's Army
  25. 24. A Crime At Christmas
  26. 25. A New Look At The Sea
  27. 26. "Pirates!"
    Roving Around
  28. 27. The Birthday Present
  29. 28. Jokers' Page
  30. 29. What Is This Thing Called, Spock?
    Star Trek
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
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