(1997)

Pure Imagination, 1997 Series
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Volume:
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Price:
25.00 USD
Pages:
266
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Pure Imagination Publishing
Brand:
PI
ISBN:
1-56685-006-3
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Greg Theakston
Color:
Color cover
Binding:
Softcover

September 1940 - March 1941 (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Foreword (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Theakston

Kirby Speaks (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / text article / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Interview ? done in March 1985

Bill Everett Speaks (Table of Contents)

Bill Everett / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

interview circa 1966

September 1940 (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby; Al Gabriele / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Theakston
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Al Gabriele interview included here

[Bertoff Shrinks the Blue Bolt] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; with Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Green Sorceress; Blue Bolt; Dr Bertoff
Synopsis:
Bertoff shrinks Blue Bolt to insect size in order to sneak into the Sorceress' palace
Reprints:

Daring Mystery Comics #6 (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Joe Simon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Boy
Reprints:

Introducing Marvel Boy (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Burstein
Pencils:
Joe Simon (1-3); Jack Kirby (4-10)
Inks:
Joe Simon; with Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson (1-3); Joe Simon (4-10)
Editing:
Joe Simon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Intro-Marvel Boy [Martin Burns]; Hercules; Jupiter
Synopsis:
Marvel Boy is the reincarnation of Hercules
Reprints:

The Legion of the Doomed (Table of Contents)

Fiery Mask / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Simon (1-4,6,10); Jack Kirby (5,6-9)
Inks:
Joe Simon; with Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fiery Mask
Synopsis:
A demon inhabits the form of a murderous infant
Reprints:

["Taking advantage of the Ensuing turmoil, the Lone Rider bolts for the nearest horse"] (Table of Contents)

Lightnin and the Lone Rider / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Rider; Caleb Stone; Introduction-Dr Chuda
Synopsis:
Caleb plans to excavate the lost city of the Zoltecs
Reprints:

[The Plutonian Bombers] (Table of Contents)

Space Smith / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Fletcher
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space Smith
Reprints:

October 1940 (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

["Out of the Emptiness of the Evening skies they came"] (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Kirby

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the splash page from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #13 (November 1940) only.

[Secret Gateway to the World Beyond the Flame] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; with Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Green Sorceress; Blue Bolt; Dr Bertoff
Synopsis:
The Sorceress discovers the secret of the 4th dimension
Reprints:

["We must start excavating this Zoltec city at once!"] (Table of Contents)

Lightnin and the Lone Rider / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Rider; Caleb Stone; Dr Chuda
Synopsis:
Chuda tells the Lone Rider he is 50,000 years old
Reprints:

Marvel Mystery Comics #12 (Table of Contents)

Angel / cover reprint (on interior page) / ? pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Kirby
Editing:
Joe Simon

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

November 1940 (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Theakston
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
biography

The Queen of Venus (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
John Russel Fearn
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:
  • from Marvel Stories (Marvel) 11/40

[Origin of the Vision] (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision (Origin)

Indexer Notes

Splash page plus selected panels only from the story from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #13 (November 1940).

[Marto!] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Burstein(?)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; with Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson (1-5); Joe Simon(6- 10)
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Blue Bolt; Green Sorceress; Bertoff; Intro-Marto
Synopsis:
Marto tries to place his mind in Blue Bolt's body
Reprints:

[Dr Chuda reveals he is 50,000 years old] (Table of Contents)

Lightnin and the Lone Rider / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Rider; Caleb Stone; Dr Chuda
Synopsis:
Chuda and Caleb capture the Lone Rider's girl
Reprints:

Target Comics #10 (Table of Contents)

Target / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Simon
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Target
Reprints:

December 1940 (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Theakston
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
biography

Wow Comics #1 (Table of Contents)

Mr Scarlet / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Editing:
Ed Herron

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Werewolf! (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / ? pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Kirby
Editing:
Joe Simon

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision
Reprints:

Blue Bolt #7 (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Blue Bolt
Reprints:

[Blitkreig!] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; with Al Avison; Al Gabriele; Jack Kirby (pg 5)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Blue Bolt; Green Sorceress; Bertoff; Hitler; Mussolini
Synopsis:
The Green Sorceress adopts the concept of the Blitzkreig to her own ends
Reprints:

Prize Comics #v1#7 (7) (Table of Contents)

The Black Owl / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Owl
Reprints:

The Black Owl and the Whistler (Table of Contents)

The Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; with Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Maurice Rosenbaum

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Owl; Whistler; Terry Dane; Arnold Goodrich
Reprints:

[Lay Off the Donelli Case] (Table of Contents)

Mister Scarlet / comic story / ? pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Kirby
Editing:
Ed Herron

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mister Scarlet; Cherry Wade
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

apparently recut from a newspaper strip

January 1941 (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Theakston
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
biography

[Origin of the Human Top] (Table of Contents)

Human Top / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Briefer ?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Top
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the splash page from Red Raven Comics (Marvel, 1940 series) #1 (August 1940) only.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Frankenstein / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Briefer
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Frankenstein
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Splash page from the Frankenstein story from Prize Comics (Prize, 1940 series) #v1#8 (8) (January 1941) only.

Captain Marvel #1 (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[In the Inner Sanctum of Randu Rondi] (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the splash page from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #15 (January 1941) only.

[War over Radium] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; with Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Green Sorceress; Blue Bolt; Dr Bertoff; Col Chagg; Introduction-Carl Pfieffer; Introduction-Ann Barton; Introduction- Everett Smith
Synopsis:
A passage to the surface world is found. The Sorceress captures the radium deposits of Scientific City.
Reprints:

Z! (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ed Herron

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel; Sivana; Introduction-Z
Reprints:

Out West (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ed Herron

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel
Reprints:

[Captain Marvel on Saturn] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ed Herron

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel; Dragon Man of Saturn
Reprints:

Captain Marvel Battles the Vampire (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ed Herron

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel
Reprints:

["Death Goes to Sea In A Million Dollar Yacht!"] (Table of Contents)

Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Kirby
Editing:
Maurice Rosenbaum

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Owl; Terry Dane; Whistler; Arnold Goodrich
Synopsis:
Arnold Goodrich chooses a ship full of convicts to transport the sword Excalibur back to England
Reprints:

["glory bent on sabotage"] (Table of Contents)

Ted O'Neil / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Ted O'Neil; Hinky Davis; Hurricane Squadron
Reprints:

February 1941 (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / text article / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

[Dinosaurs Attack!] (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the splash page from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #16 (February 1941) only.

[The Surface World] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; with Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Green Sorceress; Blue Bolt; Dr Bertoff; Pfeiffer; Introduction-Bucky Williams; Introduction-Rocky Roberts
Synopsis:
The Blue Bolt follows the Green Sorceress to the Surface World
Reprints:

[Madame Mystery] (Table of Contents)

Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Owl; Madame Mystery; Terry Dane; Barney Dunn
Reprints:

[Barge in on a Blitzkrieg] (Table of Contents)

Ted O'Neil / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Ted O'Neil; Hinky Davis; Hurricane Squadron
Reprints:

March 1941 (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Theakston
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
[Vince Garron,Big Shot Racketeer]
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the splash page from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #17 (March 1941) only.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hurricane / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hurricane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

One page excerpt from the story from Captain America Comics (Marvel, 1941 series) #1 (March 1941).

Same character as the Mercury appearing in Red Raven.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tuk, Cave Boy / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Tuk
Keywords:
barbarian

Indexer Notes

One page excerpt from the story from Captain America Comics (Marvel, 1941 series) #1 (March 1941).

U.S.A. #1 (Table of Contents)

Defender / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defender
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hurricane / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hurricane

Indexer Notes

One page excerpt from the story from Captain America Comics (Marvel, 1941 series) #2 (April 1941).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Young Allies / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies; Bucky; Toro

Indexer Notes

unused cover intended for Young Allies #1

[King Rocky] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; with Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Green Sorceress; Blue Bolt; Dr Bertoff; Rocky Roberts
Synopsis:
Rocky Roberts brings his gangster philosophy to the inner world
Reprints:

Summation (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. September 1940 - March 1941
    Blue Bolt
  2. 1. Foreword
    Jack Kirby
  3. 2. Kirby Speaks
    Jack Kirby
  4. 3. Bill Everett Speaks
    Bill Everett
  5. 4. September 1940
    Jack Kirby; Al Gabriele
  6. 5. [Bertoff Shrinks the Blue Bolt]
    Blue Bolt
  7. 6. Daring Mystery Comics #6
    Marvel Boy
  8. 7. Introducing Marvel Boy
    Marvel Boy
  9. 8. The Legion of the Doomed
    Fiery Mask
  10. 9. ["Taking advantage of the Ensuing turmoil, the Lone Rider bolts for the nearest horse"]
    Lightnin and the Lone Rider
  11. 10. [The Plutonian Bombers]
    Space Smith
  12. 11. October 1940
    Jack Kirby
  13. 12. ["Out of the Emptiness of the Evening skies they came"]
    Vision
  14. 13. [Secret Gateway to the World Beyond the Flame]
    Blue Bolt
  15. 14. ["We must start excavating this Zoltec city at once!"]
    Lightnin and the Lone Rider
  16. 15. Marvel Mystery Comics #12
    Angel
  17. 16. November 1940
    Jack Kirby
  18. 17. The Queen of Venus
  19. 18. [Origin of the Vision]
    Vision
  20. 19. [Marto!]
    Blue Bolt
  21. 20. [Dr Chuda reveals he is 50,000 years old]
    Lightnin and the Lone Rider
  22. 21. Target Comics #10
    Target
  23. 22. December 1940
    Jack Kirby
  24. 23. Wow Comics #1
    Mr Scarlet
  25. 24. The Werewolf!
    Vision
  26. 25. Blue Bolt #7
    Blue Bolt
  27. 26. [Blitkreig!]
    Blue Bolt
  28. 27. Prize Comics #v1#7 (7)
    The Black Owl
  29. 28. The Black Owl and the Whistler
    The Black Owl
  30. 29. [Lay Off the Donelli Case]
    Mister Scarlet
  31. 30. January 1941
    Jack Kirby
  32. 31. [Origin of the Human Top]
    Human Top
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Frankenstein
  34. 33. Captain Marvel #1
    Captain Marvel
  35. 34. [In the Inner Sanctum of Randu Rondi]
    Vision
  36. 35. [War over Radium]
    Blue Bolt
  37. 36. Z!
    Captain Marvel
  38. 37. Out West
    Captain Marvel
  39. 38. [Captain Marvel on Saturn]
    Captain Marvel
  40. 39. Captain Marvel Battles the Vampire
    Captain Marvel
  41. 40. ["Death Goes to Sea In A Million Dollar Yacht!"]
    Black Owl
  42. 41. ["glory bent on sabotage"]
    Ted O'Neil
  43. 42. February 1941
    Jack Kirby
  44. 43. [Dinosaurs Attack!]
    Vision
  45. 44. [The Surface World]
    Blue Bolt
  46. 45. [Madame Mystery]
    Black Owl
  47. 46. [Barge in on a Blitzkrieg]
    Ted O'Neil
  48. 47. March 1941
    Jack Kirby
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
    Vision
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
    Hurricane
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
    Tuk, Cave Boy
  53. 52. U.S.A. #1
    Defender
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
    Hurricane
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
    Young Allies
  56. 55. [King Rocky]
    Blue Bolt
  57. 56. Summation
    Jack Kirby
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