The Bill Everett Archives #2 - Heroic Tales
(September 2013)

Fantagraphics, 2011 Series
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Volume
2
Price
39.99 USD
Pages
256
On-sale date
2013-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
FB
ISBN
978-1-60699-600-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781606996003 53999
Editing
Blake Bell
Color
Color
Dimensions
7 " x 10 "
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Bill Everett (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)

Synopsis
Photograph of Bill Everett.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Blake Bell
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
typeset

The Heroes (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Blake Bell
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Amazing Mystery Funnies #v2#3] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Skyrocket Steele Dodge
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Skyrocket Steele in the Year X (about 2500 A.D.) / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back on Earth, after their adventure on the planetoid Mannin...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Skyrocket Steele Dodge; Invex (the Invisible Man); Sari Marston (Steele's girl); Paul Marston (Sari's brother, spy for the Red Men of Venus); Martin (castle guard); Vance Roy (villain, mention only)
Synopsis
Invex reports to Steele that his formula for his new creation, the "Invisia-Ray", has been stolen from the safe. Unknown to either, Steele's girl has taken the formula and uses it on herself in order to trail Vance Roy unawares and see what evil plans he has in store. And what she discovers is too horrible to contemplate: the Yellow Star Army has seized control of the entire planet.
Reprints
Keywords
Invisa-Ray; Mini-cab; Yellow Star Army

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Skyrocket Steele / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our scene opens with an air battle........
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Skyrocket Steele Dodge; Sari Marston; Paul Marston (Sari's brother, spy for the Red Men of Venus)
Synopsis
Sari and Paul, in their plane, attack air units of the Yellow Star Army and are shot down. When Steele rescues them, he places both under arrest and is in the process of returning them to the castle for trial. Paul knocks Steele out, then he and his sister head off in Steele's ship.
Reprints
Keywords
Yellow Star Army

Indexer Notes

Story was printed in red, black and white.

[Amazing Mystery Funnies #v2#5] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Skyrocket Steele Dodge
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Skyrocket Steele / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bound for Venus, Paul Marston pilots a stolen Earth-ship -
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Skyrocket Steele Dodge; Sari Marston; Paul Marston (brother of Sari, spy for the Red Men of Venus); Neo Nunn (villain, death); Vance Roy (villain)
Synopsis
Sari and Paul head for the planet Venus with Steele as their prisoner and are attacked and downed by another vessel. The pair go after the villainous Vance Roy and eventually exonerate themselves from the suspicion of them working for Vance Roy.
Reprints
Keywords
Bendozi Spur; Space Detector

Indexer Notes

Inking credit from Jim Vadeboncoeur via error report.

End of storyline.

[Amazing Mystery Funnies #v2#6] (Table of Contents: 10)

Air-Sub DX / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Air-Sub DX
Reprints

[Amazing Man Comics #9] (Table of Contents: 11)

Aman the Amazing-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing Man [John Aman]; the Nazis
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Allen L. Kirby ?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aman, the "Amazing-Man", having abandoned his plan to avenge the misdeeds...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Elsie (a nurse); Pat (a nurse)The Great Question (villain); un-named German Leutnant (villain); Herman (villain); Karl (villain); Erich (villain, intern, death); Wilhelm (villain); Joseph (villain); other Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Escaping from the clutches of the Nazis, thanks to "The Green Mist," Aman steals a German plane and heads for Berlin but is shot down, injured, and once again captured. While Aman is in the hospital, the Great Question mentally contacts him and demands he escape and head for Tibet.
Reprints
Keywords
Hetrocoryn; Siegfried Line; The Green Mist

Indexer Notes

According to Blake Bell, Everett received an art assist on this story from some unknown artist.

Writer credit revised from Bill Everett to Kirby.

[Amazing Man Comics #10] (Table of Contents: 13)

Aman the Amazing-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Amazing Man [John Aman]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Allen L. Kirby ?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Making his escape from an underground hospital...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; The Council; Paul (villain); un-named Nazi pilot (villain); The Great Question (villain)
Synopsis
Aman takes over a German aircraft and heads towards Tibet, safely dumping the pilots on the way but losing the ship in a freakish accident. He is rescued by the villagers of Kahar in an almost unknown region in central Asia on a high plateau near the Himalayas. Summoned by the Great Question, Aman makes it to the Council chambers in Tibet to await his fate.
Reprints
Keywords
Kahar

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Bill Everett to Kirby.

[Amazing Man Comics #11] (Table of Contents: 15)

Aman the Amazing-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Amazing-Man [John Aman]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art verification by Blake Bell in Bill Everett Archives #2.

1st appearance of Aman in his distinctive uniform.

Purification! (Table of Contents: 16)

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Allen L. Kirby
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Zona Henderson (special investigator for the New Orleans Eagle, introduction); The Council [Professor Nika; others un-named]; The Great Question (villain); Slick (villain, pirate); Garlock (villain, pirate chief); Harper (villain, pirate)
Synopsis
Aman is put to the Test of Fire for purification purposes, then asks if he can return to America. Granted permission, Aman flys until he runs out of gas over the bayous of Louisiana. There he runs into a special investigator for a Louisiana newspaper who has been captured by a gang of pirates.
Reprints
Keywords
The Green Mist

Indexer Notes

The Green Mist is now automatically controlled by the distinctive "A" on Aman's new uniform.

[The Phony Kidnapping of Dawn Parsons] (Table of Contents: 17)

Bull's-Eye Bill / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed)
Colors
Bill Everett
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Target; Steve Casey (Bill's partner); Dave (town postmaster); un-named town Sheriff; Steve (Deputy); Dawn Parsons (introduction, Dee Parson's sister); Happy (Dawn's companion); Milford (villain); The Wells Gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Arriving back in town from Cat-Tail Canyon, Bill receives a letter from Dawn Parsons stating that she has been kidnapped and the ransom is $50,000.
Reprints

[The Coming of Cameron] (Table of Contents: 18)

Bull's-Eye Bill / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett [as Blake Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Blake Everett] (signed)
Colors
Bill Everett [as Blake Everett] (signed)
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Target; Quing (a cook); Steve Casey (mention only); Dawn; Bob (Sheriff); Ted Cameron (villain, introduction); Blackbeard Hurston (villain, introduction, death); Tony (villain)
Synopsis
Bill has a run-in with a dude named Ted Cameron who has accompanied Dawn to see what a round-up camp looks like. In actuality, Cameron is interested in securing some mining papers, claims and deeds.
Reprints

[The Kohinoor Diamond] (Table of Contents: 19)

The Chameleon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Allan (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
Doug Allan
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Chameleon [Peter Stockbridge]; Slim (Stockbridge's driver); Mrs. Carpenter; Hans Gunlau (jewel cutter); Clancy (Policeman); James Brighton (villain, introduction); Butch (villain); Limpey Lew (villain); Jake (villain)
Synopsis
The Chameleon learns of the theft of the famed Kohinoor Diamond, and traces it to one James Brighton, who intends to waylay a famed jewel cutter and to have the stone cut into smaller diamonds for quick sale.
Reprints
Keywords
Kohinoor Diamond

[Spies of the Oriental Chop House] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Chameleon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Allan (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
Doug Allan
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Chameleon [Peter Stockbridge] [also as Hans; Wong; Louis; Ralston]; Slim (Stockbrisge's chauffeur); Detective Parks; Senator Dodge; Pierre (Chop House owner); The Master [James Ralston](villain, politician, introduction); Hans (villain); Wong (villain); Louis (villain); Higgins (villain, Ralston's butler); George (villain)
Synopsis
The Chameleon is blamed for the disappearance of vital plans for national fortifications. Through a series of unique impersonations, he traces the stolen plans to their location.
Reprints
Keywords
Oriental Chop House

Indexer Notes

The art was also signed "Everett" in the last panel.

[The Fence and the Frameup] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Chameleon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Quinn (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Chameleon [Peter Stockbridge] [also as Ropollo; Parks]; Slim (Stockbridge's chauffeur); Detective Parks; Joe Antonio [aka Joey]; Mrs. Antonio (Joey's mother); Sam Ropollo (villain, curiousity shop owner, introduction); Mike Donati (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Mike Donati, unhappy that young Joey will not join his East Side gang, frames the boy for a robbery, and it's up to the Chameleon to get to the truth and apprehend the culprits.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art also signed "Everett" in the last panel.

[Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics #6] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]
Reprints
Keywords
patriotic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Hydroman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]; Joyce; Harry Thurston; Henri (waiter); Jules Noel (scientist, Margery's father, mention only); Margery Noel (villain); Matthew (villain, Margery's chauffeur); Hans (villain)
Synopsis
Murmuring that the government will not give its full cooperation to the mysterious Oriental invaders, Bob, Joyce and Harry go their separate ways for the evening. Bob is later kidnapped by a lady Fifth Columnist and is imprisoned in a glass cage which he later breaks out of.
Reprints
Keywords
patriotic

[Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics #7] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]
Reprints
Keywords
patriotic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Hydroman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, you--!!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]; Mr. Anders; Hans (villain); Margery Noel (villain)
Synopsis
Having escaped from a glass cage in a foreign freighter's stateroom, Hydroman overpowers one of the guards, contains two others, and forcibly takes Margery from the ship. Arriving on land, Hydroman orders a taxi driver to take them to Bob Blake's apartment, but the cabbie smells a rat and dumps them out at the local police precinct.
Reprints
Keywords
patriotic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Bob Blake --- Hydroman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last issue Bob escaped from the freighter...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]; Joyce; Harry Thurston; Dave (by-stander); Margery Noel (villain); Paul (villain, spy); Karl (villain, spy); Josef (villain, spy); Hermann (villain, spy); Wilhelm (villain, spy); Ludwig (villain, spy); Oscar (villain, spy)
Synopsis
Hydroman loses control of Margery Noel when policemen appear on the scene to capture him. Returning to his apartment, Bob brings Harry and Joyce up to date on the situation. Suddenly a group of spies appear on the scene. However, Hydroman has a countermove in mind that will draw out the real crooks.
Reprints
Keywords
patriotic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Bob Blake Hydroman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob Blake, the scientific marvel known as the 'Hydroman'[...]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]; Harry Thurston; Joyce; Inspector Mooney; Jimmy; Margery Noel (villain, death); Josef (villain)
Synopsis
Margery and her co-horts walk right into Hydroman's trap in his apartment, and he subdues them as Margery commits suicide. However, Hydroman wants no part of the police in this matter, so he arranges for himself, Harry and Joyce to escape.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story art signed in the next-to-last panel.

[Elcadorian Jailbreak] (Table of Contents: 28)

Red Reed in the Americas! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Davis ? (credited)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Reed (introduction); Jose Navarro (introduction); Pedro Cazzar (introduction); Mr. North (sailor, introduction); General Cados (Elcador leader, introduction); Tito (Pedro's house servant, introduction); Senorita Mollie Day (Jose's father's secretary); Mr. Navarro (Jose's father, introduction); Mrs. Navarro (Jose's mother, introduction); Juan (Jose's friend, introduction); Pancho Zano (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Red and Jose fly to Florida when they hear that a friend of theirs, Pedro, has washed up on the beach, nearly dead. When they question him, they discover that Elcador is in the midst of a revolution, the government cowed by a bandit named Pancho Zano. Red and Jose decide to go to Elcador to aid the government forces.
Reprints
Keywords
Elcador; Orlando's Castle; Rayton University

Indexer Notes

The story is by-lined "created by Bob Davis and Fitz."

The last panel, a blurb for the next issue's story, is signed "W.B.E." (which stands for William Blake Everett).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Red Reed in the Americas / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Davis (credited)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last month we left our young friends with their comrade, Molly Day[...]
Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Reed; Jose Navarro; Mollie Day; Jose's father (Elcador's Chief of Police); Garcia; Lumpenhunde (death); General Pancho Zano (villain, bandit); Manuel (villain); Herr Otto von Gruber (villain); Herr Kurtz (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Red, Jose and Molly head for the capital city of Elcador to take on Zano and his Nazi-led men. But they are soon captured and imprisoned in a house once owned by a friend of theirs. They find a secret panel which enables them to escape and head for the mountain fortress of the Elcador leader, General Cados.
Reprints
Keywords
Elcador

Indexer Notes

The story is by-lined "Bob Davis and Fitz."

Save on Bullets (Table of Contents: 30)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett [as W. B. Everett] (signed) (illustrations)
Inks
Bill Everett [as W. B. Everett] (signed) (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
John Carteris (Sheriff); Kenneth Lester (Deputy); Ken Lester
Synopsis
The Sheriff of Green Gulch was dignified, well bred, and older man (even though he didn't look it or act like it) who was careful, and slow about things, especially guns. Although his young Deputy held that against him, when the chips were down, the Sheriff knew how to take care of troublemakers......without wasting time or lead!
Reprints
Keywords
Black Snake; Dry Creek; Green Gulch; Valley Town

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks: Eric Schumacher stated (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4061): Bill Everett.

[Amazing Mystery Funnies #18] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Speed Centaur [Jerry R. McCoy]
Reprints

[Target Comics #v1#5 [5]] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
White Streak
Reprints

[Target Comics #v1#6 [6]] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
White Streak
Reprints

Tell-Tale Smoke (Table of Contents: 34)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (illustration) (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (illustration) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bob Withers; Ted Johnson; The Boss (villain)
Synopsis
Bob and Ted notice a spiraling smoke coming from the chimney of a shack hidden in the thick scrub-oak of the hill side......a shack that was known to have been unoccupied for months. They decide to investigate, so they land their plane in a clearing, and are promptly shot at!
Reprints

[Blue Bolt #v1#11 [11]] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Cole
Reprints
Keywords
Robot

[Blue Bolt #v2#1 [13]] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Cole; Simba Karno
Reprints

[Blue Bolt #v2#2 [14]] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Cole; Simba Karno
Reprints

[Blue Bolt #v2#3 [15]] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Cole; Simba Karno
Reprints

[Famous Funnies #85] (Table of Contents: 39)

Roy Powers (Eagle Scout) / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

The Humorous and More (Table of Contents: 40)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Blake Bell
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes humorous advertisement for Goo Hair Cream for Men.

What's with the Crosbys? (Table of Contents: 41)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)[as Everett]
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)[as Everett]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Bing Crosby; Dixie Lee; Paul Whiteman; Larry Crosby; Mr. O'Melveny; Al Rinker; Mildred Bailey; Gary Crosby; Philip Crosby; Dennis Crosby; Lindsay Crosby; Charley
Synopsis
This story recounts the life of Crosby from his earliest days until the present, with his marriage difficulties with Dixie Lee interspersed around and through it.
Reprints

Snafu's Lovely Ladies (Table of Contents: 42)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
typeset

Characters
Betty
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration of a scantily-clad lady sitting on the bed of a sick (boy) friend talking to her boyfriend or husband on the phone stating "Not tonight, dear. I'm sitting up with a sick friend."

[The Adventures of Big Boy #1 [West]] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Big Boy
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

Bubble-Nut Gum / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Dick Clark [as Dick Clog]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated in red, black and white.

Ad for fictional Bubble-Nut Sparemint Gum, which costs only 5 green stamps, which is also good for blow out patches and bicycle tires, and comes in assorted flavors: charcoal grey, plaid green, people purple and sickly blue.

New Look Magazine Covers (Table of Contents: 45)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Humorous look at what would happen if more conservative type magazines would have pictures of beautiful girls on them.

[Luxury Cruise] (Table of Contents: 46)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two-page humorous aboard ship shennanigans.

Free-For-All-Land (Table of Contents: 47)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Humorous 2-page spread, depicting an all weather, all purpose, all fun vacation spot for adults.

[Zany #3] (Table of Contents: 48)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Wolfman; Frankenstein; Dracula
Reprints

Love Knows No Rules (Table of Contents: 49)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Chuck Evers (swimming instructor); Blanche (tennis instructor); Mr. Simmons (camp owner); Betty (counselor); Vivian Johnson (villain, swimming instructor)
Synopsis
A tennis instructor named Blanche, new to Camp Sundown, becomes the target of one of the swimming instructors simply because her fellow swimming instructor and supposed boy friend has a thing for Blanche.
Reprints
Keywords
Camp Sundown

Indexer Notes

Everett credits from Apeldoorn and Vadeboncoeur, but disputed by Michael Vassallo.

Not Quite Yellow (Table of Contents: 50)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Brennan
Pencils
Bill Everett (illustration)
Inks
Bill Everett (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

From the pulp magazine War Stories #1. First page illustration only.

The Horror (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Script
Blake Bell
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Hangman's House (Table of Contents: 52)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett; Joe Maneely (page 1) ; ? (page 1)(see notes)
Inks
Bill Everett; Joe Maneely (page 1) ; ? (page 1)(see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
5492
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ezekiel Zoras (17th Century hangman, flashback, also in spirit form); Robert Kinsman; Mona Vincent; Thomas Zane (villain, Boston student, death); The Master of Demons (villain)
Synopsis
A false friend invites his rival for the affections of a young lady up to the house owned by the Salem hangman for a week of rest although the house is supposed to be haunted. When they arrive, the man plans to murder his friend through the actions of the hangman's ghost, but he becomes impatient and seizes the rope from the ghost and attempts to strangle his rival himself. He gets caught in the rope as a fire breaks out and perishes.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Book of Salem

Indexer Notes

The image of the hangman on the right of the splash is a Joe Maneely stat taken from the cover; the rest of the splash appears to be drawn by another hand.

I Deal in Murder! (Table of Contents: 53)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
7771
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Dr. Paul Marco (inventor); Dr. John Byron (death); Sue Byron (John's daughter); Doctor Rex [aka Sgt. Blue] (robot); Jacob Stalinov [aka Joseph Summers] (villain, former Communist Secret Policeman, death); un-named Politburo official (villain); Pietro (villain); Red (villain); Joseph Stalin (villain, image only)
Synopsis
A Soviet spy infilitrates a meeting at the U.S. War College where the panel is introduced to a scientist who has invented an army of mechanical men, electronically controlled, and able to speak in a limited fashion. The spy's job is to learn the secret behind the robots, if not from the inventor then from his mysterious assistant.
Reprints
Keywords
Moscow; Politburo

Indexer Notes

Anti-communism story.

Felix the Great! (Table of Contents: 54)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
7762
Genre
adventure
Characters
Mr. Thorton (circus owner); Sandra (Felix's wife); Don (animal trainer, death); King (a lion); Rajah (a tiger); Tina (a black panther); Paul (circus clown, death); Felix (villain, animal trainer, death)
Synopsis
An ugly circus animal trainer with a lovely wife gets intensely jealous when she even looks at another man, so jealous that he wants to kill her when he learns she is leaving him, but fate turns the tables on him.
Reprints
Keywords
Thornton Brothers Circus

The Face of Death! (Table of Contents: 55)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
9850
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Donald Drake (death); Hank Elliot; Marcia Lang [aka Death] (villain)
Synopsis
When the black death hits the town in which he lives, Donald decides to hole up in his home for the duration but thinks better of it when loneliness hits him hard. He and another friend decide to invite non-plague carriers to a special party, where they meet a beautiful girl. Soon Donald discovers that beauty is only skin deep.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Death

Indexer Notes

Information supplied by www.atlastales.com.

Don't Bury Me Deep! (Table of Contents: 56)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
A-84
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Macomber (death); Charles Beecher (undertaker, death)
Synopsis
An undertaker, desperate to sell an expensive coffin, panics when the corpse turns out not to be dead and kills the man which accidentally leads to his own death.
Reprints
Keywords
Macombersville

[Journey Into Unknown Worlds #14] (Table of Contents: 57)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Scarecrow (Table of Contents: 58)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
B-185
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Henrietta Wilkens; Charlie Wilkens; a scarecrow (villain?); Mr. Droone (villain, mortgage holder, death)
Synopsis
A destitute couple, out of money and nearly out of hope, wish for a miracle to ease them out of their plight. When their fields are plowed and corn planted overnight, and a mysterious scarecrow appears on their property, their wish seems to have come true in more ways than one.
Reprints

The Crazy Car! (Table of Contents: 59)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
F-274
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Stranger on the street (car engine inventor, death); Kurt Baxter (villain, death)
Synopsis
When a stranger approaches Karl Baxter on the street and invites him to take a test drive in his car, a car that runs on no fuel of any kind, Karl decides to kill the old man and figure out a way to duplicate the engine in the car so that he can make a fortune, or so he thinks.
Reprints

A Nightmare Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 60)

Graveghoul / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Graveghoul
Reprints

Nightmare Pin Up #2 (Table of Contents: 61)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Gill Man [aka The Creature From the Black Lagoon]
Reprints

A Nightmare Pin-Up #3 (Table of Contents: 62)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Man Who Stole Eternity (Table of Contents: 63)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Un-named man (death); un-named woman (villain, sorceress, the man's wife); Anothor (villain, evil spirit); Nixwit (villain, evil spirit); Abaddon (villain, evil spirit); Charlie Peace (villain, fence); Mike Mason (villain, thief)
Synopsis
A thief decides to strike it really big and knock over the Magic Museum, even though the theft earlier of some pearls led to a strange curse being placed upon him by a sorceress. She later demands that he steal a special elixir or be tormented by wicked spirits for the rest of his life. This he does, but the outcome is not what he expected.
Reprints
Keywords
Magic Museum

Psycho Presents the Heap (Table of Contents: 64)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Heap
Reprints

A Psycho Scene (Table of Contents: 65)

Earth-Worm / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Earth-Worm
Reprints

[Werewolf Pin-Up] (Table of Contents: 66)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Werewolf
Reprints

Acknowledgments (Table of Contents: 67)

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

Script
Blake Bell
Pencils
Bill Everett [as E] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as E] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; erotica
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Features cartoon drawn by Everett of a foreign potentate reading a copy of "Girlie Pin-Ups", surrounded by 8 very scantily clad wives with expressions of disgust on their faces.

Everett signed this cartoon in an unusual way: "E Smokes Camels".

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Bill Everett
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. The Heroes
  6. 5. [Amazing Mystery Funnies #v2#3]
    Skyrocket Steele
  7. 6. ["Back on Earth, after their adventure on the planetoid Mannin..."]
    Skyrocket Steele in the Year X (about 2500 A.D.)
  8. 7. ["Our scene opens with an air battle........"]
    Skyrocket Steele
  9. 8. [Amazing Mystery Funnies #v2#5]
    Skyrocket Steele
  10. 9. ["Bound for Venus, Paul Marston pilots a stolen Earth-ship -"]
    Skyrocket Steele
  11. 10. [Amazing Mystery Funnies #v2#6]
    Air-Sub DX
  12. 11. [Amazing Man Comics #9]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  13. 12. ["Aman, the "Amazing-Man", having abandoned his plan to avenge the misdeeds..."]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  14. 13. [Amazing Man Comics #10]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  15. 14. ["Making his escape from an underground hospital..."]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  16. 15. [Amazing Man Comics #11]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  17. 16. Purification!
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  18. 17. [The Phony Kidnapping of Dawn Parsons]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  19. 18. [The Coming of Cameron]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  20. 19. [The Kohinoor Diamond]
    The Chameleon
  21. 20. [Spies of the Oriental Chop House]
    The Chameleon
  22. 21. [The Fence and the Frameup]
    The Chameleon
  23. 22. [Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics #6]
    Hydroman
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Hydroman
  25. 24. [Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics #7]
    Hydroman
  26. 25. ["Why, you--!!!"]
    Hydroman
  27. 26. ["Last issue Bob escaped from the freighter..."]
    Bob Blake --- Hydroman
  28. 27. ["Bob Blake, the scientific marvel known as the 'Hydroman'[...]"]
    Bob Blake Hydroman
  29. 28. [Elcadorian Jailbreak]
    Red Reed in the Americas!
  30. 29. ["Last month we left our young friends with their comrade, Molly Day[...]"]
    Red Reed in the Americas
  31. 30. Save on Bullets
  32. 31. [Amazing Mystery Funnies #18]
    Speed Centaur
  33. 32. [Target Comics #v1#5 [5]]
    White Streak
  34. 33. [Target Comics #v1#6 [6]]
    White Streak
  35. 34. Tell-Tale Smoke
  36. 35. [Blue Bolt #v1#11 [11]]
    Dick Cole
  37. 36. [Blue Bolt #v2#1 [13]]
    Dick Cole
  38. 37. [Blue Bolt #v2#2 [14]]
    Dick Cole
  39. 38. [Blue Bolt #v2#3 [15]]
    Dick Cole
  40. 39. [Famous Funnies #85]
    Roy Powers (Eagle Scout)
  41. 40. The Humorous and More
  42. 41. What's with the Crosbys?
  43. 42. Snafu's Lovely Ladies
  44. 43. [The Adventures of Big Boy #1 [West]]
    Big Boy
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    Bubble-Nut Gum
  46. 45. New Look Magazine Covers
  47. 46. [Luxury Cruise]
  48. 47. Free-For-All-Land
  49. 48. [Zany #3]
  50. 49. Love Knows No Rules
  51. 50. Not Quite Yellow
  52. 51. The Horror
  53. 52. Hangman's House
  54. 53. I Deal in Murder!
  55. 54. Felix the Great!
  56. 55. The Face of Death!
  57. 56. Don't Bury Me Deep!
  58. 57. [Journey Into Unknown Worlds #14]
  59. 58. The Scarecrow
  60. 59. The Crazy Car!
  61. 60. A Nightmare Pin-Up
    Graveghoul
  62. 61. Nightmare Pin Up #2
  63. 62. A Nightmare Pin-Up #3
  64. 63. The Man Who Stole Eternity
  65. 64. Psycho Presents the Heap
  66. 65. A Psycho Scene
    Earth-Worm
  67. 66. [Werewolf Pin-Up]
  68. 67. Acknowledgments
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