(1998)

Pure Imagination, 1997 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
25.00 USD; 33.75 CAD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Pure Imagination Publishing
Brand:
PI
ISBN:
1-56685-008-8 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Greg Theakston
Color:
Color cover
Binding:
Softcover

March-May 1947 (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation; superhero

Foreword (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Theakston
Letters:
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Stuntman

Indexer Notes

unused cover intended for Stuntman #2

Boy Commandos 15 (Table of Contents)

Boy Commandos / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos; Crazy-Quilt
Reprints:

48 Famous Americans (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

giveaway comic

March 1947 (Table of Contents)

Jack Kirby / text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Theakston
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
biography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red-Hot Rowe / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red-Hot Rowe

Indexer Notes

sample strips- never sold

Clue Comics (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich?
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich?
Colors:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Boy Commandos 21 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos
Reprints:

Top of the World (Table of Contents)

Boy Commandos / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos

Indexer Notes

both pencilled and finished versions shown- splash page plus selected panels

The Script That Was Never Written (Table of Contents)

Boy Commandos / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos

Indexer Notes

splash plus selected panels

The Lady Known as Velvet (Table of Contents)

Boy Commandos / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos

Indexer Notes

splash plus selected panels

King of the Bank Robbers (Table of Contents)

True-Clue Crime / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

S&K's second crime story; set in 1865

Headline Comics #23 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Also on back cover.

Last Bloody Days of Babyface Nelson (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Burstein?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Joe Simon

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

The Doctor is Missing (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
OLiver Wendel Holmes
Reprints:

The Bear Skull Trail to Death (Table of Contents)

Red Hot Blaze / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Red-Hot Blaze is the narrator

Still Being Burned at the Stake After 400 Years (Table of Contents)

Crime Through the Ages / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; crime; history
Characters:
Guy Fawkes
Reprints:

To My Valentine (Table of Contents)

Red Hot Blaze / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Valentine's Day Massacre

Killer In the Kitchen (Table of Contents)

Red Hot Blaze / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints:

Prize #63 (Table of Contents)

Boom Boom Brannigan / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Editing:
John Genallo

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Romania's Strangest Killer (Table of Contents)

Red Hot Blaze / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
John Genallo

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

placed here as a promotion for Headline Comics; ends with ad

April 1947 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Greg Theakston
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
biography

Clue Comics (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan Barry
Inks:
Dan Barry
Colors:
?
Editing:
Ed Cronin

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Gunmaster
Reprints:

Terry and the Pirates #3 (Table of Contents)

Terry and The Pirates / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Milton Caniff
Inks:
Milton Caniff
Colors:
?

Characters:
Terry and the Pirates
Reprints:

Punch and Judy (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Estes Calpini
Inks:
Estes Calpini
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

Black Cat #5 (Table of Contents)

Black Cat / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Avison?; Lee Elias
Inks:
Al Avison?; Lee Elias
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Cat
Reprints:

The Short, Dangerous Life of Packy Smith (Table of Contents)

Gunmaster / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Burstein?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Ed Cronin

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Gunmaster
Reprints:

On Stage For Murder (Table of Contents)

Detective Powell / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Ed Cronin

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Detective Powell
Reprints:

[Drink of Water] (Table of Contents)

Rover The Rascal / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Ed Cronin

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Rover the Rascal
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Simon and Kirby's first funny animal work ever. Gag page.

The Isle Where Women Rule (Table of Contents)

Boy Explorers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Boy Explorers
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

left over from the cancelled comic book

May 1947 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Greg Theakston
Letters:
Typeset

Frankenstein #7 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Characters:
Frankenstein
Reprints:

Punch and Judy v2 #10 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Estes Calpini
Inks:
Estes Calpini
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

Airboy Comics v4 #4 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Editing:
Ed Cronin

Genre:
aviation
Reprints:

Clue Comics v2 #3 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Simon
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Editing:
Ed Cronin

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

The Battle for Packy Smith (Table of Contents)

Gunmaster / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Burstein
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon; others
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Ed Cronin

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Gunmaster
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

continued from previous issue

Flowers for Roma (Table of Contents)

True-Clue Crime Story / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Ed Cronin

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Case of the Superstitious Slayers (Table of Contents)

True-Clue Crime Story / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon; others
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Ed Cronin

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Rest Camp For Criminals (Table of Contents)

Stuntman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Stuntman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

left over from cancelled title

Justice Finds a Cop Killer (Table of Contents)

Red-Hot Blaze / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
John Genallo

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

placed here as a promotion for Headline Comics; ends with ad

Headline Comics #24 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Trapping New England's Chain Murderer (Table of Contents)

Red-Hot Blaze / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints:

Murder on a Wave Length (Table of Contents)

Red-Hot Blaze / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints:

Grim Pay-off for the Pinball Mob (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

A Phantom Pulls the Trigger (Table of Contents)

Red-Hot Blaze / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints:

You Can't Forget A Killer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Case of the Floating Corpse (Table of Contents)

Red-Hot Blaze / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red-Hot Blaze
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lockjaw the Alligator / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Lockjaw the Alligator; Prof Microbe J Butterbrain; Ed Cronin
Synopsis:
A professor brings a talking alligator to NYC and then tries to find a way to feed it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Editor Ed Cronin appears in this story as himself

Summation (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. March-May 1947
    Airboy
  2. 1. Foreword
    Jack Kirby
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Stuntman
  4. 3. Boy Commandos 15
    Boy Commandos
  5. 4. 48 Famous Americans
  6. 5. March 1947
    Jack Kirby
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Red-Hot Rowe
  8. 7. Clue Comics
  9. 8. Boy Commandos 21
    Boy Commandos
  10. 9. Top of the World
    Boy Commandos
  11. 10. The Script That Was Never Written
    Boy Commandos
  12. 11. The Lady Known as Velvet
    Boy Commandos
  13. 12. King of the Bank Robbers
    True-Clue Crime
  14. 13. Headline Comics #23
  15. 14. Last Bloody Days of Babyface Nelson
  16. 15. The Doctor is Missing
  17. 16. The Bear Skull Trail to Death
    Red Hot Blaze
  18. 17. Still Being Burned at the Stake After 400 Years
    Crime Through the Ages
  19. 18. To My Valentine
    Red Hot Blaze
  20. 19. Killer In the Kitchen
    Red Hot Blaze
  21. 20. Prize #63
    Boom Boom Brannigan
  22. 21. Romania's Strangest Killer
    Red Hot Blaze
  23. 22. April 1947
    Jack Kirby
  24. 23. Clue Comics
    Gunmaster
  25. 24. Terry and the Pirates #3
    Terry and The Pirates
  26. 25. Punch and Judy
  27. 26. Black Cat #5
    Black Cat
  28. 27. The Short, Dangerous Life of Packy Smith
    Gunmaster
  29. 28. On Stage For Murder
    Detective Powell
  30. 29. [Drink of Water]
    Rover The Rascal
  31. 30. The Isle Where Women Rule
    Boy Explorers
  32. 31. May 1947
    Jack Kirby
  33. 32. Frankenstein #7
    Frankenstein
  34. 33. Punch and Judy v2 #10
  35. 34. Airboy Comics v4 #4
    Airboy
  36. 35. Clue Comics v2 #3
    Gunmaster
  37. 36. The Battle for Packy Smith
    Gunmaster
  38. 37. Flowers for Roma
    True-Clue Crime Story
  39. 38. Case of the Superstitious Slayers
    True-Clue Crime Story
  40. 39. Rest Camp For Criminals
    Stuntman
  41. 40. Justice Finds a Cop Killer
    Red-Hot Blaze
  42. 41. Headline Comics #24
  43. 42. Trapping New England's Chain Murderer
    Red-Hot Blaze
  44. 43. Murder on a Wave Length
    Red-Hot Blaze
  45. 44. Grim Pay-off for the Pinball Mob
  46. 45. A Phantom Pulls the Trigger
    Red-Hot Blaze
  47. 46. You Can't Forget A Killer
  48. 47. Case of the Floating Corpse
    Red-Hot Blaze
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
    Lockjaw the Alligator
  50. 49. Summation
    Jack Kirby
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Patrick Lemaire
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