Origin story. Caption on splash reads in part, "Now, in answer to your thousands of letters, we present the thrilling tale of how that legend was born!" - Tom Lammers.
Disputed credits: Michael J. Vassallo notes: "Joe Maneely splash panel and Shores and Maneely throughout with Maneely doing more than Shores."
Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr Notes: "Doc V's got it all backwards. He's seeing Maneely on the SURFACE throughout because Joe is inking and he's losing sight of Shores because Joe is overwhelming Syd's pencils with his inks. It's a different Maneely because he's inking someone else and being faithful to those pencils. Doc V is not used to seeing that side of Maneely."
Joe Maneely but the layouts look wrong. Maybe someone else. Wouldn't make sense but who knows? - Doc V.
JVJ Notes: I'll be more definite than DocV's "guess". These are surely Maneely inks, and I'm pretty sure they are his pencils, too, but I'll accept DocV's caution on that part of it.
Joe Maneely splash panel and Shores & Maneely on the story. Not penciller/ink combo but Shores "and" Maneely. - Doc V.