(2008)

Pure Imagination, 2008 Series
 
Price:
25.00 USD
Pages:
166
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Pure Imagination Publishing
Brand:
PI
ISBN:
1-56685-037-1 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
?
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
9" x 11.5"
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors:
?

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

This page lists the original source for each of the stories in this volume. Art collaborators for each story are also listed.

Co-Conspirators (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Theakston
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Introduction is accompanied by photographs and illustrations.

The Last Three Dimes (Table of Contents)

Crime Casebook / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Letters:
?

Characters:
Larry Day
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits and introduction list this story as penciled by Al Williamson and inked by Frank Frazetta. However, Robert Barrett reports that Frank Frazetta denied that he or Al Williamson worked on this story, and that it was the work of Rafael Astarita. (GCD mailing list 5 August 2010).

The erroneous Williamson-Frazetta credits can also be found in The Fleagles (Pure Imagination, 2011) and Steve Ringgenberg's Al Williamson biography in The EC Comics Library #3 - 50 Girls 50 And Other Stories (Fantagraphics, 2012 series), though Ringgenberg, alerted to the error by Roger Hill, tried to correct the credits before publication. (Ringgenberg via the GCD Error Tracker.)

Death in Deep Space! (Table of Contents)

Space Ace / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
?

Characters:
Space Ace; Dalla; Flor; Benton Thorpe
Synopsis:
Space Ace sets out to collect the reward for finding missing scientist Benton Thorpe, but instead finds a woman drifting in space. He rescues Dalla and hears her tell how her ship was invaded by aliens and Thorpe was captured. He follows her ship to Titan, but Dalla's story was all just part of a trap planned by Flor to capture him. Flor, the leader of the space pirates, intends to get revenge on Space Ace for tricking her in a previous scheme.
Reprints:

Chief Victorio's Last Stand! (Table of Contents)

Chief Victorio / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Al Williamson; Frank Frazetta
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Sunny's Sunday (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta ?; Al Williamson ? (signed)
Inks:
Frank Frazetta ?; Al Williamson ? (signed)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Charles "Sonny" Kimball, Jr.
Synopsis:
Tells how a 10-year old boy saved a young friend from drowning.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Sunny's Sunday" is the story title, but the boy's name is "Sonny".

The index for the original story lists Frank Frazetta as the penciller. The story itself is signed by Al Williamson. The credits listed in this issue indicate "with Frank Frazetta" rather than breaking down the credits for pencils/inks as done with some of the other stories.

The Ugly Duckling Bandit (Table of Contents)

John Wayne / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta ?; Al Williamson ? (signed) [as A.W.]
Inks:
Frank Frazetta ?; Al Williamson ? (signed) [as A.W.]
Letters:
?

Characters:
John Wayne; Bonanza Bill; Nathaniel Hilton; Uncle Ben; Doctor Coe; Preacher Brown
Synopsis:
When Bonanza Bill discovers a buried fortune, he relates the tale of Nathaniel Hilton. Orphan Nathaniel was raised by a cruel uncle. One day an 'accident' with a branding iron severely scarred his face. Unable to get an honest job due to his appearance, he turned to crime. Trying to flee a posse after pulling his latest job, he seemed doomed to die in the desert but was rescued by an Indian. He left the loot buried in the desert because he finally found friendship living with the Indian tribe.
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Indexer Notes

The credits page lists "with Frank Frazetta" for the art.

The Return of the Werewolf (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed) [as Harold Williams]
Inks:
Harold LeDoux
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dave; Ginny; Dr. Parker
Synopsis:
Dave is unable to afford a normal fur coat for his fiance, so he brings Ginny a wolf skin as a gag. However, that night a werewolf enters Ginny's house, looking for his pelt.
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Drum of Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
King Ward
Letters:
?

Characters:
Annette; Fred Taylor (Annette's manager)
Synopsis:
Annette and Fred travel to Haiti to observe a native dance that she can use in her stage act. They offer to pay for the drum used in the native dance, but the old witch doctor warns them to go away. However, the witch doctor's son overhears their request and brings them the drum in exchange for money. When Annette starts dancing on the drum, zombies start leaving their graves and begin moving toward the drum.
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Indexer Notes

Contents page does not list any credits for this story. Credits listed here are taken from sequence of original story.

The Flapping Head (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Harrison
Inks:
Al Williamson
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bud; Sally; Silvana
Synopsis:
With his job of restoring an old European castle almost complete, Bud brings Sally there to marry her and honeymoon in the castle. The ominous ramblings of an old woman are ignored until Sally sees a flying head one night.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits in this issue differ from credits listed in original story.

The Phantom Fliers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Al Williamson; Frank Frazetta
Inks:
Al Williamson; Frank Frazetta
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bill Chalmers; Nurse Nora Bentley; Werner Borth; Nakamoto; Zukoff
Synopsis:
Bill's job of flying a rebuilt World War II fighter plane from Assam, India to Karachi is routine until he has engine trouble. He contemplates bailing out over the harsh mountain terrain until he spots a squadron of old planes signaling him to land at an uncharted airfield. Before Bill can explain his situation, the other fliers assume he is a new recruit sent to join them. He soon discovers that the other fliers are dead men condemned to relive the pattern of sadistic missions. Only he and Nora are really alive.
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Indexer Notes

This issue provides no credits for this story. The credits listed here are from the index of the original story.

The Vicious Space Pirates (Table of Contents)

Captain Comet, Space Pilot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain Comet; Captain Kidd; Captain Hughes
Synopsis:
Captain Kidd, leader of a band of space pirates, abducts Captain Comet and brings him to his base on the planetoid Xenor.
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The Iron Shirt (Table of Contents)

American Eagle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
John Severin
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This issue credits Williamson with the pencils and Severin with the inks.

Mississippi Card Sharps (Table of Contents)

American Eagle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
John Severin
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This issue credits Williamson as the penciler and Severin as the inker for this story.

The Captain's Last Command (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson ?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J270

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This issue lists no credits for this story.

Menace from the Stars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-934

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker Credits from The Art of Al Williamson (Blue Dolphin Enterprises, 1983 series) #[nn] (1983).

The Secret of the Haunted House (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L690

Synopsis:
A young girl discovers the secret of a haunted house's reputation is that it is a way station for time travelers
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The Last Great Council (Table of Contents)

Cheyenne Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of the 3 part story of Custer's last stand.

The Trap (Table of Contents)

Cheyenne Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S2452

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of the story of Custer's last stand.

The Battle of Little Bighorn (Table of Contents)

Cheyenne Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S2453

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of the story of Custer's last stand.

The Drum Beats at Midnight! (Table of Contents)

Jann of the Jungle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Rico
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L942

Reprints:

The Quiet Stranger (Table of Contents)

Tex Ritter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed) [as Smithfield Cobb]
Inks:
Al Williamson (signed) [as Smithfield Cobb]
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S2592

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

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The Law West of the Pecos (Table of Contents)

Cheyenne Kid / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
?
Job Number:
2822

Reprints:

Prepaid Reward (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S3152

Reprints:

Beware the Future! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Al Williamson
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-111

Characters:
Luther Zorn; Emma Zorn
Synopsis:
A physicist invents a time machine, but when it shows an idyllic future it causes people to lose their motivation to improve the world.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Thumbs Down! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Anne T. Murphy
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Al Williamson (signed)
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Aglio; Bracchus; Cassius
Synopsis:
Aglio, favored gladiator of Mithras, has an agreement with Bracchus that he will have his freedom if he loses his match with Cassius. However, when the time comes, Bracchus gives the death sign. Eventually, Bracchus arranges Cassius' death as well. Then while Bracchus is reviewing the arena the night before the next big event, lions are released into the arena with him. Bracchus sees a figure in his box and pleads for help while attempting to pull himself up. However, he sees Cassius' ghost giving him the thumbs down sign.
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Al Williamson Portfolio (Table of Contents)

illustration / 8.5 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Al Williamson

Reprints:
  • from Squa Tront (Jerry Weist, 1967 series) #2 (September 1968)

Indexer Notes

Sketches by Williamson.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Co-Conspirators
  4. 3. The Last Three Dimes
    Crime Casebook
  5. 4. Death in Deep Space!
    Space Ace
  6. 5. Chief Victorio's Last Stand!
    Chief Victorio
  7. 6. Sunny's Sunday
    Heroic True Life Story
  8. 7. The Ugly Duckling Bandit
    John Wayne
  9. 8. The Return of the Werewolf
  10. 9. Drum of Doom
  11. 10. The Flapping Head
  12. 11. The Phantom Fliers
  13. 12. The Vicious Space Pirates
    Captain Comet, Space Pilot
  14. 13. The Iron Shirt
    American Eagle
  15. 14. Mississippi Card Sharps
    American Eagle
  16. 15. The Captain's Last Command
  17. 16. Menace from the Stars!
  18. 17. The Secret of the Haunted House
  19. 18. The Last Great Council
    Cheyenne Kid
  20. 19. The Trap
    Cheyenne Kid
  21. 20. The Battle of Little Bighorn
    Cheyenne Kid
  22. 21. The Drum Beats at Midnight!
    Jann of the Jungle
  23. 22. The Quiet Stranger
    Tex Ritter
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. The Law West of the Pecos
    Cheyenne Kid
  26. 25. Prepaid Reward
  27. 26. Beware the Future!
  28. 27. Thumbs Down!
  29. 28. Al Williamson Portfolio
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